Beginner’s Italic Calligraphy Dip Pen Workshop

This class is an introduction to italic calligraphy with a dip pen. Italic is a good place to start. You can build on it for cursive and print – both for handwriting and further calligraphy exploration. If you have done a beginners fountain pen course and now wish to use a dip pen, you are welcome to come and refine your script and learn about nips and dipping.

Italic Calligraphy Dip Pen Workshop


Duration:4 hours

Class size:Workshop space is limited. Booking essential.

Min. age:12

Dress code

Please wear comfortable clothes that don’t mind an ink stain or two!

Materials / What must I bring with?

Materials Supplied by Leesette:

  • Notes,
  • Dip pens to try
  • Ink/ gouache

Materials attendees need to bring or purchase on the day:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • A3 layout pad
  • Calligraphy koki 2 mm

What you will learn, and what’s included:

  • Learn how to use a dip pen for calligraphy
  • About italic and its place in history
  • How to form (or refine) all the letters in the lowercase alphabet
  • Leave being able to write each one

Minimum age requirement


General Workshop FAQs

What equipment I need to buy to start calligraphy?2022-12-01T13:41:10+02:00

In all my classes, I will show you exactly what you need and why.  Each class gives a list of the supplies or materials which may be needed or recommended. Don’t fall into the trap of buying lots of equipment you don’t need or will never use.  It’s expensive.  In lots of my beginners classes, I supply all the equipment so that you can try out without having to buy anything.  I also try and curate exactly what you need to help you through this.

How long does it take to learn calligraphy?2022-12-01T13:41:10+02:00

Calligraphy is a life-long learning journey.  You can get going pretty quickly, and then just keep practicing by making things and giving them away.  You do need to practice, but I don’t believe in repeating letters over and over.  You learn much faster by actually doing. I will help you to make Calligraphy part of your life and not a time frame!

Minimum numbers2022-12-01T13:41:11+02:00

I always put a minimum number on my workshops.  If the bookings do not exceed the number, then we reserve the right to move the workshop forward to a suitable date.

What is your cancellation policy?2022-12-01T13:41:11+02:00

If due, to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel a class you will be refunded or given the option to move the booking to a future class of your choice.  If you need to cancel a class it works as follows: if you cancel 48 hours in advance – 100% refund; 24 hours in advance – 50% refund, on the day of the workshop – no refund.

When is my booking confirmed?2022-12-01T13:41:11+02:00

Your spot is booked when it is paid for.

Refund Policy2022-12-01T13:41:11+02:00

No-shows are non refundable.

Can I purchase a workshop as a gift?2022-12-01T13:41:11+02:00

Gift a calligraphy experience!  The perfect gift idea for a friend or colleague!

If you’d like to purchase a calligraphy workshop as a gift, email Leesette ( with the recipient’s name and email address, as well as your details and we will be in touch to arrange your gift.


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