Coffee and Calligraphy – Get Wired

Mini session: 2 for 2:30pm (class is 1 hour and finishes at 3:30pm). You are free to continue writing after the class, and to eat, drink and chill in the space.

Leesette Turner Calligraphy

This Coffee and Calligraphy is an informal calligraphy get together where there is no pressure of a formal lesson, no calligraphy experience needed and you can come kuier, write, try out, watch, bring your pens and journals. Learn some calligraphy, get social have some coffee!!

We will wire up our pencils, sosatie sticks, and try out some pens (I will have these for you to try) and practice flourishes. We will be using coffee as ink!

Practicing flourishes gives you good pen control and prepares you for cursive, modern calligraphy and more. Great for making cards and decorating your journals.


Duration:1 hour

Min. age:12 years accompanied, 16+

Dress code

Please wear comfortable clothes that don’t mind a coffee stain or two!

Materials / What must I bring with?

Please bring a pencil, a fine liner and some paper. If you have journal, fountain pen, pointed pen and/or oblique pen holder (or anything else) please bring these. I will have some pens for you to try and some you can purchase after the workshop if you would like.

Snacks and refreshments

Not included, you can purchase your sustenance at Against the Grain – pre-order your koeksister!

Minimum age requirement

12 years accompanied, 16+

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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