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August 2017

Crafty Calligraphy Card Making Family Drop-In Workshop

August 5 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Free
Crafty Calligraphy

Join us at the Pen Museum, anytime between 13:00 and 15:00, for a free family drop-in, creative workshop. Go back in time and write with a feather quill, learn calligraphy techniques with steel pen nibs, and make your own crafty card. Bring out your family's creative side this summer in the Pen Museum's fantastic atmosphere. This workshop is the first of several over August and September, each of which will focus on different creative arts and crafts. Please check the Pen…

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Crazy Name Calligraphy – Summer Family Workshop

August 12 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£5
Crazy Name

Join us for another fun, family workshop where this week, children can experiment with feather quills, steel pens and ink and learn to write their names using swirly calligraphy techniques! The workshop will begin in the exhibition space where you will be introduced to a brief history of the pen trade in Birmingham, feather quill to fountain pen to typewriter and be introduced to materials for the day. In workshop room, we will then demonstrate how to use a feather…

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World Calligraphy Day

August 16 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Free

Celebrate World Calligraphy Day with Manuscript Pen Company on Wednesday 16th August 2017! Join Manuscript Pen Company to celebrate the art of calligraphy and hand lettering in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Hosting the event, the Pen Museum welcomes Manuscript and a whole host of world renowned creative artists to celebrate calligraphy and hand lettering trends.   Explore the Pen Museum and learn about the many pen companies of Birmingham and the history of the trade starting from quills…

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Calligraphy Collages – Summer Family Workshop

August 19 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£5

Make a steel pen nib using traditional machinery from 1800’s! Explore the museum and learn drawing and calligraphy techniques to create your own collage. After watching how steel pen nibs were made 150 years ago, follow an interactive tour around the museum looking at key artefacts. Do some short timed drawing activities with fine line pens: continuous line drawing, drawing with your non- dominant hand, drawing with your eyes closed etc. In workshop room, add words and thoughts to your…

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words! – Summer Family Workshop

August 26 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£5

Come and learn about zoomorphic calligraphy and calligrams to create your own quirky animal designs using steel pen nibs and ink. Make some simple line drawings of animals using a variety of pens and explore animals and patterns in artefacts around the museum. What is your favourite animal? Zebra, lion, elephant? Write down all the things you know about that animal. What colour is it? Does it have a beak? How many legs does it have? Does it have tusks?…

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September 2017

Copperplate Calligraphy with Joy Daniels

September 9 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£31.45

Copperplate Calligraphy This one-day taster course will cover the basics of writing with a flexible pointed nib in the Copperplate style. The course is designed for anyone who would like to write in Copperplate, from complete beginners to those with some experience. It’s an opportunity to practice under the helpful eye of the tutor. Course Details The course is an introduction to Copperplate and Joy will take you step by step, starting with the simplest ‘shapes’ which make up the…

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Birmingham Heritage Week Family Workshop

September 16 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Free

Join us at the Pen Museum, anytime between 13:00 and 15:00, for a family drop-in, creative workshop. Go back in time and write with a feather quill, learn calligraphy techniques with steel pen nibs, and make your own crafty card. Bring out your family's creative side this summer in the Pen Museum's fantastic atmosphere. This workshop is part of Birmingham Heritage Week as we celebrate Birmingham's buildings, parks, streets, architecture, culture, history and people. For details on more events around…

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Learning Calligraphy Session

September 17 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£7.50

Learning Calligraphy Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Session One: 13:00 – 14:30 Session Two: 14:30 - 16:00 Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Calligraphy materials can be purchased from the Museum shop although bringing along your own equipment is fine. 12 Spaces are available for each session, £7.50 per person. Please book online via Billetto: Session One   Session Two Please contact…

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October 2017

Learning Calligraphy Session

October 1 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£7.50

Learning Calligraphy Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Session One: 13:00 – 14:30 Session Two: 14:30 – 16:00 Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Calligraphy materials can be purchased from the Museum shop although bringing along your own equipment is fine. 12 Spaces are available for each session, £7.50 per person. Please book online via Billetto: Session One   -   Session Two…

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November 2017

Illuminated Letters Workshop

November 4 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£35

Join us at the Pen Museum for an exciting workshop with Sheila Smith. Learn how to draw a capital letter based on historical examples and then decorate it using either 24c gold leaf,  imitation metals or paint.   You will be taken through the processes step by step so that at the end of the workshop you should be able to add an extra dimension to your cards and letters. Ideal for beginners as well as the more experienced. Materials will…

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