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February 2018

Sharpened Italic Calligraphy Workshop

February 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£12
Sharpened Italic

In this short course, calligrapher Nick Caulkin will teach you Sharpened Italic. This lettering is a fleshed out and more sophisticated version of Skeleton Italic where some of the spiky strokes are replaced by subtle curves yet the script still retains a sharpened appearance. It looks equally effective when written with a monoline instrument such as a pencil, ball point or fineliner drawing pen, as with a square edged nib. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced…

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March 2018

‘More Roman Capitals’ – Calligraphy Workshop

March 3, 2018 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£35
More Roman Capitals

Looking for a fun alternative to birthday cards? This workshop will help you to stand out from the crowd. You will use Roman Capital lettering to produce a short verse and make a simple stitched book that provides a great twist on greetings cards. This short course is suitable for beginners. The book is simple to produce and the skills you learn from this workshop will help you to create them at home. If you attended the Christmas Card workshop…

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Learn Calligraphy – The Pen Museum goes to Soho House

March 4, 2018 - 11:00 am - 2:15 pm
Soho House, Soho Avenue
Birmingham, England B18 5LB United Kingdom
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Calligraphy

The Pen Museum are taking calligraphy on the road and our first stop is Soho House, the Georgian home of Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton. Have a go at calligraphy  with expert volunteers from the Pen Museum. In this taster session, you'll get to know the dip pen, learn some basic strokes and by the end you'll be able to write your name in uncial script.  The sessions are free and we have three  available on Sunday 4th March so book…

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April 2018

Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

April 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£10
Beginners & Experienced Calligraphers

Learning Calligraphy at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and products can be purchased from the Museum shop. CLICK HERE to book now. Please contact the museum with any queries: 0121 236 9834 / enquiries@penmuseum.org.uk

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‘Illuminated Letters’ – Calligraphy Workshop

April 21, 2018 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£35
Draw & Decorate

In this Illuminated Letters workshop, learn how to draw and decorate a Roman Versals to add an extra dimension to your cards. This short course will be based on Roman versals. These were letters based on the shape of Roman Capitals to be used in manuscripts and were often large, decorated in various colours and used to designate the beginnings of verses. This course is suitable for beginners and more experience calligraphers and offers the chance to engage with some…

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Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

April 22, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£10
Beginners & Experienced Calligraphers

Learning Calligraphy at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and products can be purchased from the Museum shop. 12 Spaces are available for each session, £10 per person. Please contact the museum with any queries: 0121 236 9834 / enquiries@penmuseum.org.uk…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

April 28, 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£37.50
Modern Calligraphy Jane Lappage

Modern Calligraphy Day Workshop with Jane Lappage 10:00 -4:00 pm On this course you will get hands on with the new fun, quicker way to learn calligraphy using your fine point nib. In the morning, we will get used to the script and practice and in the afternoon, I will show you design layout and all you will need to be happily confident that you can use this new-found skill regularly after leaving the class on all those special things…

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May 2018

Birmingham Scribes at the Pen Museum – Workshop

May 5, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Neuland Script

Just starting out in calligraphy or have a bit of experience? Come and develop your skills as a member of the Birmingham Scribes at the Pen Museum. The Scribes have regular meetings throughout the year at the Pen Museum and the group's main aim is to promote the art of calligraphy. As a member you will be able to attend these meetings, some of which will be workshops led by an experienced calligrapher and others will be more  self-help styled.  …

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Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

May 13, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£10
Beginners & Experienced Calligraphers

Calligraphy learning sessions and demonstrations at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop. 12 Spaces are available for each session, £10 per person. Please contact the museum with any…

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June 2018

Copperplate Calligraphy with Joy Daniels

June 2, 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Pen Museum, Unit 3 The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS United Kingdom
£35
Copperplate calligraphy

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, Joy Daniels. COURSE DETAILS The course is an introduction to Copperplate that will take you step by step, starting with the simplest ‘shapes’ which make up…

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Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

June 10, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£10
Beginners & Experienced Calligraphers

Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop. 12 Spaces are available for each session, £10 per person. Please contact the museum with any queries: 0121 236…

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Birmingham Made Me – Simon Topman MBE

June 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Pen Museum, Unit 3 The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Free
Simon Topman MBE

Pen Museum AGM 2018 - Simon Topman MBE AGM 2018. Speaker: Simon Topman MBE After the short business part of the AGM our guest speaker will be Simon Topman MBE, Chief Executive of J. Hudson (Acme Specialist Whistles) Ltd. Well known in Birmingham. Simon is ‘an extraordinarily entertaining speaker. The world’s greatest living authority on whistles’ his talk is entitled ‘Birmingham Made Me’ he definitely will be well worth hearing. A light buffet lunch will be available shortly after the event.…

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Birmingham Scribes at the Pen Museum – Workshop

June 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Neuland Script

Just starting out in calligraphy or have a bit of experience? Come and develop your skills as a member of the Birmingham Scribes at the Pen Museum. The Scribes have regular meetings throughout the year at the Pen Museum and the group's main aim is to promote the art of calligraphy. As a member you will be able to attend these meetings, some of which will be workshops led by an experienced calligrapher and others will be more  self-help styled.  …

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Midland Pen Show – Lichfield

June 24, 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Guildhall, Bore Street
Lichfield, WS13 6LU United Kingdom
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Pen Show

UK Pen Show - Midlands The Pen Museum is attending the Midland Pen Show  the venue for the show is the historical Guildhall which is right in the centre of the historic city of Lichfield.

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Drop In Calligraphy Workshop with the Birmingham Calligraphy Society

June 30, 2018 - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Free
Birmingham Calligraphy Society

Join members of the Birmingham Calligraphy Society on Saturday 30th June 2018 for a free 'drop-in' Calligraphy Workshop. Come along anytime between 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Members of the society will be available to talk through pieces they are currently working on and show visitors the basics of calligraphy. So if you're a more experienced calligrapher or just starting out, this free event is a great opportunity to learn something new and ask the experts for advice on all areas…

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July 2018

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

July 7, 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£37.50
Modern Calligraphy Jane Lappage

Modern Calligraphy Day Workshop with Jane Lappage 10:00 -4:00 pm On this course you will get hands on with the new fun, quicker way to learn calligraphy using your fine point nib. In the morning, we will get used to the script and practice and in the afternoon, I will show you design layout and all you will need to be happily confident that you can use this new-found skill regularly after leaving the class on all those special things…

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Illuminating Letters – Imitation Metals and Metallic Paints Workshop

July 14, 2018 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£35
Metals

This is one of a series of five individual but related workshops that explore the many different ways to draw, illuminate and decorate historical capital letters.  Each workshop will focus on a particular type of letter and a particular way to decorate so you can build up quite a substantial portfolio.   These workshops are ideal for the experienced as well as those of you just starting out. This session will explore how to draw Lombardic Capitals and then decorate them…

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Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

July 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£10
Beginners & Experienced Calligraphers

Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop. 12 Spaces are available for each session. Please contact the museum with any queries: 0121 236 9834 / enquiries@penmuseum.org.uk…

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Meet Chris Collett at the Pen Museum – Book Signing

July 21, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Chris Collett

Chris will be selling and signing copies of her bestselling DI Mariner books. Come along on the 21st July between 12:00-14:00 to meet Chris, no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day. This event will be taking place during the Jewellery Quarter festival, a three day event of performances, workshops, activities and tours; a fantastic time to visit the museum and see the very best of what the Quarter has to offer. The Birmingham-based DI Tom…

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Drop In Calligraphy Workshop with the Birmingham Calligraphy Society

July 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Birmingham Calligraphy Society

Join members of the Birmingham Calligraphy Society on Saturday 21st July 2018 for a free ‘drop-in’ Calligraphy Workshop. Come along anytime between 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Members of the society will be available to talk through pieces they are currently working on and show visitors the basics of calligraphy. So if you’re a more experienced calligrapher or just starting out, this free event is a great opportunity to learn something new and ask the experts for advice on all areas…

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