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August 2017

Crazy Name Calligraphy – Summer Family Workshop

August 12, 2017 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£5
Crazy Name

Crazy Name Calligraphy Join us for this Crazy Name fun, family workshop. Children will experiment with feather quills, steel pens, and ink and learn to write their names using swirly calligraphy techniques! Begin in the exhibition space and an introduction to a brief history of the pen trade in Birmingham, feather quill to fountain pen to the typewriter and be introduced to materials for the day. In workshop room, we will demonstrate how to use a feather quill and steel…

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World Calligraphy Day

August 16, 2017 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Free
World Calligraphy Day

World  Calligraphy Day Wednesday 16th August 2017! World Calligraphy Day 2017 celebrate the art of calligraphy and hand lettering in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Hosting the event, the Pen Museum welcomes Manuscript Pen Company 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. The history of the trade starting from quills and dip pens to the modern day fountain…

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September 2017

Copperplate Calligraphy with Joy Daniels

September 9, 2017 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£31.45
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. 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, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Free
Birmingham Heritage Week

Heritage Week Join us at the Pen Museum, anytime between 13:00 and 15:00, for a family drop-in, creative workshop (Part of Birmingham Heritage Week 2017). 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…

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Learning Calligraphy Session

September 17, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£7.50
Learning Calligraphy Session

Learning Calligraphy Session Learning Calligraphy session 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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October 2017

Learning Calligraphy Session

October 1, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£7.50
Learning Calligraphy Session

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, 2017 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£35
Illuminated Letters Workshop

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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Learning Calligraphy Session

November 12, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£7.50
Learning Calligraphy Session Room

  Learning Calligraphy Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Session One: 13:00 – 14:30 BOOK HERE Session Two: 14:30 - 16:00 BOOK HERE 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 + Booking Fee per person. Please contact the museum…

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December 2017

Calligraphy Christmas Card Workshop

December 2, 2017 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£35
Calligraphy Christmas Card Workshop

Give your Christmas cards a unique personal touch in this exciting workshop. Learn how to do Roman Capital letters to enhance your card making. You will learn how to give these historic, but much used letters, a modern twist . At the end of the workshop you should leave with a simple but effective Christmas card and the ability to do more in your own time. Ideal for beginners as well as the more experienced. Materials will be provided and…

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Christmas Gift Tag Drop-In Workshop

December 3, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Christmas Gift Tag Drop-in-Workshop

Pop along to the Pen Museum on Sunday 3rd December and make your own Christmas gift tags. This festive calligraphy and craft workshop will help you pick out your gift tags and decorations whilst teaching you specialist calligraphy fonts to apply to them. No need to book, just turn up and drop-in on the day! Standard admission charges apply for this event plus a small additional fee to cover materials used in the session.

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Christmas Gift Tag Workshop

December 17, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
Christmas Gift Tag Workshop

Pop along to the Pen Museum on Sunday 17th December and make your own Christmas gift tags. This festive calligraphy and craft workshop will help you pick out your gift tags and decorations whilst teaching you specialist calligraphy fonts to apply to them. No need to book, just turn up and drop-in on the day! Standard admission charges apply for this event plus a small additional fee to cover materials used in the session.

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January 2018

Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

January 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£10
Beginners & Experienced Calligraphers

Learning Calligraphy Demonstrations 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…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

January 27, 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£37.50
Modern Calligraphy Workshop 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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Skeleton Italic Calligraphy Workshop

January 28, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Pen Museum, Unit 3 The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS United Kingdom
£12
Skeleton Italic

In this short course, calligrapher Nick Caulkin will introduce you to Skeleton Italic Calligraphy; a very basic yet readable handwriting style, or script, based on just three writing strokes: diagonals, verticals and horizontals. Essentially spiky in 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 calligraphers. CLICK HERE to book now Please contact the…

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February 2018

Angular Letters – Calligraphy Workshop

February 10, 2018 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£35
Angular Letters

In this workshop, Sheila Smith will teach you how to draw Angular letters and adapt them to modern use. The beautiful letters can be seen in early medieval manuscripts such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and the book of Kells. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Some materials will be provided and additional calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop. CLICK HERE to book now Please contact the museum with any queries: 0121 236…

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Birmingham Pen Museum Scribes – First Meeting

February 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
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£5
Neuland Script

Calling all calligraphers! Whether you have years of experience or are just starting out, visit the Pen Museum on Saturday 17th February for the first meeting of the Birmingham Pen Museum Scribes, a new group that aims to bring calligraphers together. We'll be talking membership options, workshops for the year ahead and even an annual exhibition. Not forgetting of course the chance to have a go at calligraphy and create something truly special. For the first session, we will look…

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Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

February 18, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, B1 3HS United Kingdom
£10
Beginners & Experienced Calligraphers

Calligraphy Callicreative Room 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:…

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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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