Birmingham Scribes @ Pen Museum

Neuland Script
Analyse Scripts 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 [...]

Calligraphy Classes – Free Lettering Workshop

Free Lettering
'Free' Lettering Workshop With Sheila Smith The Free Lettering Workshop is one of a series of individual 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 [...]

Birmingham Scribes @ Pen Museum

Neuland Script
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 and this meeting takes the road to Neuland Script. The Scribes have regular meetings throughout the year at the Pen Museum and the group's main aim [...]

Calligraphy Classes – Illuminating Letters – Imitation Metals

Metals
Draw capital letters & decorate with imitation metals With Sheila Smith This is one of a series of individual 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 [...]

Learn Calligraphy – At the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

The Pen Museum are taking calligraphy on the road again with our second stop the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. 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 [...]

New Exhibition by the Birmingham Calligraphy Society

Exhibition The Pen Museum is delighted to host a brand new exhibition in partnership with the Birmingham Calligraphy Society. A total of 9 contributors have come together to present an incredible variety of styles and themes. With Psalms, the Staffordshire Hoard and even a gilded badger to name a few, this colourful exhibition is sure […]

Learning Calligraphy with Sheila Smith

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 […]

Illuminated Letters Workshop

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 […]

Copperplate Calligraphy with Joy Daniels

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 […]