Wednesdays & Saturdays
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Calligraphy or would like to up your skill level?
Why not come along to our friendly classes where you'll be shown how to form beautiful letters using traditional dip pen and ink.
Maximum of 8 per group means you'll enjoy close tuition.
The sessions are run regularly, generally fortnightly and can be booked individually with no commitment beyond each workshop. Attending regularly helps with consistent progress and a 10% discount is offered for block bookings of 4 or more classes.
They are mixed ability, from absolute beginners to those wishing to improve, with each student tutored according to their level. The main scripts I teach are Copperplate (pointed pen) and Italic (broad-edged pen) but I'm happy to discuss teaching other scripts.
As part of the deeper learning process, we also explore skills and art techniques that can be used to enhance your calligraphy.
Basic calligraphy materials are supplied. I also have a small 'shop' with supplies for sale. You'll need to bring a few items with you such as pencil, ruler, etc., but a list will be provided on booking.
There'll be plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.
WEDNESDAYS are split into two 3-hour lessons:
Morning: 0930 - 1230
Afternoon: 1300 - 1600
£30 per session, discounted to £48 for the full day.
mornings are 3 hours from 0930 - 1230
£30 per session
A 10% discount will apply to bookings for 4 classes or more.
Updated 29 September 2023
The venue is Ogilvie Hall, Wignall Street, Lawford, Nr Manningtree CO11 2JG.
Our workroom is Small Hall with its own kitchen and toilets and is light and airy. There is a large general car park and disabled facilities include parking, access ramps and toilets.
COMMENTS from my lovely students! Thank you all.
"I had a lovely day long session with Julie learning copperplate. She is a great tutor and I look forward to returning when my work rota allows. The other students were very friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this course".
"Julie is an excellent teacher, explaining and demonstrating the formation of individual letters, as well as teaching artwork and gilding. She is a very patient tutor, generous to share her expertise and the wide knowledge that she has gained from her experience, that does not appear in any textbook. I highly recommend her courses".
"Thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of learning Copperplate calligraphy. Very well organised, and a very friendly atmosphere. Julie is an excellent teacher".
"Really enjoyed the class and learnt a lot from Julie. Hopefully going to her classes again soon. Found the class really friendly, would recommend to anyone".
"Attended a workshop today. Fantastic introduction to calligraphy. Julie was so patient and helpful. Definitely given me the spark to continue to learn more and would definitely be keen to attend another workshop".
"Such a lovely day, Julie was a very patient and lovely teacher. The other ladies in the group were also nice and friendly. We had a great day".
"I have been attending Julie's Saturday morning calligraphy classes for three years and cannot recommend them highly enough. Julie is an excellent teacher - calm, patient and always encouraging. The atmosphere in class is friendly and relaxed (tea, coffee and biscuits always on offer) and I have had the opportunity to meet some lovely people. If you are interested in giving calligraphy a go, look no further. Julie Chaney offers absolutely the best tuition and you will be delighted to discover what you can do!"