Masterclass – Modern Calligraphy for Christmas with Jill Liley of Jill Liley Lettering
Jill studied Graphic Design almost 20 years ago, but her foray into the world of modern calligraphy began more recently when she was asked to create place cards and a seating plan for the wedding of a family friend. Inspired by the comments she received from the wedding guests, Jill Liley Lettering was born. Jill has created a wide range of work from delicate place cards to bar menus on 5ft chalkboards. She enjoys using a variety of lettering styles as well as a wide range of materials for her work and is always interested to chat about creative ideas for lettering.
If you’d like to try modern calligraphy, but aren’t sure where to start, look no further. In a relaxed atmosphere you can try your hand at writing with a traditional dip pen and ink to create gorgeous, handmade gift tags and cards to send to loved ones this Christmas. You will practice shaping letters, making beautiful thin and thick strokes and then move on to creating some hand lettered pieces in your own style. A calligraphy pen and nib, ink, paper and practice sheets will be provided so you can continue to practice your new found skills at home.