Thursday 13th February 2020

Venue: Chawton House

‘Modern Calligraphy for Beginners – Dip pen’

Thursday 13th February 2020 – 10:30 til 14:30

Looking to create a unique card this Valentine’s day? Why not learn the skill of modern calligraphy?

On arrival you will be given your calligraphy kit to use during the session. There will be plenty of one-to-one time during the group workshop so each student has enough time & attention to help develop their own style and go at their own pace. You will learn the basic strokes, practice writing the alphabet, learn how to join up the letters to make full words and learn how to flourish. By the end of the workshop you will have learned the basics of modern calligraphy and have your very own kit of materials to take home and keep practising!

Since we’re at Chawton House, you’ll also be given some wonderful Jane Austen quotes to use as inspiration – or you’re welcome to create your own!

The cost:

The cost of the workshop is £65. Each attendee will be given a basic starter kit including tools and learning resources, to take home. Hot drinks and a light lunch will be provided, please let us know any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Book online here.


If you are unable to make the workshop date/s as shown, please get in contact with Louisa Carpenter at Chawton house to register your interest. Her email address is:



About the host:

Jodie Rose, of Jodie Rose Calligraphy, is a professional calligrapher specialising in traditional dip pen, brush pen and digital lettering. She has a real passion for what she does and works closely with her customers to make their special life events, such as weddings, birthdays and engagements, truly unforgettable.



‘I had a fantastic time learning modern brush pen calligraphy. It was great taking time out to learn a new skill with a patient tutor in the beautiful and inspiring surroundings of Chawton House.’

‘Excellent programme. Lovely style and Jodie was very helpful. Good to have the time to practise style. And venue [Chawton House] was superb!’

‘Thoroughly enjoyable lesson in modern calligraphy – thank you!’

‘Very informative & patient – thank you. Nice informal feel to the class & friendly. Thank you for guiding me in my first modern calligraphy experience!’

‘Lovely, relaxing and inspiring day and new techniques to take away – and such a perfect venue [at Chawton House] – enjoyed every moment.’

‘A wonderfully relaxing morning spent learning how to write. Tea, biscuits, lovely music and a very patient teacher all added to the lovely experience. Thank you Jodie!’

‘A lovely relaxing workshop on learning new skills. Thank you!’

‘Really excellent day. From a complete beginner, to writing quotes worthy of framing!’

‘Lots of one-to-one support which was fantastic; Jodie is very supportive and goes to the pace everyone required individuality. Thanks!’