Manny Ling introduces you to the basics of calligraphy, from how to use essential tools to some of the scripts that can transform words into visual art.

You will learn the basics of the Italics Script, beginning by exploring the broad-edged pen and the importance of the pen angle and the slant of the strokes. By the end of the day you will be able to write a few words using this script, and will have gained the confidence to begin your journey in this dynamic medium – and towards creating your own beautiful pieces of art.

All of our workshops include the materials that you will need for the day, as well as light refreshments.

£40, or £50 including lunch. This workshop must be booked in advance.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

015394 35544


Opening times

Please note: Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum’s National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment project, Reimagining Wordsworth, will be taking place throughout 2019. As a result there are some changes to what will be available when you visit this year. Please check their website for opening information before you visit

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