A Christmas Calligraphy workshop with Michelle Khaw

Join us for a Christmas Calligraphy workshop led by Michelle Khaw.

Sunday 14 November

10.30am – 1pm

Workshop Fee: £60 per person including a personalised Calligraphy Kit & light refreshments

There are limited spaces available. To book your place, please click on this link

Venue: OPEN Ealing Arts Centre Unit 14 School Lane Dickens Yard W5 2TD

How often do you look at the writing when you receive an invitation, card or gift? Do you notice when someone has taken the time to write something special in beautiful handwriting? Have you wondered how to master the skill of calligraphy?

Now is the time for you to learn; just in time for the festive season. Join this one off Christmas Calligraphy workshop.

Learn the art of beautiful writing from Michelle Khaw, the founder of Willow Rose, a Calligraphy & Illustration Studio based in Ealing, London.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and everyone receives a calligraphy kit to take home.

What you get when you come to the session

  • Your own personalised Calligraphy Kit to take home and practise to your heart’s content – just in time for all the Christmas writing!
  • 2.5 hours of modern calligraphy instruction with plenty of 1:1 help
  • An introduction to modern calligraphy and how to use a pointed pen with ink
  • Calligraphy drills and learning to write the entire alphabet (majuscules + miniscules) using a pointed pen
  • Joining letters to form words and phrases
  • How to develop your own unique style
  • Light refreshments and cake

Once we have covered the basics, you will learn to calligraph with metallic shimmery ink. We use Finetec ink which is the best ink on the market and its shimmer is perfect for Christmas.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to create beautiful stationery including cards, gift tags and place cards.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have never been to OPEN before, when you get to Dickens Yard, we are the same end as the Church, Gail’s Bakery and Brew Dog. School Lane is the “walk way” to the left of Bar #17 which looks like it is going to flats. We are along there on the left. If you reach Gym Box – you’ve just missed us!

About the Tutor

Michelle Khaw has been lettering since 2014 and has taught hundreds of people how to create beautiful lettering in the style of modern calligraphy. She fell in love with lettering & calligraphy and learned from some amazing lettering artists, including Martina Flor, Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy, Shaochen Wu of Monstera Gold, Imogen Owen and more. 

Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Michelle has lived in Ealing for over 10 years and has her studio, Willow Rose, in the Borough.

She describes her calligraphy and illustration style as minimalist, simple and clean; and she is a big fan of using her calligraphy to create signage and stationery for weddings. 

To find out more about Michelle’s work, please visit her website