Workshop FAQs

Help, they are all sold out or I can't make any of the listed dates! What can I do?

Thank you for your interest in our workshops! Sign up here to be placed on our waiting list to be kept informed of any newly released dates. (Please note, this list is for workshops but is separate from our main newsletter so you will only be notified of class info.)

Can I be placed on a wait list for a specific class?

We are very sorry but we're unable to take requests for interest in specific dates. As soon as we have new dates available, our waiting list will be notified, and they will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis. 

What happens if I'm unable to attend a class I've booked?

Bookings are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable to a different class date. We are sorry to say that if you find yourself ill or otherwise unable to attend a class at the last minute we are unable to switch your booking to another date.

Can I switch the date of the class that I have booked? 

Unfortunately, we are unable to change the date of your booking.

How long are the classes?

Group classes are at 2.5 hours long for beginners level, and up to 3 hours for level 2. Please see the individual workshop listing, which will state the timing of the class.

Where are the classes held? 

Classes are held in various locations in Central London, most frequently at our shop at 37 Amwell Street, London EC1R 1UR (nearest tube is Angel). Please refer to the individual workshop listing to see which venue it is being held at. Each workshop listing states the full address of the venue.

When I book my class online, what will I receive?

You will be sent an email confirmation of your booking. No other e-tickets or posted tickets will be sent.

I would like to give a class as a gift, what would you recommend I do?

We would recommend that you purchase one of our workshop gift vouchers as a gift. This will then enable them to review their preferred class dates, before booking in on the one which suits them. If you book a specific class instead, we are unable to transfer their date or refund you if they cannot make it.

Do I need to bring anything to class?

Nothing at all! You will be provided with everything you need for class - including all materials. Refreshments will also be provided.

What will I learn in the Beginners Modern Calligraphy class?

Our experts will take you through the foundations and basics of Modern Calligraphy. First you will be introduced to contemporary calligraphy and then you'll work on exercises to practice making shapes, strokes and letters. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to writing your chosen phrase or quote in your own personal free style. It's a lot harder than it looks! So we also offer a Level 2 class should you want to develop your skills.

What will I learn in the Brush Lettering class?

You'll work on exercises to practice making shapes and brush strokes. You'll then practice writing words in broad stroked uppercase and thin stroked lowercase with plenty of help and guidance on hand. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own personal brush lettering style. 

Do I need experience?

Our Beginners Modern Calligraphy and Brush Lettering classes are designed for complete beginners. For the Level 2 Modern Calligraphy class you will need to have attended a beginners class first, and feel comfortable with the basics of modern calligraphy. 

I have done copperplate calligraphy before, is the Modern Calligraphy class suitable for me? 

Yes, while modern calligraphy is based on traditional copperplate letter forms, the feel is more contemporary, dynamic and free. In this class we will encourage you to develop your own personal style.

Do you run private classes? 

Yes! We can arrange private classes, corporate events & hen parties - just drop us line by email to workshops@quilllondon.com with as much information as possible, and we will respond with a quotation.

Do you recommend any specific supplies?

We stock a whole host of supplies, perfect for post-class practice, including paper, nibs, ink, brushes and pen holders. Click here to see what's in store now.