Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy with a festive theme with Francesca, a professional Illustrator and Calligrapher based in Wiltshire. This workshop is designed for complete beginners so no experience is necessary.
You will start by understanding the basics of how to use the nib with simple exercises learning to create thick and thin strokes, then applying these techniques to working your way through the alphabet creating letterforms in calligraphy. You will then learn to join letters and write words in a modern calligraphy style with lots of guidance and demonstrations from Francesca.
Towards the end of the session you will apply your new skills to create some beautiful personalised Christmas tags, cards and Christmas decorations!
All materials are provided including a starter kit which you will take home with you to continue your calligraphy practice.
Related upcoming events
08/08/2022 - 25/08/2022 All day
Drop in to Pangbourne Library any time during opening hours to take part in their summer-themed treasure hunt for children.
Look out for their Gadgeteers treasure hunts in all libraries later in the month too, as well as colouring activities, word searches and quizzes.
There is so much to enjoy in our libraries this summer!
08/08/2022 10:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00
City Arts 2022 flagship community event returns to Newbury Market place on Monday 8 August 2022 – join them from 10am to 4pm to chalk in the Market Square in Newbury
On the square you will be allocated an area per household to create roughly a 1 metre square picture in a safe environment – social distancing measures may be in place.
It is free to chalk but they ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to their donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
They’ll ask you to photograph the chalk artwork when you’ve finished and e-mail them the pictures of the chalk artwork, letting them know the age of the participant (when filling you details on payment).
The prizes will be City Arts Gift Vouchers for children (to 12 years old), teen (13 to 17 years old) and adult (18 +) categories.
Date: Chalkfest 2022 is on 8 August 2022 – pay your competition entry either cash or card on the day up to 4pm
Deadline: Pay your fee at the event and send us your images by 7pm on 8 August 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the entrant you told us when making payment and the entry number they’ll give you.
Competition results will be published on their Facebook page on week commencing 22 August 2022. The images will be judged by their chairman and artist Diana Pattenden. The judge decision is final.
It is free to chalk but we ask you for a donation towards the chalk if you want to enter our 2022 competition.
To pay the donation entry fee you can add it to our donations bucket on the day or pay by card at the event (£1 per competition participant).
08/08/2022 14:00 - 08/08/2022 16:00West Berkshire Libraries summer holiday LEGO Clubs are running in the following libraries:Other dates available.
08/08/2022 11:00 - 22/08/2022 12:30
The Vale & Downland Museum have a full programme of family events taking place throughout the summer holidays this year, there is plenty to entertain children and adults alike.
they have both free and paid events, as well as, drop-in events and pre-book events.
Tickets for pre-booked events can be found online here
08/08/2022 - 19/08/2022 All day
Thatcham Summer Activities
Thatcham Youth are extremely proud to be able to offer a total of eight FREE activities during the Summer School Holidays. Follow each of the below links to find full details on each of the events and to book on.
Free Young People’s Roller Disco – Booking Required
Free Family Fun Day – Booking Required
Free Craft Morning – Booking Required
Free Children’s Magic Show – Booking Required
Free Sports Morning – No need to book – simply turn up
Free Reptile Handling – Booking required
Free African Drumming Lesson’s – Booking Required
Our thanks go to The National Lottery Community Fund for funding these events
Moorside Youth & Community Centre