with artist and tutor Ali Crighton Wednesdays from 6.30pm - 9pm

  • Starts 21 Sept
  • 200 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Available spots

Service Description

Often defined as the art of creative lettering, this planned course of lessons will teach you the basic strokes and proportions of the Foundational Hand from where you will gain confidence to explore and practise many other styles. Those with a little more experience will be led on to more advanced writing techniques. We will be initially using broad-nibbed calligraphy pens to establish the basic hand, then progress on to experimenting with different tools such as brush and reed pens. These classes are aimed at complete beginners plus anyone with some previous lettering experience wishing to refresh and progress their technique. Classes will be taught by Edinburgh calligrapher and lettering artist Ali Crighton. Materials: A Calligraphy pen and some paper will be needed, but for the first week, please bring an A3 layout pad and some pencils, a ruler and an eraser.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a refund if you give written advance notice up to 14 days before the course start date. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Please note, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971