For Young People

Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing- making Your Mark

Friday 16 August 
Style: Lettering and mark-making

Let's take a closer look at the art of lettering which can have more in common with drawing or painting letters than with traditional handwriting.

Each letter requires patience, precision and creativity. We'll explore different variations of letters and scripts as well as advanced techniques such as brush lettering. Get ready to see a huge variety of lettering and mark-making styles.


At the introductory workshop session, you will give be able to try some modernised and abstract lettering techniques using pencil, crayon, watercolour pencils etc.

Time? 11am - 1pm

Booking essential on Harris Eventbrite

 This activity is part of Writing: Making Your Mark. A pop-up exhibition on the origins, means and future of writing from the British Library Living Knowledge Network. Perfect for families, this pop-up display draws on the themes of the British Library exhibition, which spans five millennia and five continents, exploring one of humankind's greatest achievements – the act of writing.

In the Heritage reading Room


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