Hand-lettering calligraphy on inky backgrounds

From £28

Monday 18 July

6:30 – 8:30pm (BST)

 Online – Zoom    

  • Category: Workshop
  • Experience level: All abilities students
  • Tutor: Izzi Fitch

14 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this workshop: 

  • The opportunity to learn fun and playful calligraphy lettering 
  • An understanding of different colourful ink backgrounds that will make your calligraphy shine 
  • An exploration of how to plan layouts before starting a calligraphic work 
  • A completed decorative illustrated quote created by you 
  • Elephant Academy Takeaway Technique: Learn how to create beautiful and striking calligraphic designs. 

In this two-hour online workshop, experiment with different techniques to create fun and colourful ink backgrounds. Play with single words, favourite phrases or quotes as tutor Izzi Fitch runs through a variety of calligraphy techniques using a brush and white paint. By aiding students in planning layouts beforehand, the workshop will help ensure that they are happy with their final compositions. Calligraphy is a highly sought-after technique, so the final work will be a great addition to anyone’s artistic portfolio. It could also be a great gift or form the basis of a fantastic card design.  

An illustrator who specialises in hand-designed greetings cards, Izzi Fitch has a BA in illustration and an MA in publishing from The University of Plymouth. Living and working in Birmingham, her practice spans digital and traditional illustration and consists of bright and optimistic imagery that celebrates playfulness and tenderness. She runs an online shop where she sells the greeting cards and needle felts that she creates. 

Materials bundle includes: 


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.