Faux Calligraphy Tote Bag Workshop | Friday 25th October | 1.30pm until 3.30pm


Faux Calligraphy Tote Bag Workshop | Friday 25th October | 1.30pm until 3.30pm


Join us for this inspirational afternoon and learn the fabulous art of Faux Calligraphy and paint lettering onto your own tote bag. The workshop includes all tools, materials and light refreshments. Scroll down for full details.


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Faux Calligraphy Tote Bag Beginners Workshop

Friday 25th October 2019 | 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Spend the afternoon learning the technique known as faux calligraphy and paint you own beautiful lettering onto your tote bag. Relax in our craft barn and be inspired by the beautiful surrounding views of Nottinghamshire’s rolling countryside.  Guided by our exceptionally talented tutor Nikki Whiston, you will begin with a lesson on faux calligraphy writing, using your paint pen on paper to practice the technique and wording. Once comfortable with lettering, you move onto your bag. Using chalk, you will make a transfer guide onto the material to get you started. Then using your new technique and template to paint your wordings onto the bag using a paint pen.

Below are the three wording templates you can choose from:

  • Eat drink & be merry (can also change drink to dance)
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year
  • Create your own Sunshine

The perfect way to spend your afternoon, learning a new craft and discovering a new passion.

This workshop is perfect for all levels of ability, no experience needed. Children age 10+ welcome with a paying adult.

All materials, tools and light refreshments are included in the workshop price so, you don’t need to bring anything, just yourself. You will leave the workshop with your white chalk pen so you can continue painting at home also your hand-painted tote bag ready to use or give as a gift.

Outline of your session

1.25pm Arrival and enjoy light refreshments 

1.30pm Welcome and introduction to your tutor, Nikki

Be inspired by what you are about to learn

Shown the tools, materials and techniques and start practicing

2.30pm  Refreshments with a snack

3.30pm   Time for home with your fabulous new found skill, white chalk pen and finished bag

Please note – All materials are included in the workshop price, however additional calligraphy supplies are available to purchase directly from Nikki at the end of the workshop.

About Nikki Whiston

An accomplished Calligraphy artist, Nikki works with a variety of lettering styles working with ink, brushes, paint pens and nibs. Her preference is to work by hand rather than digitally to ensure a more nature, fluid look.

Running regular workshops she also specialises in hand painted signage, wedding stationery, greeting card design and window art.





To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 14.

For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, events@ruralantics.co.uk or 01949 81393

For frequently asked questions about our workshops visit our FAQ page – click here


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