THE Modern Calligraphy Co. are bringing their unique brand of calligraphy workshops to Stroud.

The company specialise in the visual art design of lettering, which can help alleviate stress and relax the mind.

The events will be held at the Victoria Works Studios in Chalford.

They will be running regular workshops in Stroud throughout 2020, with the first one taking place on December 13 which will be Christmas themed.

Kirsten Burke, co-founder of the Modern Calligraphy Co. and the UK’s leading modern calligrapher, said: “The great thing about modern calligraphy is how calming it is.

"Spending a few hours focusing on one task can really quieten down all the buzzing in your head.

“We’re passionate about introducing calligraphy to new audiences.

"We want people to know how fun and accessible it can be for a complete beginner, if they have the right tutor, right tools and worksheets that are fun and easy to follow.

"When they book with us, they know they’re going to get great, reliable content from a nationally recognised brand.”

Earlier this year, the company were commissioned by the Daily Mail to create a 16 page ‘Mindful Calligraphy’ supplement.

Research carried out by London's Global University found that calligraphy can combat anxiety, improve wellbeing and boost self-esteem.

Jill Hembling, co-founder and Business Manager of the company, said: “We’ve spent years perfecting our workshop structure so that our students can make the most of their time spent with us, and learn as much as possible in a calm, relaxing environment.

"Our worksheets, guides and templates are all original and designed in-house, and our students get to take them all home so that they can work over them again and again.”

The workshops will be taking place on December 13, February 1, March 24 and May 2.

To book online, go to Or Call 01243 512845.