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CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES NEAR YOU?

Join Us At Gartmore House For Our Calligraphy Classes

available dates :

January - November 2022

January - November 2023

“I was curious to know if there were any calligraphy classes near me. I was so relieved to find Gartmore House and their holidays.“

About The Course

It’s never too late to learn some thing new or try something different (like joining our calligraphy classes!). So, why not join us at Gartmore House?


Brush up on your lettering in a calm, relaxing environment surrounded with like-minded people in the heart of the Scottish countryside.

Our calligraphy classes let you learn new skills and meet new friends all while surrounded by picturesque Scottish scenery. What’s not to love?
Get Creative with Italic Lettering! Our calligraphy holidays encourage those new to calligraphy to learn Italic, the most versatile of calligraphic alphabets.
Through clear and detailed instruction, supported by comprehensive notes, tutor Duncan Tolmie will share with you a technique that he developed to simplify the process of learning the Italic alphabet. He will show you how to create formal Italic with a chisel-nibbed pen, and informal Italic with a brush pen.

In one-to-one demonstrations, he will help you overcome areas of personal difficulty. He will share tips, tricks, and techniques that he has learned along the way. With his guidance, you will be encouraged to apply your newfound knowledge to one or more calligraphy projects of your choice. By the end of the course, you will have learned an absorbing and relaxing skill that will satisfy you for years to come.

Course Inclusions And Coverage

This course is an all-in-one package which includes the following:

Tuition

Booking for this course includes 4 days of specialist tuition from Duncan Tolmie.

Equipment

All specialist equipment will be supplied but there will be a few essential items that you will need to bring. Please see our terms and detailed information section below.

Food & Accommodation

Full board catering and 5-nights accommodation are included when you book.

Transfers

Complimentary transfers are included when you book - subject to certain conditions.*

* Transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

Booking Information

Dates 2022
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
DATES 2023
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
tERMS & DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Terms of Booking

  • Workshop Themes

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

Your Course Tutor: Duncan Tolmie

Duncan Tolmie is a professional calligrapher, and founder of Calligraphic Art Services. He is based at his home studio in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

Since 1987, Duncan has provided companies, institutions and individuals across the UK with a high standard of calligraphy for weddings, awards ceremonies and special events. For the past twenty-five years Duncan has taught calligraphy in Strathclyde University, City of Glasgow College, and at other venues throughout central Scotland.

Glasgow, Strathclyde, and Caledonian Universities also regularly commission Duncan’s calligraphy services, and he has provided calligraphy for events within John Lewis and Molton Brown stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Although he works mainly with pens and ink, Duncan embraces modern technology, creating digital calligraphic artwork using Adobe Photoshop on an iMac computer.

As a self-taught calligrapher, he understands the difficulty and frustration of attempting to learn the craft without formal instruction. Now, as a tutor, he enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge with students, offering them structure and guidance, helping them learn calligraphy effectively.

Faq

  • The Course

  • Bedrooms

  • TRansport & location

  • FOOD & DRINK

  • OTHER

Where can I find out more about the course?

If you need any further information about your course that is not on our website, please get in contact with us and we can provide you with the tutor’s contact details who can assist with your query.

What do I need to bring on my art, craft and activity break?

Your required kit list for your specific break is shown on each course’s webpage. However, should you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us.

What is the art, craft and activity holiday booking terms and conditions?

To secure your booking, a non-refundable £100 per person deposit is required. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For holidays booked within 6 weeks of the  arrival date, full payment is required at time of booking.


Holidays are subject to availability and subject to change. There is a minimum number of guests required to run each course. If a course is cancelled due to low numbers, you may transfer any monies paid to an alternative date or a full refund will be issued.


If you cancel a booking, your £100 deposit is non-refundable. The rest of your payment will be refunded if you cancel no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

What time do your transfer services for the art, craft & activity holidays operate?

We offer a complimentary transfer services to and from Stirling train station. Collection is at 3:30pm from the station on the day of arrival, and our drop-off service departs from Gartmore House at 10am (5 and 6-night holidays) or 4pm (2-night holidays) on the day of departure.

The closest airports to us are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. If you require a transfer to and/or from either airport, please select this option at the time of booking. Transfers to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are available at an additional cost. After booking your flights, please update your Customer Portal with the time you wish to be collected from the airport on the day of arrival and the time of collection at Gartmore House, returning to the airport, on the day of departure. Please allow 60 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Glasgow Airport, or 90 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Edinburgh Airport.

Can I bring a partner/friend to stay with me while I am on an art, craft or activity break?

If you’re coming on one of our art, craft or activity holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them at the checkout stage.



Booking Information

Dates 2022
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
DATES 2023
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.
tERMS & DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Terms of Booking

  • Workshop Themes

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

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Spots on this course are limited!

Book your spot now and join us at Gartmore House. We are confident it will deepen your understanding of calligraphy.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland
  • mail@gartmorehouse.com
  • 01877 382 991