COURSE: Transform Your Handwriting

Cherrell Avery|Thursday 8th September to Thursday 13th October

Unit price

£ 259.00


The Idler’s ever-popular six week handwriting course with top calligrapher Cherrell Avery

Dates: A 6 week course from Thursday 8th September – Thursday 13th October

Time: Choice of time slots, 6 – 7:30pm OR 7:45 – 9:15pm

Course description: Have you ever felt that your handwriting needed improving? Whether you would like to be able to write beautifully, more legibly or neater at speed, this practical course will give you the tools you need to begin the process.

Through a series of individual and group exercises, you will first discover which is the best pen for you and then learn how to analyse and improve your writing posture, letter formation, joins and fluency.

There will be plenty of guided practice and time given to absorbing and reinforcing your new skills, with the aim of developing a unique handwriting style to be proud of.

Please note there is a two week break between sessions five and six of the course, as results have shown that it is advantageous to give participants extra time to internalise and help the new skills to be retained. During the final session Cherrell will look at any issues raised during this time practising at home and explore the application of the transformed style to every day tasks.

Who the course is suitable for: this course is suitable for all adults who would like to improve their handwriting or learn a new hand. It is not suitable for children.

Tutor profile: Cherrell Avery is a professional scribe and lettering artist based in north London. She holds a first class honours degree in calligraphy, is an elected fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, and the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. Cherrell successfully completed a calligraphy residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her lettering is regularly exhibited and she has work in private collections in the UK and abroad. You can see her website here:

Testimonial: “A revelation. For the first time in my life, I’m looking forward to writing my Christmas cards,” Jake Wallis Simons, Daily Telegraph


How to book: click on the “buy now” button or telephone us on 020 3176 7907


About the

Cherrell Avery FSSI FCLAS BA Hons PGCE

Cherrell is a respected professional calligrapher and experienced teacher who has been providing expert formal lettering and handwriting tuition to adults and children for over 20 years. Her popular and proven methods have been featured in articles in The Guardian, Telegraph and BBC 1 news.

 Cherrell is a Fellow of two international Lettering Societies (SSI and CLAS ), is a member of The National Handwriting Association and was Calligrapher in Residence at V&A in 2012.

Clients have included Dior, Selfridges and The Royal Household. She has also scribed for films and worked for London galleries and museums. Her lettering art is in private collections around the world .



Six consecutive Thursday evenings 6th September to 13th October


Choice of time slots, 6 – 7:30pm OR 7:45 – 9:15pm

Course length

Six weeks


The Idler Academy at Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road, London W2 5EU


Max of 12



To Book

Add to basket or call us on 0203 176 7907


Welcoming cocktail; Idler notebook and pencil


6 – 7:30, 7:45 – 9:15


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