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Calligraphy - Term 3: Decorative capitals and tool variations [Mon 12.30-4.30pm fortnightly]

Monday 24 April 2023
Start Time 12:30

With Judith Porch. During this term we will be finalise our study of the Gothic style.

This course is £10.00 per term. After 'submit', please check your booking details then press the 'book now' button. You will receive an automated email with a secure link to complete your payment.

You can choose to go the traditional route by creating a gothic capital using stretched vellum, gold leaf and gesso or you can develop a modern piece using a variety of tools such as flat edged brushes, large automatic pens and a variety of backgrounds. The choice is up to you. Perhaps use gold leaf in a contemporary way.

There is plenty of inspiration and options available to you. Perhaps you will discover a passion for contemporary gothic textures or maybe you will find that the special time you spend, just for you creating a highly detailed decorative piece gives you a huge sense of achievement. Be warned - Calligraphy is addictive and great fun.

You will learn:

  • How to use vellum
  • How to use gold leaf or Finetec paints for decorative effect
  • How to create a gothic capital
  • How to use a variety of tools to create a contemporary piece

What you will produce:

  • A manuscript page or small panel
  • A modern take of the gothic script based on your chosen artist
  • A gothic letter using traditional techniques and materials
  • A contemporary mixed media panel

What you will need:

  • Your usual calligraphy equipment
  • Access to books or the internet for research
  • Hot press watercolour paper or if you would prefer try a piece of traditional vellum (calf skin) available from your Tutor
  • Finetec paints or gold leaf - available online or from your Tutor
  • Paint brushes and paint

Sessions will include:

  • Tutor demonstrations
  • Questions and answers
  • Group work
  • Practical work

Learning format: Face to Face fortnightly.

Monday dates:
24 April 2023
8 May 2023
22 May 2023
5 June 2023
19 June 2023

Course code:  EN042354.JPO

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