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Lifelong Learning - Calligraphy for improvers

This course will give learners the opportunity to learn the art of 'beautiful writing' with a focus on Roman Capitals and Italic lettering.

Unlock your creativity in the art of beautiful writing. Enhance your greetings cards, invites, letters and everything else you write, learning calligraphy techniques with our experienced tutor, whether you are experienced or a beginner. Join our class and be inspired by this ancient art to add extra layers of meaning and value to your own writing.

You will have a choice of studying roman capitals or italic lettering based on historical examples. Learners will be encouraged to select and study a modern calligrapher or historic example to develop a better understanding of the craft. More experienced learners will analyse a script or calligrapher in order to enhance their own lettering skills and develop their own style. The year will culminate in learners creating their own hand-written small book.

You will also learn:

  • How to use an edged pen to create thick and thin strokes.
  • How to create an alphabet of letterforms which are consistent.
  • How to ensure crisp letters.
  • Ruling up and spacing letters.
  • Script analysis.
  • How to make a simple book.

Term 1 - Improvers - Study a piece of historical calligraphy or modern calligrapher to develop own version of style.

Term 2 - Improvers develop variations of your chosen style to create exciting letterforms.

Term 3 - All learners work on creating a book filled with your lettering to show off your new found skills.

Suitable for: Improvers and mixed ability.

Duration: 5 workshop sessions over 10 weeks, 4 hours per fortnight.

Course fee: £69 full fee / £48 concessionary fee.

What you will need

Basic materials will be provided for the first session. Your tutor will advise you about essential kit for subsequent sessions. A typical calligraphy kit will cost around £25.

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Monday 7 October 2019 (alternate weeks)12.00pm - 4.00pmCREST, CwmbwrlaJudith PorchCOURSE FULLJoin waiting list
Monday 13 January 2020 (alternate weeks)12.00pm - 4.00pmCREST, Cwmbwrla (subject to change)Judith Porch1012
Monday 20 April 2020 (alternate weeks)12.00pm - 4.00pmCREST, CwmbwrlaJudith Porch1013


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