This course is suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced, as much of the tuition is on an individual basis. Course participants can choose to concentrate on a script of their choice from the following: Italic, Italic capitals, Foundational hand, Roman capitals, sharpened italic, uncial, Cnut charter hand, San Vito capitals, copperplate, experimental letterforms, Carolingian, Versals, flourishes, modern pointed pen cursive. Learning or tuning up the alphabet, letter spacing and using the script at different sizes in short quotations in ink and colour. Alternatively, or in combination with scripts from above list, participants can be guided through a series of experiments using colour in the pen and background followed by exploring the creative interpretation of short texts. Course Tutor: Gaynor Goffe, BA Hons, London University, Surrey Diploma in Art and Design. Gaynor is a freelance calligrapher. She spent three years as an assistant to calligrapher Donald Jackson, followed by 16 years teaching on the calligraphy courses at the Roehampton Institute and 3 years teaching at Reigate School of Art and Design. She is a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and also a Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. Her two books, Calligraphy Made Easy and Calligraphy Step-by-Step (with Anna Ravenscroft) were published in 1994. What to bring - A range of Rexel/Mitchell square cut ‘roundhand’ nibs (left oblique for left-handers) - Penholders and slip-on reservoirs - Non-waterproof black calligraphy ink, eg Pelikan 4001 or Sumi liquid ink in tall flat-sided plastic bottle/box. - A3 Winsor & Newton A3 smooth cartridge pad 60,70 or 100lbs weight - Several tubes of Winsor & Newton designer’s gouache (series 1 or 2, which are the cheapest, but not ones labelled ‘primary’ as they don’t flow so well in the pen) - Mixing palette and brush - Scissors, cutting knife - Tape, tissues, HB pencil, ruler, rubber - Pritt stick (or similar) If you wish to do copperplate please bring two Brause EF 66 nibs and a bottle of Brian Walker’s copperplate ink. NOTE: don’t pay more that £14 for an A3 pad or £7 for ink. You can use Gouache instead of ink if you wish. If you wish to do copperplate please bring two Zebra G nib and a bottle of Brian Walker’s copperplate ink. About Flatford Mill We have four buildings that are used for visitor accommodation. Whilst most rooms are either en-suite or have a dedicated bathroom, there are some rooms in The Mill that share showers and toilets at the end of the hall. If this is unsuitable for you please make the office staff aware upon booking or as soon as possible. Please be aware that you are visiting a Field Centre that caters in the main for school parties; the accommodation is basic and dormitory style, but warm and comfortable.

What's included in the price?

Expert tuition Free Wi-Fi Full board accommodation Hot and cold drinks Picnic Lunch Full board accommodation and picnic lunch is available for resident bookings only. Refreshments are included for all, but non-resident bookings are advised to bring lunch with you.


3 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Accommodation offered
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
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Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, , Suffolk, CO7 6UL

Booking options

Resident (Sole Occupancy)
19:00 - 16:00
£292.00 See dates
Resident (Shared Room)
19:00 - 16:00
£254.00 See dates
19:00 - 16:00
£205.00 See dates