Calligraphy for Beginners in Bournville Birmingham



Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Find out how to write with a broad nib so you can customise greeting cards or beautifully present your family tree or favourite poem. Beginners will learn Foundation Hand; this is the elegant and versatile script in the picture above and is particularly suitable for beginners. We will start with some pen exercises to get you used to controlling a broad-edged nib and maintaining a constant pen-angle. Then we will progress to forming the letters of the alphabet. Please note that I am not teaching brush calligraphy or handwriting, although you might find your handwriting improves as a result of learning good pen control. Classes are Monday afternoons from 12:30 to 14:30 at the St Francis Youth and Community Centre on Bournville Village Green. The course dates follow the academic year. The cost is £8 per session, if paid in advance for each half-term, or £10 per session pay-as-you-go.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials are available to buy from the tutor at a small cost. For example a dip pen, a holder and ink will cost approximately £6. A ruler and pencil will be useful. If you already have some calligraphy equipment bring it along to the first session.


1 day (12:30pm to 2:30pm)

Cancellation policy

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


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Ann Mason at Ann Mason

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
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Sycamore Road, Bournville, , West Midlands, B30 2AA