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.

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 £10. A ruler and pencil will be useful. If you already have some calligraphy equipment bring it along to the first session.


2 hours

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