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 your chosen alphabet. You may be able to complete a piece of work by the end of the course depending on how much practice you put in!
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. £8 per session if paid in advance for each half-term or £10 per session.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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 £5.
A ruler and pencil will be useful. If you already have some calligraphy equipment bring it along to the first session.
10 weeks (12:30pm to 2:30pm)