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 1pm to 3pm 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 (1:00pm to 3:00pm)