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Calligraphy for beginners in Birmingham B31

Calligraphy for beginners in Birmingham B31

Duration: Weekly two-hour sessions

Price: £80

Book with: Ann Mason
at Ann Mason

West Midlands
B31 2AU

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

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.

I will teach you Foundation Hand; this is the elegant and versatile script in the picture above and is particularly suitable for beginners, or Uncial whichever you prefer. 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.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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 £5. A ruler and pencil will be useful. If you already have some calligraphy equipment bring it along to the first session.

Review this course

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners