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Calligraphy Handwriting: Developing your Style at City Lit London

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Duration: 6 x 5 hour sessions

Price: £349

Book with: Sharon Shaw
at City Lit

Keeley Street

Course Start Dates

Sunday 2nd February 2020

About the Course

In this course you will learn how to create your own style of calligraphic handwriting. Your inspirational starting point will begin by looking at the work of historical writing masters and contemporary calligraphers.
This is a practical course so you will have an opportunity to write with gel pens, italic fountain pens and flexible pointed nibs. For those wanting more of a challenge, there will be an opportunity to try pointed brush pens.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Analyse historical and contemporary manuscripts
- Create different styles of calligraphy handwriting

More advanced students:
- Work on self-directed projects with help and advise from the tutor.

This course is suitable for the complete beginner, left and right handers and those wishing to refresh their calligraphy skills. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs, health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

During the class there will be group and individual demonstrations. You will be given examples and worksheets which enable you to develop at your own pace. It will be beneficial if you can do some practice between sessions.

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?

All equipment is provided for use in the classroom and advice will be given about tools and materials you can purchase to enable practice between sessions or if you go on to further study.

You will need to purchase an A3 folder for handouts and worksheets and a sketchbook to record letterform ideas and other sources of inspiration.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair friendly