Calligraphy 'modern pointed pen cursive ' ( and many other scripts) ' zoom tuition - live online



Calligraphy 'ZOOM sessions with Gaynor Goffe. These ZOOM sessions can cover 'modern' pointed pen (cursive) OR a preferred script such as italic and is suitable for all levels from beginners onwards. Modern pointed pen cursive is currently very popular and is a hybrid between copperplate and italic handwriting and is very useful for invitations, greetings cards, envelopes etc as well as for attractive quotations. Small group OR INDIVIDUAL tuition. Work alongside tutor demonstrations, or work to your own pace after each session, referring to the exemplars sent ahead and zoom video sent after the session. Structure of lessons: brief tutor/participant introduction. Frequent tutor demonstrations followed by students working. Some feedback on student work held to the camera. T Please note here are many creative possibilities with pointed pen cursive variations, In one zoom session you are likely to learn a basic minuscule ( lower case) version, further sessions would be necessary for variations and capitals. Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's best-known calligraphers and tutors, has taught internationally for several decades, and taught many of today's prominent calligraphers. She is a Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, has written 2 calligraphy books, and designed a typeface 'Hamada' for Linotype. She works to commission and for exhibition.

What's included in the price?

Exemplars for guidance during the session and future practice, and notes emailed in advance. Demonstration video clips sent after the session, or full session video sent if all participants agree to this. Access to tutor by email for any clarification Please note you will have both face to face contact with Gaynor (in the introduction only) and also close up demonstrations during the session.

What you will need

For 'modern' pointed pen script you will need: Zebra G or Nikko G pointed nib penholder ( eg short, fawn 'school' penholder ( cheap and excellent) ink eg Pelikan 4001 black ink slippon reservoir ( optional but recommended) plus small reel of Micropore tape from chemists for fixing reservoir to nib properly Pad Winsor & Newton smooth surface cartridge A3 or A4 size, 60 or 70lbs weight, or similar eg Daler-Rowney smooth cartridge HB pencil/ruler/ eraser/ Optional to ink- tube of Winsor & Newton's designers gouache series 1 or 2 eg ultramarine or flame red, small mixing palette with compartments, cheap mixing brush, water pot. For edged pen scripts, you will need Mitchell l'roundhand' nib number 2 ( left-oblique for left handers) Slip on reservoir ( plus small reel Micropore tape from chemists to fix reservoir properly) Bottle black ink eg Pelikan 4001 black ink OR tube Winsor & Newton designers gouache series 1 or 2 eg ultramarine, or flame red), small mixing palette with small compartments, cheap mixing brush, water pot Pad: Winsor & Newton smooth surface drawing & sketching cartridge 60 lbs or 70lbs weight preferably A3 size, but can be A4. Penholder eg short, fawn plastic 'school' penholder @£1.30 HB pencil, ruler, tissues, water in a shallow pot, matches to burn grease off new nib ( wait for demo!) The above tools & materials are available from Amazon, Scribblers and other calligraphy suppliers online. Small reel micropore sticky medical tape from chemists (for fitting reservoir, optional.)


1 hour

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Gaynor Goffe

with Craft Courses since 2013

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A qualified teacher, I trained in calligraphy, illumination and heraldic painting at Reigate School of Art on a specialist course in the 1970's, followed by 3 years as assistant to well-known calligrapher Donald Jackson, and have spent 40 years teaching calligraphy internationally at all levels, including degree level, working to commission and for exhibition. A longstanding fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and Society of Scribes & Illuminators, and have written two books.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Father's Day
  • Qualification offered
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Tutor can travel
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Easter
  • Public transport
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This course is taught online