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Introduction to traditional Calligraphy - foundational hand


About the Course

Traditional calligraphy is based on letters from historical manuscripts. However, it is used today in a contemporary way for quotations, cards, small books and other projects. Come and experience the satisfaction of making beautiful letters with a broad edged pen.

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What's included in the price?

Included are: pen holder, mitchell nib and reservoir, ink, exemplar, worksheets for exercises, guidelines pages

The tutor will provide a drawing board for use during the workshop

Please bring: pencil, ruler, empty jar for water and a full roll of kitchen towel for propping up your board

Lunch and refreshments are included


Sunita Auger at Gloryletteringstudio

This course is taught online

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Suitable for

  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners

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Online course
- - #29343

The course today was presented professionally, with great technical skills to demonstrate and tutor with lovely warm people skills
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and look forward to days ahead of practise and putting skills to use at some point soon
Many thanks

Online course
- - #29337

A fantastic introductory day to Foundational Hand calligraphy

Sunita put everyone at ease, providing clear instructions in a calm and fun way that put everyone at ease, everything that was needed was provided including a delicious buffet lunch! I would highly recommend this workshop

Online course
- - #29285

An excellent course when I learnt a lot but didn't feel overwhelmed with information. A good balance between the amount of verbal tutoring and time for practical application. A comfortable, friendly approach and some excellent exemplars together with pen, ink and practice sheets to take home. It was a lovely bonus to have lunch included which allowed time to look at the books and examples Sunita had provided.

Online course
- - #29275

After attending Sunita’s Excellent Modern Calligraphy course some months ago I decided to give Traditional Calligraphy a try yesterday. I was not disappointed. Sunita is an excellent tutor starting the day by allowing us to introduce ourselves and explore what we wanted to get out of the day. The day continued with tutorials interspersed with practice sessions during which Sunita moved amongst us helping and advising. We were all engrossed and the time just flew by. Thank you so much. I had a great day

Online course
- - #29251

I loved the course today! Thank you Sunita. It was really a lovely relaxed day where I learnt a lot. It has inspired me to continue.

Online course
- - #29249

I really enjoyed the introduction to traditional calligraphy workshop today , and would highly recommend Sunita it was a relaxing and lovely environment to learn this beautiful new skill . I’ve always wanted to learn calligraphy , and have been inspired to continue my journey , Sunita was very helpful and encouraging of our group , looking forward to the modern workshop in April that I have also booked.
Thankyou so much

Online course
- - #28601

Sunita’s course was excellent, the pace was just right and she was a great teacher, very patient and most importantly knows her subject inside out and back to front but she able to share this well with us rather than leave us behind. I’ve now hopefully found a new hobby, thank you.

Online course
- - #28452

My first introduction to calligraphy. This course was well presented, instructions were clear and helpful and the whole day was thoroughly enjoyable. Sunita was well prepared, understood the problems beginners can have and gave useful tips on how to overcome them. She spent time with all the students, guiding us and supporting our efforts. An interesting and inspirational day.

Online course
- - #28218

It was a most enjoyable day and I was delighted with the knowledge I came away with.

Passionate, patient and encouraging teaching.

Thank you.

Online course
- - #27885

Excellent day course, well structured and super informative. Sunita was both a fantastic teacher and also an incredible calligrapher. I left the course feeling like I'd learnt a lot but wasn't overwhelmed and felt inspired as well.

Online course
- - #27884

I absolutely loved the course you did on Saturday. I have been doing some low level calligraphy over the last 5 years or so and where I live there aren't any opportunities for developing my skills. I enjoyed learning a new script but what I loved the most about the workshop was experimenting with different colours, which I had not done before and learning about the different ways of continuing. I also enjoyed hearing about your projects and seeing the different approaches/layouts you tried out. That was fascinating.

Online course
- - #27862

Great course - resources excellent, instruction clear and plenty of time to practise skills with individual support when needed. I would absolutely recommend and will look to book for another course in the future

Online course
- - #27850

Fantastic day. I learnt so much. Sunita’s style of teaching was easy to follow and I left keen to continue with my practice. Her enthusiastic approach and relatability made the class a pleasure. I look forward to taking calligraphy further.

Online course
- - #27846

The course was well prepared and delivered with a view to each participant's abilities. There was a good supply of equipment and was well designed for the beginner. The day offered plenty of time for demonstration and practice. One practice, which was very profitable, was to share in each other's work. Interestingly, the group gelled and seemed to see itself as a unit.
Encouragement to continue came during the day and in follow-up communication.

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