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Calligraphy: four-lesson correspondence courses with Gaynor Goffe

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These are four-lesson courses in calligraphy taught by a leading professional calligrapher. Most scripts can be learned including the currently very popular 'modern' pointed pen calligraphy,other scripts include copperplate, basic italic, sharpened italic and variations, flourish design with italic and italic capitals, foundational hand, uncial basic and variations, Roman capitals, italic capitals, joined cursive italic and variations.

Material consists of tutor-written examples, with lesson notes and exercises, scanned A4 size to the student in e-mails and returned to the tutor by the same means for correction and return. Some basic scripts begin with pencil letterforms and spacing, followed by 3 lessons using the pen.

In addition to learning letterforms, short exercises writing texts are included.
Tools and materials list will be sent by the tutor.

The courses are suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced. Marking is detailed, with demonstration of corrections. Time-scale is flexible to the individual, approximately one lesson a month is recommended for maximum progress. E-mail support is available at any time for questions.
In addition to 'set' 4-lesson courses, help is available on most calligraphic scripts/topics to suit individual situations, at the same cost of 4-lessons for £75. This can include guidance for the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society certificates in a number of scripts and diplomas at 3 levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced..

Gaynor Goffe is a long-standing Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and the Society of Scribes & Illuminators.

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What's included in the price?

Four x calligraphy lessons (spread as preferred)
Correspondence and support via email

What you will need

List of tools and materials will be sent at the start of the course

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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£75

Duration:

12 weeks


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Informal classes with one of the country's leading calligraphers. Students are encouraged to work on their own projects, whether it is wedding invitations or CLAS qualifications. It is possible to work on many different scripts as Gaynor is happy to tailor the workshop to your individual needs.

In-person course
- - #6006

Unlike many experts, Gaynor does not have a rigid and inflexible approach to teaching her art. She manages a class of all abilities and interests, giving sufficient attention to each. It always amazes me how she manages to switch instantly between scripts for individual demonstrations. I came to her after a frustrating series of lessons elsewhere in which I was never allowed to progress beyond two pencils strapped together. Gaynor quickly had me practising with a dip pen in several different scripts and does not insist on perfection before moving on to something new. She is always happy to go with ones interests, rather than teaching to a strict order of attainment, which is very refreshing.

Online course
- - #6008

Gaynor is a very patient and supportive teacher who has very precise attention to detail, often making the slightest adjustments to the way you work, which would have been impossible to pick up through online tutorials and are so invaluable to improving your calligraphy. The workshops have an informal and friendly atmosphere, with students of all levels attending. I always leave the sessions feeling full of inspiration and motivation!

In-person course
- - #6013

I have been studying with Gaynor for several years and long may it continue. She is both an excellent calligrapher and tutor, offering guidance and support whilst encouraging her pupils to develop their own style.

In-person course
- - #6148

I have been studying with Gaynor for several years and long may it continue. She is both an excellent calligrapher and tutor, offering guidance and support whilst encouraging her pupils to develop their own style.

Online course
- - #6149

Gaynor is an inspirational teacher . As well as giving very high quality teaching of formal scripts , she encourages experimenting with various scripts and backgrounds .She is adept at managing students of varying levels of ability and experience . Over ten years I have always found that time flies in my sessions with Gaynor as she makes them enjoyable and friendly .

In-person course
- - #7185

A very reasonably priced day with an excellent calligrapher and tutor. Gaynor has a talent for moving you along at your own individual pace and most pupils achieve a piece of writing by the end of the day.

Online course
- - #7353

I have been studying with Gaynor on and off for many years. She is an excellent and inspirational teacher who works at the pace of each individual pupil. She is happy to impart her vast knowledge of scripts and techniques. Her encouragement is the main reason that I continue.

In-person course
- - #12706

Attended several times with my partner. Fantastic sessions. Always great fun. Gaynor is extremely welcoming and a fantastic host and teacher. Half a session usually gives you enough time to learn the basics of a script or go into more detail and advance on them with flourishes or perfecting spacing etc. Every session we've come out with a wealth of new knowledge and worth our 2hr return trips everytime. Fantastic price for stunning results immediately!

In-person course
- - #19031

We started this as a wedding project but have carried it on because we enjoy it so much. From day one we learnt the basics of calligraphy and were taught to write uncial script and produce a finished piece. Gaynor is a great teacher and extremely welcoming providing drinks and biscuits. We thoroughly enjoy our sessions and seeing our progress. We can't recommend Gaynor highly enough.

Online course
- - #19032

I was really keen to reignite my passion for calligraphy having had a few lessons some years ago but then not been able to find any evening classes etc near me. I’m so pleased I finally found Gaynor - I now attend the day sessions about once a month. The sessions are in small groups and Gaynor tailors her teaching to whatever script or project you want to tackle. I’ve been able to start working towards the CLAS National Diploma. Because the sessions are so bespoke (not to mention friendly and welcoming!) I think they represent excellent value for money, and Gaynor’s skill and expertise are certainly second to none. I have progressed so much over the last year under her tutelage. I would highly recommend!

Online course
- - #19039

Gaynor is a excellent teacher, and has the patience of a saint.Its a friendly atmosphere.
I do find that the time flies,but I enjoy every min of it.

In-person course
- - #24005

I enjoyed an excellent day’s tuition from Gaynor. She is a highly skilled teacher and demonstrator which made learning calligraphy from scratch very accessible for me as a beginner.

Online course
- - #24325

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