This comprehensive course teaches you all the skills needed to master the quintessential calligraphy tool, a pointed nib! We will teach in the studio, with a small group in attendance, demonstrating and guiding the online students at the same time by using overhead cameras. You will start by learning how to control your nib and ink flow and progress to forming elegant letterforms and styling your calligraphy by altering the angle and width of your letters. Modern calligraphy embraces each scribe's particular quirks and style, you’ll learn to adapt your own style for any occasion and develop your lettering through clear lesson plans and guided projects. Use contrasting scripts and alter the size and weight of your calligraphy. Learn to blend with coloured and metallic ink paints; try out different pointed nibs to find the one you love; work on different kinds of cards; work onto envelopes; create simple layouts and make designs using flourishes and finish the course with a real understanding of the foundations of lettering. With demonstrations by your tutor each week to watch and copy, discover ways to add personality to your work by bouncing letters, flourishing, and creating simple layouts. Our drills, exercises, challenges, and projects give plenty of opportunities to practice and experiment with every technique. And with one-on-one feedback and Q&A sessions each week, your ability will increase as we encourage you to assess your own work and understand how to improve and develop your calligraphy far beyond this course. The recording of each session will be available to rewatch. The studio and online class sizes are kept small so that everyone can easily ask questions and get lots of one-on-one time with the tutors.


2 hours

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Kirsten Burke

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
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This course is taught online

Booking options

10 week Online Evening
19:00 - 21:00
£295.00 See dates
10 week morning
10:00 - 12:00
£295.00 See dates