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.
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Calligraphy 'modern pointed pen cursive ' ( and many other scripts) ' zoom tuition - live online
"I attended my first session of pointed pen cursive (virtual) with Gaynor this morning. I enjoyed myself thoroughly but the hour went so quickly that I plan to have at least one subsequent session with her. Gaynor is patient and encouraging which is just what I needed. She is generous to answer questions and offer tips. She is very talented! It's so helpful to have the recording so I can review the information. It was a great experience!"
Gaynor Goffe responded:
" Many thanks for your positive review!!!!!!! I am always keen to help people on their calligraphy journey, and tuition is always very flexible to individual situations, and available from beginner to advanced in a variety of scripts and their many experimental variations."
"Gaynor is an excellent and inspired tutor who will help you to master calligraphy from 0 to 100. I can highly recommend Gaynor to everyone wishing to have calligraphy taught by a truly professional and very attentive teacher. Thank you very much Gaynor, Sandi from Switzerland"
"Gaynor is an excellent tutor, but she's also a wonderful human. She has a great eye for detail, she can point out and guide on your mistakes even in an online class. I enjoyed my calligraphy sessions with Gaynor. Thanks Gaynor & see you soon 🙏."
Gaynor Goffe responded:
" Many thanks Sanket, hope you can keep going with it all !!!!!!"
"I've been doing calligraphy for years and have been to a couple of Gaynor's workshops in the past, but I wanted to try something different so signed up for a 1:1 course in experimental Versals. Gaynor is an excellent tutor and doing this on a 1:1 basis is really helpful as there's no distraction. I also have the recording so I don't lose any advice and can refer to it whenever I need some guidance on letterforms.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!"