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 🙏.
Response from Gaynor Goffe: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!
I highly recommend Gaynor’s courses. I have taken a Copperplate course as well as a Modern Calligraphy course with Gaynor during the pandemic. Her materials are thorough and make a great reference for future use after your course. I liked that I could go at my own pace and I found. Her comments and coaching very helpful. I found doing a correspondence course to be much better than a course crammed in over a few days as you need time to practise and your muscle memory builds over time. Gaynor has a lot of experience teaching and I grew confident in my penmanship while taking her courses. I now have calligraphy skills I will use for the rest of my life thanks to her.
I've done a few of these 4-lesson classes with Gaynor - I think the fact I keep coming back for more says it all. I really felt it was a privilege to learn from such an esteemed and expert calligrapher. The lessons were clearly explained and fun to complete. Gaynor's feedback was always to useful in pinpointing how to improve and advising on what to do next. I will definitely be back.
I have always had great interest in Calligraphy but found that I could rarely find formal classes to help improve my writing. I looked for alternatives online when I came across Gaynor Goffe's website. Looking at the various online correspondence classes, I enrolled in an initial course to see how it would be. I was impressed with a number of items. Without being physically present and via correspondence, Gaynor was able to identify areas for improvement and guide me when I needed to correct my pen angle and letter strokes. Two years later, I am still completing Gaynor's classes. When I complete a course for one script, I am always looking forward to learning the next. Gaynor always replies very quickly, provides detailed critique and all of the feedback notes received are clear and easy to understand. Gaynor also provides guidance when completing a project, which is very helpful and I am able to work at my own pace. I would definitely recommend Gaynor's classes as they provide a wealth of information required to further your calligraphic journey.
I love doing the online calligraphy courses with Gaynor because I feel I have finally made some progress due to her expertise and depth of knowledge - actually there is nothing that she doesn't know about italics ! Over the last 2 years, Gaynor has kindled and inspired my love of calligraphy and when I finish one lesson I can't wait to get on to the next one. There is the added bonus of not being under pressure to meet deadlines as you can do it at your own pace to suit your lifestyle. It is a very exciting and enjoyable journey in the art of beautiful writing and I can't recommend the online courses with Gaynor more.
I've been working with Gaynor via correspondence for 2 1/2 years, both with her 4-lesson courses and on my own special projects, and it has been an excellent experience. The exercises and examples she has provided in the courses have been clear and detailed, and her spot-on feedback on the individual projects has enabled me to start developing my eye for design and layout. Gaynor provides a solid foundation for beginning students, and teaches more advanced students how to refine and realise their calligraphic ideas. Calligraphy by correspondence really does work, and I highly recommend Gaynor's courses.
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.
It was my first time working with pastels and I was incredibly pleased with the results! Gaynor was able to make me comfortable with pastel techniques very quickly and also recommended me the best materials to use going forward! I’d recommend her to anyone - she really is a masterful teacher for all levels of students!
My husband and I had such a lovely day. Gaynor was very knowledgeable and happy to help us. She started from scratch and gave us step by step guidance to produce final pictures which we were absolutely delighted with. I feel whether you have talent or not, Gaynor will draw out your inner artist. My husband, although artistic, hasn't taken up a pencil in 25 years, but he created such a magnificent piece of work that I feel he will continue with this very therapeutic pastime. Thank you Gaynor.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I haven't tried producing any art since my school days 30 years ago so I had fairly low expectations for the end result of my pet portrait. However, I was extremely happy and actually very surprised that the portrait of my dog came out so true to life! I have received so many compliments on the portrait, but the credit goes to Gaynor for breaking down the process in such an easy to understand way. It just goes to show that drawing and shading can be a learned process and that you do not need to be a natural! Gaynor is very knowledgeable and approachable and her methods are easy to grasp, so I cannot recommend her course highly enough.
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.
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 .
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.