01/05 Online: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks - 7-9pm
£295 (includes your Calligraphy materials RRP £90)
Time & Location
01 May 2024, 19:00 – 21:00
Via Zoom | Recorded to Re-watch | WhatsApp
About the Event
This is a 10-week course that starts on Wed 1st May. There will be no session on 29th May due to half term) . The final session will be on Wed 3rd July.
Tutor: Holly Weeks
This comprehensive course teaches all the skills needed to master the quintessential calligraphy tool, a pointed nib! From poetry to party invites, you’ll acquire the skills needed to add gorgeous, hand-lettered details to all kinds of stationery, elevate your gifting and add personalised touches to the home.
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.
Although modern calligraphy embraces each scribes' 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.
Each week we will cover different aspects of calligraphy as follows....
Week 1: Capital letters
Ink and gold mica
Week 2: Guidelines & lowercase letters
Blending coloured inks
Week 3: Connections, exit, and entry strokes
Working onto black
Week 4: Bounce
Letter by letter - elastic letters
Week 5: Copperplate with an oblique Pen Holder a fine nib
The difference between the formal and modern styles
Week 6: angles, letter families
Week 7: Flourishing Fluency
Week 8: Mini Capitals and mixing styles
Gift tags and cards - design hierarchy
Week 9: Balancing Your Work using Flourishes
Designing Greeting Cards
Week 10: Typographic Terms and problem solving
Centering and balancing layouts
Every session of this course will be recorded, so if you miss a week you will be able to watch the recording to catch up!
Your Craft box includes:
A straight/oblique pen holder, various nibs, a set of four coloured inks, a Rhodia A4 dot pad, a pipette, black and white gouache, a gold metallic finetec, a paintbrush, one dip wonder and a selection of cards, templates and gift tags.
In addition, you will need: a pencil, ruler, and rubber, and though not essential, we would recommend having a light pad which is available to purchase from our shop. Lastly, you will need a jar of water, and please protect the surface that you work on in case of ink spills.
An online workshop is a wonderful way to learn calligraphy, as you can watch your tutor demonstrate up close on your screen so that every letter stroke and movement of the pen and hand is magnified.
No Kit Option
This ticket option is for those of you who already have the kit. We will email your worksheets and templates prior to the start date of the course.
There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.
Once you've ordered, you'll receive a link to the Zoom meeting. On the day, use that link to join the workshop. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get lots of one-on-one time with your tutors. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.
Included within this ticket price is postage to UK. For other international locations, please email Emily at email@example.com with your name, address and the workshop/course title and date you would like to attend and she will be able to let you know the additional postage charge and eta for your kit via Royal Mail.
PLEASE NOTE Once your kit has been posted, workshop tickets are not refundable. This does not affect your statutory rights.
This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. Your Zoom invite will come with your booking email confirmation, and we'll send it to you in your reminder email 3 days before your workshop. Please check your Spam folder in case the emails end up in there.
- Ticket type
10 Wk Nib NO KIT
This ticket option does NOT include a kit. Worksheets and templates will be emailed. Please ensure that you have selected the right option.Price£225.00
- Ticket type
10 wk Nib
This ticket includes a full kit which will be posted to you a week before your course is due to start.Price£295.00