12/06 Oxford: Beginner Course - 10 Weeks 7-9pm
£295 Includes Craft Kit RRP £100
Time & Location
12 Jun 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Oxford, Botley Rd, Oxford OX2 0BT, UK
About the Event
Join us in Oxford for this comprehensive course that 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.
The 10-week course starts on Monday 12th June until Monday 14th August
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.
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
Everything you need will be provided.
This event will take place in the Mary Town Room.
There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.
Oxford 10 Week 1206
This ticket includes a full kit which you will receive on arrival at the studio.£295.00Sale ended