14/10 Modern Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks PM Online
£295 (includes all your Calligraphy materials RRP £80)
Time & Location
14 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 16 Dec 2021, 21:30
About the Event
This is a 10-week course that starts on Thursday 14th October and runs every Thursday until 16th December.
Lead Tutor: Claire Delfont
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.
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.
With one-to-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. If you aren’t able to attend one of the sessions then we will record it for you.
Tickets include our fabulous Calligraphy Craft Box which means you will have everything you need to complete all of the lessons and projects included in the 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
Mixing Ink with Gouache
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, 3 nibs in a handy storage tin, black, magenta, turquoise, and yellow calligraphy inks, gouache, Liquid Gum Arabic, Finetec metallic paints, a Rhodia dot pad, templates, notelets, envelopes, gift tags, and your worksheets and alphabet exemplars.
In addition, you will need: a pencil, ruler, 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 are able to watch your tutor demonstrate up close on your screen so that every letter stroke and movement of the pen and hand is magnified.
If you want to buy this workshop without the calligraphy kit, as you already have your own supplies, please contact us directly by emailing email@example.com.
Included within this ticket price is postage to UK mainland only, no Islands or Highlands. For other UK and international locations, please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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10 wk Nib 14/10
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