Time & Location
14 Sept 2023, 19:00 – 21:30
West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd, Oxford OX2 0BT
About the Event
Tutor: Emma Cox
Come and join us in Oxford at The West Oxford Community Centre and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal workshop. Modern calligraphy is about lettering that is dynamic and has energy, so if you have always wanted to try modern calligraphy but you’re concerned you don't have nice handwriting or you can’t draw, don’t worry, that really doesn’t matter! Creating your own style and enjoying the process is what it’s all about.
Carefully structured, our lesson plan takes you through guided exercises, creating the letters of the alphabet and turning them into elegant words. Finally, you’ll work onto our lovely card templates, designed by Kirsten Burke, the UK’s leading calligrapher.
We’ll build your confidence by gradually adding to your understanding of the techniques which make modern calligraphy so beautiful. By the end of the session, you’ll have progressed from making basic strokes to being able to connect letter forms and create your own calligraphic words and phrases.
As well as guiding the whole group with demonstrations and instructions, your tutor will be there to provide you with one-on-one tuition and troubleshoot any issues you may come across.
Throughout the workshop you’ll learn about letterforms, use metallics, and try some colour blending. With these techniques in your repertoire, you'll soon be creating greeting cards, party invitations and artworks for your home and loved ones!
When booking your workshop please give us a mobile telephone contact number so that if we need to cancel for safety reasons at short notice we will be able to contact you!
All the materials you need are provided so you can simply relax and enjoy this inspiring workshop.
The workshop will take place in the Mary Town Room.
There is an excellent cafe in the centre where you can purchase a drink and maybe even a slice of the homemade cake prior to the workshop.
There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.
This is a paperless ticketing system - you don't need to bring it with you. Everything you need will be provided.£49.50