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19/09 Online: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks 7-9pm

£295 (includes your Calligraphy materials RRP £90)

19/09 Online: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks 7-9pm
19/09 Online: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks 7-9pm

Time & Location

19 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Via Zoom | Recorded to Re-watch | WhatsApp

About the Event

This is a 10-week course that starts on Friday 8th March.

Lead Tutor: Emma Cox

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

Blending Finetec

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, 2 coloured inks, a  Rhodia A4 dot pad, a pipette, black 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.

Payment Option

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.

Postage

Included within this ticket price is postage to UK mainland only, no Islands or Highlands. For other UK and international locations, please email Nadine at enquiries@themoderncalligraphyco.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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

We are unable to offer refunds for this event. We can however move you to another date should this one no longer be suitable.

System requirements

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.

Tickets

  • 10 wk Nib

    This ticket includes 10 sessions & your Perfect Pointed Nib Kit

    £295.00
  • NO KIT - 10 WK Beginner Nib

    This ticket option does NOT include a kit. It does include the worksheets and templates pack that will be posted to you. Please ensure that you have selected the right option.

    £225.00

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