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29/04 Online: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks 9.30am - 11.30am

£295 (includes all your Calligraphy materials RRP £80)

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29/04 Online: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks 9.30am - 11.30am
29/04 Online: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks 9.30am - 11.30am

Time & Location

29 Apr 2022, 09:30 – 11:30

Zoom

About the Event

This is a 10-week course that starts on 29th April until 8th July. There will be no session on the 3rd June.

Lead Tutor: Maisie Minett

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.

Choosing the Ticket that includes our fabulous Calligraphy Craft Box  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, 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.

NO KIT OPTION

You will only receive the worksheets that will be posted out to you prior to the event.

If you have selected the no kit option please feel free to use a selection of your own favourite nibs and Finetc colours. A more extensive kit list will be included with the worksheets.

Postage

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 info@kirstenburke.co.uk 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.

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 29/04

    This ticket includes 10 sessions & your Perfect Pointed Nib Kit

    £295.00
    Sale ended
  • NO KIT-10wk beginner Nib 29/04

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

    £265.00
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