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12/09 Oxford: Beginner Course - 10 Week Nib 7-9pm

£295 Includes Craft Box RRP £100

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12/09 Oxford: Beginner Course - 10 Week Nib 7-9pm
12/09 Oxford: Beginner Course - 10 Week Nib 7-9pm

Time & Location

12 Sept 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! 

The 10-week course starts on Tuesday 12th September until Tuesday 14th November. 

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

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

Additional Information

Everything you need will be provided. Your kit will be handed to you on arrival.

Payment Option

There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.


  • Oxford 10 Week 1209

    This ticket includes a full kit which you will receive on arrival at the studio.

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