CANCELLED: 12/10 Chichester: Beginner Calligraphy Course - 10 Weeks 7pm - 9pm
Time & Location
12 Oct 2022, 19:00 – 21:00
Birdham Studio, Alandale Rd, Birdham, Chichester PO20 7QN, UK
About the Event
This is a 10-week course that starts on 12th October and ends on the 14th December.
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.
Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get lots of one-on-one time with your tutors.
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
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
Everything you need will be provided.
Refreshments available on arrival
Parking - Please turn right at the white garages at the end of Alandale Road and follow the gravel drive to the end where you will see our studio.
There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.
10 wk Nib12oct
This ticket includes 10 sessions & your Perfect Pointed Nib Kit£295.00