Do you have an interest in calligraphy and the enthusiasm to want to learn more? You can choose to study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf on our number of calligraphy courses. Part-time courses are available during the daytime and evening. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Learn the basics of calligraphy while studying italic hand. You will learn how to use colour and gold in your calligraphy. The course is suitable for beginners, but improvers with a special interest in italic are welcome.
Explore the origins and purpose of early italic scripts, try out different inks, pens and papers, and create a finished example in italic script. Advice will be given on tools and materials. Suitable for left or right-handers.
This workshop will take you through a step-by-step process, letter-by-letter practice and analysis of the Copperplate script. Increasingly popular due to its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones, you'll learn by using historic models and demonstrations. Suitable if you are either left or right handed. Tutor: Veiko Kespersaks.
Fancy having a go at this beautiful art form? This short weekend course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of lettering and calligraphy. Focussing on broad edged script, you'll use different pens and nibs, and leave having completed your own sample. Tutor: Sharon Shaw.
Learn Formal Italic script and how to change its structure to produce a wide range of beautiful effects. Try out different calligraphic tools, materials and create your own finished piece of work. Suitable for beginners or improvers.
Take the first step and start learning calligraphy. This short course will introduce you to the basics of calligraphy whilst getting to grips with the historic gothic script. All levels welcome. Tutor: Ivo Grantins.
Learn the principles and explore the essential steps of calligraphy work using a range of tools and techniques to create an individual piece. Suitable for beginners as well as improvers, left or right handers welcome.
Make exciting compositions using hand drawn letterforms and personalised imagery. You will be guided in the use of a rich diversity of materials and inspired in the techniques of calligraphy and illustration to create works. For beginners and improvers.
Learn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.
Explore the faster written Flourished Italic with its joined letters and decorative flourishes. Move beyond just copying script to use your calligraphy expressively, with flourish! Suitable for beginners, improvers and advanced students.
Modern calligraphy can be learned by everyone and used in business and everyday life to reflect your personality and creativity. This workshop will guide and show you how!. Suitable for left or right-handers.
Investigate the beautiful flowing calligraphy of traditional italic script while exploring pen usage, letterforms, spacing and words. Produce a short text inscription and discuss further learning. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.