Calligraphy evening course

Course Dates: 16/02/23 - 23/03/23
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
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.
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Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00

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Course Code: VE230

Started Thu, eve, 16 Feb - 23 Mar '23

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course follows the creative process in calligraphy. Starting from script analysis students will study closely Roman capitals and learn arrange text on a page, creating a finished work of calligraphy.

What will we cover?

- Skeleton letters
- Pen made letters
- Roman Capitals
- Variations of a script
- Layout.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Use traditional calligraphy tools
- Write Roman Capitals
- Analyse scripts and create a consistent alphabet
- Introduce variations of Roman capitals in your work
- Design a layout
- Produce a finished calligraphic piece.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Teaching methods will include visual presentations, individual instruction, group discussion and practical work. It is possible to achieve the aims of the course by working at class only. Practice at home, however, would be desirable.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a notebook and a pen. Basic materials and tools will be provided for use during the class, however, you might want to buy your own tools. Your tutor will give you advice on equipment during the course.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Suitable courses may include:
- VE260 Calligraphy workshop
- VE350 Calligraphy: modern copperplate
- VE285 Calligraphy for beginners and improvers
- VE282 Calligraphy and brush lettering.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.