Calligraphy courses in London
Students on City Lit calligraphy courses can explore the art of fine handwriting, and develop skills in contemporary and traditional calligraphy. On our courses, you can choose from a range of scripts to study, including Modern calligraphy, Copperplate, Illuminated lettering, brush lettering and Gothic.
You can learn how to create layouts, analyse historical scripts, and work on specialised, individual projects. City Lit offers inspiring and creative short and term-long courses for beginners through to advanced level, and all our classes are taught by professional practitioners and industry specialists.
We offer day, evening and weekend courses in well-equipped rooms with access to a range of reference books and materials and where group and one to one teaching allows for the exchange of ideas and individual development with maximum hands-on time for projects.
- Calligraphy: Christmas cards and gift tagsCourse start date: Sun 5 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sharon ShawIf you are looking for alternatives to the usual cards this Christmas, why not send something handmade. This course will show you how to create cards and gift tags to add a personal touch to your season’s greetings.Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
- Calligraphy: modern copperplateCourse start date: Mon 25 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Veiko KespersaksLearn how to write elegant letterforms using a pointed pen with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic copperplate alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own. The course is suitable for beginners as well as improvers, and both left-handers and right-handers.
- Calligraphy and illuminationCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Emiko HashiguchiLearn how to write beautifully with a dip pen and design and produce a piece of work with illuminated letters using colour and gold leaf. All levels.
- Calligraphy and brush letteringCourse start date: Sun 21 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sharon ShawTake your calligraphy skills to the next level by learning the basics of brush pen lettering. Learn how to create calligraphic lettering with a pointed brush to liven up your greetings cards, make posters and more. This introduction to writing with a brush is an ideal entry into the world of calligraphy and creative handwriting.
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