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 and illuminationCourse start date: Tue 17 Jan 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.Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
- Calligraphy: modern copperplate variationsCourse start date: Wed 21 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Veiko KespersaksLearn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand, which is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones.This fun class is an introduction to Spencerian script and its connection to basic strokes and letterforms. You will also learn the history of Spencerian script and it will give you some new knowledge of penmanship. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Calligraphy: decorated letterformsCourse start date: Mon 24 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sharon ShawGilded initials make perfect gifts for family and friends. You’ll learn painting techniques and how to apply a PVA mordant and use real leaf. You will be provided with a number of decorative alphabet templates and then taken
step-by-step through the stages of drawing, painting and applying real gold to create your own illuminated decorated letterform.Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
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