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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.

  1. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering and illumination with gold leaf. You will be given advice on tools and materials, and some basic

    materials are included. Left handers are welcome.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £175.00

  2. Calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £155.00

  3. Contemporary calligraphy: developing your style

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own unique style of calligraphic handwriting and be inspired by the work of historical and contemporary calligraphers.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £175.00

  4. Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 19 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop calligraphy skills on this beginners and improvers course. You will practice with a range of pens and papers, and create a finished example using a favourite quotation. Advice will be given on tools and materials. Suitable for left or right handers.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Modern calligraphy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to write elegant, stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £150.00

  6. Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern

    Course Date: Wed 31 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to find out about the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy? Come along to this session and have a go at writing both styles. Beginners and improvers welcome.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Calligraphy: modern copperplate

    Calligraphy: modern copperplate

    Course Date: Thu 15 Apr 2021 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for all who would like to learn new skill of beautiful writing or to improve their calligraphy. The course will also help to develop your creativity and will give you a lot of ideas for future personal projects. The course is for both beginners and advanced students. Suitable for left and right-handers.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  8. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate

    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Modern calligraphy can be learned by everyone and used in business and everyday life to reflect your personality and creativity. This workshop will guide you through the basics and show you how! Suitable for left or right handers.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Calligraphy class: illuminated lettering

    Calligraphy class: illuminated lettering

    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create decorative lettering to use as individual pieces or incorporate into your calligraphy work. This

    course will not only show you how to design and draw illuminated letters, but will introduce you to some of the history behind this beautiful art form.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £175.00

  10. Calligraphy workshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 29 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - 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. Apply these skills to make place cards, envelopes or a short text. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Left or right handers welcome.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £155.00

  11. Calligraphy and brush lettering

    Calligraphy and brush lettering

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to draw flourishes and generate illustrations to give your calligraphy handwriting extra flair and panache.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £175.00

  12. Try it out: calligraphy weekend

    Try it out: calligraphy weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 will use different pens and nibs, and leave having completed your own sample.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  13. Calligraphy: gothic script

    Calligraphy: gothic script

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This weekend course will introduce you to the basic calligraphy skills that will enable you to develop beautiful writing. You will be able to try out the historic Gothic script either as a beginner, or as an improver looking to increase your portfolio of writing styles. All tools and materials included.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Calligraphy and decorated letterforms

    Calligraphy and decorated letterforms

    Course Date: Mon 26 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create decorative letterforms to use as individual pieces or incorporate into your calligraphy work. This course will not only show you how to design and draw illuminated letters, but will introduce you to some of the history behind this beautiful art form.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Calligraphy: copperplate and spencerian scripts

    Calligraphy: copperplate and spencerian scripts

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand, which is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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