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: modern copperplate

    Calligraphy: modern copperplate

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  2. Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Calligraphy and illumination

    Calligraphy and illumination

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study lettering, illuminating, heraldry and gold leaf. You'll get advice on tools and materials, and basic materials are included. Left and right handers are welcome.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  4. Calligraphy class: illuminated lettering

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Calligraphy: layout and lettering

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  6. Calligraphy and brush lettering

    Calligraphy and brush lettering

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to draw flourishes and generate illustrations to give your calligraphy handwriting extra flair and panache.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £309.00

  7. Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Calligraphy for beginners and improvers

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020 (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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Try it out: calligraphy weekend

    Try it out: calligraphy weekend

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  9. Calligraphy: copperplate and spencerian scripts

    Calligraphy: copperplate and spencerian scripts

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Calligraphy: gothic script

    Calligraphy: gothic script

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Calligraphy and decorated letterforms

    Calligraphy and decorated letterforms

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  12. City Lit advanced calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into calligraphy with this two term course. Learn techniques and develop essential skills for using tools and materials to produce beautiful work. The course will cover specialist skills-based training in calligraphy and design, blending traditional skills with an introduction to the latest trends in calligraphy and the design world. An exciting, challenging, indepth introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £853.00

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