What is the course about?
The pointed brush is a great tool for any calligrapher or graphic designer because it can be used calligraphy an array of hand-lettered projects such as logotypes, posters, greetings cards, ceramic decorations and fabric designs. You will be taken step by step through the techniques of pointed brush there will be advise about tools and materials. This class is suitable for the complete beginner and those wishing to improve on their calligraphy skills.
What will we cover?
- How to write an alphabet based on calligraphy handwriting
- How to write capital letterforms and numerals¿
- How draw and modify your letterforms by hand.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- use and write a basic script with a pointed brush
More advanced students:
- will create their own style of pointed brush lettering.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for the complete beginner, left and right handers and those wishing to refresh their calligraphy
skills. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs,
health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
During the class there will be group and individual demonstrations. You will be given examples and worksheets
which enable you to develop at your own pace. It will be beneficial if you can do some practice between sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No equipment is needed for the first session. However, you will need to purchase an A3 folder for handouts and
worksheets. Advice will be given about tools and materials you can purchase to enable practice between sessions
or if you progress to further study.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
VE211 Calligraphy: copperplate and spencarian scripts
VE262 Calligraphy: gothic script
VE210 Calligraphy and decorated letterforms
VE300 City Lit calligraphy course
VE253 Calligraphy: flourished decorations
VE246 Calligraphy: modern copperplate
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.