What is the course about?
This course is a chance to develop your key calligraphy skills and gain more confidence writing with broad-edged metal nibs and ink. This course is suitable for left and right handers.
What will we cover?
• Writing with different sizes of nibs
• Writing with gouache
• Writing on different paper surfaces
• Writing a longer quotation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Write a quotation or poem using a variety of nib sizes and ink
For more advanced students:
• Write a quotation or poem using a variety of nib sizes and gouache.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for the complete beginner or those who wish to refresh their calligraphy skills.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for
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 practise between sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to purchase an A3 folder for handouts and worksheets, a pencil and notebook.
Advice will be given about tools and materials you can purchase to enable practise between sessions or when embarking on further study.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses in calligraphy and lettering are available - please see the Calligraphy sesction of our course guide or
website for more details.
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.