What is the course about?
This course follows the creative process in calligraphy. Starting from script analysis you will study closely the Foundational hand and learn how to arrange and create text on a page, creating a finished work of calligraphy.
What will we cover?
- Foundational hand
- lower and upper case.
- how to analyse a script.
- variations of within scripts.
- page layout and spacing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use traditional calligraphy tools
- Write Foundational hand
- Analyse scripts and create a consistent alphabet
- Introduce variations of Foundational hand in your work
- Design a layout
- Produce a finished calligraphic piece.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching methods will include visual presentations, individual instruction, group discussion and practical work. It is possible to achieve the aims of the course by working at class only. Practice at home, however, would be desirable.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a notebook and a pen. Basic materials and tools will be provided for use during the class, however, you might want to buy your own tools. Tutor will give you advice on equipment during the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You may be interested in enrolling on one of the City Lit Summer School calligraphy courses before the main programme starts again in September. Your tutor on this course will be able to advise you.
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