Calligraphy workshop

Course Dates: 28/04/22 - 07/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: 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.
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Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £188.00

Course Code: VE260

Thu, eve, 28 Apr - 07 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course follows the creative process in calligraphy. Starting from script analysis you will study closely
a historical script of your choice and learn how to arrange text on a page. The creative process will finish with the creation of a finished work of calligraphy.

What will we cover?

- Analysis of a script.
- Layout design.
- Developing personal version of the script.
- Variations of a script.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Use traditional calligraphy tools
- Analyse scripts and create a consistent alphabet
- Introduce variations 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 for demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. 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 and practical work. You may be invited to take part in group discussions. 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.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other suitable courses include:
VE211 Calligraphy: copperplate and spencarian scripts
VE262 Calligraphy: gothic script
VE300 City Lit calligraphy course
VE225 or VE238 Calligraphy and illumination.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.