What is the course about?
This course follows the creative process in calligraphy. Starting from script analysis students will study
closely Roman capitals and learn arrange text on a page, creating a finished work of calligraphy.
What students liked most about this course run in 2015/16:
"Learning a beautiful way of writing in a very calming environment. Tutor was always very encouraging whenever anyone got a bit stuck or overwhelmed."
What will we cover?
- Skeleton letters
- Pen made letters
- Roman Capitals
- Variations of a script
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use traditional calligraphy tools
- Write Roman Capitals
- Analyse scripts and create a consistent alphabet
- Introduce variations of Roman capitals 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. Your tutor will give you advice on equipment during the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses in calligraphy and lettering are available, you may be interested in courses such as VE 258 Modern Copperplate, VE260 Calligraphy: Layout and lettering, or VE259 Calligraphy techniques: Linking text and image. Your tutor will be able to advise you during the course.
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.
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