Modern calligraphy

Course Dates: 16/11/19 - 14/12/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Veiko Kespersaks

Learn how to write elegant stylish letterforms using a flexible pointed nib with ink. Once you’ve learnt how to write a basic alphabet we’ll begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own.


What is the course about?

Take pleasure in creating your own modern calligraphy script. This course will teach you how to create a cursive writing style that is truly your own. You will be using a flexible, pointed nib to write letterforms inspired by traditional copperplate calligraphy but with a contemporary twist.

What will we cover?

You’ll begin with the basics such as learning how to use a flexible nib, creating a basic alphabet and writing capital letterforms. Then you’ll explore how to create your own style, incorporate flourishes and writing with different coloured inks.

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

1. Write a cohesive alphabet with a flexible nibs
2. Use different inks and papers

For more advanced learners:
1. Use a flexible nib to write longer pieces of text.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This class is suitable for complete beginners and left and right-handers.

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.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Group and individual demonstrations supported by discussions and visual references, but mainly learning by doing. It would be beneficial if you could do some practise between sessions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are provided for use during class and advice on buying equipment will be given by the
tutor during the course.

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.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Not only does it it help improve the coordination and the fluidity of your hand's movement but it also helps to calm down your mind enabling you to be present and total with what you do.
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Review by Elisa / (Posted on 10/03/2019)
Go for it. It’s brilliant fun and you learn so much.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 09/03/2019)
This is an excellent course for those seeking to learn the copperplate style of writing with a sharp nib, that forms the basis for modern calligraphy. We have a brilliant teacher - hugely knowledgeable, and really good at showing us not only how to create letterforms, but how to choose inks, papers and nibs that suit our personal style. It has been a hugely enjoyable course - it has exceeded my expectations.
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Review by Sue / (Posted on 09/03/2019)
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Course Code: VE249

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Sat, day, 16 Nov - 14 Dec '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £299.00
Senior fee: £299.00
Concession: £182.00

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