Try it out: calligraphy, formal and modern

Course Dates: 02/12/19
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Sharon Shaw

Would you like to find out about the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy? Come along to this session and have a go at writing both styles. Beginners and improvers welcome.


What is the course about?

If you want to learn the difference between formal calligraphy and modern calligraphy this session is the perfect introduction for you.

What will we cover?

- How to write with a broad edged nib
- How to write with a flexible pointed nib
- Basic tools and materials.

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

- Demonstrate how to write strokes with a broad edged pen held at a specific pen angle
- Demonstrate how to write thick and thin strokes with a flexible pointed nib.

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.

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

No equipment is needed for this workshop. Advice will be given about tools and materials you may wish to purchase for further study.

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

The following courses would be suitable:
VE230 Celebration Invitations, VE231, 240 & 241 Calligraphy and Illumination, VE249 Modern Calligraphy, VE255, xxxx Try it Out: Calligraphy, VE258 Beautiful Writing, VE259 Lettering with Illustration, VE260 Layout and Lettering, VE261 Modern Calligraphy, VE265 Traditional Calligraphy, Flourished Italic. For more details see the relevant course outlines and City Lit website.


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A good course for learning some of the vocabulary of calligraphy and gaining knowledge / experience to help you decide on what you like about different scripts and techniques to help you choose further courses of study.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/10/2018)
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Course Code: VE270

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Finished Mon, day, 02 Dec - 02 Dec '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £49.00
Concession: £49.00

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