Course topics include:
Materials and equipment
The structure of letters
Learning the Foundational alphabet
Learning the Italic alphabet
A brief look at the Gothic alphabet
Letter and word spacing
Decorative pen flourishes for Italic
Using dip nibs and waterproof ink
My beginners classes are intended for anyone totally new to calligraphy, but the varied topics covered will be beneficial even to someone with a little previous experience.
I will give practical advice on materials and equipment, lettering techniques and applied calligraphy.
Through clear and detailed instruction, supported by comprehensive notes, I'll encourage you to develop a personal style, and will show you how to apply your new found skill to a variety of projects.
In one-to-one demonstrations, I'll help you overcome areas of personal difficulty.
I will share tips, tricks and techniques that I have learned along the way.
By the end of the course you will have learned the basic techniques of an absorbing and relaxing skill.
For dates and venues see scheduled classes.