Traditional Calligraphy with Fiona Mitchell

Ref: C3533585

Introduction to Calligraphy, using readily available tools and simple techniques, this easily learnt skill is ideal for handmade-cards, improving your handwriting or exploring the fascinating art of calligraphy. Ideal for beginners and great for left and right-handers. Whether you want to brush up on your calligraphy or discover a new hobby this course is a great place to start. From first marks to finished work, all students will be supported and encouraged by a tutor who is a working calligrapher with over 30 years’ experience.

Course aim

This course is an ideal introduction to Calligraphy with many practical applications suitable for complete beginners.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the uses and suitability of materials for Calligraphy
  • Demonstrate the essential mark making skills for Calligraphy
  • Design and create layout for a calligraphic work
  • Complete a finished piece of work from initial design through to completion
  • Discuss the development for the finished piece of work

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Plain paper and pencil Pilot Parallel pens (2.4mm or 3.8mm are ideal starter pens) but if you have a calligraphy set please bring it along

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Traditional Calligraphy with Fiona Mitchell


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