Calligraphy

Ref: C3529088

Have you always wanted to learn calligraphy or brush up your penmanship skills? Is there a calligraphy pen set sitting in a drawer that you always intended to use but have not had the chance to? Well this class could be just what you need. Ideal for beginners, right and left handers, young and not so young. During this course we will explore this wonderful art, through simple techniques and with readily available tools.

Additional information about this course

This is a taster session. There's no need to register.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to calligraphy and its possible use in cards and presents.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Create the basic strokes used in calligraphy
  • Write an alphabet capitals and lowercase
  • Understand the spacing of letters in words and in a card
  • Design an inscription for the inside of a Christmas card
  • Design a gift tag

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Calligraphy Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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