Calligraphy:The Lost Words

Ref: C3529815

As our language continues to expand then some words are pushed into the shadows. We will celebrate the words that are disappearing from common usage through the art of calligraphy, by using simple techniques and equipment to explore shape and meaning of those words. Working in the inspiring setting of Bristol Museum, this course aims to develop creativity through letter form and colour, working towards a finished piece of work.

Course aim

Celebrate the words disappearing from common usage, through the art of calligraphy. Using simple techniques and equipment we will explore words that could be lost to future generations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Discover words that are falling out of common use, in relation to Bristol and its museum.
  • Practise the mark making required for a suitable calligraphic hand.
  • Design and develop work through small projects towards a final piece of work.
  • Experience a variety of media, exploring its suitability for the finished piece.
  • Create a finished piece of work using the techniques learned during the course.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • You will be encouraged to use the Museum as a source of inspiration.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • 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
  • Materials will be provided for the initial class, then learners will be informed where to obtain suitable materials.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Calligraphy:The Lost Words

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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