Online Taster: Calligraphy

Ref: C3530896

Ever wanted to try your hand at calligraphy, but there are no suitable classes in the area that fit with your free time? Have you seen calligraphy on the internet or in books and equipment for sale but don’t know where to start, then this could be the course for you. Working on-line with an experienced calligraphy tutor you can try your hand at modern calligraphy from the comfort of your own home as part of a group of beginners. All guidelines will be provided, techniques will be demonstrated and you will have the opportunity to explore this fascinating art. This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who may have done calligraphy when at school. Modern calligraphy is ideal for those who make cards and can be a very relaxing hobby or a great start to traditional calligraphy journey. Equipment is reasonably priced and readily available from art shops and stationers or on-line.

Course aim

This class will provide a taster class for Modern Calligraphy with information on suitable equipment and simple techniques to get you started.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Understand the basic equipment used in modern calligraphy
  • Demonstrate basic and transition strokes
  • Explore the alphabet using simple techniques
  • Discuss possible uses of modern calligraphy
  • Discuss possible next steps concerning calligraphy

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • Using Zoom the tutor will provide demonstration of techniques and discussion on progress and any queries that may arise during the taster. There will be pdf worksheets that will accompany the course.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need: Plain paper Sharpened pencil (HB is ideal) Brush pen (Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen is a good choice) or a pointed nib (not traditional calligraphy nib more like fountain pen) to use with a holder and ink

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 information sheet

Online Taster: Calligraphy

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 2019
  • 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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