Creative Calligraphy

Ref: C2344351

A practical introduction to 'The Art of Beautiful Writing' and how different forms of calligraphy can be used as inspiration to produce attractive artwork and cards. Create a piece of artwork inspired by the beautiful and very imaginative designs that can be seen on medieval manuscripts. Experiment with using lettering and creative calligraphy to produce a contemporary style card or piece of artwork. The course will include an overview of well known calligraphy styles and exploring images of beautiful medieval manuscripts and creative forms of lettering as inspiration. Suitable for beginners.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the 'Art of Beautiful Writing' and to explore how calligraphy can be used as inspiration for creative artwork.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Have an overview of the variety of calligraphy and history of writing
  • Recognise two styles of calligraphy
  • Use lettering creatively to produce an attractive card
  • Produce a piece of artwork inspired by the designs of Medieval manuscripts
  • Know where to access resources

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Friendly and informative discussion and review

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
  • The tutor will let you know what materials and equipment will be required prior to the course

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

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Creative Calligraphy

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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