Exploring Calligraphy with Fiona Mitchell

Ref: C3532836

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 taster course for you. The focus of this course is to introduce you to a relaxing mindful activity. Working online with an experienced calligraphy tutor you can try your hand at relaxing calligraphy from the comfort of your own home as part of a group of beginners.

Course aim

This course will provide a gentle introduction to calligraphy with simple absorbing techniques and information on suitable equipment to get you started on this relaxing activity.

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:

  • Select the appropriate equipment used in calligraphy
  • Demonstrate basic strokes and drill exercises
  • Explore the construction of the letter forms
  • Apply the techniques to a selection of simple calligraphic projects
  • Discuss possible next steps concerning calligraphy

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need: Plain paper Sharpened pencil (HB is ideal) Brush pen (Tombow Fudenosuke WS-BH150 or WS-BS is a good choice) or Crayola Supertip pens 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

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Exploring Calligraphy with Fiona Mitchell


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 2021
  • 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

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

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