Discover the world of modern calligraphy in this practical course. Whether you are an experienced crafter and want to add to your skills, a complete novice or are interested in trying a new hobby, calligraphy could be for you. Ideal for right and left handers alike. You do not need to be artistic to enjoy modern calligraphy.
-Making cards and want to be able to add beautiful lettering to your work.
-Wedding stationery - learn the techniques to give a flourish to invitations and place cards
-Improve handwriting - gain confidence in pen control in a time when people write less
-Plenty of guidelines and worksheets to help you.
Using simple and easily available tools you will be able to explore some of the beautiful styles of lettering from the 21st century.
No prior knowledge of calligraphy is required, this course is also great for rusty returners. The course runs for 12 weeks. Each lesson last 2 hours, plenty of time to master the techniques, ask questions and receive feedback from your teacher who is a professional calligrapher.
Progressing from the first basic strokes, how to hold the pen and correct posture, using and understanding the care of your equipment, with easily followed exercises and short projects that include:
-birthday cards and envelopes
-quotes - that can be framed and given as a present
-adding colour and decoration to your work
There will the opportunity to do homework to ensure that you continue to progress. By the end of the course you will be creating contemporary lettering that is both useful and elegant. Beautiful writing never goes out of style. Further study options are available through the WEA after this course.
If you like stationery you will love calligraphy!
What financial support is available?
We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey.
Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.
What other support is available?
All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.