Course overview

Explore calligraphy in a welcoming course, perfect for all skill levels. No artistic background required. Delve into the elegant Uncial style, mastering expressive letterforms. Tailored to enhance basic skills, the course focuses on accessible tools and straightforward techniques. Whether a novice or seeking deeper insights, join us to strengthen your connection with modern calligraphy. Emphasizing hands-on learning, the experience equips you with knowledge and skills for creating personalized artworks. Experiment with variations, ensuring historical accuracy. Leave with confidence and proficiency, utilizing easily available equipment and effective techniques in your artistic endeavours.

Course description

Embark on a comprehensive journey into Uncial calligraphy with this engaging course, designed develop your skills as a calligrapher. In this third term, we build upon fundamental skills, delving into intricate techniques including proportions of letter height, decorative letters, composition, and layout. The focus lies on hands-on projects, including designing intricate artworks and personalized items such as birthday cards, fostering a deep understanding of advanced calligraphy skills. Master techniques to enrich your understanding of Uncial, applying advanced layout and composition skills for harmonious designs. Explore a variety of tools, from lightboxes to quills and gold leaf, adapting techniques to different surfaces. Explore the integration of colour to heighten creativity. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on the appreciation of letter forms within a historic context including the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospel and exploring manuscript construction, offering both practical and theoretical insights. Suitable for all ages and both left and right-handed individuals, this course is not ideal for complete beginners due to the nature of the techniques used in this term. By the term’s end, you’ll confidently apply your skills practically, enhancing your portfolio and creating stunning, personalized works of art. 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.

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