Course overview

Embark on a creative journey with our Modern Calligraphy course. Open to all skill levels, this experience invites you to explore the art of contemporary lettering. The course is tailored to build upon basic skills, enhancing your proficiency and understanding of this captivating craft. Focused on accessible tools and straight forward techniques, students will refine their abilities in expressive letterforms. Whether you're a novice or you want to explore more, join us to deepen your connection with modern calligraphy. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you'll leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to create stunning, personalized artworks using easily available equipment and simple yet effective techniques.

Course description

This course is a continued introduction to the much-admired modern calligraphy. Taking you from complete beginner to calligrapher, building upon the fundamental skills, exploring intricate techniques like flourishing and variable line weights using pointed pen and brush pens and delve into creative letterforms, composition, and layout, aiming to refine their personal style. The focus is on hands-on projects, including designing intricate artworks and personalized items. This course emphasises the honing of calligraphy skills and fostering a deep understanding of calligraphic techniques. Experimenting with innovative letter forms and development your own personal style. Master simple techniques to enrich your understanding of modern calligraphy. Apply layout and composition skills to create interesting and arresting designs. Integrate textures and layering using a wide variety of inks and paints. Exploring the many tools that are available to the calligrapher from lightboxes to brush pens and paintbrushes. Experimenting with surfaces to adapt techniques and styles and integrate colour into work to heighten creativity. Decorative elements such as swashes and flourishes and their appropriate use in finished work and portfolio development. Creating birthday cards and quotes. 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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