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Creative Calligraphy - Art in Words

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Level 1
10:00 - 12:30
7 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

On this course, you will combine calligraphy and art to create beautiful artworks. You will learn to write in some of the main calligraphy 'hands', how to use the pen and ink, spacing and layout to write a formal script. Then you will put your calligraphic skills to creative use, exploring different ideas, designs, backgrounds and media to 'illustrate', complement and enhance the text. There are many traditional and modern techniques to decorate calligraphy and transform the text into art. The tutor will introduce you to some of these methods using a variety of tools and materials; e.g. embellishing and colouring letters. By the end of the course, you will have created at least one beautiful calligraphic work.

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.

There is no qualification for this course.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naoko Munro

Naoko is a native Japanese speaker. She has been teaching Japanese in a Japanese school for three years in England and helping teach Japanese to adults and young people for over five years. She has experience as a private tutor teaching other subjects in Japan. She has also been working as a Japanese- English translator

She creates an environment where the students are encouraged to speak Japanese and she believes that learning Japanese should be fun and enjoyable.

View all courses taught by Naoko Munro here

How will I be taught?

There will be individual and group tuition and demonstrations.
There will be individual and group feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to provide your own materials for this course. Please do not buy anything especially for the course until you have checked with the Canterbury Centre on 03000 412222, about a week before it starts, that the course is going ahead,

You will need to bring the following things to the first session:
Please do not buy anything before the course starts to avoid unnecessary expense. At the first session, the tutor will introduce other tools and materials e.g. pens, ink, paper, etc.

For the Beginners
A wide calligraphy felt tip pen. (If you buy a new one, Edding or ZIG 3.5 mm - 5mm is recommended.)
Pencil (HB or 2H) Sharpener, eraser
Ruler (about 30 cm to 45 cm), T square if you have one
Photocopy paper
Layout paper (if you have)

For the experienced students
Normal calligraphy tools and materials which you already have.
Calligraphy pen nibs (Mitchell nibs or Tape nibs are recommended for beginners)
Pen holder
Calligraphy ink (non-water proof ink) or Gouache,
Small brush, water jar, palette
Kitchen paper
Layout paper pad (A3) for practice
Pencil (HB or 2H) Sharpener, eraser
Ruler (about 30 cm to 45 cm), T square if you have one
Drawing board

What can I do next?

A further calligraphy course. We hope to be able to put on another course at Canterbury in the summer term.

What do I need to join the course

Beginners and those with a little experience of calligraphy.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/117269/M/LC.