How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
You will receive one to one feedback throughout the course.
What do I need to bring with me?
Students are responsible for the cost of their own equipment and materials. Please bring your usual calligraphy equipment to the first lesson, including: dip pens, black ink, cheap brush, water pot, pen rest, ruler, scissors, HB pencil, layout paper, 2 paperclips, masking tape, kitchen paper, notebook and ballpoint pen.
What can I do next?
A further 5 or 10 week course, where you will learn a new script or revise and develop a script you have learnt before; write with dip pens in different sizes, create new calligraphic projects and explore more colour techniques.
What do I need to join the course
You will need at least two terms experience in the Beginners class, where students learn to write the 4 calligraphic basic scripts. We study one script each term.
After learning to write all 4 basic hands in the Beginners class, the tutor will invite you to join the Improvers class, where we explore variations of the basic scripts.
For those who have studied calligraphy for a minimum of two terms. It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.