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 scribes and calligraphers and you will keep a portfolio, workbook 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 evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance personal skills.
You will receive one to one feedback throughout your course.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your usual calligraphy equipment to the first session, including: a selection of dip pens, ink, water pot, brush, kitchen paper, masking tape, a protractor, layout paper, tracing paper, a ruler, HB pencil, rubber & sharpener, coloured fine-liners, a ballpoint pen and a notebook, if taking notes helps you to learn. Also reading glasses if you use them.
What can I do next?
A further 10 week course, where you revise and improve on a calligraphic basic script you have learned before and develop script variations for your new personal project, practise new techniques and explore new ideas.
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students who have already learned to write the 4 calligraphic basic hands and wish to develop Italic script variations for their new personal projects. 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 and use them in a new personal project, exploring layout & design further.