Calligraphy - Improvers | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Calligraphy - Improvers at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Calligraphy - Improvers at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £67.00 Starts: 20/04/2017 Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Tutor: Els Van Den Steen Ends: 18/05/2017 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: THU Duration: 5 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

This course can help you to develop and expand your calligraphic skills.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

- Write the western alphabet in a new calligraphic hand
OR Fine tune a calligraphic hand you've learnt before and explore script variations.

- Write a complete sentence well in at leaset two pen sizes, with attention to good spacing;

- Rule up correct guidelines for your project (eg a saying/proverb, a haiku, a verse/poem, a quotation....)

- Use the cut and paste technique to create a balanced layout;

- Use gouaches sucessfully in the dip pen on at lest two different papers;

- Work to relevant health and safety guidelines.

Some practice between sessions is recommended in order to make continuous progress.

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.

About the Tutor: Els Van Den Steen

Els Van Den Steen has taught calligraphy in Adult Education for more than 15 years. She is a member of the Cinque Ports Scribes and she exhibits her work with this group. She gained a CLAS Diploma of Calligraphy in 1997.

View all courses taught by Els Van Den Steen here >>

Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/39222/E/LC.
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