How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, handouts, 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 work folder 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, eraser & sharpener, scissors, 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 in the Improvers class, where you will either revise & improve a script you have learned before or learn a new script. You will also develop your calligraphic skills further by practicing new techniques and by using these to creat
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students who have already learned to write the 4 calligraphic basic hands (Uncial Hand, Foundational Hand, Gothic Blackletter & Italic) and wish to develop these further OR learn new, more challenging, scripts & techniques. This is not a course for beginners. You will need to set aside time for homework every week (at least 2 hours per week)..