Calligraphy - An Introduction to Gothic Calligraphy | Ashford Gateway

Calligraphy - An Introduction to Gothic Calligraphy at Ashford Gateway

Calligraphy - An Introduction to Gothic Calligraphy at Ashford Gateway

Price: £62.00 Starts: 25/02/2020 Time: 18:45 - 20:45
Tutor: Frances Liddiard Ends: 24/03/2020 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 5 weeks

About this course

An opportunity to immerse yourself in medieval calligraphy and illumination, with a pen-written modern gothic script and decorated capitals. This course is recommended for beginners. Looking at historical and modern examples, this is a practical course to get you writing confidently. You will learn to experiment using different media, tools and materials. This course will introduce beginners to the broad edged pen* and cover the basics of writing a formal script, using ink and colour, and how to approach the basic design elements. Each student will have the opportunity to select a project to work on, and to produce a gothic inspired calligraphic design of their choice., , There is no set ‘homework’ but optional ‘homework’ may be set. You are welcome and advised to practise and do further work at home but it is not essential for you to participate in the course., , * The broad edged pen is a specialist calligraphy dip-pen - a fountain pen is not suitable. , If your course is held at Ashford Gateway in the evening, please note the following:- The main door to the building closes at 5pm Mon-Wed and 6pm on Thurs. The building can only be accessed via the side door which is situated to the left of the main entrance at the corner of the building. There is an entry system via a buzzer.

How will I be taught?

There will be individual and group tuition and demonstrations.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you already have some calligraphy tools and materials, please bring them along. If not, the tutor will supply what you need for the session - please pay the tutor direct for these, estimated cost £2 - £3. If you already have a ruler (30cm or preferably longer), a pencil and eraser, a small watercolour brush, palette, water jar, colour pencils, please bring them along.

What can I do next?

A further calligraphy course. Your tutor will be able to advise or please visit our website at for more details.

What do I need to join the course

Beginners and those with a little experience of calligraphy.

About the Tutor: Frances Liddiard

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Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/82285/H/LC.
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