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Our Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Courses
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August

Calligraphy – Italic Hand, Flourished and Informal
Sunday 13th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Janet Mehigan

£80
A wonderful array of letter shapes can be achieved with a selection of nibs and pens, some imagination and above all, confidence, which you will gather on this course. We will begin by learning the basic italic hand, then relax our method and try flourished and informal letter shapes. Experimental calligraphy can be big and boisterous or delicate and gentle, and can be stretched or manipulated with exciting results.
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September

Calligraphy - Capitals, Formal and Flourished
Friday 1st September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Mary Noble

£80
Enhance your calligraphic repertoire. Explore how classical Roman capitals, the ancestor of all our present-day scripts, can be developed with flourishing that brings them into the more contemporary calligraphic world.
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October

Calligraphy for Beginners - Italic Hand
Thursday 5th October 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Mary Noble

£80
Using broad-edged dip pens learn the beautiful Italic hand from scratch. Italic is a versatile script that works large and small, for formal and informal occasions. It is also the one to master if you later wish to learn flourishing which adds decorative extras, producing livelier writing.
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November

Calligraphy Illumination - Working with Colour and Gold
Sunday 12th November 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Janet Mehigan

£80
Learn the art of decoration and illumination using gilding techniques and real gold. Create a single initial letter to enhance your calligraphy or design a small miniature with vibrant colour and gold that can be placed in a frame. The tutor is a calligrapher with more than 30 years’ teaching experience and author of a number of calligraphy books, including two on illumination.
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Calligraphy for Christmas
Friday 24th November 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Mary Noble

£80
Pen your own personalised cards, labels, place cards and small boxes and make this Christmas particularly special. Calligraphy and festive pen patterns can be combined to great decorative effect. The calligraphy skills you learn for Christmas will continue to be useful for occasions throughout the year. Tutor and professional calligrapher, Mary Noble, has many books to her name and has taught for more than 20 years.
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