Who is the course for? The course is aimed at adults; for complete beginners to calligraphy, and those who are very rusty. The course runs for ten weeks (two hours per week) and will cover the Foundational hand, plus associated capital letters, written with a broad-edged metal nib.
When and where will it take place? The course will run on Thursday afternoons from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, from Thursday 24 January 2019 to Thursday 4 April 2019 (no meeting on Thursday 21 February), at Stedham Memorial Hall, Stedham, nr Midhurst, GU29 0NL. Directions will be sent on booking.
What will I learn? The course will introduce students to the Foundational hand, plus related capital letters. During the course we will cover:
Setting up your working area
Ruling up guidelines
Preparing, fitting, cleaning and using nibs correctly
Identifying the characteristics of the letter forms
Understanding calligraphic terms
Writing Foundational with good proportions, pen angle and spacing
Looking at basic layouts and design
Finishing a piece
Finishing a simple piece with spiral design, with decorative paper and card covers.
How much does it cost? The course costs £85, and the fee must be paid at the time of booking. Your place is not secured until payment has been received. Refunds: full refunds will be given until after the first session has taken place (just in case you change your mind and decide calligraphy is not for you); thereafter no monies will be refunded. A list of things to bring will be provided at the time of booking. Don't buy anything until you have attended the first session! Pen holders, nibs and boards will be available to buy from me for a small cost. A small pot of ink will be given to you to start you off.
How do I book? Payment must be made in full for your booking to be confirmed. Payment can be made:
By cheque (cheques should be made to Rebecca Osborne), sent to Rebecca Osborne, 20 Common View, Stedham, Midhurst, GU29 0NX. Please enclose your name, postal address and email address (if applicable).