Grab your pen, ink and paper to learn how to grace your walls or amaze your friends and loved ones with your handmade greeting cards and wedding/party stationery. This course will provide you with lessons in creative lettering and handwriting skills. On this 10 week non-accredited course, you will be learning the fundamentals of the Copperplate script from a talented calligrapher. This course will be held onsite. You will learn about how to hold your pen and how to sit, the sizing and angles of the Copperplate script, the writing rules, basic strokes and the final words. The course will provide you with a thorough grounding in calligraphy materials. You will explore different inks, pens, nibs, and papers to enable you understand the tools, where they come from and how they work. You will also be given an insight into the history of calligraphy. You will have the opportunity to observe and discuss texts from the past and present. You will also practise letterforms regular and fluent, with feedback and support from the tutor. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify and recognise the main characteristics of copperplate script. You will also develop the ability to select and use a variety of pens, correct mistakes neatly and many more. After completion, you can progress to the English Calligraphy Copperplate Elementary Level. Materials and tools will need to be purchased for this course, at a cost of no more than £10
Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be provided. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please provide evidence of this).
Upon successful completion of the course you can progress into further study in this area.