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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

What opportunities will this course give me?

Learners may wish to attend other art or creative courses offered by the college - please browse the website for details.

What will I be learning?

This workshop will help you to produce Christmas themed calligraphy cards and tags in time for the festive season.

This festive course is an introduction to lettering, design and creative Calligraphy using the alphabet.

You will learn creative writing and lettering with italic fonts in pencil and ink.

A college certificate will be awarded on request.

Why is this course for me?

You will learn from guided practice and demonstrations throughout the morning to inspire you for the yuletide season.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. This is the perfect workshop for complete beginners, or those with little experience, who want to make some beautiful items ready for the festive season.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This is the perfect course for complete beginners who want to learn to make beautiful letters using the art of calligraphy.

Please bring paper, pencil, eraser, ruler, and reading glasses (if required) to the workshop.

A starter dip pen and nib is included in the cost of the workshop, as well as ink. However, you may wish to bring any calligraphy pens and ink if you already have them.

Please also bring along your address book, along with any labels/tags and festive cards you wish to write.

Please ensure your course is running before purchasing any materials.

A starter pack of a calligraphy dip pen and nib is included in the course fee and will be provided at the start of your class. Learners are responsible for the purchase of other materials relevant to the course, although some tags, card and festive coloured ink will be provided on the workshop.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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28/11/2020 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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09:30 – 13:00





24+: £48.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C178X Eastleigh College 28/11/2020 Sat 09:30 – 13:00 1 £48.00 £48.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.