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What opportunities will this course give me?

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

What will I be learning?

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the foundations of this popular lettering style.

You will be gently introduced to some of the pen strokes that help make letterforms.

Beginning with pencil, students will gain an understanding of the underlying structure of Italic hand, before moving on to tackle the alphabet with a calligraphy pen using ink or gouache.

Students will learn how to be comfortable with their tools, materials, and lettering, and building confidence to develop a calligraphic composition.

Why is this course for me?

You will learn from guided practice and demonstration.

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 who want to learn to make beautiful letters using the art of calligraphy.

Is there anything else I need to know?

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

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

A list of recommended items will also be provided before the workshop should you wish to buy other items in advance. The approximate cost would be in the region of 15 to 20.

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 workshop. Students are responsible for the purchase of other materials relevant to the course.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C106Y Eastleigh College 25/1/2020 Sat 09:30 – 13:00 1 £43.00 £43.00
C107Y Eastleigh College 29/2/2020 Sat 09:30 – 13:00 1 £43.00 £43.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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.

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

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