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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students may wish to attend the Calligraphy Follow-Up course or other art courses offered by the college - please browse the website.

What are the entry requirements?

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.

What does this programme involve?

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.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn from guided practice and demonstration.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring paper, pencil, eraser, ruler, and reading glasses (if required) to the workshop. Please also bring any calligraphy pens and ink only if you already have them. A list of recommended items can be provided before the workshop should you wish to buy items in advance. The approximate cost would be in the region of 15 to 20. Should you not wish to purchase materials in advance, pencil and paper will be provided to enable you to practice letter forms.

Please ensure your course is running before purchasing any materials.

Students are responsible for necessary materials. In certain cases, the tutor may source the materials for the exercise for the students' convenience. Cost will vary according to the project undertaken.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C106Y Eastleigh College 27/1/2018 Sat 09:30 – 13:00 1 £35.00 £35.00 Apply now
C107Y Eastleigh College 3/3/2018 Sat 09:30 – 13:00 1 £35.00 £35.00

* 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 any 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.

The Equality Act

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.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.