Classic Round Hand Calligraphy (also called Foundational) is the first script you learn to understand calligraphy techniques. Holding the chisel nib at the correct angle and learning how to construct the letters using different strokes helps you understand that calligraphy is about ‘constructing and forming the letters’ not writing.
Originating in England in the 1660s it standardised in it’s form through the publication of printed writing manuals.
The workshops are light hearted, fun and aimed to give a taster of the skills needed to produce this very popular beautiful script. Ideal for all those personal touches to your crafted cards or for generating your own unique designs.
Beginners will learn about the history of calligraphy and how to correctly hold and generate the strokes needed to create this lovely script.
They will then finish the workshop by producing a final piece of their choice, demonstrating all that has been learned during the session.
For all of you who have already enjoyed Jane's beginners class but want to move on to the next level then the Advanced Workshop will build your confidence further so that you can scribe your cards, place names and any other items you need for that special occasion. We would sugest for this class that you have in mind a small quote, phrase or saying you would like to use as an example to get you started.
Everything is provided for the beginners class including a basic pen, practice lines, letters and paper (all yours to keep) along with Jane’s years of knowledge and information on this historic skill. For those taking part in the Advanced class, please bring your own pen along to use from the beginners lesson as this is the only item not provided on the day although replacement pens will be available to buy on the day if required
Many other products for excelling at this art will also be available to buy on the day.
The course focus is always on fun and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced calligraphy artist.
FOOD: Hot and cold refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop. Alternatively the shop is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe where you can purchase delicious food and refreshments at reasonable prices.
The course will cost £30.00 to include all materials, use of tools (excluding pen for the Advance Class) and teas/coffees throughout the day.
If you have attended one of these workshops previously then you will be eligible for a 10% discount on this course