BEGINNERS CLASS DESCRIPTION
The aim of the beginners' class is to provide students with an introduction to the basics of ‘the art of beautiful writing’.
Practical advice will be given on materials and equipment, lettering techniques and applied calligraphy. Through clear and detailed instruction, students will be encouraged to develop a personal style, and will be shown how to apply their new found skill to a variety of projects.
Practical advice will be supported by comprehensive notes. In one-to-one demonstrations, students will be given guidance in areas of personal difficulty. By the end of the term they will have learned the basic techniques of an absorbing and relaxing skill.
Materials to be purchased: a calligraphy fountain pen (a MANUSCRIPT pen with B3 or B4 nib is ideal). If you are left-handed, you should purchase the same pen but with an ‘oblique’ nib.
Duncan has tutored calligraphy classes in various venues within Glasgow and Lanarkshire for over twenty five years. He currently teaches at the University of Strathclyde and at The City of Glasgow College.
Further details are available in the online programmes shown on this page.
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW
The Daytime Programme can be viewed here. The calligraphy classes for beginners and intermediate are described on page 23 and 24 of the programme.
Beginners (October) and Intermediate (January) classes run on Tuesday mornings at 9.45-11.45 for 10 meetings.
Calligraphy for Beginners starts 4 October 2016
Taking Your Calligraphy Further starts 17 January 2017
PLEASE NOTE: the above classes are available mornings only. No evening classes are available in Strathclyde University during the 2015/2016 term. However, The City of Glasgow College offers a calligraphy evening class, details of which are shown below.
CITY OF GLASGOW COLLEGE
Beginners classes run on Thursday evenings at 18.00-21.00 for 10 meetings.
Start 8th September 2016... FULLY BOOKED
Start 19th January 2017... FULLY BOOKED
Find out more about the class here.