Calligraphy: layout and lettering

Course Dates: 30/04/20 - 02/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Ivo Grantins

Learn the principles and explore the essential steps of calligraphy work using a range of tools and techniques to create an individual piece. Apply these skills to make place cards, envelopes or a short text. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Left or right handers welcome.


What is the course about?

This course follows the creative process in calligraphy. Starting from script analysis you will study closely
a historical script of your choice and learn how to arrange text on a page. The creative process will finish with the creation of a finished work of calligraphy.

What will we cover?

- Analysis of a script.
- Layout design.
- Developing personal version of the script.
- Variations of a script.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Use traditional calligraphy tools
- Analyse scripts and create a consistent alphabet
- Introduce variations in your work
- Design a layout
- Produce a finished calligraphic piece.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions for demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Teaching methods will include visual presentations, individual instruction and practical work. You may be invited to take part in group discussions. It is possible to achieve the aims of the course by working at class only. Practice at home, however, would be desirable.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a notebook and a pen. Basic materials and tools will be provided for use during the class, however,
you might want to buy your own tools. Tutor will give you advice on equipment during the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

VE211 Calligraphy: copperplate and spencarian scripts
VE262 Calligraphy: gothic script
VE210 Calligraphy and decorated letterforms
VE300 Build calligraphy course
VE253 Calligraphy: flourished decorations.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.

Book your place

Course Code: VE260

Thu, eve, 30 Apr - 02 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £309.00
Senior fee: £309.00
Concession: £188.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.

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