Beginner Modern Calligraphy Course at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Be creatively inspired in our live online modern calligraphy course!


The Modern Calligraphy Co

The Modern Calligraphy Co

12k
5.0 (1)

10 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 6     label £295


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, GQ, Daily Mirror, The Metro, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Learn the basics of lettering calligraphy in this ten-week course. If you want some mindful indoor activities, this online course will help you relax and refresh.

This comprehensive course teaches all the skills needed to master the quintessential calligraphy tool, a pointed nib! Learn how to write in calligraphy and how to control your nib and ink flow with your talented teacher, Shamima. Then progress to forming elegant letterforms and styling your calligraphy.

The online class size is small, so you can get the attention you need to learn calligraphy online and ask as many questions as you like.

With demonstrations by your tutor each week to watch and copy, discover ways to add personality to your work by bouncing letters, flourishing, and creating simple layouts. Our drills, exercises, challenges, and projects give plenty of opportunities to practice and experiment with every technique.

This course starts on Friday 5th March and runs every Friday until 14th May. There will be a 1-week break on Good Friday 2nd April.

Here's a look at the schedule:
Week 1: Capital letters
Ink and gold mica

Week 2: Guidelines & lowercase letters
Blending coloured inks

Week 3: Connections, exit, and entry strokes
Working onto black

Week 4: Bounce
Letter by letter - elastic letters

Week 5: Copperplate
Oblique Pen Holder a fine nib
angle, flourishes

Week 6: Angles, letter families
Changing style and blending metallics

Week 7: Flourishing rules
Different nibs and travelling across the paper

Week 8: Mini Capitals and mixing styles
Gift tags and cards - design hierarchy

Week 9: Cut and Paste Techniques
Centring and balancing layouts

Week 10: Typographic Terms and problem solving
Designing and perfecting a quote design

Every session of this course will be recorded, so if you miss a week you will able to watch the recording to catch up! Use the same zoom link for every class.


Knowledge Required
Suitable for beginners.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A straight/oblique pen holder.
  • 3 nibs in a handy storage tin.
  • Set of 4 calligraphy inks.
  • Kirsten Burke practice book.
  • Pack of coloured notelets.
  • Envelopes.
  • Gift tags.
  • 2 tubes of gouache.
  • 3 Finetec metallic paints.
  • Layout pad.
  • Rhodia dot pad.
  • Templates.
  • Cards.
  • Worksheets.
What you'll need
  • A pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Rubber.
  • Jar of water.
  • Although not essential, we would recommend having a light pad.

Please protect the surface that you work on in case of ink spills.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 10 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
The Modern Calligraphy Co
The Modern Calligraphy Co

12k
5.0 (1)

The UK's leading Modern Calligraphers will lead you through fun, relaxing workshops to learn how to create beautiful, dynamic lettering.

Whether you’re a complete beginner looking for a mindful activity, or an experienced creative adding another string to your bow,
we will teach you the tips and tricks to turn your hand to modern calligraphy whatever your skills.

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