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Calligraphy for Beginners û Formal Italic

Kent Adult Education
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25 hours
155 GBP
Maidstone
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Course description

Calligraphy for Beginners û Formal Italic: On this course, you will be introduced to calligraphy skills and techniques and the art of beautiful writing. This course is for complete beginners and for students with some experience who have not yet learned, or want to refresh, Formal Italic. This course will look at historic and contemporary examples of italic, work on individual projects using this hand and build up a portfolio to help you on your calligraphic journey. Covering nibs, ink and paper to use, basic form of letters and develop an understanding of the use of a broad edged pen, ruling up writing lines, design and layout, and learn how to analyse a script. Italic capitals will also be covered as will a variety of techniques for creating coloured backgrounds and introduce basic colour theory. Half term: 20th February 2020, , Homework will be optional, however 1 to 2 hours between lessons will help you progress further and may include preparatory work for the next lesson. , , By the end of the course you should be able to:, , ò Set up your working area efficiently, and demonstrate how to use basic calligraphy tools, materials, and techniques safely, ò Construct Formal Italic letter forms with a broad edged dip pen, ò Write a sentence in different pen sizes using even letter and word spacing, ò Rule up guidelines correctly, ò Create a cut and paste layout and experiment different layout designs , ò Analyse the script, ò Create a variety of coloured backgrounds to write on, ò Make informed choices of using colour in the pen, on the background, ò Demonstrate appropriate use of basic colour theory in your practice pieces,

Suitability - Who should attend?

Everyone is welcome to enrol on this course, complete beginners and also students with some experience who have not yet learned Formal Italic or want to refresh this hand. It is important to note that some manual dexterity is required. No prior knowledge is needed for this course, just an open mind and a willingness to try.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No Qualification

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Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education provides an extensive programme of courses aiming to meet the varied needs and interests of Kent communities. This summary sets out the ways in which Kent Adult Education will deliver learning opportunities to fulfil the purpose and...


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