Calligraphy: all things pointed and square

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 4 March 2019 - 8 March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Gaynor Goffe
Full price
£ 385

First, students will focus on basic italic or italic variations (according to previous calligraphy experience) or pointed pen cursive. The students will have a further choice of scripts, writing Italic capitals and leaving the letters either plain or flourished. 

Our scripts will be used in the layout and design of short quotations.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced, as there is one-to-one guidance as well as group demonstrations throughout.

What should I bring to class?

  • A pen holder, either round or school type
  • Square cut, roundhand nibs in size 2. The tutor recommends Mitchell's.
  • If you wish to write smaller, then also size 2.5, 3 and 3.5 nibs will be useful Note: Left-handed students should get left-oblique nibs.

  • If you wish to do pointed pen cursive, then bring a Brause 66EF nib

  • At least two slip-on reserviors.

All other materials will be provided.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

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Tutor biography

Gaynor Goffe

Gaynor Goffe has been a professional calligrapher for 35 years and has taught widely in the UK, Europe, USA, and Japan. She trained in the mid-1970s at Reigate School of Art & Design in calligraphy, heraldic design, and illumination. She worked for calligrapher Donald Jackson for three years in the late-1970's. She is a long-standing Fellow of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, and a member of Letter Exchange. She has written two books, Calligraphy Made Easy and Calligraphy Step by Step, and runs her own correspondence courses. She works to commission, particularly making creative panels of poetry and prose, some incorporating letter-carved stone.

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