Calligraphy: all things pointed and square

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 10 April 2017 - 11 April 2017
Time: 10:30-17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG
Tutor: Gaynor Goffe
Full price
£ 150
Student and pensioner concession
£ 120

This 2-day course is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced, as there is one-to-one guidance as well as group demonstrations throughout.

The first day will focus on basic italic or italic variations (according to previous calligraphy experience) or pointed pen cursive. On the second day there will be a choice between further work on scripts from day one, or learning/ using italic capitals plain and/or flourished. However, if you wish to study a different script please contact the tutor in advance.

Our scripts will be used in the lay-out and design of short quotations.

Students should bring their own pen holder (either round or school types), as well as nibs. The tutor recommends Mitchell's square cut, roundhand nibs (left oblique for left-handed students) size 2, and slip-on reservoirs. If you wish to write smaller, then also size 2.5, 3 and 3.5 nibs will be useful. If you wish to do pointed pen cursive, then bring a Brause EF66 nib.

All other materials will be provided.


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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