Calligraphy: Italics and Pointed Pen Cursive

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 16 March 2020 - 20 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Gaynor Goffe
Full Price
£ 385

A practical calligraphy course focused on writing Italic script and/or pointed pen cursive, based on the students' experience and preference.

Italic variations, Italic capitals, and other scripts will be offered as the week progresses. Also, pointed pen variations and capitals will be included.

Students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of good formal writing, and the ability to handle pen and ink with some confidence.

You will have time to practise skills, working towards using these in writing and laying out short quotations.

Course structure includes frequent tutor demonstrations and one-to-one tuition. Progressive exercises are suited to each individual's understanding and skill.

This course requires a minimum number of enrolment to run.

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 round penholder eg Rexel 'school' penholder

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.

At least two slip-on reserviors.

Paint palette with wells

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.

What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

You can view our policy here.

The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.

By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions.

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.