Calligraphy


OLD ENGLISH CALLIGRAPHY

Old English Calligraphy – Beginners Level

The basic course  is relatively the best way for a beginner to start and learn the art of calligraphy.

Course outline

  • Basic strokes for Old English Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers
  • Border designs
  • Font decoration

Duration: 12-15 hours

Material Kit:

  •  Parker vector Calligraphy 3 nibs pen set
  • Parker Quink (Ink bottle)
  • Practice note box
  • A4 Ivory boards
  • Booklet of Calligraphic style
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Note: The material kit would be provided for each participant (Take away)

Age Group: 10 Above

FOUNDATIONAL HAND CALLIGRAPHY

Foundational Hand Calligraphy – Intermediate Level

Foundational Hand was developed by Edward Johnston, the father of modern revival in calligraphy in the early 1900s. It is plain, unadorned and easy to read. It is written fairly slowly, with several strokes to each letter. This is a popular hand for formal projects, and occasions which demand plain text.

Course outline

  • Basic strokes for Foundational Hand Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers

Duration: 20-24 hours

Material Kit:

  •  Parker vector Calligraphy 3 nibs pen set
  • Practice note box
  • A4 Ivory boards
  • Rule sheet for foundational hand Calligraphy
  • Manuscript dip pen holder
  • Manuscript dip pen nib
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Note: The material kit would be provided for each participant (Take away)

Age Group: 15 Above

Requirement:  Old English Calligraphy (Beginners Course)

 

SCROLL NIB CALLIGRAPHY

Gothic skeletal hand is a modern of a Gothic Minuscule is drawn with a split- dip pen.The letters have a decorative quality with dramatic emphasis. A variety of effects can be created using these techniques. The liveliness is enhanced by the use of flourishes. using a split-dip pen is no more difficult than a broad edged pen, the letter forms might look complex but with continuous practice its easier to write.

Course outline

  • Basic strokes for Scroll nib Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers
  • Border designs

Duration 25 hrs to 30 hrs

Material Kit:

  • Manuscript dip pen holder
  • Manuscript scroll nib
  • A4 Ivory boards
  • Practice notebook
  • Rule sheet for Gothic skeletal hand

Note: The material kit would be provided for each participant (Take away)

Age group: 18 and above

Requirement: Old English Calligraphy (Beginners Course)

Modern Calligraphy

Modern calligraphy is a term that describes the new, flexible and fun handwritten styles which have evolved from traditional styles of calligraphy. The traditional styles use the same pointed nib as we use for modern calligraphy. The pointed nib is very different to Gothic or Post Roman scripts which use a flat-tip nib with an angle. Modern calligraphy would evolve as a less restrictive, more interpretive platform to allow everyone to express their personal style. It focuses on expression and rhythm. Modern calligraphy can be an inspiration for font design and typography.

Modern calligraphy can be created with own unique, script style using free form, mix and match lettering. The application of modern calligraphy course aims in creating stationary, invitations, cards, logos and adding life to all creative projects with your own personal style.

Course 1 (Style 1)

  • Basic strokes for Modern Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers

Duration 20-25 hrs

Material Kit:

  • 60 Ivory boards
  • Manscript dip pen holder
  • William Michell pointed nib
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Modern calligraphy course 2

Two styles of modern calligraphic writing would be taught.

Both the styles would include:

  • Basic strokes for Modern Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers
  • swirls and flourishes
  • PROJECTS

Duration 35-38 hrs

 

Modern calligraphy course 3

Three styles of modern calligraphic writing would be taught.

All three styles would include:

  • Basic strokes for Modern Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers
  • swirls and flourishes
  • PROJECTS

Duration 45-50 hrs

Modern calligraphy course 4

Four styles of modern calligraphic writing would be taught.

All four styles would include:

  • Basic strokes for Modern Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers
  • swirls and flourishes
  • PROJECTS

Duration 70-75 hrs

 

Modern calligraphy course 5

Five styles of modern calligraphic writing would be taught.

All the five styles would include:

  • Basic strokes for Modern Calligraphy
  • Small Letters
  • Capital Letters
  • Rules for spacing between alphabets
  • Rules for spacing between words
  • Rules for spacing sentences
  • Numbers
  • swirls and flourishes
  • PROJECTS

Duration 100 hrs

Age group 16 and above

COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY

The emergence of copperplate as a calligraphic style must be examined within the context of European history. It was popular in England in the 17th and 18th centuries. Copperplate calligraphy is structured with specific individual strokes that are used to form the letters. It is more difficult than the broad calligraphy pen and therefore more challenging. It is a cursive script and also known as Round Hand. Copperplate alphabets should be learnt in great detail to provide a through analysis of the anatomical structure of the letterforms, emphasising the relationship among letters.

The ultimate aim of the course throws light for clear understanding if the shape, structure, weight and spacing of the letters so that the alphabets can be learnt with grace, rhythm and intelligence.
It introduces the participants some practical applications of copperplate calligraphy including envelopes, invitations, place cards, simple quotes, short texts and greetings. The course will progress with the understanding about the fundamentals of copperplate calligraphy- its minuscule (small letters) and majuscule (capital letters) from basic strokes to variations along with numbers and punctuations. Instructions would be taught on how to connect letters, spacing and proportions.

Course outline:

  • Basic Strokes of copperplate
  • Small letters
  • capital letters
  • Numbers
  • Rules and ratios
  • Rules for spacing words and sentences

 

Duration: 35 hours to 40 hours

Age Group: 16 and Above