Calligraphy


Old English Calligraphy

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

Course outline

  • Basic strokes
  • 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

Age Group: 10 Above

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.

Duration 25 hrs to 30 hrs

Age group: 18 and above

Modern calligraphy

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 (font 1)

Duration 20-25 hrs

 

Course 2 (font 1&2)

Duration 35-38 hrs

 

Course 3 (font 1,2&3)

Duration 50-55hrs

 

Course 4 (font 1,2,3&4)

Duration 70-75 hrs

 

Course 5 (master course)

(font 1,2,3,4&5)

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