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'Modern Calligraphy (Beginners +) & all styles' 2 days with Gaynor Goffe

'Modern Calligraphy (Beginners +) & all styles' 2 days with Gaynor Goffe

2 days 9.30am-4pm
£170 Lunch included

Material Charges : inc.

 Spend a creative and fascinating two days learning the art of Calligraphy with Gaynor Goffe.

A two day course including the currently extremely popular 'Modern' calligraphy script, which is written with a pointed pen, and is a hybrid between copperplate and italic handwriting. It is particularly useful - and indeed quite beautiful - for invitations, place cards, greetings cards etc. as well as other special uses. 
This course is suitable for beginners as well as those with experience who wish to work on further projects or learn a new script. 

Your own dip pen, a nib & ink reservoir is included in the course fee to take home at the end of the course, along with your practice sheets, tags and all you have produced, as well as a lovely 2 course Aga lunch & all refreshments and a cream tea.

Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and teachers in the country; she has produced many Calligraphy books, and is able to turn her hand to any style of lettering including her own beautiful typeface (Hamada) as well as the currently very popular modern scripts.  Gaynor can teach whichever style you choose to learn on an individual level (she can switch from one style to another between students) be it uncial, roman, gothic, black letter or any of the more formal scripts, as well as the popular 'modern' pointed pen calligraphy, which is freer, less defined, with plenty of flourish and curls.  Gaynor will bring beginner's dip pens, ink for you to try and use if you have no equipment and plenty of ideas of scripts to choose from along with the appropriate nib choices. You can then ensure you have the correct pen nib for the script you choose.   

An amount of specialist paper is included as well as a dip pen and nib to take home.

Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Thur 23rd and Friday 24 May 2019

Please bring: If you have had previous Calligraphy experience we will send you a you will be sent a kit list from Gaynor before your course day, so you may bring relevant items. For beginners Gaynor provides your own dip pen and nib, appropriate for your script choice.

 About the Artist     Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and we're very excited she is coming to Greystoke, just close to the Lake District . Only rarely does she travel north. Her course was attended last year by both beginners and experienced calligraphers and many have re booked - she is considered one of the best tutors in the UK and is inspiring for all levels.
Gaynor has worked with calligraphy since 1974 and has taught many of today's most prominent calligraphers. This weekend course provides a unique opportunity for both aspiring and existing calligraphy students. Gaynor is particularly interested in the more personal, creative aspect of calligraphy, working with painted backgrounds, gold leaf and collage, and experimenting with capitals and cursive scripts. She has written two calligraphy books:'Calligraphy Made Easy' Parragon/Robinson and 'Calligraphy Step-by-Step' (with Anna Ravenscroft) Harper Collins (titled 'Calligraphy School' overseas). She is a long-standing fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, and works to commission and for exhibition.

Workshop Details

Workshop Date Thu 23rd May 2019 9:30 am
Available places 1
Individual Price £170.00
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