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

'Modern Calligraphy (Beginners +) & most 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, including modern style

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 for you to take home at the end of the course, along with your practice sheets, tags and all you have produced. Non-beginners will be offered a free exhibition catalogue instead of pen, nib and ink which shows a considerable range of scripts and calligraphy resources. 

Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and teachers in the country and she has produced 2 calligraphy books and her work is featured in many other books. She can offer a choice from most scripts during this course as much of the tuition is on a one-to one basis.  Scripts include uncial, italic and variations, foundational hand, Carolingian, Versals, Roman capitals, italic capitals, flourishes, Gothic, Copperplate as well as the currently very popular 'modern' pointed pen calligraphy. For beginners Gaynor will bring pens and ink, and paper will be provided for use during the workshop. If you are not a beginner and already have calligraphy tools & materials please bring them. You will be sent a 'kit list' in the weeks before the course. We will have drawings boards available to use here, you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. 

 Also included during the day is a lovely 2 course Aga lunch & all refreshments and a cream tea.

Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2020

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

Typically this course runs with around 10 students. Suitable for beginners.  An amount of specialist paper is included as well as a dip pen and nib to take home or catalogue as above.  

 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 Date Individual Price Available places Book
Fri 5th June 2020 9:30 am £170.00 6
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria