An Introduction to Calligraphy with Susie Deane

Susie Deane

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£42.00

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If you’ve ever wanted to write a beautiful birthday card or place name, this is the course for you.

Calligrapher Susie Deane has been teaching handwriting and calligraphy at the Idler Academy for more than two years, and her courses are useful, enjoyable and even meditative. Says one student, “Susie was an absolute delight to be taught by”.

Now you have the chance to explore the different tools and styles involved in calligraphy at home.

In this eight part course, Susie shows you what equipment you need to get started and gets you writing your first letters and numbers. The course gives guidance on layout and spacing as well as instructions for left-handed students and suggestions for little projects to try at home. Calligraphy is stylised but there are plenty of opportunities to play around: letters can be rounded, sharp, compressed, flourished, light, heavy – make it your own.

Our course offers eight lessons across 90 minutes of video, plus helpful notes, calligraphy copy sheets for practising with, further reading, access to the forum and a beautiful certificate of completion.

Course Rundown

Introduction (2.52 mins)
Lesson 1: Equipment (8.39 mins)
Lesson 2: Fitting the Nib (5.21 mins)
Lesson 3: Preparing to Write (11.32 mins)
Lesson 4: Italic Script (18.43 mins)
Lesson 5: Left-handed Calligraphy (15.29 mins)
Lesson 6: Upper-case Letters and Numbers (12.16 mins)
Lesson 7: Layout, Spacing and Joining (11.52 mins)
Lesson 8: Three Projects to Do at Home (14.42 mins)


About the Tutor


Susie Deane trained in calligraphy at the Roehampton Institute in the early 1990s.  She runs her own freelance calligraphy business and teaches calligraphy courses as well as handwriting.  Past clients including the BBC, Ford, Society of London Theatre (Olivier Awards) and City Livery Companies.


Details

Cost

£42

What do I get?

Eight video lessons, notes, reading list, access to the community forum and a certificate of completion.

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Sarah
3/07/2018

This course Calligraphy
Hello, any idea when the technical difficulties will be fixed, please? Thanks. S.

idler
3/07/2018

Hi Sarah
We are told that the developer is working away as we speak. As soon as he has got it working, we will let everyone know. Apologies and thanks for your patience.
The Idlers

Idler
4/07/2018

Dear Sarah,
I’m happy to let you know that the online courses are back up and running.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Best wishes,
Then Idlers

Hazel
2/07/2018

This course Caligraphy
I have signed up to this course but am unable to get it on line. Only the introduction video operates and I am unable to go any further. Please look into this for me. This happened to my previous course which was Latin.
Hazel Dobson

Cathleen
2/07/2018

Dear Hazel

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our online courses. Our developers are looking into this and we’re aiming to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience.

Best wishes,
Cathleen

Idler
4/07/2018

Dear Hazel,
I’m happy to let you know that the online courses are back up and running.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Best wishes,
The Idlers

Reviews

Sarah
3/07/2018

This course Calligraphy
Hello, any idea when the technical difficulties will be fixed, please? Thanks. S.

idler
3/07/2018

Hi Sarah
We are told that the developer is working away as we speak. As soon as he has got it working, we will let everyone know. Apologies and thanks for your patience.
The Idlers

Idler
4/07/2018

Dear Sarah,
I’m happy to let you know that the online courses are back up and running.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Best wishes,
Then Idlers

Hazel
2/07/2018

This course Caligraphy
I have signed up to this course but am unable to get it on line. Only the introduction video operates and I am unable to go any further. Please look into this for me. This happened to my previous course which was Latin.
Hazel Dobson

Cathleen
2/07/2018

Dear Hazel

We are experiencing some technical difficulties with our online courses. Our developers are looking into this and we’re aiming to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience.

Best wishes,
Cathleen

Idler
4/07/2018

Dear Hazel,
I’m happy to let you know that the online courses are back up and running.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Best wishes,
The Idlers