Introduction to Calligraphy

Susie Deane|Wednesday 22nd November to Wednesday 29th November

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Two-week calligraphy course with Susie Deane

Dates: A two-week course from Wednesday 22nd November to Wednesday 29th November

Time: 7-8.30pm

Try your hand at calligraphy with expert teacher Susie Deane. In this two-week taster course, you will have fun exploring the different tools and styles involved in calligraphy.
Modern calligraphy is freer, more flourished, like a creative handwriting style.  Classical calligraphy is more stylised, such as italic – but there are loads of opportunities with italics: they can be rounded, sharp, compressed, flourished, light, heavy.  Calligraphy is individual and once you get started, there is always more to explore.
“Calligraphy is so hands on, it is difficult to follow from a book,” says Susie. “That’s the beauty of a course.” With Susie’s guidance, problems are quickly sorted and solutions explained.
There will be a six-week calligraphy course starting in January. This taster is perfect for anyone would be to explore the styles before plunging in with a six-week course. The six-week course will then allow you make real progress as calligraphy demands time and patience.

The course includes Idler Academy handwriting exercise books and a delicious Hendrick’s gin & tonic in each session.

Who the course is suitable for: this course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn the basics of calligraphy or who would like to join Susie’s six-week course in January.

Here’s what students say about Susie’s handwriting course:

“Susie was an absolute delight to be taught by.”

“Susie’s course has inspired me to enjoy handwriting once again.”

“The course was one of the best that I’ve ever attended, and Susie was a marvellous teacher. Wednesday evenings just aren’t the same anymore.”


About the

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.



A two-week course from Wednesday 22nd November to Wednesday 29th November


7pm – 8:30pm


The Idler Academy at Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road, London W2 5EU




Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic, handwriting exercise book


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