Introduction to Calligraphy

Susie Deane|Wednesday 10th January to Wednesday 14th February

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Six-week calligraphy course with Susie Deane

Dates: A six-week course from Wednesday 10th January to Wednesday 14th February

Time: 7-8.30pm

Try your hand at calligraphy with expert teacher Susie Deane. In this six-week 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. This course gives guidance on layout, as well as mixing colours to create your own ink plus trying different papers.

The course includes Idler Academy exercise books, a pencil and a delicious Hendrick’s gin & tonic in each session. Calligraphy tools will be provided.

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.



Six-week course from Wednesday 10 January to Wednesday 14 February


7pm – 8:30pm


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




Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic, Idler Academy Exercise book and pencil


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