Six-week calligraphy course with Susie Deane
Dates: A six-week course from Wednesday 10th January to Wednesday 14th February
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.”