Learn the techniques and tools of creating good lettering and inspirational calligraphy to stylise your text in this one day course.
***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***
Sunday 9th October, 11:30am – 4:30pm (£50 for 1-day sessions)
We will start the day course by going over the practical uses of calligraphy and where we can find inspiration, followed by what constitutes good lettering.
We will then move onto the tools, introducing the basic differences between a brush pen and a dip pen. We will go over the proper way of holding a brush pen and explore the associated arm movements. Then it will be your turn to do a series of exercises on basic strokes, before moving onto lowercase letters.
The tutor will demonstrate some of the more difficult lowercase letters and the common mistakes, before students practise each letter on the worksheets. We will then look at letter formation and practise writing common letter combos, before moving onto uppercase letters.
There will be a fun exercise of trying out a collection of various brush pens, and students will learn how to choose their supplies according to the type of artwork they want to produce. The tutor will introduce basic variations we can make to different groups of letters, and what lettering styles you can add to the composition of a sentence to make it more interesting.
To finalise the day, you will come up with words, phrases or sentences to write in your newly found calligraphy style. We will create a beautiful watercolour background and touch on watercolour lettering after a demonstration. You will then create your own backgrounds with the watercolour brush pens before writing on cards to take away with you.
Kristine is a calligrapher and illustrator, having worked with brands such as Armani, Bloomberg, Dior and Gucci on various freelance projects including on-site marketing events, corporate workshops and bespoke commissions.
She is also an experienced calligraphy tutor, teaching more than 2,000 students since 2016.
Sunday 9th October, 11:30am – 4:30pm
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.
£60 for 1-day course
- Colour brush pen – recommend Tombow ABT dual or ZIG Fudebiyori.
- Do not choose a hard or bristle tip brush pen. Any colour as long as it’s not too light, as you will write over the grey writing guides on the worksheets
- Black hard tip brush pen – recommend Tombow Fudenosuke or Pentel Touch
- Water brush pen – small tip. Please fill it with water before class
- Watercolour postcard pad – 300gsm
- Pen and paper for note taking
There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential. To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.
Cancellations / Refunds
Once you have made your course booking you are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.
Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.
If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.