Suitable for beginners or improvers, you will learn the beautiful art of Calligraphy in this practical and creative course

In this practical and creative class, beginners will be introduced to calligraphic scripts, written with a broad-edged pen.  Design and layout skills, as well as the use of colour, will be explored, to enable learners to apply their skills, for example in the making of greetings cards or writing out favourite quotations.

Improvers will continue to develop their personal script and design work, working on more complex projects.  There is the opportunity for learners at all levels to work towards CLAS (Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society) certificates or diploma.

Your Tutor: Liz Barrow

Liz holds the Certificate in Calligraphy and Bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute.  Liz is a Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Accredited Tutor. She has also undertaken the Society of Scribes and Illuminators’ Advanced Training Scheme.  She provides calligraphic services to the University of Cambridge and also works to commission on projects such as certificates for Quaker and other marriages.

What you will need for the first session

All you need to bring is a pencil and a ruler (at least 30cm).  Paper, pens/nibs and ink will all be on sale from the tutor at the first session.  A list will be provided of extra things you’ll need as the course progresses.  This list is available in advance, on request.  You will need a portable drawing board, however this is not required for the first session, and the tutor will provide details of where this can be obtained.

Course Dates:

September – 12, 19 and 26

October – 3, 17 and 31

November – 7 and 14


Course Details

Day Monday
Time 9.30 - 12:00
Weeks/Term 8 weeks
Start Date 12/09/2022
Cost £130
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