Traditional Italic Calligraphy with Pen and Ink

  • Venue Studio 3
  • Price £55.00 - £85.00
  • Event type Creative Courses
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2 week course starting Saturday 22 April 2023.

Course Description:

Learn to write beautiful Italic script using traditional materials such as dip pens, square edge nib and ink, to explore elegant calligraphy from the Sixteenth Century – the writing of Michelangelo, Elizabeth 1 and many wonderful manuscripts from the Renaissance.

In this two-week course, you will develop a twentieth century style of Italic that can be made your own to use throughout personal messages, names or greetings. Although based on the Renaissance scripts and early typefaces, it is a versatile letterform that lends itself to modern writing. You will be given hand-outs from which to copy the alphabet, to get you started if you have never written with a dip pen before. Perfect way to start out spring with a new skill!

Course Tutor:

Maureen Hallahan is a botanical and natural history illustrator and a calligrapher. She runs occasional Calligraphy workshops covering both traditional historical letterforms and was awarded a Silver Gilt medal at the RHS Botanical Art Exhibition in April 2022 for her 6 paintings “Plantlore”.