Art of calligraphy for beginners

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

This course is for all abilities. If you are new to Calligraphy this is a great course to start you on your journey. A great chance to try this technique and start to understand how to do it in your own time.

Course content

You will have the opportunity to learn about some basic creative lettering styles, both traditional and contemporary using a range of calligraphy pens and inks. You will be able to practise these letter forms to build your confidence and then create meaningful words and phrases to design a personalised Valentine Card.

Support and feedback

You will receive lots of encouragement and skills guidance to support you during the course. You will receive feedback to help you to progress with your work.

Additional costs and requirements

Practise paper and blank cards and envelopes will be provided, but if you have some of your own you would specifically like to use, please bring them to the course.

If you have a favourite poem or message you would like to use on your card design, bring this too, although this is not essential and inspiration and resources will be available. There are no entry requirements for this course, just a curiosity for calligraphy.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

This is not necessary.

About the tutor

With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.

Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.

Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.

She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.

Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, and Adult and Community education.

Start date19 Jan 2019
End date19 Jan 2019
Start time13:30
End time16:00
Concessions not available