AC9217

Calligraphy for beginners

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Enjoy learning the basics of how to create beautiful handwriting. All levels welcome.

Course content

Try some basic creative lettering styles.

Use a range of calligraphy pens and inks.

Practise these letter forms to build your confidence.

Create a personal response/design.

Learn to use specific calligraphic tools and techniques.

Take away your calligraphy work, either a finished piece or practice pieces which you can develop further at home.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be there for constant help and support

Additional costs and requirements

All materials and equipment are provided.

Although not essential, you could bring along an example of your favourite calligraphy.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

It will not be necessary to do anything in your own time

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.

DayFriday
Start date24 Jan 2020
End date24 Jan 2020
Start time10:00
End time15:30
Cost£33
Concessions not available
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