Calligraphy for Beginners: Drawn Roman Capitals | WEA Sydney

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$290 Limited inc GST / $261

Calligraphy for Beginners: Drawn Roman Capitals

<p>Be introduced to the art of calligraphy and its rich history, and an understanding of the development of our modern alphabet. We focus on drawn Roman capitals and their modern application. We will

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Be introduced to the art of calligraphy and its rich history, and an understanding of the development of our modern alphabet. We focus on drawn Roman capitals and their modern application. We will start with gaining an understanding of the letter forms proportions working with pencil and contine to refine our drawing technique by focusing on letter construction and spatial awareness. This course is designed for beginners and those wanting to brush up on their skills. A Calligraphy kit will be available for purchase from the tutor for $35 so that correct materials can be purchased. Please note that this is not included in course fees nor is the purchase of this kit compulsory.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to Roman capitals, their proportions, and characteristics
  • Continued study of letter form and spacing.
  • Modern variations of Roman capitals and their graphic use
  • Working with a nib and various tools

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Construct and draw Roman capitals
  2. Achieve spatial awareness
  3. Achieve analytical skills for letter form and shape
  4. Achieve a basic understanding of design skills

MATERIALS LIST

  • Pointed Nib – Zebra or Nikko G
  • Sumi Ink or gouache – black and other colours you may wish to work with
  • A4 bond layout pad
  • Water jar
  • Pencil, ruler

IMPORTANT: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.

ART SUPPLY STOCKISTS

The following stockists below are examples of places you can buy art materials from:

  • Art on King: 199-201 King Street, Newtown. Ph: 9516 2342
  • Eckersley's Art and Craft Store: 93 York Street, Sydney. Ph: 9299 4151. Also located in various locations throughout Greater Sydney.
  • Parkers Art Supplies: 3 Cambridge Street, The Rocks. Ph: 9247 9979
  • The Art Scene: 914 Victoria Road, West Ryde. Ph: 9807 6900
  • The Sydney Art Store: 11 Salisbury Street, Botany. Ph: 9699 2162

You can also purchase materials from places such as Dymocks, Officeworks, Spotlight, Lincraft or online art suppliers such as Art Shed Online.

Sharon Baker

Dip Western Calligraphy
Sharon has a Diploma in Western Calligraphy, Certificate IV in Illuminated Calligraphy, Commercial Italic and Historical Calligraphy. She continues to study with many international calligraphers...