Calligraphy for Beginners: Rustic

$244 Limited inc GST / $220
Calligraphy for Beginners: Rustic

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on Rustic and its

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This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on Rustic and its origins from writing with a reed pen on papyrus to painted inscriptions on the walls of Pompeii. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and spacial awareness. We will experiment with brush and reed pens. This course is designed for beginners.


A calligraphy kit will be available for new students at a cost of $30 (this cost is not included in course fees)


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to writing with a chisel shaped nib by creating pen patterns.
  • Introduction to the Rustic Script, its style, letter construction and characteristics.
  • We will continue to study letter form and spacing and further refine our skills.
  • Experiment with different tools and brush


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Write with a chisel shaped nib
  2. Construct letters of the Rustica hand.
  3. Achieve spacial awareness
  4. Achieve analytical skills for letter form and shape
  5. Achieve an understanding of layout and design skill


MATERIALS LIST

  • A4 or A3 bond layout pad – Canson or similar brand from Art stores
  • Chisel shaped nibs such Brause, Speedball C NIBS , William Mitchell – large, medium and small size.
  • Pen holder
  • Ink- Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink
  • Gouache – a few different colours – black + a primary colour set.
  • Ruler, pencil HB
  • Water jar, rag.
  • Other supplies will be advised if needed throughout the course.


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 Art Scene, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • The Art Scene, West Ryde, Ph: 9807 6900 (incl. online shop)
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.