Calligraphy for Beginners: Versals Historical to Modern

An introduction to the art of calligraphy and its rich history focusing on Versals and their origins. This course is designed for beginners and intermediate students wanting to brush up on their skills.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the history of Versals and drawing them with pencil.
  • Introduction to the different styles and characteristics.
  • We will continue to study letter form and spacing and further refine our skills.
  • Adapting to create modern variations.
  • Working with ink paint and brush.


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

  1. Draw and observe letter form with pencil.
  2. Letter decoration.
  3. Achieve spacial awareness.
  4. Achieve modern variations.
  5. Achieve an understanding of layout and design skill.


MATERIALS LIST
For classes held at WEA Sydney’s premises, a Calligraphy Kit is available for new students for $30 (not included in course fee)

  • A4 or A3 BOND layout pad
  • Pen holder and small broad edge nibs – 1mm &1.5mm in size
  • Ink, Gouache or coloured pencils for painting.
  • Ruler, pencil HB and sharpener
  • 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.

$211 Limited / $190

An introduction to the art of calligraphy and its rich history focusing on Versals and their origins. This course is designed for beginners and intermediate students wanting to brush up on their

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28 Oct

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