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Traditional Calligraphy Workshop - Day Time

Come and learn how to use a broad edged nib to create fantastic calligraphy in a traditional calligraphic script called Foundational Hand.

Foundational Hand is the best basis for learning how letterforms are constructed and relate to each other. You will learn how to hold the pen at the correct angle and how to form and space your letters. It will take a lot of practice to master but it isn’t difficult to get started. Come and try this relaxing and absorbing hobby!

Who is the course for? This workshop is for Beginners and Intermediates, those who wish to learn how to use a pen, nib and ink to achieve traditional calligraphic lettering.

What are the aims of the course? You will learn how to use a pen, nib and ink to achieve traditional calligraphic lettering

You will be guided on the workshop, step-by-step, with the basic techniques to achieve traditional letterforms. With practice, you will be able to use your skills on cards, invitations, envelopes, wall art and many other projects.

There are additional material costs, but these have been included in the workshop fee, covering a laminated exemplar, nib holder, nib, reservoir, ink and the paper required.

NB: Please would you let us now if you are left handed as you will require a different nib for the workshop 

What does the course involve? What topics will I be covering? You will discover how to prepare the equipment prior to learning how to hold the pen and nib correctly, adding ink to achieve traditional calligraphy lettering; you will be guided step by step with basic letterforms.  

Do I need any previous knowledge or entry qualifications? No previous qualifications needed.

What do I need to prepare for the course? You can look at examples of traditional lettering styles , before you come to class and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the tutor, Sunita Auger, on

How much time do I need to spend on home study? As much as you wish to do. Your success and progress with traditional calligraphy will depend on how much you practice the letterforms you have learned.

Materials Required - The course fee includes additional materials costs of £15.00, which covers a laminated exemplar, nib holder, nib, reservoir and ink and the paper required on the day.

On the day please bring with you

  •  A long 30cm (12”) ruler for drawing lines, an empty jar for water, scissors and a roll of kitchen paper to support your drawing board, which we will provide, unless you wish to bring your own (A3 size)

  • Also please don’t forget a packed lunch and refreshments – a 30 minute lunch break will be allocated on the day.

Where could the course lead?

  • Self-expression with pen, nib and ink for personal items, bookplates, cards, invitations etc.

  • The sky is the limit – once you have mastered the technique!

  • Further workshops, a course or an e-course.

How will I be assessed? The tutor will give group and 1:1 support, guidance and feedback.

DayTimesNumber of WeeksStart DateEnd DateRoom
Saturday10:00 - 15:30101 Feb 202001 Feb 2020PD102
Staff Profile: Sunita Auger

Tutor Biography - Sunita Auger

My journey with Calligraphy began in 2011 with an adult education class at Brookfield School. I am a calligraphy tutor accredited by the national society, the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS); I am also an active member of Hampshire Calligraphers and serve on their committee.

As well as personal Calligraphy projects and commissions, I run workshops both in my own studio and around Hampshire teaching traditional Calligraphy as well as the more modern approach to calligraphy using pointed nibs.

In addition to exhibiting with other local artists at Hampshire Open Art Studios, examples of my work can be seen on my website I also exhibit with Hampshire Calligraphers at the annual exhibitions we hold in Romsey Abbey, Portsmouth Cathedral and the Discovery Centre, Basingstoke.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing with you my love of this craft.

                                                                                                                        May 2019

Courses Information

Traditional Calligraphy Workshop - Day Time

Course Code: G50B
Course Dates: 01 Feb 2020 - 01 Feb 2020
Course Fees: £54
Location: Sixth Form College Site

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