Calligraphy Course

Calligraphy Course


Master the art of calligraphy and learn how to write beautiful and elegant lettering with the Calligraphy Course. This course is the ultimate beginners’ program for aspiring calligraphers, with step-by-step-guidance on tools, techniques.

Throughout the course, you will learn about the different types of calligraphy used worldwide, exploring the differences between traditional and modern calligraphy. You will also learn how to write calligraphy using a wide range of pens, from fountain pens to quills.

Our introductory training course will take you through calligraphy flourishing and its techniques, pen strokes, shapes and proportions, how to take care of your pens and much more. Also included in this masterclass is writing techniques for overwriting and underwriting, and an introduction to Gothic lettering, French Bâtarde Letters, and humanistic script.

Highlights  of The Calligraphy Course

  • Learn about the many types of calligraphy across the world
  • Understand the differences between classic and modern calligraphy
  • Familiarise with professional calligraphy tools and materials
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to use dip pens, quills and markers
  • Know what the best types of paper are for calligraphy and lettering
  • Develop a skilled hand and learn how to write elegantly on paper
  • Get tips and tricks on how to take care of your fountain pen
  • Discover a wide range of writing techniques for underwriters and overwriters
  • Master gothic lettering, French Bâtard lettering, Italian and humanistic script
  • Learn the art of calligraphic flourishing with our beginners’ guide

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Who is This Course for?

This beginners calligraphy course is suitable for anyone who wishes to master calligraphy, either for personal or professional reasons. There are no specific entry requirements to take this course, however, you must have excellent handwriting skills.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Calligraphy Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have the skills and certification to fast track their career as a calligrapher, with excellent knowledge of calligraphy tools, techniques and styles.

Course Curriculum

Calligraphy Course
Module 01: What is Calligraphy? 00:20:00
Module 02: Tools and Materials 00:20:00
Module 03: Light Pen Action 00:20:00
Module 04: Getting the Letters Right 00:10:00
Module 05: Foundational Hand 00:15:00
Module 06: Gothic Letters 00:10:00
Module 07: French Bâtarde Letters 00:10:00
Module 08: Italian and Humanistic Script 00:15:00
Module 09: Calligraphic Flourishing 00:20:00
Module 10: 7 Tips to Learn Calligraphy 00:10:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Calligraphy Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Calligraphy Course 00:20:00

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