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Calligraphy For Beginners



£60 inc VAT
Or £20.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free

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  • Includes 12 lecures and 1 hour of content.
  • Learn how to create ornamental graphics using the calligraphy strokes learned in class.
  • Develop your pen skills, using a Pilot Parallel calligraphy pen.
  • Develop your creativity and enhance your writing skills.

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Learn Calligraphy through exercises which teach pen angle and developing rhythm, while creating a series of marks you can work with to develop your unique project. It teaches skills which can enhance the work of illustrators, designers, typographers, tattoo artists & watercolour artists. It mainly focuses is on the Pilot Parallel pen.

Alice Young is a GDC Certified Graphic Designer, with 20 years of experience in design and communications. She spent a decade working in the studios of multi-national ad agencies (Leo Burnett, Publicis, BBDO) The focus of her design work is typography and hand lettering.

This course is ideal for beginners to calligraphy as well as experienced calligraphers who have not worked with the Pilot Parallel pen. It is also suitable for calligraphers who want to refresh their pen skills before starting a project or calligraphers who use any broad-edge pen.

Who is this course for?

Ideal for beginners to calligraphy as well as experienced calligraphers who have not worked with the Pilot Parallel pen.


There are no prerequisites for this course


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


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