Creative Workshops and Courses, Harwich, Essex

Anthea Power – Beginners Calligraphy with the Broad-edged Nib-SORRY FULLY BOOKED

£69.00 | 7th March - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 1


The beauty of Calligraphy made with a broad-edged nib lies in the sharp contrast between thick and thin strokes.

In this introductory day we will use a metal nib and dip pen which are the traditional tools of a Calligrapher. I will show you how it works and how it writes, different inks, use of paper and how the letters are constructed. I will bring with me other writing instruments for you to trial including my quill, pilot parallel pen and reed pen.

We will look at the well-known scripts like Gothic and Italic so you can understand what all the books write about when they speak of nib-width measurements, inter-linear space etc…..and then it will be your turn to write.

This is intended as an introductory day but will work well as a refresher to those who already have some experience.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments 

About the tutor

I took up Calligraphy in 2008 after seeing a Calligrapy Exhibition at Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk.

Until recently this was something you could study in the formal way at College, but no longer. I learned in the traditional way of Master and Apprentice from Penny Price (FSSI FCLAS FLS) in Cambridge over a 7 year period.

I spent a year with Patricia Lovett (FCLAS) learning all the manuscript skills – working with vellum, quill cutting, gilding, miniature painting with egg tempura etc. and went on to win the Worshipful Company of Scriveners annual prize for Calligraphy and Illumination 2014

I now work professionally on a wide range of commissions and I also teach.

What you will need to bring

All materials and equipment are included on this workshop

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