Would you like to learn the skills of calligraphy for personal pleasure? Or maybe you would like to profit from the many opportunities available through this craft? Whatever your goal, Courses Direct\'s Calligraphy course will help get you started. 

Whether you've never picked up a paint brush before, or you've been a keen artist for years, calligraphy can illuminate your every day AND inspire you to unlock your creative talent.

This Calligraphy course covers all the essential tools for you to become confident in this artistic field. Plus, as your course is delivered by correspondence, there are no timetables to adhere to so your study can fit around your current lifestyle.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Calligraphy for pleasure
  2. Complete guide to Foundational Hand I, II, III and IV
  3. Enhancing calligraphy with stunning layouts
  4. Writing calligraphy in Gothic Hand I, II and III
  5. Discover the versatility of Uncial Hand I and II
  6. Creating a flourishing finish with borders and decorations
  7. Embellishing letters and the art of illumination
  8. Eye-catching invitations, posters and greeting cards
  9. Further reading, resources and handy calligraphy information
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Learn the essentials on pens, paper, nibs, ink, letter structure and preparations for writing. 
  • Build confidence in writing minuscules, numerals, skeletal capitals, borders and majuscules.
  • Understand how to present your text on the page for maximum effect.
  • Develop your hand in Uncial Hand I and II.
  • Add extra special effects to your work with embellishing, illumination and borders.