6 TUTOR: Gwyneth Hibbett
Take pleasure in learning to create beautiful writing for all sorts of uses. You will start with the basics of learning or refining a script of your choice and progress through using colour and design to develop your own projects. There will be the opportunity to try a new script, play with decorative techniques, develop layout ideas to show your writing off to its best advantage and sample calligraphy skills, such as using gold and metallic inks, embossing and making simple books. The CLAS accredited tutor will help you work towards achieving your own calligraphy goals. This course is suitable for both complete beginners and improvers with some calligraphy experience.
Structure for the Course (Improvers will make choices about what they wish to cover during the week, and then be guided by the tutor to take appropriate steps in learning what is necessary to achieve their aims.)
Introductions then discuss course content and personal preferences.
·Possible backgrounds or decorative initial letters
·Completion of projects
·Overview of the development of other scripts for progression after summer school
·Continuation and completion of projects
Materials & Equipment
The following is a list of what you will need to bring (approx. £20-£30). The tutor will have some specialist items to buy or try at summer school but not everything that is required. Please contact her for details of stockists or to chat through any queries if you are in any doubt about what to get.
If you have some words/text that you would particularly like to try writing out calligraphically, please bring them along
Improvers should bring along their usual calligraphic equipment together with any of the following that you happen to have.Don't buy these especially as they will be available for use during the week:
There will be a range of other specialist materials and equipment for your use, at a small cost.
Inks and paints can be messy, so please either bring an apron/over-shirt or wear appropriate clothing, and if you find hard chairs uncomfortable, bring a cushion.
To make sure we all get the most out of the course, please complete the following:
Have you attended any calligraphy workshops, courses or summer schools before?
YES / NO If 'no', is there anything in particular you would like to achieve?
If 'yes', which of the scripts listed below have you covered in the past - please tick or write which you have tried:
Italic Pointed pen/Modern
Which script would you like to either learn or develop/refine/personalise?
There are many applications for calligraphy, and we can't cover them all, but which two of the following would you be most interested in - please tick:
Decorated initials & borders Embossing & rubber stamps
Colour & using multi-media. Designing greetings cards
Is there anything else you'd like to accomplish during the week?
(Optional information) - Please let me know of any conditions that you feel I should be aware of to make sure you enjoy the course properly (eg: sight or hearing impairment or mobility problems, etc.)
Thank you for completing this - I look forward to meeting you.
Please return to: Gwyneth Hibbett via email@example.com
Gwyneth Hibbett is a London based calligrapher and illustrator. She teaches calligraphy in one-to-one lessons, group sessions, adult education classes, schools and workshops. Gwyneth holds the National Diploma in Calligraphy from the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, has also been awarded their Teaching Calligraphy Certificate of Skills, and is recognised as an Accredited Tutor (www.clas.co.uk).
She enjoys creating hand-lettered artwork, particularly family trees. Her work illustrating and writing the poetry of others has been exhibited at various venues and conventions nationwide.She regularly undertakes calligraphy work for projects such as Books of Remembrance, certificates etc.
Gwyneth is in the final year of the Advanced Training Scheme run by the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and she is currently a member of the South London Lettering Association.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul
WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul
WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul
WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM