Colourful Contemporary Calligraphy

629 TUTOR: Sunita Auger (CLAS Intermediate Diploma in Calligraphy)

Learn or improve beautiful letterforms and quickly bring them alive with colour. You will be introduced to scripts originating from ancient manuscripts but which have been given a contemporary twist for modern use. You can then choose to create either several short projects or fewer longer ones ranging from artistic envelope addressing and greetings cards, to quotations and bookmarks, concertina books and calligraphic mandala. This course is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Course Notes



Historical foundations

Learning a basic script with a beginner's calligraphy pen: Foundational Hand

Getting into rhythm and flow


Colour theory for calligraphers

Colour experiments with watercolours/gouache

Start a short project with techniques learned so far



How to develop a larger project


Italic script for those who would like to try this advanced lettering

Development of larger project


Free choice: finishing projects

We will start with beginner pens and then progress to more sophisticated pens. The transition will depend on each student's choice and progress.

Project examples: bookmark, a quotation, artistic envelope addressing, a greetings card, concertina book, calligraphic mandala

The basic materials and equipment will be brought by the tutor and a few extra items for projects will be available for a small cost.

Please feel free to bring your own favourite calligraphy equipment and supplies.

Please contact the tutor in advance if you are left handed.

Participants should bring:

ˇPencil, ruler, rubber, scissors, notebook

ˇColoured pencils if you have them

ˇOld white plate approx 20cm in diameter for colour mixing

ˇShort quotes you'd like to write out

ˇOptional: Greeting Card blanks, envelopes

ˇOptional: Apron

ˇReading glasses if you use them

Course Tutor

Sunita Auger

CLAS Intermediate Diploma in Calligraphy

About Sunita


Having spent her working life teaching A level Mathematics, Sunita now enjoys teaching Calligraphy. She is recognised as a Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society accredited tutor.

Sunita loves getting students addicted to calligraphy and enjoys seeing students find satisfaction in creativity. Sunita promotes the creative, mindful and meditative aspect of calligraphy for well-being. Her day workshops in Hampshire and calligraphy retreats with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement have proved to be very popular. Sunita is the teacher for the Winchester Cathedral Scribes Open Workshops and post Covid will be regularly demonstrating in the Cathedral.

Instagram @sunita_calligraphy


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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM