Calligraphy: Modern and Traditional

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

In this course you'll be able to choose whether you enjoy the traditional scripts based on ancient manuscripts or if you prefer the more fluid pointed pen lettering that is seen on products and greetings cards today. Traditional scripts are given a contemporary update. Pointed pen scripts allow you to develop your own style. Which will you prefer?

You will apply your skills to projects such as bookmarks, greetings cards, mini books and quotations.


4 AM
AM course

Course Notes


Everyone will have a try with a broad edged pen creating a traditional script and a pointed nib creating a modern script. Choices will be made for the remainder of the week as follows. 


Traditional: Historical foundations

Learning a basic script - Foundational Hand

Getting into rhythm and flow

Modern: Modern Calligraphy Pointed pen letterforms

Colour: using watercolours and gold ink

Small project


Traditional: Colour experiments with watercolours/gouache

Project with techniques learned so far

Calligraphic Mandalas

Modern: Bouncing letters and other Variations to enliven a script and

develop your personal style


Traditional: Capitals

How to develop a larger project - layout

Modern: Writing in a shape

Using masking fluid

Projects: cards, quotations


Traditional: Finish longer quotes 

Modern: Longer quotations with interleaved text

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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WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

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1.45PM to 4.30PM

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