Calligraphy: Italic script

Saturday 11 May 2019


The course

Spend a relaxing and enjoyable rest of the day learning how to write Italic Script and even flourish your letters with confidence. During this workshop we will take a careful look at the Italic script to ensure that we are doing it correctly. However, during the day we will relax and add a flourish to the Italic letter form. This is one of the absolute delights of doing calligraphy. It is fun to do and a joy to see when executed well.  This script is suitable for cards and invitations, poetry and prose. Suitable for both beginners and improvers.

The tutor

Jan Mehigan first studied calligraphy and Illumination during a five year course at Art College. She is a Fellow of both the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI) and The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS).

She has BA(Hons) in Education and in 2014 gained the Diploma of the Society of Botanical Art (DipSBA).  She has taught Drawing and Watercolour Painting and Calligraphy in Adult Education for over 28 years and tutored day, weekend and week workshops for various organisations during that time, including the Society of all Artists (SAA). She has written several calligraphy books, some co-authored with Mary Noble, and contributed to other books and publications. Jan’s work has been in many calligraphic exhibitions and she has demonstrated at Art in Action.

Participant information

A calligraphy pen

A pencil

A ruler

An eraser

Calligraphy ink

Layout paper and some practise paper

There will be some pens available to borrow on the day

Fee and refreshments

£60 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.


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