Western Calligraphy

A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner." The story of writing is one of aesthetic development framed within the technical skills, transmission speed(s) and material limitations of a person, time and place.A style of writing is described as a script, hand or alphabet.Calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not supersede the legibility of the letters. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may create all of these; characters are historically disciplined yet fluid and spontaneous, improvised at the moment of writing.

What will you get in this course?

  • Two hour lessons once a week, the course in total is six weeks
  • It is mainly about learning to write the alphabet as it has evolved over the centuries.
  • First, the letter forms are practiced which will take a few lessons. Then we start focusing on the composition of a text; the spacing, the surface distribution, color use, background and more.
  • Understanding the precise pen position and the details of the letter dimensions and proportions
  • Embellishment techniques using colours

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have any prior experience?

No experience is needed at all, anyone can join our programs and we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

We will be providing all the material for the first trial lesson. You will then need to purchase a calligraphy set (or bring your own material) to continue the course with your own material.

Can I take the calligraphy pieces I create during the program with me?

Sure, all the artwork you will be creating will belong to you.

What is the group size?

Groups are limited to a maximum of 14 people. You can also request a private course for your own group of a larger size at your preferred location.

For the weekly, long duration courses, can I cancel at any time? How are the payments done?

Yes, if you are not satisfied with the course, or for any other reason, you can stop your enrollment at any time. Payments are done on a monthly basis in cash or bank transfer (total of four weekly classes per month), you will not be eligible for a refund for the months you have fully or partially completed.

Can workshops and courses be organized at a different location?

Yes, we can organize both workshops and courses at your preferred location as long as there are sufficient number of participants.
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Getting there by public transport:

From Rotterdam Central Station, take the train and get off at Station Schiedam Centrum. Then, take the metro line B in the direction of Hoek van Holland Haven, get off at Station Vlaardingen Oost, which is 12 minutes walking distance from our studio.

Instead of walking, you can also take bus number 56 in the direction of Holy-Noord and get off at Stop Rotterdamseweg, which is 1-minute walking distance from our studio.
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