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 program?

  • Courses: 1,5 hours lessons once a week. Can be joined at any time.
  • Workshops: Introduction to Western Calligraphy with a 2-hours workshop
  • Learn how to write the alphabet as it has evolved over the centuries.
  • Practicing the letter forms, understanding 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
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and snacks are included for courses and workshops at our studio

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to bring anything with me?

For workshops, we will be providing all the art material, such as the ink, reed pen and others. so you don’t need to bring anything. For courses, 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 artwork I create during the program with me?

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

For the weekly 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.

What is the group size for classes?

One time workshop sessions and short courses (such as the 4-day courses) are limited to a maximum of 12 people. Weekly recurring courses are limited to a maximum of 14 people.

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.

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.
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begin date:

Western Calligraphy Course

Every Wednesday, 20.00 - 21.30
€ 80,00 
Deadline to register:
Can be joined at any time.
Westhavenkade 39A, 3131 AD Vlaardingen 
Choose no of people:

Western Calligraphy Course

Every Wednesday, 20.00 - 21.30
€ 80,00 
Deadline to register:
Can be joined at any time.
No of
begin date:
Westhavenkade 39A, 3131 AD Vlaardingen 
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Van Hogendorplaan 45A, 3135 BC Vlaardingen
Westhavenkade 39A, 3131AD Vlaardingen

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 Centrum, which is 5 minutes walking distance from our studio.

Free parking:

Free parking is available on several streets close to our studio, such as part of Landstraat en Vetteoordskade, click here to see a detailed map. You can also park for 2 hours for free on Westhavenkade with a parking disc.

Sunday parking is free.
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