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Frequently Asked Questions
IS THE COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?
YES! It doesn't matter, this course is going to take you through the basics and help you to get started on your calligraphy journey!
NO! Your handwriting doesn't mean you'll be good or bad at calligraphy, it's not the same as handwriting. It's all about learning how to draw letterforms, and practicing so the quality of your work improves.
The course is an online version of my original modern calligraphy workshop. I've worked out how to put this into a series of lessons, for you to work on and practice. My workshops were around 2.5 hrs, this course is designed to give you a good grounding in the basics, and encourage you to practice (more than you'd have time for in an afternoon's workshop) in between the lessons.
Space to work and some basic kit, we sell the course with our recommended kit, or on it's own with no kit. You will need a nib suitable for pointed pen copperplate calligraphy, penholder, suitable paper and ink, pencil.
Once you've bought the course, it's yours to access as and when you please, there's currently no time limit and if that changes we will always let you know. We know that people learn calligraphy over time, start, stop, coming back to it, refreshing etc, so we feel that the best way for you to develop your skill is to have the course there whenever you need it.
YES! Of course, if you get a kit bundle from us, then your kit will be suitable, if you buy your own penholder, then make sure it's a straight one. Imogen has taught lots of left handed people in her workshops.
ERM... Not exactly. Calligraphy is all about practice, so whilst you are doing the course, you are going to learn all you need in order to create beautiful calligraphy, but the key to this skill really is practice, the more you do it, the better you'll get. Here's the secret though, it's lots of fun to practice! You'll have something mindful and enjoyable to do, and some great time away from staring at screens!
Modern calligraphy, is based on copperplate calligraphy, and is pointed pen calligraphy, so quite different to italic or gothic calligraphy. It's also a much freer, looser style, so this is a course teaching you how to get this more fluid and organic style. If you have tried copperplate then brilliant, although we'll be disregarding some of the rules, so be prepared for this!