Calligraphy retreats, courses & holidays

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Anglia Leisure Learning Limited

based: East Anglia & Midlands, UK

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Weekend residential leisure courses with top quality tutors, comfortable venues and good home cooking. Improve your skills while making new friends and enjoying achieving more than you ever thought possible. Courses are held in East Anglia and the Midlands. Download Answers to 101 Questions from the website.

| patchwork/quilting | textile tours | beadwork | lace making | embroidery | writing | mixed media | painting/drawing | knitting/crochet | jewellery | calligraphy | England |

 

CLAS Festival of Calligraphy

based: London, UK

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An annual festival with world class calligraphic tutors, many of them professional calligraphers, taking courses and workshops in lettering, manuscript illumination, layout, colour and pattern use, bookbinding etc. Accommodation in en-suite student rooms.

| calligraphy | England |

 

FreehandWriting.net

based: California, USA

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Classes and workshops with Italian/American artist, Monica Dengo, in Italy, Europe and California; including contemporary calligraphy workshops, manuscript study, classical letterforms, italic handwriting, creating alphabets, classical Roman lettering.

| calligraphy | Europe | USA |

 

Josie Brown – Calligraphy, Heraldry & Illumination

based: Gloucestershire, UK

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Tutored summer schools and winter breaks in a number of UK locations, including London, Gloucester and Marlborough. These introduce beginners to basic techniques, with more advanced skills for those with experience. Summer Schools cover areas not normally dealt with in shorter classes, such as bindings, triptychs making paints and pigments etc.

| calligraphy | England |

 

Art at Clevancy

based: Wiltshire, UK

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Residential calligraphy and lettering courses at Cliffansty Farm Clevancy, in Wiltshire.

| calligraphy | England |

 

Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats

based: North Carolina, USA

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A calligraphy and bookarts workshop retreat held twice a year in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.

| calligraphy | USA |

 

Edward Johnston Foundation (The)

based: Sussex, UK

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A registered arts charity dedicated to the promotion of public awareness of calligraphy, offering an annual weekend seminar.

| calligraphy | England |

 

James Skinner Calligrapher

based: Gloucestershire, UK

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Workshops and short calligraphy courses in Gloucestershire and nationwide.

| calligraphy | England |

 

Legacy of Letters Tours

based: Washington, USA

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Guided Italian vacation/study tours, looking at the culture, art and history behind Roman lettering; ideal for lettering artists, calligraphers, stone cutters, architects, type and graphic designers, and artists.

| calligraphy | Italy |

 

Monica Dengo Calligraphy

based: Tuscay, Italy

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Calligraphy and bookbinding workshops in Arezzo, in Tuscany, near Florence.

| calligraphy | Italy |

 

FEATURED CALLIGRAPHY COURSES

 

ARTICLE:

Calligraphy, beautiful writing

Translated literally, 'calligraphy' means 'beautiful writing', from the Greek word 'kalligraphia'. The residential courses, workshops and holidays listed here are usually run by professional lettering artists and calligraphers, who want to pass on this beautiful and elegant skill in handwriting, lettering and penmanship.

 

We include practitioners using many different calligraphic styles and scripts: English, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Roman etc., and who provide instruction at a recreational level for all abilities, from raw beginner to those with previous experience.

 

In addition to straightforward calligraphy, we are also happy to list recreational courses on illumination and gilding techniques, and even courses dealing with palaeography (or paleography), the study of ancient handwriting.