Calligraphy and lettering courses for adults

Introduction to Calligraphy course

Now taking applications

February 1, 2018 – March 1, 2018
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Level: starter
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Programme:

  • Training programme:
  • Basic writing. Roman capital writing
  • Gothic
  • The Old Russian
  • Italic
  • Copperplate

Instruments and materials:

  • IQ Selection paper or any other paper suitable for writing with pointed pen with basis weight at least 80 g/m2.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib).
  • Pen holder.
  • Ink reservoir.
  • Black ink, colour ink

 

Introduction to Oriental calligraphy. Chinese and Japanese characters New

Now taking applications

February 2018
10 academic hours
Every Wednesday, 19.00 – 20.30
Level: starter

Price: 9,750 RUB. 

Payment methods:
- cash payment to the cash desk during the museum's hours of operation,
- bank transfer via bill invoiced by museum manager upon signing of a payment contract.

Programme:

Main character elements.
Kaisho – classic (standard) character style.
Writing simple characters.

Materials:

A4 white paper.
Japanese paper
Brush (Chinese brush 4-5 cm)
Black ink (Chinese ink)
Felting rug

 

Brushpen course 

Now taking applications

March 3, 2018 – April 14, 2018

Level 1.
14 clock hours
Every Saturday, 19.00 - 21.00
Level: starter

Price: 8,400 RUB. 

January 13, 2018 – February 24, 2018

Level 2.
14 clock hours
Every Saturday, 19.00 - 21.00
Level: starter

Price: 8,400 RUB. 

Payment methods:
- cash payment to the cash desk during the museum's hours of operation,
- bank transfer via bill invoiced by museum manager upon signing of a payment contract.

Programme:

Instruments and materials. Brushes and brushpens.
Hand positioning. Main basic elements. Smooth shaping strokes.
Writing lower and upper case alphabets. Cyrillic. Latin. Numbers.
Final artwork. Writing a word and a phrase.

Materials:

A4, A3 white paper
Round and flat brushes
Aqua brushes, marker brushes

 

Spencerian course 

Now taking applications

Level 1.
January 14, 2018 – February 04, 2018
12 clock hours
Every Sunday, 11.30 - 14.30
Level: starter
Price: 6,500 RUB.

Level 2.
February 11, 2018 – March 4, 2018
12 clock hours
Every Sunday, 11.30 - 14.30
Level: starter
Price: 7,200 RUB. 

Payment methods:
- cash payment to the cash desk during the museum's hours of operation,
- bank transfer via bill invoiced by museum manager upon signing of a payment contract.

Complete course programme:

Brief historical background. Instruments and materials.
Hand positioning. Exercises. Lower and upper case letters.
Business and ornamental Spencerian.
Flourishing style. Final artwork.

Materials:

  • IQ Selection paper or any other paper suitable for writing with pointed pen with basis weight not exceeding 90g/m2.
  • Pointed pen (e.g. Leonardt 256 drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib).
  • Pen holder.
  • Ink reservoir.
  • Black ink.

 

Pointed Pen course

Now taking applications

Payment arrangement:
- Сash payment to the cash desk during the museum's hours of operation;
- Non-cash payment: bank transfer via bill invoiced by museum manager upon signing of a payment contract.

January 27, 2018 – February 24, 2018

Level 1 (starter)
Level: any
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Programme:

  • Basic principles of writing with pointed pen.
  • Exercises for pointed pen.
  • Lower case letters in Copperplate.
  • Upper case letters in Copperplate.

March 3, 2018 – March 31, 2018

Level 2 (advanced)
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Programme:

  • Practicing decorative kern strokes
  • Mastering double and triple strokes
  • Calligraphy capitals with monograms and flourishes
  • Thematic elements of a script composition
  • Final work. Creating artistic compositions based on the studied script.

Instruments and materials:

  • IQ Selection paper or any other paper suitable for writing with pointed pen with basis weight at least 80 g/m2.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. Leonardt Steno nib).
  • Pen holder (to be purchased separately, optionally combined with Leonardt 400 ornamental pens).
  • Ink reservoir.
  • Black ink, colour ink.

 

Decorative Lettering course

Now taking applications

March 6, 2018 – April 3, 2018
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Tuesdays, 19.00 – 21.15
Level: starter
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Payment arrangement:
- Сash payment to the cash desk during the museum's hours of operation;
- Non-cash payment: bank transfer via bill invoiced by museum manager upon signing of a payment contract.

Course syllabus:

  • Letter structure, formation of scripts.
  • Script theme, appliance of various styles and textures in one work.
  • Letter stylization, script composition techniques.
  • Unique thematic scripts in greeting cards.
  • Typography and lettering applied in promotional materials and design.

Instruments and materials:

  • A4 colour paper.
  • Poster and pointed pens.
  • Flat and pointed felt-tip pens, Pilot Parallel Pen.
  • Brushpens, liners, colour gel pens, fineliners.
  • 25cm ruler.
  • Graphite pencils (TM, HB).
  • Eraser, kneaded rubber.
  • Colour ink or acrylicс paints.

 

Basic course

Now taking applications

January 30, 2018 – February 27, 2018
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Thursdays, 19.00 – 21.15
Level: starter
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Payment arrangement:
- Сash payment to the cash desk during the museum's hours of operation;
- Non-cash payment: bank transfer via bill invoiced by museum manager upon signing of a payment contract.

Course syllabus:

  • Introduction to the art of calligraphy.
  • Edward Johnston’s Foundation Hand.
  • Cursive Italic.
  • Final work. Creating artistic compositions based on studied scripts.

Instruments and materials:

  • White paper A4.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. Leonardt Steno nib or Pilot Parallel Pen).
  • Broad nib 2mm.
  • Leonardt No. 70 pen at least 2mm, text pen
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink, colour ink.
  • Graphite pencils (TM, HB) – two pencils bound with rubber band.

 

Roman Capitals. Antiqua course

Now taking applications

March 15, 2018 – April 12, 2018
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Level: starter
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Programme:

  • Use of a poster nib
  • Script design
  • Horizontal and vertical serifs
  • Final artwork. Script composition

Instruments and materials:

  • White paper A4.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. Leonardt 256 drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib or Pilot Parallel Pen).
  • Black ink, colour ink.

Italic course

Now taking applications

February 2, 2018 – March 2, 2018
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Level: starter
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Payment arrangement:
- Сash payment to the cash desk during the museum's hours of operation;
- Non-cash payment: bank transfer via bill invoiced by museum manager upon signing of a payment contract.

Programme:

  • Lower and Upper case letters
  • Final artwork. Script composition

Instruments and materials:

  • White paper A4.
  • Poster pen 6,5,4 (Pilot Parallel Pen 6,5,4)
  • Leonardt No. 70 pen at least 2mm, text pen
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink, colour ink.

 

The Old Russian Script course

Now taking applications

January 31, 2018 – February 28, 2018
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Level: starter
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Programme:

  • History of Cyrillic script
  • Traditional decorations in Russian writing
  • Handwriting in the Uncial and Half Uncial based Old Russian script
  • Creating an artistic composition based on the studied scripts

Instruments and materials:

  • White paper A4.
  • Poster pen 6,5,4 (Pilot Parallel Pen 6,5,4; Leonardt)
  • Leonardt No. 70 pen at least 2mm, text pen
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink, colour ink.

 

Gothic course

Now taking applications

March 6, 2018 – April 13, 2018
5 lessons, 2.15h each
Level: any
Cost: 9 600 RUB

Programme:

  • Introduction of poster nib technique
  • Components of script
  • Texture. Fracture. Swabian writing
  • Gothic cadel letters
  • Final decorative script composition

Instruments and materials:

  • White paper A4.
  • Poster pen 6,5,4 (Pilot Parallel Pen 6,5,4; Leonardt)
  • Leonardt No. 70 pen at least 2mm, text pen
  • Black ink, colour ink.
 

Homework assigned after each class. Final work is prepared for each course, with a presentation of the works at the end of the course.


Please note, we offer the following discounts for course packages:

  1. 10% discount for a package of three courses
  2. 5% discount for a package of two courses
  3. 5% discount for one course if you bring a friend
  4. 100% discount for one course if you bring 10 friends
  5. Prices for the courses marked 'special offer' include discount