Calligraphy and lettering courses for adults

Pointed nib. Copperplate. New

June 6 – July 4, 2017

18 classroom hours

Every Tuesday, 19.00 – 21.15

Level: any

Price: 15 000 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:

  • Basic principles of writing with pointed pen.
  • Exercises for pointed pen.
  • Lower case letters in Copperplate.
  • Upper case letters in Copperplate.
  • Calligraphic ornamental capitals.
  • Final work. Creating artistic compositions based on the studied script

Materials:

  • IQ Selection paper (or any other nib scratch and ink bleed resistant paper, at least 80 g/sqm)
  • Pointed nib (Leonardt 256 drawing nib, Leonardt No. 40 stenographic nib)

Italic.

October, 2017

18 classroom hours

Every Thursday, 19.00 – 21.15

Level: starter

Price: 15 000 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 of calligraphy art.
  • Italic and its varieties
  • Decoration technique
  • Final artwork – a creative script composition

Instruments and materials:

  • White paper A4.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. Leonardt 256 drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib or Pilot Parallel Pen).
  • Broad nib 2mm.
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink.
  • Graphite pencils (TM, HB) – two pencils bound with rubber band.

Basic course

October, 2017

20 academic hours

Thursdays, 19.00 – 20.30

Level: beginners

Cost: 17,000 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 256 drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib or Pilot Parallel Pen).
  • Broad nib 2mm.
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink.
  • Graphite pencils (TM, HB) – two pencils bound with rubber band.
 

Historical calligraphy:
Medieval Manuscript. Blackletter. Filigree Initial

October 2017

20 academic hours

1st stage. Filigree Initial (10 academic hours)

2nd stage. Blackletter (10 academic hours)

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 19.00 – 20.30

Wednesdays, 19.00 – 20.30

Level: not specified

Cost: 17,000 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:

Filigree Initial

  • Drills for drawing filigree elements.
  • Drills for drawing initials.
  • Basics of flat gilding.
  • Final work (filigree initials).

Blackletter

  • Introduction to Gothic scripts: Textura, Fractur, Gothic majuscules).
  • Final work. Creating artistic compositions based on the studied scripts and filigree techniques.

Instruments and materials:

  • Authentic and handmade materials such as gold leaf, ink made of Afghan lazurite, Hibiscus, iron gall ink, etc. (supplied).
  • White paper A4.
  • Parallel pen №6 (e.g. Leonardt №6 or Pilot Parallel Pen №6).
  • Broad pen 2mm.
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink.
  • Graphite pencils (TM, HB) – two pencils bound with rubber band.
 

Pointed Pen course

October, 2017

20 academic hours

Saturdays, 12.30 – 14.00

Level: not specified

Cost: 18,000 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:

  • Basic principles of writing with pointed pen.
  • Exercises for pointed pen.
  • Lower case letters in Copperplate.
  • Upper case letters in Copperplate.
  • Calligraphic ornamental capitals.
  • 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 not exceeding 90g/m2.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. Leonardt 256 drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib).
  • Pen holder.
  • Ink reservoir.
  • Black ink.
 

Lettering course

October, 2017

20 academic hours

Tuesdays, 19.00 – 20.30

Level: not specified

Cost: 17,500 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.

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