Calligraphy and lettering courses for adults

Introduction to Oriental calligraphy. Chinese and Japanese characters New

Now taking applications

November 1, 2017 – November 29, 2017
10 academic hours
Every Wednesday, 19.00 – 20.30
Level: starter

Price: 9,750 RUB. Special offer!

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 New

Now taking applications

November 11, 2017 – December 23, 2017
14 clock hours
Every Saturday, 19.00 - 21.00
Level: starter

Price: 8,400 RUB. Special offer!

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 New

Now taking applications

Level 1.
October 29, 2017 – November 26, 2017
12 clock hours
Every Sunday, 11.30 - 14.30
Level: starter
Price: 6,500 RUB. Special offer!

Level 2.
December 3, 2017 – December 24, 2017
12 clock hours
Every Sunday, 11.30 - 14.30
Level: starter
Price: 7,200 RUB. Special offer!

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.

Basic course

October 26, 2017 - December 7, 2017
20 academic hours
Thursdays, 19.00 – 21.15
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.
 

Pointed Pen course

October 28, 2017 - December 16, 2017
20 academic hours
Saturdays, 14.00 – 16.15
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 31,2017 - December 12, 2017
20 academic hours
Tuesdays, 19.00 – 21.15
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
  5. Until October 14, 2017, 10% discount applies for Basic, Pointed Pen and Lettering courses
  6. Prices for the courses marked 'special offer' include discount