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An Introduction to Calligraphy

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This is a Heritage Skills Daytime Course, part of our IgnitEd programme

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13 May 2017

A practical workshop exploring the handwriting of Marion Richardson with Art teacher and Calligrapher Linda Winnett.

Marion Richardson, 1892-1946, is known for her work in children’s art education and developing a handwriting scheme. From 1912 to 1923, Richardson was the art mistress at Dudley Girls High School. In 1915-1916 she published a drawing syllabus which was similar to the standard Board of Education drawing programme.

This practical workshop will look at Marion Richardson’s hand writing scheme through an exploration of the Dudley Writing Cards and some of the examples found in Richardson’s Writing and Writing Pattern Books.

We will start the day with pencils and progress onto the dip pen with a square cut nib. There will be an opportunity to create your own letter patterns with colour and to write out a small piece using Marion Richardson’s hand writing style.  

Course tutor: Linda Winnett, Birmingham Calligraphy Society

Linda Winnett is a practising artist and calligrapher. She also teaches Art and Calligraphy and is a member of the Birmingham Calligraphy Society and a member of the Shirley Institute Art Society.

Founded in 1987 the Birmingham Calligraphy Society is open to both amateurs and professionals alike and meets roughly every 6 weeks at the Pen Museum.

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This is a Heritage Skills Daytime Course, part of our IgnitEd programme

Book now  online  or call our Bookings Team on 0121 520 8054

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: £35 per person includes a certificate of completion, free parking, use of materials and tools necessary to the course, refreshment vouchers and lunch voucher.

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