Weekend residential course on Calligraphy with Gaynor Goffe

A two-day calligraphy course in a four-star hotel at Gatwick

Tutor:Gaynor Goffe
Dates:Friday, 5 OctoberSunday, 7 October 2018
Venue:Crowne Plaza Gatwick Airport

All about your weekend retreat

Your course

Calligraphy is an enjoyable and wide-ranging skill, from pure craft pen lettering to colourful, creative artworks. On this course beginners will learn an alphabet for use in writing short quotations with simple coloured backgrounds.

Modern pointed pen calligraphy is also possible on this course.

For more experienced participants, scripts can be fine tuned and explored experimentally, and used in the lay-out and design of short texts with coloured backgrounds.

All aspects of this course will have tutor-led projects with teaching on an individual basis and group demonstrations. Scripts will be selected from: uncial, foundational hand, italic – basic and variations – Roman / italic capitals and variations, carolingian and copperplate, amongst others.

Your tutor

Gaynor Goffe is a well-known calligrapher, with over 30 years’ teaching experience on full-time and short courses in Britain and abroad. She is a long-standing Fellow of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. Gaynor gets beginners off to a sound start, and for everyone, she encourages good skills and a creative approach. She also works to commission and for exhibitions.

Your venue, food and accommodation

You will have single occupancy of a double, en suite room to include accommodation and the usual 4-star hotel services you expect from the world renowned Crowne Plaza chain, all meals and refreshments, 13 hours of tuition and use of workroom and access to the well equipped gym.

Your course timings

Your course starts with a welcome supper on Friday evening at 7pm when you meet your tutor and the other students, followed by a short introductory session, and runs through Saturday and Sunday to afternoon refreshments. You can arrive from 3pm on the Friday afternoon and relax before your course begins.

Your weekend

  • A full 13 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor

  • Use of a lively course room

  • En suite double bedroom for single occupancy

  • Two nights accommodation – no single supplement

  • Full board from Friday welcome dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments

  • Delicious freshly cooked meals

  • Two days being pampered while you focus on your chosen course topic

  • Free parking and Wi-Fi

  • An inspirational and rewarding break offering a true change from your daily routine.

Course fees

Course fees are £385 fully inclusive (excluding travel).

Students’ Requirements List

A full requirements list will be sent to students in advance of the course start date.

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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses

Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting.   Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor);  it was a wonderful weekend.

Susan Rhodes

Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.

Jenny Macleod

I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!

Heather McInroy

I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues.  I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques.  Can’t wait until the next one.

Yvonne Gill

Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.

Samantha Hope

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