Key Facts

Level: Beginners & improvers

Tutor: Christine Oxley

Dates: TBC

Course length: 6 weeks

Study mode: Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Venue: Hereford Campus, Folly Lane, Hereford. HR1 1LS

Course Content

Calligraphy is recognised as a heritage craft in the UK. The calligraphy classes at HCA are organised to progress over three courses of six sessions. You may choose to book onto just one course or to attend all three over the year. Each term is based upon a different style.

During this course:

For the spring term we will be concentrating on the Italic hand which was widely in use from the early 15th century. Using traditional pens and inks and historical manuscripts on which to base each calligraphy style, students will gradually increase their skills.

Once the principles are understood, projects using your new skills will give you the opportunity of creating, for example, decorative calligraphic panels & books. Using samplers to develop your skills, projects will be introduced with everyone’s abilities in mind. As skills increase so will the complexity of the projects.

Students will be given practical demonstrations on how to space letters, capitals & develop layouts, individual help will be given.

Entry Requirements and Materials

None; the calligraphy courses are suitable for beginners and those more experienced.


You will be sent a materials list prior to starting the course. You may bring with you any materials you already have. The tutor will also have some optional equipment available to buy directly from her at approximately £5 per person.

Course Costs

Tuition fee: £50.00

N.B. These costs are subject to change

What Next?

The summer term course will focus on more contemporary calligraphy hands.

How do I Apply

Please apply online at or telephone 0800 032 1986 for an application form