CLAS LiveOnline – find your online courses here! 

– STOP PRESS – TWO NEW COURSES – 

Basic Teaching Skills and Teaching Online 

These are for practising calligraphers who would like to open up the world of calligraphy to others, whether giving a talk, demonstration or teaching round a kitchen table, in the local village hall, school or art centre, to guides/scouts or the WI or U3A etc.

BASIC TEACHING SKILLS

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – EMAIL : liveonline@clas.co.uk  TO GO ONTO WAITING LIST

Basic Teaching Skills has four fortnightly 2 hour sessions with four 1 hour feedback sessions in between.  You will learn about how to plan and prepare a course outline with step by step progression and session plans using suitable teaching/learning methods and well-designed resources, also about appraising work and how to offer positive feedback.  You will be expected to produce planning documents and your own handouts.

This course costs £50 for CLAS members, but the fee is fully refundable if you attend all the sessions and complete the assignments.  To non-members it costs £90

Dates

Delivery sessions: 30 Jan, 13 & 27 Feb, 12 March 2024. 

Feedback sessions: 6 & 20 Feb, 5 & 19 March 2024.

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TEACHING ONLINE

Teaching Online also has four fortnightly 2 hour sessions which include feedback time.  You will learn about relevant communication systems, how to share resources and create interactive possibilities, and about how to use digital equipment to best advantage.  You will be expected to use the interactive systems and also to prepare and deliver an online microteach to your peers at the final session.

This course costs £40 for CLAS members, but the fee is fully refundable if you attend all the sessions and complete the assignments.  To non-members it costs £70

Dates: 16 & 30 April, 14 & 28 May 2024.

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SPECIALIST SKILLS AWARD IN COLOUR & TEXTURE

New updated Colour and Texture Specialist Skills Award with Mary Noble and Jan Mehigan. This is a “hybrid” course, i.e. the first session is in-person on the 16th March (1:30 – 5:30pm) at Bucklebury Village Hall near Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6PR.  There is a large car park, wheelchair access and the session will take place in the Meeting Room.  This is an opportunity to meet your tutors and fellow students and it is hoped that students can attend, but it is optional. 

 The remaining sessions are online (Zoom 7pm – 8:30pm): 26 March, 9 April, 7 & 21 May, 18 June, 2 & 30 July, 13 August 2024.  All sessions will be recorded and available to students for the duration of the course.

The total cost of the course is £190 for CLAS members and £230 for non-members.  If you sign up for membership on the website, there is a 25% discount for new members and under 30s and you then get the discounted price for this course.

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BEGINNER AND REFRESHER COURSES

The following beginner/refresher calligraphy courses consist of four online sessions delivered via Zoom from renowned CLAS accredited tutors or teaching Fellows.

These courses are particularly suitable for

  1. Beginners looking to learn or improve a script
  2. To help you submit work for the Certificate of Calligraphy (* see below)

You don’t need to be a member to take part.

 Each Course has 4 x 2-hour zoom classes, held 2 weeks apart.

They go out live mostly on Wednesdays, from 7pm to 9 pm (BST/GMT). Please check the dates before enrolling. 

Calendar 2024

Copperplate with David Simons on 10th & 24th January and 7th & 21st February 2024

Angled Pen Uncial with Liz Barrow  on (all Thursday) 11th & 25th January and 8th & 22nd February 2024

Italic Capitals with Els Van Den Steen on 17th & 31st January and 14th & 28th February 2024

Roman Capitals with Margaret Morgan on 6th & 20th March and 3rd & 17th April 2024

Pointed Pen Uncial with Vivian Lunniss on 13th & 27th March, and 10th & 24th April 2024

There is a slight increase in the fee for the LiveOnline courses for members and non-members

Each course costs £85 for members of CLAS and £110 for non-members PLEASE NOTE – On some transactions p&p is being added (£3), this should NOT be charged, so if you are charged please email webmaster@clas.co.uk and we will process a refund for you.

Suggested materials list 

Please note that all courses are payable online via PayPal, but you DO NOT need a PayPal account, you simply go through the process and scroll to the bottom of the payment page (when it transfers you to PayPal) and you are given the option to pay by credit or debit card.

Content

All details, information on materials needed and exemplar sheets will be sent out prior to the course start.  Terms and Conditions for all courses are available here.

* Certificate of Calligraphy

The Certificate is an opportunity to have your work assessed and to receive comments on how well youve done as well as helpful suggestions about how to improve. 

The deadlines for entering are 30th April and 30th November each year.  For more information click here.

Beginner guide and videos

For more information, click here to watch a users guide to the Certificate.  You can also read answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions here.

We have a series of free video guides to help with all those pitfalls most people find when first using broad-edge pens along with suggestions about how to set up a workspace etc.  Access the videos here.

Private tuition

If you decided that you wanted to gain more from your tutor, a private arrangement can be made for tuition and feedback on a 1-to1 basis.  Its worth a thought if you enjoy the course and would really like to push your calligraphy forward.

Any questions – or has your course sold out?

If you have any questions or if the course that you’d love to take part in has sold out, please email us at: liveonline@clas.co.uk and we will try to answer all the queries or put you on the waiting list for the next course.  This will also help us to schedule what is most popular, thank you.

user’s guide to the Certificate of Calligraphy

beginner’s guides