Introduction to Pointed Pen
Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Pointed Pen

Introduction to Calligraphy – classic & modern scripts, materials and tools.

For beginners and refreshers, all materials provided.

7 September - 10:30 am til 4:30 pm

£ 80 - 50% deposit by September.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Open Studio
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio day when Megan will have the door open and fire on. You can bring anything you’ve been working on for group feedback or some individual tutoring. You can also come to simply have a quiet work space with access to the library and tools. That also goes for experienced calligraphers who may not have been able to come to one of our courses - you are certainly welcome to join us with your project - though be advised this is for continuing work or study already in progress and there will be no teaching per se, just comradery.

For anyone who has not been to the studio before, the door is open to you too. You are welcome to “pop-in” to see the space and have an informal chat about any questions you may have. As this would be a short visit over a cup of tea, no payment required.

8 September - 10:00 am til 2:00 pm

£ 10 - suggested - RSVP by April 24th to confirm open studio.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Workshop with Giovanni de Faccio
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Workshop with Giovanni de Faccio

Workshop content details coming soon.

DATES : Saturday, 14 September, 10:00 to 4:30

Sunday, 15 September, 10:00 to 4:30

COST : £ 275

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by September 1st to secure spot.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info


Giovanni de Faccio, born in 1966, is Italian but lives in Austria. He is a professional calligrapher since 1990 and in 1991 he was one of the founders of the first modern Italian Calligraphic Association for which he is still leading specialized courses. On international level he is known as teacher and for the effort he dedicated to subjects such as the "way of writing by hand" and typography. He drew digital characters, the most notable is the Rialto.df. In 1999 he was honored by Günter Gerhard Lange for the German association "Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen" by recognizing "High quality design" and in 2002 he won the competition of the "Type Directors Club" in the category type system. He took part at international exhibitions and published various articles and books as "Better writing" or the manual "Calligraphy". For over five years he was engaged with the project "Litterae", a manuscript on parchment using a quill pen, and mineral and vegetable pigments prepared at home according to ancient recipes. He is also letter cutter on stone and teaches calligraphy and type-design at the New Design University in St. Poelten, Austria. His motto is: Stop to write with your head, write now with your heart.

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Pointed Brush with Carl Rohrs
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Pointed Brush with Carl Rohrs

Workshop content details coming soon.

DATES : Friday, 18 Ocotber, 1:00 to 4:30

Saturday, 19 October, 10:00 to 4:30

Sunday, 20 Ocotber, 10:00 to 4:30

(optional : Monday, 21 October, 10:00 to 4:30 - Open Studio day with Carl - £ 50)

COST : £ 275

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by October 1st to secure spot.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info

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Italic Hand with Christopher Haanes
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Italic Hand with Christopher Haanes

Working on the Italic hand with internationally acclaimed calligrapher and bookdesigner Christopher Haanes (see below).

DATES : Saturday, 2 November, 11:00 to 5:00

Sunday, 3 November, 10:30 to 4:30

COST : £ 195 This class is designed for all levels of calligraphers/designers. Discount when registering two or more classes.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required to confirm registration.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info


Christopher Haanes from Oslo, Norway, earned a Diploma with merit in calligraphy from Roehampton Institute and became a fellow of the SSI in 1989. He has taught graphic designers for more than 20 years, as well as workshops throughout Europe, Asia, North & South America. He has published several books on calligraphy and lettering as well as several articles and essays. His work is published in several international books and magazines, including Letter Arts Review.

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Open Studio
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio day when Megan will have the door open and fire on. You can bring anything you’ve been working on for group feedback or some individual tutoring. You can also come to simply have a quiet work space with access to the library and tools. That also goes for experienced calligraphers who may not have been able to come to one of our courses - you are certainly welcome to join us with your project - though be advised this is for continuing work or study already in progress and there will be no teaching per se, just comradery.

For anyone who has not been to the studio before, the door is open to you too. You are welcome to “pop-in” to see the space and have an informal chat about any questions you may have. As this would be a short visit over a cup of tea, no payment required.

10 November - 10:00 am til 2:00 pm

£ 10 - suggested - RSVP by April 24th to confirm open studio.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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The Long Course: 3 Months Calligraphic fundamentals in depth
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Long Course: 3 Months Calligraphic fundamentals in depth

This course covers foundations of calligraphy, roman-upper and lower-case letterforms, italic, introduction to materials and tools, project assignments. Taught by Ewan to the depth that it used be at Roehampton. Students are expected to complete up to two days home-work during the week. The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with considerable experience. The benefit of a course such as this comes from having a concentrated period of time devoted to growing one's calligraphic skills, the sustained programme of learning helps it bed down in your motor system and grow your imagination, skill and confidence. There are also a limited number of places for advanced students who may want to audit the course whilst working on their own projects.

The syllabus covered:
1. Roman Capitals, the historical background, an introduction to 'essential forms', geometric construction, pencil and monoline studies, spacing
2. Working with a pen and using lightweight roman capitals, monoline capitals in a text and simple designs 
3. Introducing weighting to capital letters, serifs, spacing again. Working with contrasting weights.
4. Continuation and completion of capital letter projects. Ink.
5. Introduction to Edward Johnston’s teaching of related form, geometric study of lower case roman forms, the principles of related form as seen in his 'foundationa'l hand studies. The historical development of lower-case forms
6. Analysing a historical manuscript, large weighted roman lower-case forms, the relationship between calligraphy and type design. Paper and how to handle it.
7. Upper and lower-case romans in combination, smaller scale writing, and introduction to the quill pen
8. On manuscript books, planning and making a small book. Introduction to vellum.
9. Continued work on books. An introduction to formal italic writing, its development and history
10. Flow and ease in writing, revision of Roman and compressed capitals.
11. Italic capitals, flourishing 
12. Project completion. Review and planning individual future learning.

January 13 through March 31, Mondays & Tuesdays - 10:00 am til 4:30 pm

12 weeks starting in early January and completing late March 2020. Two days a week instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 10:00-4:30, plus some optional “field-trip” days.

£ 1400 - this class is designed for absolute beginners to advanced students. The variety of levels in this class has been one of it’s riches.

Class size limited to 8 people. 30% non-refundable deposit required by December 1st, 2019 to secure spot.

To register or for further information, contact: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Open Studio
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio day when Megan will have the door open and fire on. You can bring anything you’ve been working on for group feedback or some individual tutoring. You can also come to simply have a quiet work space with access to the library and tools. That also goes for experienced calligraphers who may not have been able to come to one of our courses - you are certainly welcome to join us with your project - though be advised this is for continuing work or study already in progress and there will be no teaching per se, just comradery.

For anyone who has not been to the studio before, the door is open to you too. You are welcome to “pop-in” to see the space and have an informal chat about any questions you may have. As this would be a short visit over a cup of tea, no payment required.

13 July - 10:00 am til 2:00 pm

£ 10 - suggested - RSVP by April 24th to confirm open studio.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Open Studio
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio day when Megan will have the door open and fire on. You can bring anything you’ve been working on for group feedback or some individual tutoring. You can also come to simply have a quiet work space with access to the library and tools. That also goes for experienced calligraphers who may not have been able to come to one of our courses - you are certainly welcome to join us with your project - though be advised this is for continuing work or study already in progress and there will be no teaching per se, just comradery.

For anyone who has not been to the studio before, the door is open to you too. You are welcome to “pop-in” to see the space and have an informal chat about any questions you may have. As this would be a short visit over a cup of tea, no payment required.

May 26 - 10:00 am til 4:00 pm

£ 10 - suggested - RSVP by May 14th to confirm open studio.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Foundational Hand with Christopher Haanes
May
18
to May 19

Foundational Hand with Christopher Haanes

Working on the formal forms, coined by Edward Johnston as the “Foundational” hand, with internationally acclaimed calligrapher and bookdesigner Christopher Haanes (see below).

DATES : Saturday, 18 May, 10:30 to 4:30

Sunday, 19 May, 10:30 to 4:30

COST : £ 195 This class is designed for Intermediate to Advanced calligraphers/designers. For beginners, an earlier introduction class is required. Discount when registering two or more classes.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required to confirm registration.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info


Christopher Haanes from Oslo, Norway, earned a Diploma with merit in calligraphy from Roehampton Institute and became a fellow of the SSI in 1989. He has taught graphic designers for more than 20 years, as well as workshops throughout Europe, Asia, North & South America. He has published several books on calligraphy and lettering as well as several articles and essays. His work is published in several international books and magazines, including Letter Arts Review.

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Calligraphy Introduction
May
4
10:30 AM10:30

Calligraphy Introduction

An introduction to the tools, materials and scripts from the history of calligraphy to present day.

You will have the opportunity to write with a variety of the tools on an array of materials, that have been used in beautiful writing from reed pens on papyrus, all the way to the pointed pen (which is enjoying a resurgence in our modern time) on fine writing paper. Full of practical and tips and a great starter kit for you to take home.

4 May - 10:30 am til 4:30 pm

£ 90 - this class is designed for Absolute Beginners through to Intermediates wanting a refresher.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by April 21st to secure spot.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Open Studio
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio day when Megan will have the door open and fire on. You can bring anything you’ve been working on for group feedback or some individual tutoring. You can also come to simply have a quiet work space with access to the library and tools. That also goes for experienced calligraphers who may not have been able to come to one of our courses - you are certainly welcome to join us with your project - though be advised this is for continuing work or study already in progress and there will be no teaching per se, just comradery.

For anyone who has not been to the studio before, the door is open to you too. You are welcome to “pop-in” to see the space and have an informal chat about any questions you may have. As this would be a short visit over a cup of tea, no payment required.

28 April - 10:00 am til 1:00 pm

£ 10 - suggested - RSVP by April 24th to confirm open studio.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Brush Lettering Workshop with Luca Barcellona
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Brush Lettering Workshop with Luca Barcellona

*This workshop is currently FULL - please email to be put on a waiting list*

Brush lettering is one of the most popular styles in modern calligraphy, it has an ancient tradition and since it takes lot of practice to get good results, it’s very important to know the rules behind this tool before practice. We will start with exercises by brush pen on a model based on an italic alphabet model, and we will experiment with real brushes and watercolours on the second day. Workshop for everybody interested in exploring this beautiful writing style, beginners are more than welcome!

DATES : Saturday, 6 April, 11:00 to 5:30 & Sunday, 7 April, 10:00 to 4:30

COST : £ 310 -This workshop is currently FULL - please email to be put on a waiting list

All materials included.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% non-refundable deposit required by March 20th to secure spot.


Luca Barcellona is born in 1978. He has his own studio in Milan, where he works as a freelance graphic designer and calligrapher. Letters are the main ingredient of his creations. He teaches calligraphy with the Associazione Calligrafica Italiana and holds workshops, exhibitions, conferences and performances all around the world. The means of his work is to make the manual skill of an ancient art as writing and the languages and instruments of the digital era coexist. His lettering has been requested by the most important worldwide brands among the years. As well as taking part to several independent projects his works appeared in many publications. In 2012 he published his first monographic book “Take Your Pleasure Seriously” by Lazy Dog press, the publishing house wich is a member himself. His study into lettering led him to experience from graffiti to classic calligraphy, up to big wallpainting, virtual reality calligraphy, typography and letterpress printing.

www.lucabarcellona.com

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Roman Cursive with Ewan Clayton
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Roman Cursive with Ewan Clayton

Workshop with Ewan Clayton on informal Roman Cursive script

Writing in the ancient roman world included not just the formal painted and carved capital lettering we still employ today but also several forms of informal handwriting: old and new roman cursive. In this class we will look at these informal scripts, studying the handwriting based on capital letters on day 1 and the lower-case forms on day 2. Our aim is to understand their constructive dynamics using the pencil and then to explore them with pens as a basis for creating our own more contemporary and expressive calligraphy.

DATES : Saturday & Sunday, 30 & 31 March, 10:00 to 4:30

COST : £ 175

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by March 15th to secure spot.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info

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Roman Capitals in Pen with Christopher Haanes
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Roman Capitals in Pen with Christopher Haanes

Our letters have origins, and the Roman Capitals are one of the most important points of origin. They are both dignified and authoritarian, solemn and formal, and easily take a lifetime to master. 

The skills acquired from practicing these 2000 year old letters are essential to any calligrapher. ‘Disciplined freedom’ is no empty statement when it comes to these letters. Evolving from geometrical Greek skeleton shapes, the Romans introduced the broad edged writing tool at around 100 B.C., possibly influenced by Egyptian scribes that had already used a broad edged reed pen for their hieratic writing. The broad edged brush was often used in writing the Capitals monumentalis, but pen written Roman Capitals have been part of the calligraphic heritage for hundreds of years.

Roman capitals come to life where a sound understanding of geometry and optical adjustment meet movement and gesture.

DATES : Saturday, 2 March, 10:00 to 5:30

Sunday, 3 March, 10:00 to 5:30

COST : £ 220 This class is designed for Beginners to Advanced calligraphers/designers. For beginners, a January or February Roman Skeleton class is required. Discount when registering two or more classes.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by February 15th to secure spot.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info


Christopher Haanes from Oslo, Norway, earned a Diploma with merit in calligraphy from Roehampton Institute and became a fellow of the SSI in 1989. He has taught graphic designers for more than 20 years, as well as workshops throughout Europe, Asia, North & South America. He has published several books on calligraphy and lettering as well as several articles and essays. His work is published in several international books and magazines, including Letter Arts Review.

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Open Studio
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio day when Megan will have the door open and fire on. You can bring anything you’ve been working on for group feedback or some individual tutoring. You can also come to simply have a quiet work space with access to the library and tools. That also goes for experienced calligraphers who may not have been able to come to one of our courses - you are certainly welcome to join us with your project - though be advised this is for continuing work or study already in progress and there will be no teaching per se, just comradery.

For anyone who has not been to the studio before, the door is open to you too. You are welcome to “pop-in” to see the space and have an informal chat about any questions you may have. As this would be a short visit over a cup of tea, no payment required.

24 February - 10:00 am til 4:00 pm

£ 10 - RSVP by February 20th to confirm open studio.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Roman Capitals Introduction with Megan
Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

Roman Capitals Introduction with Megan

  • 14 Sillwood Road Brighton, England, BN1 2LF United Kingdom (map)
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An introduction to the formal Roman Capitals as found on the carvings of the Trajan column, Apian Way, etc. Starting with a brief history, scanning the variety of proprtioning approaches and then constructing monoline skeletons. Followed up with the use of a broad edge pen and beginning to see where the weight comes in when using that tool. This is a pencil & pen class.

3 February - 10:00 am til 4:30 pm

£ 90 - this class is designed for Beginners and Intermediates wanting a refresher.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by January 15th to secure spot.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com


Megan Maksimovich Goodenough has been studying with and apprenticing Ewan in Brighton since January 2017. She began teaching introductions to calligraphy in the US & Canada in 2014 after three years of dedicated study, which she continues today in earnest. Her focus has been on the craft and skill throughout history and the lineage of forward-thinking education. She believes the highest expression of the individual is born of conscientious foundations.

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Drop-In Roman Capitals
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Drop-In Roman Capitals

For anyone who has previously taken a Roman class at 14 Sillwood, this is a “drop-in” day mixed with a schduled class day, when Megan will be teaching an introduction to Roman Capitals to new students (see Roman Capitals Introduction), and also refreshing and refining for previous students.

3 February- 10:00 am til 4:30 pm

£ 40 - RSVP by January 30th to confirm space.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Calligraphy Introduction
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

Calligraphy Introduction

An introduction to the tools, materials and scripts from the history of calligraphy to present day.

You will have the opportunity to write with a variety of the tools on an array of materials, that have been used in beautiful writing from reed pens on papyrus, all the way to the pointed pen (which is enjoying a resurgence in our modern time) on fine writing paper. Full of practical and tips and a great starter kit for you to take home.

2 February - 10:30 am til 4:30 pm

£ 90 - this class is designed for Absolute Beginners through to Intermediates wanting a refresher.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by January 15th to secure spot.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Open Studio / Pop-in day
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio / Pop-in day

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio day when Megan will have the door open and fire on. You can bring anything you’ve been working on for group feedback or some individual tutoring. You can also come to simply have a quiet work space with access to the library and tools. That also goes for experienced calligraphers who may not have been able to come to one of our courses - you are certainly welcome to join us with your project - though be advised this is for continuing work or study already in progress and there will be no teaching per se, just comradery.

For anyone who has not been to the studio before, the door is open to you too. You are welcome to “pop-in” to see the space and have an informal chat about any questions you may have. As this would be a short visit over a cup of tea, no payment required.

20 January - 10:00 am til 4:00 pm

£ 10 - RSVP by January 18th to confirm open studio.

Contact Megan to register or for further information: info@brightoncalligraphy.com

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Roman Capitals in Pencil with Christopher Haanes
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Roman Capitals in Pencil with Christopher Haanes

  • 14 Sillwood Road Brighton, England, BN1 2LF United Kingdom (map)
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This workshop gives an excellent introduction to typefaces, type design and calligraphy. These are essential shapes, and make up the back bone of sans serif typefaces and written or drawn Roman Capitals. We will look at the proportions of the letters and their geometrical relevance to one another as well as doing some freehand writing, including discussions about optical spacing.

An introduction to the formal Roman Capital forms with internationally acclaimed calligrapher and bookdesigner Christopher Haanes (see below). A focus on pencil-made letters and their proportions, as well as their relationship to contemporary typographic shapes.

DATES : Saturday, 12 January, 11:00 to 5:30 & Sunday, 13 January, 10:00 to 4:30

COST : £ 190 This class is designed for Beginners to Advanced calligraphers/designers. Discount when registering two or more classes.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by January 1st to secure spot.

CONTACT : info@brightoncalligraphy.com - email Megan to register or for more info


Christopher Haanes from Oslo, Norway, earned a Diploma with merit in calligraphy from Roehampton Institute and became a fellow of the SSI in 1989. He has taught graphic designers for more than 20 years, as well as workshops throughout Europe, Asia, North & South America. He has published several books on calligraphy and lettering as well as several articles and essays. His work is published in several international books and magazines, including Letter Arts Review.

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Summer School w/ Ewan
Sep
4
to Sep 7

Summer School w/ Ewan

*This class is currently full*

LETTERS & STORYTELLING: There is a lost medieval tradition of giving letter structure by telling short stories about them. We look at a tenth century monastic manuscript and see what we can learn from this tradition: and we explore the stories that will bring letters alive for us now.

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