Drop-In & Pop-In day
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Drop-In & Pop-In day

For anyone who has previously taken a class at 14 Sillwood, this is an open studio “drop-in” 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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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Calligraphy Introduction with Megan

An introduction to the tools, materials and scripts from the history 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 - 10:00 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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Roman Capitals Introduction with Megan
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

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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Roman Capitals in Pen with Christopher Haanes
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Roman Capitals in Pen with Christopher Haanes

Working on the formal Roman Capital forms with internationally acclaimed calligrapher and bookdesigner Christopher Haanes (see below). A focus on pen-made capitals.

DATES : Friday, 1 March, 11:00 to 5:30

Saturday, 2 March, 10:00 to 4:30

Sunday, 3 March, 10:00 to 4:00

COST : £ 265 This class is designed for Intermediate 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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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 roman world included not just the formal capital lettering we still employ today but also several forms of informal handwriting which students of this history call old and new roman cursive. In this class we will look at these informal scripts and use them as the 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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Foundational hand Introduction with Megan
May
4
to May 5

Foundational hand Introduction with Megan

An introduction to the Carolingian inspired Foundational hand by Edward Johnston. Starting with a brief history, scanning the variety of examples and starting with the skeleton forms. 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.

4 & 5 May - 10:00 am til 4:30 pm

£ 160 - this class is designed for Beginners and Intermediates wanting a refresher.

Class size limited to 8 people. 50% Deposit required by April 25th 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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Foundational Hand with Christopher Haanes
May
24
to May 26

Foundational Hand with Christopher Haanes

Working on the formal Roman Capital forms with internationally acclaimed calligrapher and bookdesigner Christopher Haanes (see below). A focus on pen-made capitals.

DATES : Friday, 24 May, 11:00 to 5:30

Saturday, 25 May, 10:00 to 4:30

Sunday, 26 May, 10:00 to 4:30

COST : £ 265 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 by May 10th 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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Workshop with Giovanni de Faccio
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Workshop with Giovanni de Faccio

Workshop content details coming soon.

DATES : Saturday, 13 September, 10:00 to 4:30

Sunday, 14 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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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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