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Calligraphy Weekend

Calligraphy Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alice Mazzilli


This course will give participants a general introduction to the history of writing and an overview of the different calligraphic styles.

During the class you will learn practical skills such as the use of different tools and material and letter construction. You will study at least one script, and each student will produce one hand written word or sentence by the end of the course.

Topics Covered

  • History of writing
  • Tools and material
  • Different basic scripts

Who should take this course?

Anyone who has an interest in Calligraphy

Course Outcomes

You will leave with a better understanding of Calligraphy, its history, and the tools and materials involved. Practically, you will have produced a word or a sentence written in a calligraphic style

Entry requirements: None

Level: All Levels


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Alice Mazzilli has a background in typography and graffiti, and has a deep understanding of lettering. She apprenticed under one of the world's leading scribes and now runs her own calligraphy and lettering design business here in London, where she boasts such clients as The Royal Academy of Arts, Smythson and Mappin & Webb. She has extensive knowledge of the history of traditional calligraphy practice and the elegant Roman alphabet.



All materials will be provided on your first day. You may wish to bring a notepad and pen.

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