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Calligraphy Teaching Classes

From time to time I teach both calligraphy and illumination to students and beginners, and I am experienced in teaching groups of children as well as adults.

The dates of my latest teaching courses will be listed here (below) and also on my Events - Dates page.

Illumination Class - July 2012
Students practicing illumination in one of my teaching classes, July 2012

Materials for each class I teach are easily obtainable (some provided free), and the teaching direction is project-oriented throughout. New students are often surprised to find out how quickly the basic techniques of lettering and border decoration can be applied to cards and plaques for framing.

Advanced students are taught further skills such as writing on parchment, wood and other surfaces, applying gouache and pastel colour work, and gilding.

Anyone wishing to join one of my classes or find out more about calligraphy in the Dorset area may contact me by any of the methods described on the contact page.

Fiona Graham-Flynn (Scribe)

Next classes (2017):

Having spent 2015 and much of 2016 on a break from teaching and exhibiting, I resumed my teaching classes in the autumn of 2016 on a limited scale for some of my previous students who were keen to continue advanced studies.

If I return to teaching classes for new students in the near future, I shall shall post full details here as soon as any details are finalised.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in beginning or improving your own calligraphy and wish to be considered for inclusion in one of my future classes, do please let me know via the e-mail address on my contact page.

Examples of previous classes (1990s-2014):


Poster of April 2013 Classes
Poster of April 2013 Classes -
Click for enlargement (JPG, 178KB)

Three separate one-day courses from 9am to 4pm
in my Studio at Bothenhampton, Bridport, Dorset
on (choose from) Tues 2 Apr or Thurs 4 April or Sat 13 April 2013
Maximum of 6 students per class.

Come and learn how to transfer a Celtic illuminated letter and how to paint and embellish. All course materials and frame for your finished piece are included in the cost of 35.00 per person (but please bring your own lunch). Some places still available (26.3.13).

Do please contact me if you wish to discuss joining one of my courses.



Poster of Studio Open Day 28 Jan 2012
Studio Open Day 28 Jan 2012 - Download poster (PDF, 479KB)

Three new 10 week courses of morning classes
in my Studio at Bothenhampton, Bridport, Dorset
2 hrs per week (9.30-12.30pm)
starting on (choose from)
Tues 31 Jan or Wed 1 Feb or Thurs 2 Feb 2012
Maximum of 6 students per class.

I can also give one-to-one tuition and
depending on interest, I may also offer evening classes.

Do please contact me for details
if interested in joining one of my courses, or visit my Studio on Open Day (28 Jan 2012, 11am-4pm).

Download 2012 Open Day poster (PDF, 479KB)
Download details of 2012 course dates (PDF, 35KB)

Before moving in 2009 to Dorset, I ran occasional private courses in Woking, Surrey (usually in my own studio workshop) for small groups of three to five people at a time. I was also hired periodically for several years by Surrey Adult Education Institute to organise and teach structured classes in calligraphy.

1990s advertising placard
1990s advertising placard. Own design by Fiona. Actual size 25x20cm.


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