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Sat, 13 Jul


The Creative Community Campus

Calligraphy Course (3 Week Ticket)

with Ray Crafts

Calligraphy Course (3 Week Ticket)
Calligraphy Course (3 Week Ticket)

Time & Location

13 Jul 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand

About the event

The Creative Campus is honored to be offering this 4 week calligraphy course with this master of Arts and Crafts - Ray Crafts.

Saturday mornings

6th - 27th July

10am - 12pm

The Creative Campus


In this course you'll learn three types of script: Roundhand, Italics and Gothic. You'll also learn the use of nib pens with ink and watercolour. 

Participants will complete the course with both a black ink name or quotation of their choice, as well as, a colour name or quotation of their choice.

Ray will provide the card and suitable scripts and quotations for these final pieces. Participants can bring along their own to use, if they wish.

For this course you will need:

- A calligraphy pen set - Ray recommends 'Jasart' 7 piece set for $23.99

- Manuscript cartridges - 12 Pack, black for $9.99

- 1B8 exercise book - $4.99

- Ruler

- Pencil

- A cloth or tissues to clean your pen

Visit Paperplus Bethlehem for your purchases and get a 10% discount . Get in as soon as you can, in case they need ordering!

Ray Crafts is a silver and goldsmith, a carpenter, a veteran soldier, a bagpiper, a luthier, a potter and an exhibiting artist. He is inspired greatly by celtic art and design which he incorporates into his woodwork and pottery. He also smiths silver Scottish Dirks and Sgian Dhus and other Scottish jewellery. And, of course, he is a calligrapher and calligraphy teacher!

'At the age of 9, I was taught copperplate writing by my Grandfather, and from this bases come my interest in illuminated manuscripts, and the study of the book of Kells and early pictish art. Pens and nibs were handed down to me from my Grandfather and with these I did calligraphy works for friends. I gained placing in a Calligraphic Creative Writing Competition and my work was sent over to Philadelphia U.S.A to go on permanent exhibition'.

You can catch Ray crafting down at the Men's Shed, here at the Historic Village.

If this workshop is sold out, click HERE to be added to the waitlist.

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