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Tom Perkins : Teaches drawn and carved lettering short courses to regional groups. Please enquire for further details. He also teaches week-end or longer courses at his workshop in Cambridgeshire, for 6-8 people, in letter carving in stone and drawn lettering.

Gaynor Goffe : Teaches a wide range of calligraphic topics for one-day, weekend and longer workshops to regional calligraphy groups. Please enquire for further details. She also teaches one-day or longer courses at her home in Cambridgeshire, for small groups, a wide range of calligraphy topics available.  




Courses taught by Tom Perkins

For further details please contact the organising body, or Tom if necessary.



26 January ZOOM workshop, drawn Roman capitals,  on a geometrical basis,one of three 3 hours sessions 10-1, ( also February 2 and 9), to book contact Rasha al-Sarraj at the Princes Foundation , London, or contact Tom for further info.

2 February ZOOM workshop session 2, drawn Roman capitals

9 February ZOOM workshop session 3, drawn Roman capitals

13-17 March , Lettercarving in Stone, all levels, West Dean College, Sussex, contact 01243 81130119-22 September lettercarving in stone, all levels, West Dean College, Sussex contact

21-24 September letter carving in stone/slate all levels including beginners, West Dean College, Sussex, contact www.westdean.or

Courses taught by Gaynor Goffe



28-30 October italic/uncial/ foundational hand and other scripts, all levels, West Dean College, Sussex contact: 01243 811301

12 November, in-person workshop, UNCIAL for beginners and improvers, Ely Museum, Ely, Cambs, 2-5, contact to book

10 November, ZOOM workshop VERSALS,  basic and experimental 10-1 , one of four sessions, Nov 17, 24 and December 1 Contact Rasha al-Sarraj at the Princes Foundation, London to book, or me for further information

17 November, ZOOM workshop VERSALS session 2,info as above

24 November ZOOM workshop, VERSALS session 3, info as above

1 December ZOOM workshop, VERSALS session 4, info as above


4 & 11February 2-3.30 ZOOM  workshop flowing italic and flourishes ( please e-mail for further details)

18 & 25 February 18 & 25 2-3.30 ZOOM workshop basic versals ( please e-mail for further details )

18 March & 1 April 2-3.30 ZOOM workshop experimental versals (Please e-mail for further details )

23-26 March pointed pen cursive/copperplate/ italic all levels West Dean College, Sussex contact: 01243 811301

26-28 May calligraphy all levels, Flatford Mill, Suffolk, contact

6-9 July   “  “                 “ all things italic, West Dean College, Sussex  contact

1-3 September calligraphy all levels, Flatford Mill, Suffolk, contact

NB Saturday or weekend workshops I am teaching for regional calligraphy groups are advertised to members via the groups. (If you are not a member of a regional group and need information please contact me )


Workshop Topics


I am available for one day, weekend and longer workshops on the following topics, please contact me if you wish to arrange a workshop.

1) Basic Scripts:-

. formal italic

. joined cursive italic

. foundational hand

. 9th century Carolingian

. uncial

. versals

. Roman capitals

. italic capitals

. copperplate minuscule & capitals

2)Contemporary Variations- Any of the above are available as more advanced workshops with script variations, or mixed-level workshops covering basics and variations.

3) Other topics:-

. Renaissance round minuscule

. Renaissance San Vito capitals

. flourish design, italic minuscule & capitals

. pressure and release Roman capitals

. pressure and release capitals variations

. experimenting with automatic pens

. colour in the pen and background

. writing at small sizes

. developing rhythm in italic

. lay-out and design

. surgery for works in progress

. Additional topics can be considered