Calligraphy Techniques and Application

April 11, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Derick Tickle

In this workshop students learn the art of round hand foundational calligraphy through demonstration and practice. The emphasis is on good writing posture and choosing the right pen nibs and paper. Participants will practice with various types of pens with ink and gouache. You will also learn how to produce good page layout and design and how to achieve the correct pen nib angle to produce constant flow and rhythm. Students should bring to class a chosen poem or favorite quotation which will be the subject of a finished project. Open to all skill levels.


Derick Tickle is a native of England where he studied calligraphy and illumination at the Reigate College of Art and Design. He now lives in Asheville, North Carolina and teaches calligraphy and illumination classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School, the Blue Ridge Community College and ABTech. Tickle is a member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and has taught calligraphy workshops in England and New Zealand.

Derick Tickle

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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