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Learn to write Copperplate script with our calligraphy short courses in Sydney.

Calligraphy reflects tradition, personality, style and creativity – everyone can learn it! Come and learn the beautiful art of calligraphy to gain an understanding of its rich history and the development of our modern alphabet.

Learning outcomes

It is intended that by the end of this copperplate hand calligraphy course you should be able to:

  • letters and numerals of the Copperplate script
  • spacial awareness
  • analytical skills for letter form and shape
  • an understanding of layout and design skills
  • colour and design techniques
  • all learned skills to a piece of work or project

After finishing this copperplate hand calligraphy course, you might like to enrol in:

What will be covered in this copperplate hand calligraphy course?

In this course, you will study:

  • how to write with a pointed pen
  • the script, its style, letter construction and characteristics
  • letter form, spacing and joining of letters
  • capitals and their origins and combine them with the lower case letters
  • flourishing
  • numerals
  • colour, layout and design skills with the idea of combining all of the above to produce a small piece of work.

Who is this copperplate hand calligraphy course for?

All levels are welcome from beginners to those who want to brush up on their skills.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

You may choose to bring your own materials or purchase a kit from your tutor in class.

If you wish to purchase a kit please bring $25 cash (not included in the course fee), as well as:

  • a ruler
  • a water jar
  • a pencil

If you wish to bring your own materials, please bring the following:

  • A4 or A3 layout pad (Canson)
  • Copperplate or pointed pen nib (Zebra G nib recommended)
  • pen holder (either straight pen holder or an oblique holder specifically for Copperplate)
  • ink (Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink)
  • coloured inks, gouache, coloured pencils
  • ruler, pencil HB
  • water jar, rag
  • other supplies will be advised if needed throughout the course

Additional information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I thoroughly enjoyed learning a new skill. The tutor, Sharon Baker was excellent... enabled us to appreciate the fundamentals and to further our interests in calligraphy.

  • said: Starting at the beginning and covering the basics then moving on to selecting our choice.

  • said: Really really really enjoyed it! Shaz is a great calligrapher and teacher and I learned a lot in a short space of time.

  • said: I loved this course - would highly recommend it

  • said: Shas was very helpful and knowledgeable. I enjoy her teaching style. It was great to attend in person rather than online.

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