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Learn to write foundational hand 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

By the end of this foundational hand calligraphy course, you should be able to apply:

  • letters and numerals of the copperplate hand
  • 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 hand calligraphy course, you might like to enrol in:

What will be covered in this foundational 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 foundational 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 $35 cash (not included in the course fee), as well as:

  • Ruler
  • Water jar
  • Pencil

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

  • A4 or A3 bond layout pad (Canson or similar brand from art stores)
  • Chisel shaped nibs – small, medium and large size (such as Brause, Speedball C NIBS, William Mitchell)
  • Pen holder
  • Ink (Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink)
  • Gouache (black & a primary colour set)
  • Ruler, HB pencil
  • 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

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Foundational Hand Calligraphy Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Foundational Hand Calligraphy Course

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

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Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

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Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: 5 stars!

  • said: Shaz was an absolute joy to learn from!

  • said: I most enjoyed the learning and the way Shas taught the class. I now have a much better understanding of the script.

  • said: Great class! Thank you very much :)

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