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Learn to write Italic script with our calligraphy 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.

Italic script is a beautiful and elegant writing style using a broad edge pen. It is an adaptable contemporary script finding purpose in formal and informal designs. We will study letter form and spacing and work with some background techniques to apply our learned skills.

Learning outcomes

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

  • letters and numerals of the Italic 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 course you might like to also learn:

What will be covered in this 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 course for?

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

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, 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 a:

  • ruler
  • water jar
  • pencil

If you wish to bring your own materials, please bring all of 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
  • 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

Classes

Italic Script Calligraphy Course

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$179 Limited inc GST / $134 / $143.20 / $161.10
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  • said: Shaz is gentle with beginners starting out in calligraphy. Her skill and knowledge is vast. She'll have you confidently writing and working on your own beautiful projects in seemingly no time at all!

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