Calligraphy: Modern Pointed Pen Course

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Learn to write modern pointed pen 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.

Working with dip pen and ink, students will learn a modern script style of lettering. This is a more casual form of pointed pen and you will learn to add your own flair and style.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will 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 course you might like to also learn:

Ideal for

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

Course content

In this course, you will study:

  • how to write with a pointed nib and ink
  • script style, letter construction and characteristics
  • letter form, spacing and create your "own style"
  • flourishing
  • numerals
  • colour, layout and design skills with the idea of combining all of the above to produce a small piece of work

Please 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:

  • Ruler
  • Water jar
  • 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, HB pencil
  • Water jar, rag
  • Other supplies will be advised if needed throughout the course

Other 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

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Good handouts of numbering and industry contacts.

  • said: 5 stars!

  • said: Loved the experienced teacher and meeting other people interested in the same thing :-)

  • said: I really enjoyed the class. Sharon was a clear and knowledgeable teacher... I came away with a good foundation to build and practice this skill.

  • said: Great course. The teacher was amazing.