Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy Course - Sydney Short Courses

Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy Course

What you'll learn

Learn to write in modern pointed pen 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.

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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this modern pointed pen 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 modern pointed pen calligraphy course, you might like to also learn:

Course content

What will be covered in this modern pointed calligraphy course?

  • 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

Intended audience

Who is this modern pointed pen 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 Street & Victoria Road)

Course materials

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:

  • 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

Additional information

Please note the following:

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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Sharon has been teaching in adult education for nineteen years at Community Colleges and has a Diploma in Western Calligraphy. She develops and runs workshops introducing her students to the art...

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