Calligraphy Course for Beginners

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Course description

Learn Calligraphy at this beginners course 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.

This course introduces you to a range of contemporary calligraphy styles or scripts, including Copperplate, Modern Pointed Pen, Uncial Hand, Italic, Foundational and Medieval Gothic Hand.

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 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.
Learning outcomes

By the end of this Calligraphy Course for Beginners, you should be able to:

  • create letters and numerals of the Copperplate Hand, as well as a range of other styles
  • use spacial awareness in your lettering compositions
  • apply analytical skills for letter form and shape
  • apply your understanding of layout and design skills
  • use colour and design techniques
Please come prepared

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

If you will purchase a kit please bring $20 cash (not included in the course fee), as well as:

  • Ruler
  • Water jar
  • Pencil

If you wish to purchase ALL materials yourself, 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.
Other information
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle ph. 9810 8309
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown ph. 9516 2339

* Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St, 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

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

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