Calligraphy Workshop - Medieval Gothic

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Course description

Learn Medieval Gothic Calligraphy 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 series of workshops is designed to introduce you to the Contemporary styles or scripts of Copperplate, Modern Pointed Pen, Uncial Hand, Italic, Foundational and Medieval Gothic Hand. This workshop focuses on Medieval Gothic Hand.

Ideal for…

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

Other Calligraphy workshops

We have a range of calligraphy workshops for you to choose from:

You can choose to complete all six courses or just the ones which interest you.

Course content

In this course, you will study:

  • how to write with a chisel shaped nib by creating pen patterns
  • the Gothic script, its style, letter construction and characteristics
  • letter form, spacing and further refine our skills
  • capitals and their origins and combine them with the lower case Gothic
  • 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 Modern Calligraphy Workshop Class, you should be able to apply:

  • letters and numerals of the Gothic 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.
Please come prepared

If you purchase a kit from the tutor in class ($30, cash only), please bring only the following items:

  • Ruler
  • Water jar
  • Pencil

If you wish to purchase ALL materials, and NOT get a kit from the tutor, then please purchase the following items:

  • A4 or A3 layout pad – Canson
  • Chisel shaped nib
  • Pen holder – Speedball oblique holder or straight holder
  • Ink- Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink
  • Ruler, pencil HB
  • Water jar, rag
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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Course testimonials:

  • Dylan said: "Five stars."

  • Wendy said: "Five stars for tutor, Shas Baker!"

  • Mal said: "Well organised and structured content. Suggest a project to be completed as part of the course."