Beginners Calligraphy Class

An introduction to calligraphy



3 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 12 to 40 label $130


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Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. For centuries, it has been written with a quill dipped into ink, and not much has changed. The same tools that were used then to write historical scrolls are now used to create a mix of traditional (Copperplate, Spencerian, Italian Hand, etc ) and chic modern calligraphy.  This class is structured around learning the basic traditional letterforms before tweaking them to create a modern take on calligraphy.

Throughout the three-hour introductory hands-on course, you will be personally assisted with any questions you may have as Joanna shares her tips and lessons learned from her own calligraphy journey.  You will be walked through the basics, an introduction to the materials and tools, learning how to load the nib with inks, how much ink to load, how to hold a pen and proper posture and of course, learning how to write the actual letters.

Perfect for both the beginner and hobbyist, learn traditional pointed pen calligraphy with a modern twist! With lots of hands-on practice, you’ll find that calligraphy is not only beautiful to look at, it is also very therapeutic, and addictive!

No prior experience needed.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

  • Penholders

  • Modern and Vintage nibs

  • Ink

  • Quality Practice Paper

  • Instructional Guidesheets

  • List of supplies and where to get them


What to bring

Your enthusiasm and a passion for learning. 

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.
This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Joanna Chia

Joanna Chia

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Joanna’s love for calligraphy stemmed from her grandfather, who taught her cursive at the age of seven. After working as an engineering researcher and obtaining her doctorate in 2015, she took a plunge of faith and followed her passion into the world of art and calligraphy.

Today, her calligraphy and art have graced corporate branding, logos, events, weddings and she has steadily built a client portfolio ranging from high-end fashion brands like Dior, to tech giants like Facebook and many more. She has been featured as one of Malaysia’s Top 10 Calligraphers and has also appeared in numerous interviews including NTV 7’s Bella, where she had the chance to chatter excitedly about her passion for letters and mission in reviving this long-forgotten art.

Although she initially picked up calligraphy on her own, over time, she has taken numerous calligraphy courses, from Master Penmen and renowned calligraphers, in order to enrich her skills. An avid believer in lifelong learning, she believes that nobody is ever too young, or too old, to pick up a new skill and fall in love with art again.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews

Antonia Pereira • Feb 2020


The Teacher Joanna was great and very helpful when needed. The venue is positively unique with a relaxing vibe.

Mary Chiron • Feb 2020


The teacher was really lovely, she was really helpful and knew so much.
The environment was nice and calm. Johannas dog was a highlight.

Cheryl Wong • Feb 2020


Amazing class with great tips and insights. Jo is lovely and experienced in her work. The materials and bring home notes are well thought of <3
Overall, a great and fun class that's worth attending!

Hayley Stevenson • Feb 2020


Joanna was an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher of calligraphy. My mum and I had a fun afternoon at this workshop and are excited by the new skills we now have, as well as the helpful worksheets, beautiful metallic calligraphy tools and nibs, and the ink that Joanna sent us home with.

Samantha Cook • Feb 2020


Jo’s enthusiasm is contagious, she is a lovely teacher. This was a great start to calligraphy- I thoroughly enjoyed the class and look forward to developing my skills learnt today

Leechin Tee • Feb 2020


Nice fun session on calligraphy! The teacher is so generous with her knowledge sharing. I had a very great time!

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