Calligraphy Class: Modern Pointed Pen

How to write in modern calligraphy styles


Sharon Baker

Sharon Baker

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.8 (17)
5k+

6 hours Class size 1 to 12 label $136 - $159 ($159 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $144 for 2 guests, $136 for 3+ guests)


In-person classes are permitted in NSW, under the state government's guidelines

Your host, Sydney Community College is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Learn calligraphy and appreciate this beautiful art in a modern pointed pen calligraphy class.

This class is suitable for beginners, as you will learn how to write with a pointed nib and ink, the script style, letter construction and characteristics, flourishing, numerals, and colour, layout and design skills.

The class will begin with an introduction to the rich history of calligraphy and the contemporary style of the course (this workshop focuses on modern pointed pen). You will then work with dip pen and ink learning this modern script style of lettering before adding your own flair.

At the end of the class, you will be able to apply letters and numerals of the modern pointed pen, spatial awareness, colour and design techniques and layout skills to your own work. 

We have a series of Sydney workshops which will introduce you to each of the contemporary styles:

  • Medieval Gothic
  • Copperplate Hand
  • Uncial Hand
  • Italic Script
  • Foundational Hand
  • Medieval Batarde French Gothic

After completing the course you are eligible for a 10% discount when you provide proof of enrolment at Tillys Art Supplies (Rozelle), Newtown Art Supplies and Eckersley’s Art Supplies (Sydney).

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:



Knowledge Required

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

What to bring

If you will purchase a kit please bring $25 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.
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back
Suitable for

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

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Sharon Baker

Sharon Baker

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)

Sharon has been teaching in adult education for nineteen years at Community Colleges and has a Diploma In Western Calligraphy. She has developed and run workshops introducing her students to the art of calligraphy and its many benefits. Sharon has a comprehensive background in design and layout, water colour painting, Botanical Art and Chinese Brush painting. Her love of Calligraphy and its history makes her passionate about what she teaches to all.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.8 (17)
5k+

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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