Copperplate Calligraphy Class for Beginners

Learn calligraphy at this fun and relaxing Sydney class



6.5 hours Class size 1 to 3 (public classes), 5 to 20 label $199

Are you looking for a new creative activity to try this weekend in Sydney with friends or loved ones? Visit Sydney Community College and try out this beginner-friendly calligraphy class where you will learn some new creative skills!

In this class, you will be guided through the step by step process of mastering calligraphy by your expert teacher Sharon. You'll start with a brief history of the art form before learning about the various styles too.

Sharon will teach you how to write letters and numerals using a brush pen, how to master letter formation and shaping and give you an understanding of layout and design too!

What this course will cover:

  • How to write with a pointed pen
  • The script, its style, letter construction and characteristics
  • Letterform, spacing and joining of letters
  • Capitals and their origins and combine them with the lower case letters
  • Flourishing
  • Numerals
  • Colour, layout and design skills

Whether you're looking for unique birthday gifts or you just want to indulge your creative side, why not learn calligraphy at this art class in Sydney. There's no better feeling than mastering a new skill that will have you feeling confident and make your inner creative sing!

Please note: You can bring your own materials, or purchase the calligraphy kit available at checkout. The cost of the kit is $25 in addition to the class price.All students must be over 18+ years of age.

Add-on available for this class
  • Calligraphy Kit ($35)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
This class is beginner-friendly, great for any keen creative looking for things to do in Sydney!
 
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert calligrapher
  • New skills to practice at home!
What to bring
Please make sure to wear something you don't mind getting dirty, enclosed shoes and tie up long hair.

Materials to bring if you do not purchase the kit:
  • A4 or A3 layout pad (Canson)
  • Copperplate or pointed pen nib (Zebra G nib recommended)
  • A 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
  • A ruler, pencil HB
  • water jar, rag

Materials to bring if you purchase the kit:
  • A ruler
  • A water jar
  • A pencil
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St, Rozelle NSW

Copperplate Calligraphy Class for Beginners location
Your teacher
Sharon Baker

Sharon Baker

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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, watercolour 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

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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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Michael Mar 2023


Sharon Baker is an absolutely amazing teacher. If you’re going to learn the art of calligraphy, learn from the best in the industry. Friendly, generous with her knowledge and time with personalised guidance throughout the whole session. Loved the experience and would highly recommend Sharon.
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