An ancient art, passed down from generation to generation, calligraphy, from the Greek kalligraphiā(beautiful
writing) is an art form more diverse than first thought.
Side by side with traditional Gothic and Copperplate sits modern interpretations, bold and expressive, but still well grounded in traditional rules of proportion and weight, these new frontiers make calligraphy an art form for all.
Enthusiastic amateurs and artists alike will find stimulating challenges and a supportive environment in which to push themselves at the Calligraphy Society of South Australia. Whether you would just like to send a beautifully penned Christmas card or are looking to incorporate letter forms into your own art you'll find friends and mentors at our monthly meetings and workshops.
Please note that the WEA of SA are running a course called Introduction to Calligraphy beginning on Tuesday 14th March 2023 at 6:30pm. This course is aimed at both beginners and those who have had a little experience in traditional, broad-edged nib calligraphy and wish to improve their skills. Our focus will be on the Foundational Hand and its associated Roman-based capitals. For details contact the WEA at https://www.wea-sa.com.au/
Here are some examples of the works on display at our recent exhibition
In addition, some of our members gave demonstrations to interested onlookers.