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 meetings have re-commenced for 2021. The next meeting for the Calligraphy Society of South Australia is on Sunday 16th April at 1.15pm.
This afternoon workshop will allow you to continue discovering the varied and interesting effects achieved with graphite and coloured pencils – both watercolour pencils and normal.
We have looked at shading using several graphite grades and know how their use changes the look of a letter.
You were introduced to a simple letter design with waisting, extension and exaggeration of letter shape and repetition.
If you attended our March meeting, please bring all your work. If not, then you will be able to ‘catch-up’. This workshop is suitable for everyone. Those with previous experience using pencils will leap ahead with their designs and may even finish one on ‘good’ paper. Only use graphite or colour pencils.