Workshop: Copperplate Calligraphy with Maria Montes

For beginners and experienced letterers alike, this three-hour workshop will cover the foundations of Copperplate Calligraphy. With a focus on the lowercase alphabet, we’ll study its rhythm, contrast and letter spacing using walnut ink and a flexible pointed pen.

Calligraphy can be a meditative practice, a creative outlet, and a seriously impressive skill when it comes to writing placecards, greeting cards, chalkboards, certificates and more.

Once you have mastered the foundations of making strokes with an ink nib, the skill can be transferred to different families of script beyond the copperplate style.

This workshop includes:

  • Three hours of supervised tuition
  • Pointed flexible pen, ink and paper;
  • Printed class notes and letterform guidelines;
  • A new skill that you can put to immediate use in your everyday life!

  • When
    Saturday 5 June, 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Where
    Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $120 (108 Member / Concession)

Meet the Tutor: Maria Montes

Maria Montes is a Melbourne-based multilingual, multicultural artist and designer. Her practice is set by the principals of constant learning, sharing and educating about the creative process. Maria learnt calligraphy for the first time in 1996.

After a long break working as a full time digital graphic designer, she went back to study calligraphy, lettering, typography and typeface design in Barcelona and New York City.

Since 2014, Maria has been teaching calligraphy at her studio in Melbourne. In 2015, she opened  her first solo exhibition in Australia, followed by two solo exhibitions in Spain in 2018 and 2019.

Maria's Website


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