Calligraphy basics workshop

Calligraphy Basics

Saturday 18 February  
Saturday 14 October 

9am – 4pm


Closed-in shoes. Please bring a water bottle.

Recommended 16 years and over 

Queensland Museum Cobb+Co


Includes tuition, materials and meals.
Bookings required.

Perfect your Gothic penmanship under the expert instruction of experienced calligraphy artist Ramli Salehkon in this one-day calligraphy workshop.

Get back to basics and fall in love with the romance of medieval handwriting! In this workshop you can practise the unique style of the classic Gothic Blackletter Script known as the Textura Quadrata. Learn the heritage of the lettering style of blackletter calligraphy. Pilot Parallel pens with 3.8 mm nibs, papers, markers and ink cartridges will be provided for you to take home, as well as a folder with materials and instructions with your name written in blackletter by Ramli.

Participants will be guided on the correct way of writing blackletter including the correct finger, wrist and arm movements ('the whole arm technique') to get the unique blackletter 'picket fences' straight and the beautiful curves perfected! Various forms of writing the Gothic capitals will be demonstrated with flourishes and swashes and participants will be guided and corrected on their strokes and finishing touches.

Meet your tutor

Ramli Salehkon started calligraphy in the 1980's and over the years has been practising and teaching Gothic Textura Quadrata to students and adults. He is a member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, London, United Kingdom.

All our Hands-on Workshops have a limited number of participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.

Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

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