The ASC host a variety of workshops throughout the year, catering for all different levels and calligraphic tastes. Unless otherwise advertised, all workshops are held at: Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre Matora Lane (off Young Street) Cremorne Workshop times usually run from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays unless otherwise indicated. There may be some workshops, in the case of visiting interstate or international tutors that may run on both a Saturday and a Sunday. Most workshops try to accommodate from the beginner, to those with little experience as well as those with more experience.

What’s in a calligraphy kit?

This is a question we get asked often, particularly by beginners or new starters. If you are looking to build up your kit please feel free to download some suggestions we recommend that always seem to come in handy.


Reserve your place at a workshop

To book a place in any workshop, email the workshop coordinator to register your interest and to check that there is a space available.

  • Bookings are made on a first-come-first-served basis and places are only secured upon receipt of a cheque or bank deposit transfer within seven days of making the booking.
  • Please assume you are booked into a workshop, unless you are notified that the class is full or has been cancelled or postponed.
  • Payments made for any workshop are considered non-refundable, unless a replacement participant is found up to two days prior to a workshop.
  • Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your booking form or your email address to receive notification and a materials list.

Materials list are sent to participants as soon as the workshop has been confirmed, usually 2-3 weeks prior to the class. Receipts will be given at the workshop.

Sat 4th June 2016: JANE KENT

Graceful Spencerian Writing: 2nd workshop scheduled – Don’t Miss It!

We will start by studying the 7 basic strokes and work towards rhythm in the texture of the cursive lowercase letterforms. If you have always wanted to write beautifully and with ease, this is the workshop for you! A booklet, line sheets and examplars will be provided. Initially writing will be in pencil, followed up by a supplied fine pointed gel pen.

TIME: 10.00am – 4.00pm
COST: $70 members / $90 non members


Sat/Sun 16 & 17 July 2016: MARTA LETT

Draw and Colour Celtic Miniatures: EXTENDED CLASS WITH NEW DATES

This workshop is an introduction to Celtic Art miniatures. You will be guided step by step, using simple proven methods, to create your own designs. These will include diamind dot foundation, lattice knots, key patterns, spirial designs and step patterns. Day one will include lattice knots and step patterns used alone and combined. Day two we move on to key patterns and spiral designs used in a similar way and all contained in a miniature format. No drawing or art experience necessary.

TIME: 10.00am – 4.00pm
COST: $140 members / $180 non members


Sat/Sun 18 & 19 June 2016: DEIDRE HASSED

Text as Texture: RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Many well known calligraphers use a variety of textures within one piece of work. After studying some of these examples, we will build our own repertoire of textures, exploring how they can be used to good effect on a single page. We will work largely with black ink on white paper, with just a little colour, using both conventional and freer lettering styles with unusual use of some of our tools. This workshop is suitable for all levels, but participants should have a sound working knowledge of at least one script.

TIME: 9.30am – 4.00pm each day
COST: $200 members / $240 non members


How to pay for your workshop

To secure your spot we ask for payment to be made within 7 days of booking. Our preferred method of payment is by internet transfer: BSB: 062-246 Account: 00903540 

Please mark your payment as: Your Name-Workshop-Date and send an email to to advise us payment has been made. If you do not have access to internet transfer, you can send your cheque or money order to:

Attention: Workshop Coordinator ASC Inc. PO Box 190 WILLOUGHBY NSW 2068 Places for workshops are limited. Unless otherwise stated, our maximum workshop intake at Primrose Park is 15. Once the workshop places are filled, your name will be added to a waiting list. If there are any cancellations we will contact you and advise you of a space available.

Traveling by public transport?

We know it can be difficult to get to Primrose Park by public transport. If this is the case – don’t be put off! We will try to organise a pick up and drop off from St. Leonard’s station or at a suitable bus stop. Please let the workshop coordinator know if you require a pickup service from St. Leonard’s Station to Primrose Park when you book.

Do you have a suggestion?

We are always revising our workshops programs. If you have any suggestions on topics you would like us to cover, or maybe you’re a tutor who could possibly teach a workshop for us. Please send us an email: