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/Sun 17 & 18 June 2017: SHARON BAKER

Layout and Design Skills for Calligraphic Composition

This 2-day workshop is designed to introduce you to the principles and elements of design. Learn how they apply them to a composition, transferring this to a calligraphic framework. We will work with various mediums and a couple of your favourite scripts/lettering. Suitable for all levels.

TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm each day
COST: $140 members / $180 non members


Sat 22 July 2017: JULIE WILLIAMS

Modern Calligraphy

This fun and intensive workshop will introduce you to the delights of modern calligraphy…a more relaxed calligraphic approach than that of formal pointed pen styles. Beginners will learn all the tips and tricks of how to use a pointed dip nib with ink. A modern calligraphy script style will be explored, along with variations from which you can develop your own style – perfect for personalizing cards, tags, labels and for gift giving! Several small projects will be completed on the day. This workshop is also suitable for students with some experience with the pointed pen who want to learn a more casual style.

Beginners kits available for $30, please advise at time of booking if you would like to purchase.

TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm
COST: $70 members / $90 non members


Sat 5 August 2017: ELAINE WITTON

Colour – Beyond the Basics

Colour is an important part of the calligraphic process and this workshop will explore new ways you can enhance your art works.  To take part in this workshop you just need a basic knowledge of colour i.e. an understanding of a simple colour wheel.  We will build on this to explore colour in depth, in ways that you may not have tried before.  We will be working with colour relationships, looking at the creation of colour combinations that, for example, can achieve that extra ‘sparkle’ in your work.

TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm
COST: $70 members / $90 non members


Sat 16 September 2017: JANE KENT

Mastering Copperplate

This workshop is one for beginners and continuers.  It is for all those who would love to master the use of the flexible pointed nib.  The classic Copperplate is a beautiful rhythmical hand that exudes grace. The workshop aims to give you a good grounding in the stroke sequences and tips for mastering the finer points of the pointed nib.  The style is widely used for invitations, name cards and personalised gifts.  A booklet will be supplied as well as line sheets and paper for small projects.  Ink and nibs will be supplied for a small fee and an oblique pen holder if you need one.

TIME: 9:30am – 4:30pm
COST: $70 members / $90 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?

Please contact the workshop coordinator for further details.

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: