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One to One Private Calligraphy Classes

One-to-One Private Calligraphy & Lettering Tuitions 

I provide one-to-one private calligraphy and lettering tuitions —week days or weekends— for a calligraphy or lettering introduction, or to deepen in one particular style. These private tuitions are conducted online via Zoom.

I specialise in Copperplate calligraphy, script brush lettering, vector-based lettering using Illustrator and Glyphs, and illustrated lettering.

I teach Skeleton Roman Capitals, Modern Carolingian, Italic calligraphy, Neuland and Blackletter for beginners.


Included in each private tuition

— Each private tuition will provide guidelines and exemplars for the specific calligraphy or lettering style;
— Materials list supplied;
— Additional videos and academic resources;

— Personalised feedback on your work;
— Design consultancy.


Who are these private sessions for?

— Anyone with an interest in letters and creativity;
— Professional designers refining their calligraphy skills;
— Design students looking to expand their typographic skill set;
— Parents wanting to learn a creative skill with their children;
— Children wanting to advance their handwriting;
— Calligraphers and letterers wanting to move to their next level.


1 SESSION
Single Session: 1.5 hours
Fee: AUD $160

3 SESSIONS
Session 1: 1.5 hours
Session 2: 1 hour
Session 3: 1 hour
Over one month time frame
Fee: AUD $320

6 SESSIONS
1 hour x 6 sessions
Over a two month time frame
Fee: AUD $599

 

 

Vector script lettering and Copperplate calligraphy.

Roman Capitals, Neuland and Carolingian calligraphy.


Digital Gift Vouchers

With the purchase 3 private sessions or more, you can email me the person’s details, and I will create a digital custom voucher for your loved one. You can also purchase a high-res file to print on demand and to hand it over in person. Gift vouchers are valid for 6 months only.


About Your Instructor

I learnt calligraphy for the first time in 1996. After a long break working as a full time digital Graphic Designer, I went back to study calligraphy, typography and typeface design in Barcelona and New York City under the tuition of Keith AdamsAmanda AdamsOriol MiróLaura MeseguerIñigo JerezJose Manuel UrósCara Di EdwardoSumner StoneJean François Porchez and Stéphane Elbaz among others.

All my lettering projects kick off with my own calligraphy as a starting point. Writing letters teaches me to see letterforms and understand its colour, rhythm and contrast. Illustration, typography, lettering and calligraphy are my passion, and my best assets to communicate and provide value.

I have been teaching independently since 2014, and I’m very proud of it. Special THANKS to everyone who has been part of my courses, workshops and private tuitions, YOU are supporting an independent artist and designer to keep on going, growing and becoming a better educator.  


Keep in touch

If you are not ready yet, but would like to keep up to date with my educational services, please follow the link below to subscribe to my mailing list. Expect to hear from me six times a year.