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Live Online Calligraphy Courses

Live Online Group Courses with Maria Montes

My live online group calligraphy courses run in a webinar format via Zoom. I record each lesson and you are able to review the videos for 2 months, and for those of you living in a different time zone. See below my upcoming online courses.


Online Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy (Level 1)

April 26 & May 3, 17, 24, 2023
From 6pm to 8pm AEST / UTC+10
Level 1: Beginner and intermediate
Introduction to Copperplate minuscules and simpler capitals
Full Price: $199 AUD

Course Summary

— 6pm to 8pm AEST / 10am to 12am CEST
— 2h x 4 Wednesdays (MEL evenings / BCN mornings)
— For beginner and intermediate students
— No calligraphy experience required (Level 1)
— Videos available to watch for 2 months
— Every lesson is recorded and uploaded 3 hours after each class

Included In This Course

— Copperplate foundational knowledge
— Complete lowercase (minuscules) and simpler capitals
— Visual material list supplied
— Personal class notes provided
— Exemplars sent in advance
— Q&A session after each class
— Weekly suggested homework

Who is this course for?

— Professional graphic designers
— Graphic design students looking to expand their typographic skill set
— Calligraphers looking to refine their skills
— Anyone with an interest in letters and visual communication
— Anyone looking for a mindful, creative and meditative practice



Online Copperplate Variations (Level 2)

August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2023
From: 6pm to 8pm, AEST / UTC+10
Level 2: Intermediate
Intermediate Copperplate Variations
Full Price: $199 AUD

Course Summary

— 2h x 5 Wednesdays (MEL evenings / BCN mornings)
— For intermediate students (Level 2)
— Existing Copperplate foundational knowledge required
— Every lesson is recorded and uploaded 4 hours after each class
— Videos available to watch for 2 months
— Q&A session after each class
— 1 spot for a BIPOC full-time student

Included In This Course

— Copperplate capitals intermediate level (L2)
— Variations on ascenders and descenders
— Variations in the alphabet ductus and its ratio
— Introduction to ligatures and numbers
— Variations on where to apply pressure to obtain different look and feels
— Handouts and exemplars sent in advance
— Personal class notes provided
— Visual list of materials supplied

Who is this course for?

— Students with existing knowledge of Copperplate calligraphy wanting to elevate their work.
— Calligraphers looking to refine their skills and up-skill their visual and motor skills.
— Intermediate students looking for a mindful, creative and meditative practice.


— Write an envelope address
— Choose a short quote and apply as many variations as possible.




Digital Gift Vouchers

With the purchase of an online course, 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 12 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. 


Corporate Workshops, Engagements & Mentorship Programs

I have done many corporate calligraphy workshops/engagements since 2014. Some of my clients are listed below:

The Design Conference Brisbane
Melbourne Columba College
Rippon Lea House and Gardens
Typism Conference
Carnegie Library

Moose Toys
Shillington College
Billy Blue College
Como House
Labassa Mansion
University of Melbourne
Griffith University
University of Sunshine Coast
Hume Library
Yarra Council
Intentional Digital Agency
L’Escola D’Art i Disseny de Tortosa

My workshops are hands-on classes where the participants learn by doing; I supply all materials needed for the workshop including exemplars, guidelines, paper, ink, brushes, calligraphy pens, paper roll and a live demo for the entire workshop.

Get in touch to book a workshop, a private tuition, a calligraphy course or an engagement at your organisation, I’d love to hear from you.

Not Ready Yet? Keep In Touch

If you cannot make it this time but would like to be notified with upcoming educational services, please follow the link below to subscribe to my mailing list. Expect to hear from me six times a year.