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Live Online Calligraphy Classes

Live Online Classes with Maria Montes

My online calligraphy courses run in a webinar format via Zoom. I record each session and you are able to review the videos later on, and for those of you living in a different time zone. Included in each course:

— Downloadable guidelines sent in advance;
— A comprehensive list of calligraphy materials supplied;
— Optional Q&A session after each class;

— A link will be provided after each day of class for you to upload homework, which I will review and comment with the class anonymously;
— No calligraphy experience required.

Online Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy

August 29 & September 5, 12 and 19, 2021
From 9.30am to 11.30am, AEDT / GMT+10
Level: Beginner and intermediate
Introduction to Copperplate lowercase and capitals
Cost: $160 AUD which includes 4 classes.

Watch this video explaining the content I will cover during this 4-day online course. 

Online Intro to Neuland Calligraphy

August 1, 8 & 15, 2021
From 9.30am to 11.30am, AEDT / GMT+10
Level: Beginner
Cost: $120 AUD which includes 3 classes.

Watch this video showing some of the content I will cover during this 3-day online course.

One-to-One Private Calligraphy Tuitions 

I also provide one-to-one private calligraphy classes —week days or weekends— for a calligraphy introduction or to deepen in one of the six calligraphy styles I teach. These private calligraphy classes can be conducted in person at my studio or online via Zoom.

Session 1: 1.5 hours
Session 2: 1.5 hours
Session 3: 1.5 hours

Roman Capitals, Neuland and Carolingian calligraphy.

Blackletter, Italic and Copperplate calligraphy.

About Maria Montes

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 Adams, Amanda Adams, Oriol Miró, Laura Meseguer, Iñigo Jerez, Jose Manuel Urós, Cara Di EdwardoSumner Stone, Jean François Porchez and Stéphane Elbaz among others.

All my lettering projects start with my own calligraphy as a base. Writing letters teaches me how to look at letterforms and understand its rhythm and contrast. Illustration, typography, lettering and calligraphy are my passion and the best tools for me as a designer to communicate. I feel that the more I understand how to use these tools, the better designer I will become.

I have been teaching calligraphy courses from my studio in Melbourne since 2014, and I’m very proud of it. Special THANKS to everyone who has been part of my workshops, YOU are supporting a freelance artist and designer to keep on going, growing and becoming a better educator.


Corporate Workshops, Engagements and Mentorship Programs

I have done many corporate calligraphy workshops/engagements for the last five years. 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

My workshops are hands-on classes where the participants get a lot more out of a practical session plus they understand and acquire knowledge by doing; I supply all materials needed for the workshop including paper, ink, brushes, calligraphy pens, paper roll and a live demo for the entire workshop.

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

Gift Vouchers

Want to give a birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift? Purchase any calligraphy classes, and email me the person’s details (name, surname and postal address) and I’ll mail a handwritten voucher for your loved one.

Keep in touch

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