Calligraphy for Beginners

Course Overview

Welcome to Calligraphy for Beginners where you can discover the fascinating art of calligraphy!

Guided by the art of the calligraphic pen, you will learn the uncial script in two distinctive versions. Starting with an elegant monoline form, you will progress to a more decorative style, adding a touch of sophistication to your writing. The course includes a small practical project, providing hands-on experience, and offers discussions on additional options to further enrich your skills.

This level is tailored for those with no prior calligraphy experience, ensuring a supportive and engaging environment as you explore the intricacies of this beautiful art form.

Are you ready to unlock the beauty of calligraphy and discover the joy of creative expression? Join us and get started!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

This course involves a combination of demonstration and practical work.

In this course you will:

  • Learn a monoline uncial script
  • Create calligraphic patterns
  • Write an uncial script in a more decorative form
  • Produce a small project

Course outcome

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Write both a monoline and decorative uncial script
  • Develop your own calligraphy patterns
  • Create small projects using calligraphic script

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This class is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior experience in calligraphy.

What you need to provide

Please bring :
  • 2 x ZIG Memory System Dual-tip Calligraphy Marker pens, (any 2 colours) available at art shops, such as The Art Scene and online.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.