Calligraphy – Intermediate

Course Overview

If you’re looking to improve your calligraphy skills or need a refresher, this course is for you! Aimed at calligraphy students who have completed a Calligraphy Introductory course or have some prior experience, this course will allow you to extend your calligraphic knowledge by working on projects and scripts of your own choice.

As well as a revision of pen skills, this calligraphy course explores advanced script writing techniques, nib and line relationships and layout/design. Our expert tutor will help you formulate ideas for your calligraphy project.

By the end of the course, you’ll have boosted your calligraphy skills and successfully completed your chosen project, feeling more confident in creating beautiful pieces.

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!

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What you will learn

Course outline

This course involves a combination of demonstration and practical work.

  • Discussion of possible projects, scripts and relevant historical background;
  • Revision of pen skills;
  • Advanced script writing techniques;
  • Formulation of ideas for projects;
  • Script writing practice;
  • Creation of a variety of relevant layouts and designs;
  • Nib and line relationship exploration and interlinear spacing;
  • Decoration of letterforms, use of colour and flourishing, where applicable;
  • Completion of a calligraphy project of your own choice.

Course outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to apply more advanced techniques to a calligraphy script and use them, together with a suitable layout design, to produce a finished product.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for students who have completed an introductory course in calligraphy. It is also suitable for students who have not done calligraphy for some time and are looking for a refresher course.

What you need to provide

  • Basic calligraphy equipment
  • Any extra equipment needed for particular projects will be discussed during the term

Class details

Start Date05 June 2024
End Date26 June 2024
Time12:30pm - 2:30pm
TutorElaine Witton
Location Online Zoom Class


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


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How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit:

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.