Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners

Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners

Regular price $136

Calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing, is now back with a modern take! Based on the classical copperplate, this modern calligraphy class has way fewer rules but still 100% of the fun. Beautiful and perfect for journalling in your midori and for the extra special occasions, you can look forward to practising your new-found skills on writing invitations, placecards, a thank-you note, or a quote by your favourite poet for framing up!

We are the only studio in Singapore that teaches calligraphy every weekend! (Except of course when instructors need their annual break!) And at our public classes from 2014 to date -- all sold out! -- we have welcomed hundreds and hundreds of students who wish to learn for different reasons -- to power up their own business or work (designers, artists, event planners, and of course... brides- and grooms-to-be!) as well as many, many more who just love to learn something new, and desire to get in on this trendy art.

So come join us to learn the basics in a power-packed 3h beginners' workshop! It is designed specially for busy people who want to learn the essentials in just half a day. You will be introduced to the tools, practise basic strokes and the alphabet. At the end of the session, work with black calligraphy ink to write your favourite quote as a keepsake. Each participant receives a carefully-curated beginners' kit for pointed pen calligraphy.

Left-handers are welcome as right-handers are. If you are a leftie, you could leave a note at check-out so we can give you a 'lil extra attention at the start with your pen-holding.


If this class is too easy for you, you might be keen on our Modern Calligraphy 2 workshop! Or, sign up for this other class if you are keen to learn writing with the brush!


Upcoming workshops:  


Sat 5 Aug 2-5pm *Studio* with Ruth sold out
Sat 12 Aug 11am-2pm *Bugis* with JT sold out
Sat 19 Aug 2-5pm *Studio* with JT sold out
Sat 26 Aug 2-5pm *Studio* with JT sold out



Sat 9 Sep 2-5pm *Studio* with JT sold out
Sat 16 Sep 11am-2pm *Bugis* with JT sold out
Sat 23 Sep 11am-2pm *Bugis* with JT sold out
Sat 30 Sep 2-5pm *Studio* with JT sold out



Sat 7 Oct 10am-1pm *Studio* with Ruth sold out
Sat 14 Oct 2-5pm *Studio* with JT sold out
Sat 28 Oct 2-5pm *Studio* with JT last 5 seats



Holiday Edition 

The Holiday Edition of Modern Calligraphy workshops are conducted in November and December 2017. These are bigger classes to accommodate students coming with friends, family and loved ones. Plus! students will be issued with bonus templates with vacation vibes.

Special rate of $100 (per pax, minimum 2 seats) - KEY IN 'HOLS@WORKROOM' at Check Out.



Sat 4 Nov 10am-1pm *Raffles* with Ruth selling fast
Sat 11 Nov 10am-1pm *Raffles* with Ruth
Sat 25 Nov 10am-1pm *Raffles* with Ruth



Sat 2 Dec 10am-1pm *Raffles* with Ruth
Sat 9 Dec 10am-1pm *Raffles* with Ruth
Sat 30 Dec 10am-1pm *Raffles* with Ruth


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The Workroom, #01-05 Basement Studio, Tan Quee Swee Building, 19 Lorong Kilat, Singapore 598120 
Map linkFrom Beauty World Station
Fee: $136, including one beginner's calligraphy kit. 


Juju Coffee, a cafe at 5 Tan Quee Lan Street, 5min walk from Bugis Station
Map linkFrom Bugis Station 

Fee: $136, including one beginner's calligraphy kit.


'Raffles' - Holiday Edition Workshops
Commercial classroom at 55 Market Street, 5min walk from Raffles Station
Map linkFrom Raffles Station 
Fee: $120 (single seat) | $100 per pax for minimum purchase of 2 seats. All participants each receive one beginner's calligraphy kit.


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Student's materials:

Each student receives a beginner's calligraphy kit that includes: 

  • Flex Nibs x 2 (Nikko G and 1 other nib, brand depends on stock availability)
  • Straight Holder x 1
  • Black calligraphy Ink x 1 glass pot
  • Alphabet Template of both majuscules and minuscules
  • Guidesheets & papers
  • Bonus Practice Template
  • List of shops to get supplies
  • Clear Folder

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Lesson Content:

  • Introduction to modern calligraphy
  • Warming up
  • Learning the alphabet (lowercase only)
  • Putting it together 
  • Understanding space and composition
  • Writing a favourite quote

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Your mobile number is required for text messaging only. Email and/or text message (SMS or WhatsApp) is sent to all participants about 3-6 days before the commencement of this workshop.


For sake of clarity, we emphasise that in the case of the participant's no-show, late attendance or early leave, no refund, replacement or exchanges will be made.

Please email info[at] for private bookings. Thank you!

Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners
Modern Calligraphy Workshop for beginners