Course Summary

Work with accomplished calligraphy artist Lauchean Duncan in this calligraphy course with a relaxed and enjoyable introduction to the fundamental basics of calligraphy and its materials.

Develop regular letter and word spacing with minuscules (lowercase), learn how to create line ruling templates and simple layouts and how to use colours. Students will use modern pens with an introduction to the traditional tools and materials of the art/trade and how to use those.


Course Sessions

Thursday, 20th February - 3 classes

Session ID HXAS9801C
20 Feb - 5 Mar 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$235 / $223 (conc)
Lauchean Duncan

This calligraphy course is delivered through a combination of demonstration and individual instruction.

Learn essential pen and ink techniques and basic letter, word and layout composition. These skills will provide a solid base for the student to both continue development at home and explore options for further lettering courses:

In this comprehensive calligraphy course students will have the opportunity to:

  • Establish the fundamental basics of calligraphy
  • Develop regular letter and word spacing with minuscules (lowercase)
  • Learn how to rule up lines and make your own line ruling templates
  • Capitals – Roman Letter Proportions & letter spacing
  • Experienced students will learn the addition of serifs & variations to highly versatile roman minuscules
  • How to make a simple layout
  • Use contrasts: size, weight & colour
  • Combine size, weight & colour to enhance a simple layout
  • Learn how to practice with simple patterns to create interesting texture with colour and shading
  • Learn how to create simple layouts and use colours
  • Be introduced to many materials & tools how to use them all

Calligraphy Artist Lauchean Duncan

Lauchean Duncan is a practicing commercial calligrapher, lettering artist and teacher with 28 years studio experience as The Graphic Quill. She has studied overseas and in Australia with Master Scribes from the United Kingdom, the USA, Belgium, Germany, France and Australia.

Lauchean initially trained at the College of Decoration, first developing pen and brush skills in the early 80’s and strating her teaching in the mid 1980’s throughout Melbourne and across Victoria.

Drawing on knowledge from both traditional and contemporary techniques, the tools of the “Scribe”. Lauchean is excited by what she sees as the evolving of the art of calligraphy as a modern art in an ever changing technological world.

Lauchean firmly believes that to teach is to learn twice. She takes great pleasure in watching her student’s skills grow and delights in seeing them blossom and develop with their achievements.

Please bring the following materials to the first session:

Pilot Parallel Pen – Size   3.8 with the green cap.

Black and coloured cartridges.

Canson A3 Bank or bond paper

Or Reflex Ultra white

Pencil HB


Fine Liner pen – black

Other materials required will be advised throughout the course.


Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

For complete beginners and those with previous experience.

Last updated: January 29, 2020 04:39pm