"The connection of movement in art and nature is the stillness of a feeling expressed through the abstract wording and painting in fine and thoughtful artwork. It is my mission to bring my students' and clients' visions to life in my unique style & methods."
~ MARTHA LAURENS
Martha Laurens is Chief Creative Designer, educator, calligrapher and penman for Martha Scribe's Studio, leading creative direction for all Visuals, Marketing and Products within the Scribes and Beyond portfolio brand, an art and calligraphy supply store based in Sydney, Australia.
A creator of Fun Scripts for all levels, the Spencerian Twist, and Dancing with Spencerian and have also achieved three International Proficiency and Excellence certifications in Art and Penmanship from the IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman, Engravers and Teachers of Handwriting).
My passion for calligraphy has brought me to the depth of preserving its art through mindful learning that nurtures the next generation and creates traditional and contemporary works that can be enjoyed by many people who receive them. Nothing beats one-of-a-kind handcrafted works for loved ones.
With a background in Art her whole life and a career in apparel design, graphic design, and teaching for decades, she shares her knowledge through virtual demos on social media, monthly panel talks and calligraphy meetups at her studio to encourage young people to preserve the art of Calligraphy and Penmanship.
She is well known for teaching the Foundation to Pointed Pen Calligraphy Roundhand and Spencerian to help people create their writing style, as well as one of the Instructor of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman Engrossers and Teacher of Handwriting)'s Virtual Class 2021, Calligraphy Italia and Australian Society of Calligrapher.
Martha Scribe's focus on Typography, Handwriting analysis, Corporate Branding, Graphic Design, and Traditional Scripts, including Foundational hand, Spencerian Script and Engrosser's Script / Copperplate / Roundhand, Illuminated Manuscript design, and Fine Art painting in both traditional and contemporary.
"A childhood memory in creating oil painting and dancing that has kept me going with art and calligraphy till today. It's that memory of movement and flow, an expression of self-emotion, freedom of feeling, a dance on a surface. It is a memory I loved once, fell on and will love forever."
Focusing on a wide range of pointed pen calligraphy from traditional to modern scripts while enjoying the beauty of it, finding one's learning method. It is never too late to learn something new.
Learn With Me.
Welcome to our home. A brick-and-mortar store curated with our favourite collection, custom-made calligraphy and art supplies, printed artworks, a penmanship library and hand-picked finds beautifully presented openly to the public and calligraphic artists.
La Maison du Scribe