Martha Scribes Spencerian Script

About Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. The words itself came from a greek words καλλιγραφία (which read ca-lli-gra-phia). It is a design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instruments, brush, among any other instruments. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner." (source: wikipedia) ​

/ Calligraphy in Martha Scribes

 Martha Scribes is providing the very basic calligraphy knowledge for both traditional script and modern style through online private courses, workshops and commissions for individuals or corporate works.


 It is a script style that was used in United States from 1850 - 1925. P. R. Spencer was the originator of the penmanship style and system, develop a unique 'oval-based' handwriting style that can be written very quick but legible. 

    The Script was continued afterwards by Master Penman Michael Sull,who was a Master Penman from Zaner-Bloser (former Zanerian College of Penmanship) and a former director of the Master Penmanship program IAMPETH. He then established an annual week-long seminar in Geneva, Ohio (P.R. Spencer's hometown) on 1987 as his dedication in the Script which named as Spencerian Saga. Continuing the works of Master Penman  Michael Sull, Spencerian Saga is now fully directed by Master Penman Harvest Crittenden. ​

According to an article at IAMPETH website which was written by Dr. Joseph Vitolo, copperplate is a term of a style that is applied to several shaded script that includes roundhand, Engraver's and Engrosser's script. Roundhand in this case is the English Roundhand which was written with quill. Some of the Masters transferred the style afterwards to copper plate to be printed. Modern copperplate is based on roundhand technique which adapted with steel pen. Modern calligraphy is a personalized contemporary style with the basic knowledge of modern copperplate. It is what can we see through the internet by many other calligraphers around the world.

This is what I teach for both online or direct one-on-one class.


/ Calligraphy and Sharing

Sharing is caring, that's what the folks had said. I would be more than happy to have the opportunity to share my calligraphy knowledge through private lessons, workshops, meetups and study groups.

Free Rare Scrapbook of Charles Donner, one of the Masters in Spencerian Golden age era, in a high-resolution scan from Master Penman Michael Sull is available for everyone to download.
Learn more about Spencerian Penmanship here

The reason why I like to teach in private is that I can give all the details or key point that one may need in improving your calligraphy skill while also can enjoy to practice the beautiful script.


Nothing more beautiful and gives the intimate feeling to your closed ones than to create your personalized stationery for your events. Although some stationery may be digitalized and printed for the big events, Martha provide all handmade stationery starting from scratch by hand using traditional method just for for you from the best quality supplies that you can ever imagine.

These handmade designs and handwriting includes: General and Corporate Certificate, envelope addressing (for any occasions), logo designs, business cards, invitation suites, signage, and also the bits and pieces.

The Scribes Scholarship

The Scholarship has usually been given when we hosted other teacher's workshops. But since I'm no longer hosting workshops for other teachers aside from helping them directly, this scholarship is transferred to my private course & mentorship program.