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The Script Styles

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. The words itself came from the Greek word καλλιγραφία (which read ca-lli-gra-phia). It is a design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instruments brush, among other instruments. Contemporary calligraphic practise is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skilful manner." ​-- Check out the Script Style below!

I mainly focus on Pointed Pen Calligraphy for both modern and traditional Scripts, which include Spencerian Script, Engrosser's Script/Roundhand, cursive and Copperplate Style for the Private Course. Other seasonal classes (Festive Seasons creativity classes) are provided in my seasonal workshops or by request only. 


/ Calligraphy & Penmanship 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.

Sharing is caring, that's what my 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 both online and in-person in my studio.

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

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 Scripts Style

Below are the styles that I regularly teach and do for my clients.
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My Scripts Style
Spencerian Online Class, Calligraphy Course in Sydney
/ Elegant Spencerian Improver

Spencerian Vertical Edition (Vertical Penmanship)

A study in Spencerian Vertical Edition for Intermediate - Advance.

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Spencerian Online Class, Calligraphy Course in Sydney
/ Elegant Spencerian Style

Spencerian Twist

A fun Spencerian Variation for Beginning Intermediate - Advanced study, following the rules in Spencerian to create your Spencerian Style.

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Spencerian Online Class, Calligraphy Course in Sydney
/ Copperplate Style Basic

Classic Copperplate

A basic Copperplate study in traditional methods

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Spencerian Online Class, Calligraphy Course in Sydney
/ Elegant Spencerian

Traditional Spencerian

An intensive study of Traditional Spencerian to modern hand in depth for Intermediate - Advanced. To understand the more details than just the basic.

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Spencerian Online Class, Calligraphy Course in Sydney
/ Copperplate Style Improver

Waltz in Copperplate Style

A fun learning of Copperplate variation and flourishes with arm movement writing.

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Spencerian Online Class, Calligraphy Course in Sydney
/ Elegant Spencerian Style

Dance with Spencerian

A fun learning Penmanship study for Intermediate - Advanced learning how to break the rules in Spencerian and create your own Spencerian Style

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/ Testimonial


I loved learning a new script, it was so much fun. I also liked how we could communicate via slack in between classes and the homework tasks gave structure. The homework was given lots of really useful feedback and I found this very helpful. I really enjoyed this class and I learnt a lot, I am really pleased with my progress and that is all down to Martha’s teaching. Thank you!

Katy May

Martha Laurens

Martha started her art, design, lettering & calligraphy journey in oil painting in the 1990s and continued her passion for design in the fashion industry and western calligraphy in 2013 with cursive writing on her wedding day In New Zealand; she was then moved on to modern calligraphy & traditional scripts in the USA. Later in mid-late 2014 and early 2015, she started teaching modern calligraphy online due to her constant nomad life and travels. She also started a fully focused study in Traditional Spencerian Script and Engrosser's Script / Copperplate / Roundhand. In 2016, while studying the traditional script from several master penmen & professional artists in the US, she began adding her focus to logo and branding, graphic design, monogram design and, in 2018, gilding / Illumination design / traditional fine art painting. In 2020, She was the first IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) Certification in Excellence for Spencerian in Australia and one of the instructors for the IAMPETH VIRTUAL conference in 2021, Calligraphy Italia and Australian Society for Calligraphers.

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