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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


Spencerian script and  penmanship is known for its arm movement writing. We will combine the traditional scripts with the variation in the capital letterform, then continue to all movements methods with various techniques and exercises. We will also modify the traditional hand and adapt it for modern use, refining the technique and design of letters and its flourishes, studying the shading and modifying the historic movement, learning the important differences between “pen and nib tilting/rotation” on flourishes and the letterform.

/ Elegant Spencerian Style

"Now the good hand, imbued with useful skill, may stamp the deeds that fill Trade's busy day; Or, o'er this pleasant pathway passing still, Cull the fair flowers that blossom by the way." --- Spencerian pupils 

Who Can Join

Everyone who have already known the basics in pointed pen calligraphy. This class is designed for students who have experience in Copperplate or Spencerian Script or for those who are planning to learn how to move your hand naturally in a flow with confidence. 

We Will Learn

  • Historic hand and arm movements exercise.

  • Learning the difference in pen and nib rotation in variation and flourishes.

  • How to create an artful flourishing with spencerian writing with natural flow.

  • Refine the technique, design and letters.

  • Modify the traditional letterform to develop your personal style and method of writing.

  • How to get out of your comfort-zone. 

Class Fee: AUD 250 (3 Days / 12 hours total) -- with possibility additional hours for last assignment

Sign Up AM Class

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Class is first come first serve basis, the space for each workshop are limited to 5 to 6 students ONLY for a full cover of teacher - students time during each session as if I was there in front of you, please send me an email to directly for class availability, instalment payment or any other payment methods.

Martha Laurens

Martha started her art, lettering & calligraphy journey in oil painting in 1990's, continued her passion in design in fashion industry, and western calligraphy since 2013 with cursive writing on her wedding day In New Zealand, she was then moving on to modern calligraphy & part time learning on traditional scripts in the USA. Later in the mid-late of 2014, early of 2015, started teaching modern calligraphy online due to nomad life, and travels constantly, so she also started fully focus study in Traditional Spencerian Script and Engrosser's Script / Copperplate / Roundhand. In 2016, while still continue study the traditional script from several master penmen & professional artists in the US, she began adding her focus study to monogram design, and 2018 in gilding / Illumination design / traditional fine art painting. In 2020, She is the first IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) recipient from Australia who received the Certification in Excellence for Spencerian, and currently the chairwoman of Sydney Scribes Society in Australia.

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