Introduction to Spencerian

Elegant Spencerian Series: Learn the Basic of Traditional Spencerian


Spencerian was developed by Platt. R. Spencer, the father of Spencerian Penmanship. This fun learning class is a simple class that will bring you the history of Spencerian script and  a new light in penmanship. It is an introduction to Spencerian history and its connection to its basic strokes and letterform.

/ Elegant Spencerian Basic

"Our intention has been to present to the public a system, 'Plain to the eye, and gracefully combined, to train the muscle and inform the mind.'" ~ Platt R. Spencer

Who Can Join

Everyone can join this course, but it is recommended that you have already known the basics in pointed pen calligraphy. Beginner is absolutely welcome here. This class have been designed for any student who has just begun learning pointed pen calligraphy.

Level : Pure Basic


We Will Learn

In these 3 days sessions, we will learn: 

The basic drills, exercises and warm-up, a short introduction and explanation of lowercase, uppercase and numbers in Traditional Spencerian Script | A deeper understanding in spacing and how to practice light shading in the basic strokes, the lowercase, the uppercase, and numbers | how to develop a light hand, arm movement, consistency and how to practice it at home | A simple introduction on how to create an elegant spencerian in an artwork.

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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) Certification in Excellence for Spencerian in Australia, and currently the chairwoman of Sydney Scribes Society in Australia.