Calligraphy for Beginners: Pointed Pen Uncial

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on Pointed Pen Uncial a fun modern variation of the Historic Uncial Script. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a pointed nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction and spacial awareness. This course is designed for beginners and intermediate students.


  • Face-to-Face


Calligraphy Kit available for new students for $30 (not included in course fee)

  • Introduction to writing with a pointed pen and ink.
  • Introduction to the Pointed Pen Uncial script, its style, letter construction and characteristics.
  • We will continue to study letter form and spacing and further refine our skills.
  • We will study the principals and elements of design to create some designs
  • All work samples will be displayed in a simple folded book.


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Write with a pointed pen.
  2. Construct letters of Pointed Pen Uncial
  3. Achieve spacial awareness
  4. Achieve analytical skills for letter form and shape
  5. Achieve an understanding of layout and design skills


  • Pointed nib – Nikko G or similar
  • Sumi Ink or gouache – black and other colours you may wish to work with
  • A4 bond layout pad.
  • Water jar
  • Pencil, ruler

IMPORTANT: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.


  • The Art Scene, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 223-225 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Ph: 02 9331 2166.
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.

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