Intermediate Calligraphy: Legend Script WEA Sydney

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Available Classes

Legend is a script that was designed, by a calligrapher, as a typeface in the 1930’s. It is a flowing freeform script with a slight Arabic flavour and can be used for a wide variety of creative ideas. We will use the original hand-written form as a guide, experiment with a range of calligraphic techniques, diverse layouts, explore the use of colour and then use a simple book format to display the results. All you need to join this course is to have learnt one calligraphic script using a broad-edged nib.


  • Online


  • Study the script in detail
  • Learn to write the lowercase with pen and ink
  • Explore the uppercase and its variations
  • Experiment with layout and colour
  • Create a book using a simple format.


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

  1. Write in the Legend script
  2. Understand the diverse ways the script can be used
  3. Produce a book in a simple format


  • Usual calligraphic equipment

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 following stockists below are examples of places you can buy art materials from:

  • Art on King: 199-201 King Street, Newtown. Ph: 9516 2342
  • Eckersley's Art and Craft Store: 93 York Street, Sydney. Ph: 9299 4151. Also located in various locations throughout Greater Sydney.
  • Parkers Art Supplies: 3 Cambridge Street, The Rocks. Ph: 9247 9979
  • The Art Scene: 914 Victoria Road, West Ryde. Ph: 9807 6900
  • The Sydney Art Store: 11 Salisbury Street, Botany. Ph: 9699 2162

You can also purchase materials from places such as Dymocks, Officeworks, Spotlight, Lincraft or online art suppliers such as Art Shed Online.

Elaine Witton

Guild Member ASC BEd (Adult)
Elaine Witton BEd (Adult), Guild member ASC, has taught calligraphy and allied crafts face-to-face and online in Australia and Europe for over 30 years. She has taught at WEA since 1990. Elaine...