workshops by SC
 
 

About

workshops by sc is part of the Scribblers Collective which is focused on the education of calligraphy and penmanship in Singapore.

As a collective with some of the best calligraphers in Singapore, it is only natural that we spread our love for writing to as many people as possible. 

While other workshops in Singapore may teach calligraphy in a way that allows students to learn a script from the get-go, we choose to let students familiarize themselves with tools and scripts first, then help them dive deeper into a style they prefer.

We want you to have as much fun as possible in the workshops, but we also focus on proper techniques and letter-forms based on historical examples. 

Even after attending the workshops, our calligraphers would be more than willing to help you on your journey in learning calligraphy.

 
 
 

Classes

 

Introduction to Calligraphy

Suitable for complete beginners

In this primer workshop, you will be introduced to contemporary calligraphy. You will be given a set of tools to experiment and will be taught the basics of contemporary calligraphy based on pointed-pen styles.

In this session, you may choose to use any of the pens given to you to form basic words and letters. 

This workshop is structured as an opportunity to dip your toes into the waters of calligraphy. You will be able to write basic calligraphy letter forms by the end of this class.

Modern Calligraphy

Not suitable for complete beginners

In this workshop, you are expected to be somewhat familiar with the pen. There will be a short refresher on how to use the pen, but we will not focus on how to use it.

We will focus more on how to form each of the letters and how to give them a modern touch. 

Since this class focuses on the script, you may choose to use any of the following pens:

Straight Pen with Pointed Nib, Brush Pen, Oblique Pen with Pointed Nib.

Copperplate Calligraphy

Not suitable for complete beginners

In this workshop, you are expected to be somewhat familiar with the pen. There will be a short refresher on how to use the pen, but we will not focus on how to use it.

We will focus on the aspects of Copperplate Calligraphy and how to form each letter. 

As Copperplate is written with a slant of about 45°-57°, it is advised that right-handed students use an oblique holder with pointed nib, and left handed students use a straight holder with pointed nib.

 
 

Team

Rachel @LetteringInPhosphenes is the Scribblers Collective's resident modern calligrapher and watercolourist. She is one of the most versatile modern calligraphers in Singapore, being adept in multiple variants of the script. 

 

Nichole @NicNKotori is the Scribblers Collective's Roundhand expert. She has spent countless hours studying the fine intricacies of the script, and has extensive experience with the dip pen. She also has an eye for detail in design, and is responsible for all visuals in the Scribblers Collective. 

 

Yaki UJohn @YakiUjohn is the Scribblers Collective third generation calligrapher. He primarily focuses on classical scripts such as Roundtext, Spencerian, and Roundhand.