Learn Calligraphy Workshop (Central Singapore) - 3.5 Hour Workshop

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Learn Calligraphy Workshop (Central Singapore) - 3.5 Hour Workshop

In this workshop, join us in tapping into your artistic and creative self where we get to express our individuality and style.

By Leah Design | Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Workshops

When and where

Date and time

Sun, 2 Apr 2023 10:30 - 14:00 +08


Overjoyed - Art, Craft, Design, Stationery, Material, Pen Store 2 Handy Road B1-11 The Cathay Singapore, Singapore 229233 Singapore

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About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Learn Calligraphy Workshop (Central Singapore) 3.5 Hour Workshop

In this workshop, join us in tapping into your artistic and creative self where we get to express our individuality and style. You will learn the principle skills of calligraphy, create beautiful letterforms and by the end of the lesson, create frame-ready masterpieces to hang in your home as beautiful keepsakes.


Dates: 2 Apr 2023 (Sunday)

Times: 1030 AM - 2 PM

Location: Overjoyed Art Store (Cathay B1 - nearest MRT: Bras Basah, Bencoolen, Dhoby Ghaut)

Workshop fee: $158/pax

Here's what we'll be covering during the class:

Basics, Theory & Copperplate Minuscules (3 Hours)

1. Fundamentals & Theory

  • Introduction and history to calligraphy, lettering, custom typography and typography
  • Various practiced calligraphy styles + how to engage in purposeful observation
  • Applications: What can I do with Calligraphy as a skill?
  • Supplies and materials walk through + recommended progression for exploring your tools
  • Theory and guidelines explanation, how to hold the brush pen and the principle skills of calligraphy
  • Body posture, pen and paper placement (Left + Right-handed)

2. Copperplate Minuscules: Basic Strokes

  • Basic strokes + demonstration of common mistakes, why they’re mistakes and how to rectify them
  • How to get square cut offs with a brush pen
  • Drills

3. Copperplate Minuscules: Lowercase a-z rundown in family groups

  • Why the need to practice in family groups?
  • Lowercase a-z rundown
  • Step-by-step letter connection: basic rules, why and how
  • Understanding oval widths
  • Breaking down the word "minimum" + Recommended practice words & common words for greeting cards and weddings
  • Letter proportions & ratios + when to use which ratio and why, connecting a-z + explanation of rule-breaking exceptions
  • Optional: 26^26 letter practice

For the full detailed course outline, visit: https://www.leahdesign.sg/learn-calligraphy-course

Online course (of equivalent content) is available as well, sign up here: https://www.theultimatecalligraphycourse.com

About the organiser

About The Teacher

Leah Chong is a lettering artist, calligrapher, muralist and designer based in Singapore. Known for her versatility in calligraphy and lettering styles and adaptive problem-solving approach, she has created work for clients like Google, Lamborghini, Van Cleef & Arpels, Canon Singapore and American Express and has taught classes in partnership with National Library Board, Singapore Press Holdings, Naiise, Singapore Management University and *SCAPE. 


Available for: corporate workshops, brand activations, murals, custom lettering, illustration, live calligraphy


Read what students have said about her classes:


"Leah's workshop exceeded my expectations. I am a 4-year calligraphy practitioner from the Philippines but still I learned a lot from her! Her class is loaded with topics. She is very detailed in terms of the explanations and demo. She was able to control the flow of the course, such that all topics were covered and we finished class on time. She is also keen on seeing our strong and weak points. With that, as a participant, I knew where I'm good at and which to work on more. I highly recommend Leah's class if you want a strong foundation for Brush Calligraphy." —  Coy Barredo, Phillipines

“To excel at a subject, it’s important to have first understood it well. I really love Leah’s way of teaching where she will always provide a comprehensive overview before zooming into the details. The classroom outline is systematic and organized. And Leah makes the technicalities and concepts easy to understand. Definitely, she’s the go-to person for learning brush lettering and the like!”
— Kianne Lim


“If you are looking to learn brush calligraphy, look no further. Leah will teach you a whole range – from history, terminology, basics. She has made brush calligraphy less daunting, breaking it down and making it easier to digest- from basic strokes to what can go wrong. She is very friendly, encouraging, helpful, very humble and open to feedback. Take her class, it won’t disappoint.” — Ng Shu Ying