Italic Calligraphy Workshop

What to Bring

  • Just yourself!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Italic Calligraphy Workshop

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Introduced to Italic Calligraphy
  • Focus our attention on the lowercase alphabet
  • Learn the difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography

What You Get

  • 3 hours of learning an analogue skill, surrounded by the amazing environment of Work-Shop Melbourne, in the heart of Fitzroy.
  • All materials to be used for the class including:
  • Nibs and nib holders
  • Ink and paper
  • Snacks and drinks will also be provided to keep you going!


Maria Montes is a designer originally from Barcelona who happily relocated to Australia in 2006. Illustration, typography, lettering and calligraphy are her passion and her favourite tools to communicate as a designer.

In this 3 hour workshop you will be introduced to Italic Calligraphy, focusing our attention on the lowercase alphabet. You will learn the difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography, as well as the guidelines, historical context and examples of contemporary applied.

You will acquire some serious secret skills to write your best greeting cards to all your family and friends!

About Maria Montes

I learned calligraphy for the first time in 1996. After a long break working as a full time Graphic Designer, I went back to study calligraphy, typography and type design in Barcelona and New York City.

All my lettering projects start with my own calligraphy as a base. Writing letters teaches me how to look at letterforms and understand its rhythm and contrast.

My work is generally intricate: typography and colour play an important role in my design approach. You can have a look at my website for several examples of my work and also read an extensive biography about my professional trajectory in the about section.

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