Fraktur Calligraphy Workshop

What to Bring

  • Just yourself!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Fraktur Calligraphy Workshop

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 6:30 pm - 9:30pm

What You Will Learn

  • Guidelines, historical context and examples of contemporary applied works
  • Introduction to Fraktur Calligraphy, focusing on the lowercase alphabet
  • Difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography

What You Get

  • Nibs and nib holders
  • Ink and paper
  • Snacks and drinks will also be provided to keep you going!
  • 3 hours of learning an analogue skill


In this workshop you will be introduced to Fraktur Calligraphy, focusing our attention on the lowercase alphabet;

Guidelines, historical context and examples of contemporary applied works will be included in the session;

You will learn the difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography;

3 hours of learning an analogue skill, surrounded by the amazing environment of Work-Shop Melbourne, in the heart of Fitzroy.

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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