Calliarts - Akim Cursive

Dear Members and Followers,

Our April Calliarts is tutored by yours truly, and we will be looking at the Akim Cursive hand or script.

Akim Cursive was developed by German Calligrapher, sculptor and musician Hans-Joachim Burgert (1928 -2009). Akim is a move away from the regimented where your own characteristics will come to the fore. To quote Hans-Joachim “Cursive writing is full of motion and emotion; it trips along the page in full flow, bursting with movement and life. Cursive writing breathes irregularly, like a dancer performing a graphic symbol”. ‘The calligraphic line’ Berlin 1989. Great for beginners and more advanced calligraphers.

Cathy Sayer - copyrighted.

Date: Saturday 13 April 2019
Place: Sylvania Community Hall, Canberra Rd, Sylvania
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $10.00
Bookings: No bookings necessary, inquiries -

Materials List:
Usual calligraphy kit plus

·         Any monoline writing tools (i.e. graphite pencil, coloured pencils, gel pen, pointed nib or speedball B series)

·         Nib holder and ink/gouache
·         A4 bleed proof pad
·         Ruler
·         Some Haiku poetry
·         Brown paper – no smaller than A4, suitable to write on.
·         Alternate writing surfaces (but make sure you bring a writing tool that will write on the surface).

Calligraphy Southscribes, Inc. proudly supported by Sutherland Shire Council.

Writing: Making Your Mark

Dear Members and Followers,

The British Library have an exhibition starting in April that looks like it would be worthwhile visiting.
Called Writing: Making Your Mark, it allows you to discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents.

Calliarts - Tiny Writing

Dear Members,

After the AGM on Saturday, we are having our monthly Calliarts which promises to be little scripts but big fun!

Tiny Writing is a unique skill, which is useful for artwork, journaling, calligraphy and card making for beginner to immediate skill level. Areas you can use tiny writing are reference lines, author name and scripsit, invitation and birth announcements, using them for accents, poetry, bookmarks, making your own family history/bible, scrollwork and circular work. In class, we will examine historical uses and review contemporary illustrations. We will spend the few hours exploring techniques and some scripts for participants to use.
An exemplar will be available on the day. To ensure you receive a copy please let us know you are coming a week before the class. This will ensure I have enough copies; I do not want anyone to miss out.
If you have an idea for an art work you want to work on in class, bring it. Knowing which Nib works best for your choice of script, including what size will improve it, so bring your workbook to put your examples in for future reference.
Copics will be used and if you can go to a Daiso shop buy their black gel pens 0.38; these are fabulous.

Pictures are examples of tiny writing but script may not be taught on the day!

Pictures are examples of tiny writing but script may not be taught on the day!

Materials List:

  • ·         William Mitchell round size nibs – 4,5,6 and nib holders
  • ·         Copic fineline black pens – 0.35* & 0.5 (or *Daiso size 0.38 gel pen $2.80)
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Washi tape
  • A4 - Smooth/Hot Press (HP) Watercolour paper from 185gsm or greater
  • Light box if you have one
  • Regular calligraphy gear, including layout pad, ink or gouache of your choice.
  • Short verse
Cost: $10.00
Location: Sylvania Community Hall - Canberra Rd, Sylvania
Time: 1pm to 4pm 
When: Saturday 9 March 2019
More Info:

Calligraphy Southscribes, Inc. proudly supported by Sutherland Shire Council.