About Us

We are a non-profit organization catering to all levels of lettering enthusiasts. The members of our society include professional calligraphers, tutors and hobbyists with an interest in lettering arts; ranging from traditional, contemporary and experimental forms. 

We conduct regular workshops from learning a new script to papermaking, book binding and a range of associated craft activities. 

Our objectives are to provide affordable workshops on a regular basis, open to both Southscribe members and non-members. We also hold social ‘hands on’ workshops on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4pm to enable members and non-members the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and practise their lettering. 

Membership to Calligraphy Southscribes runs from 1 April to 31 March each year at AUD40.00. Included in our membership is a quarterly copy of our newsletter ‘Inkspiration'.

Our courses are held at:

Sylvania Community Hall
Canberra Road Sylvania NSW 

Courses for Non-Members are $55.00 and Calliart Afternoons are $10.00

As calligraphers we often refer to our "Usual Calligraphy Gear" so to help you out when attending one of our workshops or Calliarts afternoons, Calligraphy Southscribes, Inc. recommends the following:

  • Layout pad;
  • Dip nibs, e.g. Brause, Mitchell, Speedball**
  • Nib Holders**
  • Pencils - HB or F
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Non-waterproof black ink, e.g. Chinese ink
  • Gouache or watercolour paint if you wish to write in colour
  • If using paint - mixing brushes/water jar/ palette
  • Rags/paper towel/tissues - for wiping nibs and keeping areas clean and tidy
  • Slope board (if you have one).
**If you do not have nibs and a nib holder bring your chisel edged felt tip pen
We recommend Eckersleys at Caringbah for all your equipment.