Penfriend's Calligraphy & Craft Studio 

A varied curriculum divided into modules, meditations and fun art is followed through each course

The emphasis is on letterform, colour and creativity.

 Zoom Sessions: July & August

For all classes a minimum of 4 students is required

****A New Opportunity****

With no apparent easing of the current situation, the decision to hold Zoom sessions continues.

All social gatherings still have many restrictions in place

and people over 60 are requested to take care and be aware of their safety.

Therefore the decision to continue Zoom sessions is in place to keep ourselves,

family, friends and students as safe as possible. 

Zoom notices are sent to participants on the day of of the scheduled webinar. 

Payment for classes is made prior to participation.


Please note: Zoom sessions: July & August R100 per session

To all Students and Friends.

Please note changes in teaching schedule and costs:

Sessions are Payable in Advance

Hello Wonderful Creative People

Thank you to those of you who continue to participate in the Zoom sessions. 

The upcoming course are available in July and August. All sessions are R100 a time = R400 for 4 sessions.

It is amazing what students are able to achieve and nearly everyone has ‘a special piece’ (for the exhibition at the end of the year!). Yes really. I think the fact that students are at home at their desks, much more is accomplished because there.


Update on Classes for July & August 2020

The freezing studio will remain closed until further notice. It is very cold in there, with little sun and tiled floors so I think that Zoom sessions for the foreseeable future will be the best solution to keep our creativity sparking.

Zoom classes are challenging but they are well received. The creative work being produced is extremely exciting. Well done to everyone who has participated and stayed the distance.

Booking for all sessions essential:

Zoom classes continue as follows: July lessons remain R100 per session. It is essential to confirm participation.

Monday pm: Uncial: 15h30 - 17h00: 13, 20, 27 July 3 August

Uncial: A good beginner hand and an ideal way to practice good letterform.

Tuesday am: Creative Mark Making: 10h00-11h30: 30 June, 7, 14, 21, 28 July 

This includes various lettering techniques using non-traditional calligraphy tools.

Brush & Pen, Patterns in Calligraphy, Bold & Fine Sweeps & more.

Wednesday pm: Calli Fun: 14h00 - 15h00: 8, 15, 22, 29 July. Books, Cards, Envelopes & Concertina Boxes.

Thursday pm: Back to Creativity: 17h00 - 18:30: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July.

Friday: Exploring Colours & Abstracts: 10h00 - 11h30: 3, 10 17, 24, 31 July.

Loosening up your work.


In collaboration with friends of mine I will be presenting the following courses:

1) A Journey with Rumi: Wednesday 17h00-18h30. Four sessions with discussions, art-journalling and poetry

The programme will be conducted over four weeks, every Wednesday, from 8 July to 29 July 2020 in webinar sessions from 17:00 to 18:30.   They will comprise four themed sessions around the seasons of life, using Rumi’s poems to reflect on how we can better engage in these different seasons within our own life contexts.

Dates: 8, 15, 22, 29 July

Costs: R800 for four sessions. Booking essential

2) Inner-scape Journaling: Creativity in Hibernation

5, 12, 19, 26 August R800 for four sessions. Booking essential

Penfriends Studio Zoom Sessions:

Once I have received payment for the courses chosen, notes on letterform & proposed projects will be mailed.

After each session reference notes will be sent.

You will be encouraged to complete set projects and to send your work on WhatsApp or email so we can add to the slides for discussion.

Please confirm your participation so that I can add you to the session notifications. 

This is an exciting new challenge which we could learn to enjoy.

With best wishes, thank you for the support and stay safe, A-M

Calligraphy Capers: Challenge: July

Expertise: All levels

1 - 29 July

This month's challenge calligraphers:

4 Quotes in Italic or Uncial. Make a little booklet with a theme. 

  1. Check letter shape. Make sure it the piece is balanced.

  2. Transfer final design onto good paper.

  3. Use 3 colours which please you and which will enhance the quotation.

  4. Write the quotes

  5. Make sure the colours & design compliment the quotation

  6. Complete and send to me so that I can add it to Penfriends FB page

  7. Have fun

New students welcome but booking for Zoom session are essential

Please mail Anne-Marie for further information and booking.

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