Calligraphy Weekend Course in Liestal/BL, Hotel Bienenberg, 12.11. – 14.11.2021

August 9, 2021 Hanna Biedermann

Friday, 12 November 2021, 5.00 pm – Sunday, 14 November 2021, 4.00 pm

Alternatively, I am offering two programmes:

Programme 1
Follow-up course of Copperplate Script
for all those who have completed the introductory course or have basic knowledge

Programme 2
Introduction to calligraphy for newcomers

This time the weekend course will take place in Baselbiet, above Liestal/BL (cantonal capital). The Hotel Bienenberg is surrounded by forests, nestled in the hilly landscape. Far enough away from the daily hustle and bustle, this place offers peace and quiet for a creative, relaxed calligraphy sessions. The forests, coloured by the golden autumn, invite you to wander during the breaks. Feel the nature, breathe in the fresh air, let your soul dangle.

The group of programme 1 will have the opportunity to further complete and refine the challenging Copperplate script. The execution of each letter requires careful practice. Expanded, new variations with elegant finesses effectively set off the script. The aim is to develop the texts into a harmonious aesthetic whole. With further embellishments and sweeps, the script shapes itself, it’s a pleasure when the pen is in rhythm, gliding over the paper in a dancing way. Playful, experimental and intuitive typefaces emerge. Christmas designs are part of the programme and at the same time the opportunity to show the typeface to its best advantage and to reflect the beauty of the copperplate.

The group of programme 2 is thoroughly introduced into the art of calligraphy. An important part is getting to know the writing materials, as well as hints and tips for getting started. This includes getting into the habit of writing with a pointed nib, the posture of the penholder, and the first exercises of shapes. The cursive script Anglaise will be the topic, its alphabet will be practised step by step, also initials and words. Christmas designs for cards with decorations and golden, silvery accents will show off the Anglaise particularly beautifully.

November 2021
Folgekurs Copperplate & Einführung in die Kalligraphie

Course leader: Hanna Biedermann

Contact: Tel: 061 322 56 36 / Mobile: 079 311 72 61 / E-Mail:

  • Course fee: CHF 420.00.- including complete course materials, 2 nibs and penholder, (ink can be purchased from me)
  • What to bring along: A material list will follow after registration
  • 2 nights lodging, full board (excl. beverages with meals) and conference room rental: CHF 314.00-, plus guest taxes
  • Registration by 25.October 2021 at the latest via the registration form on my website To secure your place, please register early.
  • The course will take place with a minimum of 6 participants, maximum 12 participants. For impressions of the Hotel Bienenberg:
  • Arrival by public transport
    Depending on availability and if booked in advance hotel guests will be picked up at the SBB railway station in Liestal (arrival before 7.00 pm) and brought to the hotel. With stays of more than one night, the hotel shuttle service on the day of arrival and departure is free of charge for the guest.


Wochenendkurs Nov 2021
Folgekurs Copperplate & Anglaise