10/01 Online: Copperplate 5 Week Course 7pm -9pm
£195 Includes your Craft Box worth RRP: £65
Time & Location
10 Jan 2024, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Live Stream on Zoom
About the Event
Copperplate calligraphy 5-week course - beginner to intermediate level.
This course will run from Wednesday 10th January until Wednesday 7th February.
Tutor: Nadia Chin
If you’ve admired beautiful Copperplate calligraphy and wished you too could create perfectly formed symmetrical lettering, here is your chance to learn!
We have broken down the techniques and rules of this formal, classic style into easily digestible steps. If you've been too nervous to try it before, fear not - we’ll make it fun!
Whether you are a beginner or looking to improve your style, we will take your Copperplate from basic strokes to writing stunning calligraphic quotes, complete with fabulous flourishes and beautiful envelopes in 5 weeks.
Our expert tutor will take you through everything you need to know including:
- why and when to use different line guides
- getting to grips with forming words
- refine your spacing and rule up and centre your work
- explore simple layouts and go through the process of composition, from the first draft to the final piece
- what to do when ascenders and descenders bump into each other
- A whole session devoted to practising flourishing so that you can feel confident about where and how to add a swirl and a swash
- Perfecting the art of envelope addressing.
We'll give you our top tips and simple ways to practice at home and improve muscle memory, building on the skills learned from each lesson to take your calligraphy to the next level.
Your Copperplate Calligraphy Kit includes:
An oblique/straight pen holder (depending on whether you are left or right-handed), different Copperplate nibs to try, Rhodia pad, black ink, gold Finetec so that you can work onto dark cards with stunning metallics and of course all the worksheets, templates, black and white cards, envelopes and gift tags that you need for the 5 weeks, plus a little extra if you'd like to do the 'homework' exercises.
In addition, you will need: a pencil, ruler, and rubber, and though not essential, we would recommend having a light pad which is available to purchase from our shop.
NO KIT OPTION
You will only receive the worksheets which will be emailed across. You will need to have the kit as listed above and please feel free to use a selection of your own favourite nibs.
Every session of this course will be recorded, so if you miss a week for any reason you will be able to watch the recording to catch up!
There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.
This ticket price includes postage to the UK mainland only, no Islands or Highlands. For other UK and international locations, please email Nadine at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and the workshop/course title and date you would like to attend and she will be able to let you know the additional postage charge and eta for your kit via Royal Mail.
PLEASE NOTE Once your kit has been posted, workshop tickets are not refundable. This does not affect your statutory rights.
This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. Your Zoom invite will come with your booking email confirmation, and we'll send it to you in your reminder email 3 days before your workshop. Please check your Spam folder in case the emails end up in there.
This ticket includes a full kit which will be posted to you a week before your course is due to start.£195.00
NO KIT Option10/01
This ticket option does NOT include a kit. Worksheets and templates will be emailed. Please ensure that you have selected the right option. If you have selected the no kit option please feel free to use a selection of your own favourite nibs.£145.00