In this 2-day calligraphy workshop we will examine and practice letterforms in the Copperplate hand. Copperplate, a pointed-pen script hand, was developed in 16th century England. We will work with an oblique pen holder, pointed pen nib, ink and practice pads with grid and slant lines. Our main focus will be on learning various amounts of pressure to apply to our pens to produce thick and thin strokes. We will begin our practice with minuscule and later majuscule letters, which will be grouped according to similar letterforms.
Workshop held by Laura Di Piazza.
All materials will be supplied. Feel free to bring in your favorite quote and/or project ideas for practice and discussion.
Unfortunately this workshop has been canceled.
Please let us know if you would be interested in taking part in the future.