Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy

Learn the basics of Copperplate calligraphy style. Through practice and history, we will learn how this style became so popular in the eighteenth century and how it has come back to life nowadays. We will cover the basics, including the proper position when we sit down, papers, inks and how the ink flows, nibs and penholders, how to build letterforms, and warm up exercises. No previous experience is needed. This class will help us to build a foundation and a technique in pointed pen calligraphy. We will work all these aspects through the writing of a poem, which you will take home, plus the encouragement to keep practicing and exploring this ancient art that has influenced our way of writing till nowadays. Basic supplies for this class will be provided.

Teacher: Marta Llorens

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