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Exploring Copperplate: Lowercase

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Smitten On Paper

114 East Lemon Avenue

Monrovia, CA 91016

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Copperplate, also referred to as Engrosser’s Script, is a pointed pen calligraphy that has evolved from a handwriting system developed in the mid 17th century called English Roundhand. This beautiful and elegant script is characterized by the contrast of thin (hairline) and thick (shade) strokes, a 55º slant, and delicate forms and loops, all of which are based on a narrow oval.

If you’re looking to learn and/or refine your Copperplate lowercase letters, this intensive class is for you.

Objective:

Our goal is to establish a strong foundation for learning letters a-z so you can study and practice at home with confidence and direction.

Description:

In this 4.5-hour class, we will begin with studying the key concepts and basic strokes before moving on to writing the lowercase letterforms. Stroke-by-stroke, we will dissect each letter into component parts and examine the differences and commonalities between other letters. We will learn how to look at and critique your work with keener eyes.

By the end of class, you will have learned:

  • Key concepts and basic strokes
  • Lowercase letters a through z (stroke-by-stroke)
  • How to join letters and proper spacing between letters
  • Drills to help you achieve more consistent letterforms
  • How to study and practice at home

Prerequisite:

Basic knowledge of how to use a pointed pen is recommended, but not required.

Mandatory Supply List:

  • 2 of your favorite flexible pointed nibs (ex: Hunt 101,Zebra G, Nikko G, Leonardt Pricipality EF, etc.)
  • Oblique or straight penholder
  • Brown or black ink (ex: walnut, sumi, iron gall, etc.)
  • Pencil
  • Red pen

Provided Supplies:

  • Handouts
  • Paper

If you have any questions or concerns about this class, please email me at hello@anintran.com.

I'm excited to meet you! See you soon!

~Nina

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