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Exploring Copperplate: Uppercase

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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 majestic forms and loops, all of which are based on a narrow oval.

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

Objective:

Our goal is to establish a strong foundation for learning letters A-Z so that 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 uppercase 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 of uppercase letterforms and basic strokes
  • Uppercase letters A-Z, stroke-by-stroke
  • Proper spacing between Uppercase letters and lowercase
  • Drills to practice to achieve more consistent letterforms
  • How to study and practice at home

Prerequisite:

Basic knowledge of how to use a pointed pen is recommended.

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

Smitten on Paper boutique will be open 30 minutes prior to class, if you wish to purchase supplies.

Provided Supplies:

  • Handouts
  • Paper

If you have any questions, please email me at hello@anintran.com.

I'm looking forward to meeting you. See you soon!

~Nina

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