Copperplate Hand Calligraphy Workshop - Short Courses Sydney

Copperplate Hand Calligraphy Workshop

What you'll learn

Learn to write in Copperplate script with our calligraphy short courses in Sydney!

Copperplate calligraphy is a beautiful script, reflecting tradition, personality, style and creativity. This calligraphy course will give you an understanding of the rich history of calligraphy and the development of our modern alphabet. In addition to learning how to write with a pointed pen, this course will improve your design skills and spacial awareness. By combining the techniques you will be taught on this calligraphy course, you will produce your own Copperplate calligraphy project, as well as leaving with calligraphy skills that you can apply to your own projects at home.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this copperplate hand calligraphy course, you should be able to apply:

  • Letters and numerals of the Copperplate script
  • Spacial awareness
  • Analytical skills for letter form and shape
  • An understanding of layout and design skills
  • Colour and design techniques
  • All learned skills to a piece of work or project

Course content

What will be covered in this copperplate hand calligraphy course?

  • How to write with a pointed pen
  • The script, its style, letter construction and characteristics
  • Letterform, spacing and joining of letters
  • Capitals and their origins and combine them with the lower case letters
  • Flourishing
  • Numerals
  • Colour, layout and design skills with the idea of combining all of the above to produce a small piece of work.

Intended audience

Who is this copperplate hand calligraphy course for?

This course is for beginners, or those that have some experience

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd)

Course materials

Option 1: Purchase a materials kit at enrolment checkout. This will be supplied in your first class.

Please bring additionally:

  • A ruler
  • A water jar
  • A pencil

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own.

The materials that are required for the class are:

  • A4 or A3 layout pad (Canson)
  • Copperplate or pointed pen nib (Zebra G nib recommended)
  • Pen holder (either a straight pen holder or an oblique holder specifically for Copperplate)
  • Ink (Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink)
  • Coloured inks, gouache, coloured pencils
  • Ruler, pencil HB
  • Water jar, rag
  • Other supplies will be advised if needed throughout the course

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Sharon has been teaching in adult education for nineteen years at Community Colleges and has a Diploma in Western Calligraphy. She develops and runs workshops introducing her students to the art...

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