Calligraphy: Copperplate Hand Course

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Learn to write Copperplate script with our calligraphy courses in Sydney.

Calligraphy reflects tradition, personality, style and creativity – everyone can learn it! Come and learn the beautiful art of calligraphy to gain an understanding of its rich history and the development of our modern alphabet.

Learning outcomes

It is intended that by the end of this course you should be able to:

  • 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

After finishing this course, you might like to enrol in:

Ideal for…

All levels are welcome from beginners to those who want to brush up on their skills.

Course content

In this course, you will study:

  • how to write with a pointed pen
  • the script, its style, letter construction and characteristics
  • letter form, 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.

Please bring to class

You may choose to bring your own materials or purchase a kit from your tutor in class.

If you wish to purchase a kit please bring $25 cash (not included in the course fee), as well as:

  • a ruler
  • a water jar
  • a pencil

If you wish to bring your own materials, please bring the following:

  • A4 or A3 layout pad (Canson)
  • Copperplate or pointed pen nib (Zebra G nib recommended)
  • pen holder (either 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

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

Classes

Calligraphy: Copperplate Hand Course

<p>Learn to write Copperplate script with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/calligraphy">calligraphy courses</a> in Sydney.</p>

<p>Calligraphy reflects tradition,

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$179 Limited inc GST / $143.20 / $161.10
Calligraphy: Copperplate Hand Course

<p>Learn to write Copperplate script with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/calligraphy">calligraphy courses</a> in Sydney.</p>

<p>Calligraphy reflects tradition,

...
$179 Limited inc GST / $143.20 / $161.10
Calligraphy: Copperplate Hand Course

<p>Learn to write Copperplate script with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/calligraphy">calligraphy courses</a> in Sydney.</p>

<p>Calligraphy reflects tradition,

...
$179 Limited inc GST / $143.20 / $161.10

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