Calligraphy Workshop - Copperplate Hand


$199 Limited inc GST / $159.20 / $179.10
Calligraphy Workshop - Copperplate Hand

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">Learn</a> Calligraphy Copperplate Hand at this workshop in Sydney.</b></p><p>Calligraphy reflects tradition, personality,

Enrol before 31 December 2018 for 10% Early Bird discount. Code BIRD2019

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Course description

Learn Calligraphy Copperplate Hand at this workshop 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.

This series of workshops is designed to introduce you to the Contemporary styles or scripts of Copperplate, Modern Pointed Pen, Uncial Hand, Italic, Foundational and Medieval Gothic Hand. This workshop focuses on Copperplate Hand.

Ideal for…

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

Other Calligraphy workshops

We have a range of calligraphy workshops for you to choose from:

You can choose to complete all six courses or just the ones which interest you.

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.
Learning outcomes

By the end of this Modern Calligraphy Workshop Class, you should be able to apply:

  • letters and numerals of the Copperplate hand
  • 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.
Please come prepared

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

If you will purchase a kit please bring $20 cash (not included in the course fee), as well as:

  • Ruler
  • Water jar
  • Pencil

If you wish to purchase ALL materials yourself, 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.
Other information
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle ph. 9810 8309
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown ph. 9516 2339

* Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St, 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

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Course testimonials:

  • Jennifer said: Sharon was AMAZING. She was patient and encouraging. I look forward to future classes with her. Thank you!

  • Barbara said: I thoroughly enjoyed learning a new skill. The tutor, Sharon Baker was excellent. Her presentation enabled us to appreciate the fundamentals of the art and to further our interests in calligraphy. Great tutor.

  • Ana said: Sharon was a great instructor. I enjoyed the class from day1 to last day. I hope it was bit longer. Sharon was very keen at checking our works. She would checked us one by one and give feedback on how to improve. The course was very structured and organised.