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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Copperplate Hand

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$199 Limited inc GST / $¤99.50 / $¤,159.20 / $¤,179.10
Modern Calligraphy Workshop - Copperplate Hand

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/drawing-classes-courses-sydney">Learn</a> Modern Calligraphy with the copperplate hand in Sydney.</b></p><p>Modern Calligraphy can be used in business and

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$199 Limited inc GST / $¤99.50 / $¤,159.20 / $¤,179.10

Course description

Learn Modern Calligraphy with the copperplate hand in Sydney.

Modern Calligraphy can be used in business and everyday life. It can be used to reflect your personality, style and creativity – everyone can learn it! By learning the beautiful art of calligraphy, you will be gaining 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, Italic, Foundational and Medieval Gothic Hand. This workshop focuses on the copperplate hand.

Learn how to work with pen and ink and other mediums.

Ideal for…

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

Introduction to the various styles of Calligraphy

Copperplate or English Round hand
This workshop the focus will be on the Copperplate hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a pointed nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, slope, spacial awareness and simple flourishing techniques. This script is a formal one with beautiful flourished Capitals.
A calligraphy kit will be available for new students at a cost of $20 (this cost is not included in course fees).

Italic Script
This workshop will focus on the Italic hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and spacial awareness. This script is very adaptable and lends itself to working with different mediums and tools.
A calligraphy kit will be available for new students at a cost of $30 (this cost is not included in course fees).

Foundational Hand
This workshop the focus will be on Foundational hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and spacial awareness. This script is a lovely round hand suitable for many projects.
A calligraphy kit will be available for new students at a cost of $30 (this cost is not included in course fees)

Course content
  • Introduction to writing with a pointed pen
  • Introduction to the script, its style, letter construction and characteristics
  • We will continue to study letter form, spacing and joining of letters
  • We will study Capitals and their origins and combine them with the lower case letters
  • We will study flourishing
  • We will study numerals
  • We will introduce 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, students should be able to:

  • write with a pointed pen
  • construct letters and numerals of the Copperplate hand
  • achieve spacial awareness
  • achieve analytical skills for letter form and shape
  • achieve an understanding of layout and design skills
  • be able to apply colour and design techniques
  • be able to apply all learned skills to a piece of work or project
Please come prepared

If you purchase a kit from the tutor, please bring only the following items:

  • Ruler
  • Water jar
  • Pencil

If you wish to purchase ALL materials, and NOT get a kit from the tutor, then please purchase the follwoing items:

  • A4 or A3 layout pad – Canson
  • Copperplate or pointed pen nib- Zebra G nib recommended
  • Pen holder – Speedball oblique holder or straight holder
  • Ink- Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink
  • Ruler, pencil HB
  • Water jar, rag
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

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.