15th & 16th MAY 2021 - Traditional Copperplate For Beginners (Minuscules/Lowercase) - Online ZOOM Class
DATE: 15th & 16th May 2021
TIME: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Sydney/Melbourne time
CLASS FORMAT: Live online class via ZOOM
LEVEL: Absolute Beginner
LANGUAGE: Workshops for all levels in ENGLISH language
This class will meet for two 90-minute classes on the 15th and 16th May 2021 both days. The ZOOM session will be recorded. If you are unable to watch live, you may still take the class. Links for the videos will be sent to you after class has ended and expire in 2 weeks.
This is tailored for people who are interested to learn one of the most beautiful and elegant styles - Copperplate Minuscules (Lowercase).
No prior calligraphy or lettering experience is necessary, just lots of patience and enthusiasm! This workshop is suitable for those with no experience as well as those who want to refine their existing skills.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- An introduction to the materials, tools and how to set them up.
- Learning how to load the nib with inks.
- Execution and ink flow problems.
- Writing posture and pen grip.
- Fundamental strokes of lowercase letters.
- Forming the lowercase alphabet (minuscules) and thoroughly understanding the shapes of minuscule letters.
PDF handout will be sent to your registered email address 2-3 days prior to the class. The class ZOOM link will also be included in the email.
Supply List (excluded from the class fee)
- Canson or Arttec Bleedproof paper, or any smooth calligraphy writing papers that accept ink well
- Oblique Penholder if you are a right hander
- Straight penholder if you are left hander
Nikko G, Zebra G, Tachikawa G, Gillott 404 or Hunt 22B
- Walnut Ink or Sumi ink
- Straight ruler (at least 30cm), pencil and eraser
If you are from the US, Canada, Europe, etc, You may also purchase supplies from John Neal Books - www.johnnealbooks.com
- WORKSHOP FEES ARE STRICTLY NON-REFUNDABLE regardless of personal circumstances changing after booking.
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