OCT 1, 8, 22, 29, NOV 12, and 19, 2012
in Reseda, CA
Copperplate is a traditional script that has stood the test of time and is still used today to convey formal and elegant messages. However, it can also be loosened up to be casual, pretty, fun or funky, and equally used as a basis for clear and legible handwriting. So, whether you are beginning calligraphy, want to refine your skill or loosen up your lettering, are a designer that works with hand letterers and want merely to understand the process, or if you just have a desire to learn how to write more legibly, this workshop is for you!
After discovering what makes this script successful, we will review pressure and release techniques, how to construct the very few strokes that make up this style of lettering, and how to handle some of the trickier letter connections. Understanding the elements that can cause problems while lettering as well as papers, media, nibs and other tools will also be up for discussion during class. Most of our time will be spent practicing the forms while I work one-on-one with each student to provide personalized attention to their particular way of writing.
And now for the fine print.... With a minimum of 8 participants the class will fly but, due to space constraints, enrollment is limited to 16 and may fill fast. The cost for the 6-week session is $240 ($37.50 per class, and a flat $15 materials fee for nibs, handouts, etc.). Payment is required in full to reserve your spot. Cash, Check, Credit Cards or PayPal are accepted and, upon payment, a supply list will be sent.
If the day and/or time of this workshop is not convenient for you, but you would like to take a calligraphy class, please feel free to let me know what would work better for you and I will be happy to see if we can schedule something additional that will work for a number of people. Private sessions are also available.
Contact me directly to sign up, or if you have any questions, please feel free to phone or eMail.
Hope you can join me on a new calligraphic journey!