Online Workshop: Deep Dive into Copperplate Script

Copperplate calligraphy, The Abbey Studio

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5:00 pm

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Online – 5 Sessions – Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2023, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.

This workshop has been offered previously as Copperplate Level I and Copperplate Level II, but is now a single workshop. Copperplate, the beautiful script style that is the predecessor of modern handwriting, is formal and elegant and perfect for many applications today. Working with a flexible, pointed, dip-pen and ink, participants will learn how to create the graceful “thicks and thins” that add to the beauty of this hand. We’ll also work on slope consistency, spacing, and attaining a rhythm to our script, all with the goal of achieving more professional-looking results.

After you register, you will receive a separate email with log-in information for the online sessions.

The Abbey Studio is offering a 10-month Calligraphy Certificate Program, beginning in June 2023. All of our workshops are stand-alone learning experiences and can be enjoyed on an individual basis. But put them all together and our workshop offerings essentially constitute a year’s course in calligraphy and hand lettering. Beginning with the sessions concentrating on Italic lettering, Copperplate Script, and Uncial we’ll gradually work into the very important step of beginning your calligraphic piece with pencil and working toward an effective layout. We’ll then begin concentrating on the various forms of decorated letters and how to create and execute everything from a drawn Roman capital to a large Lombardic decorative capital, enhanced with raised gold leaf. The final workshop will pull together all the skills that have been acquired during the preceding 10 months. Anyone completing all the workshops will receive a Certificate of Completion. To that end, we’ve established a discount program for anyone registering for multiple workshops at the same time:

Study more, save more! Our workshops have been designed to complement each other and build upon your skillsets. Register for TWO workshops at the same time and receive 10% off both — use Coupon Code 2Classes10 in the shopping cart (click where it says “Have a coupon?” near the top of the cart). Register for THREE or more workshops at the same time and receive 20% off all of them! Use Coupon Code 3Classes20 in the shopping cart (click where it says “Have a coupon?” near the top of the cart).

Supplies (supplies not included): You will need both of these supply kits: here and here.

Workshop Withdrawal Policy: Unless you are paying for your class with a gift card, a refund (tuition less 20%) will be issued if you withdraw from class two weeks or more prior to the beginning of class. If withdrawal occurs less than two weeks before class, no cash refund will be issued, but a studio credit voucher will be provided. Occasionally there is insufficient registration for a class to run. In such cases, registrants will be given three options:  (1) Private or semi-private lessons (with price adjustment), (2) placement for the same class held in the future at a different date and time, or (3) refund. 

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5 Sessions

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Will this workshop be recorded?

The workshop will be recorded and will be available for participant viewing for one week after each session.

Event Location:

  • Virtual

Event Schedule Details

  • 08/01/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 08/08/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 08/15/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 08/22/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 08/29/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm

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