Copperplate Beginners


Sep 29 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Copperplate Calligraphy Class – Nottingham

Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy: Master the Art of Elegant Penmanship

Venue: Strelley Hall, Nottinghamshire

Course Description:

Join renowned calligrapher Jane Lappage in this immersive class, designed to introduce you to the captivating world of copperplate calligraphy. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to refine your existing skills, this class offers an initial foundation in the art of elegant penmanship.

Throughout the class, Jane will guide you through the intricacies of copperplate calligraphy, providing step-by-step instructions and personalized feedback to ensure your progress. From understanding the essential tools and materials to mastering the fundamental strokes and letterforms, you’ll gain the confidence and technical expertise needed to create stunning pieces of art.

Course Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy: Explore the history and significance of this timeless art form, understanding its unique characteristics and applications.
  2. Essential Tools and Materials: Discover the necessary tools, including nibs, holders, ink, and paper, and learn how to select the right materials for optimal results.
  3. Developing Proper Technique: Master the correct posture, grip, and arm movement to achieve graceful and controlled strokes.
  4. Understanding Basic Strokes: Delve into the foundational strokes that form the building blocks of copperplate calligraphy, refining your control and precision.
  5. Letterforms and Flourishes: Study the intricacies of uppercase and lowercase letterforms, examining their proportions, slant, and connections. Explore embellishments and flourishes to add a touch of personal style to your work.
  6. Word and Sentence Structure: Learn how to compose and space words and sentences effectively, ensuring a harmonious flow and balanced composition.
  7. Troubleshooting and Error Correction: Gain insights into common mistakes and how to correct them, troubleshooting ink flow issues, and refining consistency.
  8. Composition and Design: Discover the art of composing visually appealing layouts, balancing text, and incorporating decorative elements to create stunning compositions.
  9. Developing Your Personal Style: Experiment with variations, explore different writing tools, and develop your unique voice as a copperplate calligrapher.
  10. Project Work and Feedback: Engage in hands-on projects, such as creating personalized stationery or designing elegant invitations, and receive personalized feedback from Jane.

Class Format:

Everything is provided for the class including pens, paper and paints along with Jane’s years of knowledge on this wonderful skill. Many other products for excelling at this art will be available to buy on the day.

  • Friendly, comfortable and well lit environment
  • Use of all tools and materials needed to complete your projects
  • Generous table space
  • Clear information and demonstrations

The course focus is always on fun and friendly creativity with lots of personal tuition from an experienced calligraphy artist.

FOOD: Hot and cold refreshments will be provided throughout the workshop. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or, alternatively the shop is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Cafe where you can purchase delicious food and refreshments at reasonable prices.

The course cost includes materials, use of pens, ink etc and refreshments throughout the day and class size is limited to 8 students


  • Basic calligraphy supplies (my Starter Pack is ideal)
  • Enthusiasm and a passion for learning the art of copperplate calligraphy

By the end of this course, you’ll have developed a solid foundation in copperplate calligraphy, enabling you to create elegant and visually striking handwritten pieces. Join Jane Lappage on this creative journey, and unlock the timeless beauty of copperplate calligraphy. Enroll now and discover the joy of mastering this exquisite art form.


For further enquiries please call Created by Hand on:
Landline – 01159 061170
Mobile – 07977 657785


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