Copperplate Calligraphy Class – Online
Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy: Master the Art of Elegant Penmanship
Join renowned calligrapher Jane Lappage in this immersive online class, conducted via Zoom, 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 course, Jane will guide you through the intricacies of copperplate calligraphy, providing step-by-step instructions and personalized feedback via Zoom 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.
- Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy: Explore the history and significance of this timeless art form, understanding its unique characteristics and applications.
- 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.
- Developing Proper Technique: Master the correct posture, grip, and arm movement to achieve graceful and controlled strokes.
- Understanding Basic Strokes: Delve into the foundational strokes that form the building blocks of copperplate calligraphy, refining your control and precision.
- 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.
- Word and Sentence Structure: Learn how to compose and space words and sentences effectively, ensuring a harmonious flow and balanced composition.
- Troubleshooting and Error Correction: Gain insights into common mistakes and how to correct them, troubleshooting ink flow issues, and refining consistency.
- Composition and Design: Discover the art of composing visually appealing layouts, balancing text, and incorporating decorative elements to create stunning compositions.
- Developing Your Personal Style: Experiment with variations, explore different writing tools, and develop your unique voice as a copperplate calligrapher.
- Project Work and Feedback: Engage in hands-on projects, such as creating personalized stationery or designing elegant invitations, and receive personalized feedback from Jane during live Zoom sessions to enhance your skills.
This online class is conducted through Zoom, a video conferencing platform that allows for interactive learning. You’ll receive a Zoom meeting link upon enrollment, granting you access to live video lessons, demonstrations, and Q&A sessions with Jane. In addition to the live sessions, recordings will be available for you to review at your convenience. You’ll also have access to a dedicated learning platform where you can access course materials, assignments, and engage in discussions with fellow students.
- Basic calligraphy supplies (my Starter Pack is ideal)
- Reliable internet connection and access to a computer or tablet for Zoom sessions
- 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, connect through Zoom, and unlock the timeless beauty of copperplate calligraphy. Enroll now and discover the joy of mastering this exquisite art form.