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Melbourne: Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop

19th November at Rotson Studios (Fitzroy), Melbourne

This 4-hour workshop is an introduction to Copperplate calligraphy using a flexible nib and walnut ink. In this session, we will focus our attention on the lowercase alphabet.

Historical context and examples of applied works included in the session.

Level: Beginners, previous knowledge is not required.

You will learn:

  • The difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography;
  • The tools used to write each script: broad nib pen, flexible pen, ruling pen, bamboo pen and flat brush;
  • Historical examples plus contemporary artworks by professional calligraphers and artists;
  • The fundamental elements of the letter: the strokes;

You will learn that calligraphy directly reflects the movement of the hand. Practising calligraphy is connecting your brain with your hand and your eye. It is also about having fun and learning by doing!

Time: 10am – 2.30pm

Individual session: $80


This is the link to the complete course outline:

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