What you will do
Two session course
This 2 day course is an in-depth introduction to Copperplate Script. This form of the script is based on an innovative technology I developed to make the understanding and learning of the script considerably easier.
The technology allows the student to plot exactly where the curves are for the shapes of the letters. Meaning, there is no guesswork in letterform construction. It is based on a principle I call the 4Fold Symmetry and relies on fitting the elliptical shapes of the letters into parallelograms.
We start off by learning the skeletal shapes on which the letters lie. The pencil is the beginning tool of choice as your focus will be on the letter shapes. Next, we move to the nib, once you have gained insight into the basic forms of the letters.
We start with the Majuscules first. These uppercase letters will give us the basis upon which some flourishing can be applied. Being larger letters, we learn to control the tool in a larger space. The Minuscules, or lowercase, are a little trickier as there is more to fit in a smaller space. Majuscules will be covered on the Saturday and minuscules on the Sunday, where we will also look at joining letters to form words.
As this is a formal scripts course, you will be expected to not only study with some videos before hand to gain a better understating of posture, placement of the page and position of the hand, you will also be expected to do homework before hand so you are not starting from scratch in the class.
The class is for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced learners looking for a more fluid approach to their copperplate script. The homework will help you develop a better grasp of tool control allowing for faster learning in the classroom.
Select a class time
Sun 8 Mar, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 5 Apr, 10:00am - 5:00pm
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About your host, Paul Antonio Scribe
Paul Antonio is a calligrapher with over 25 years’ experience and regularly teaches internationally.
Paul offers classes aimed at all levels in different fields associated with calligraphy, gilding and meditation.
The classes focus on gaining a deeper understanding of how both historical and modern scripts work based on accuracy of lettershape and tool control. They also help the practitioner to gain insight into a more metaphysical approach by teaching breathing techniques whilst writing.
Care will also be given to encourage analytical thinking to help you practise better at home.
Tools and materials are included. This will include nibs, inks, paper and a handout, all of which you will be allowed to talk home with you for self-practise. Food is not allowed in the studio but there are tonnes of places close to the studio where the food is excellent. Please wear soft shoes, i.e. no shoes with rigid soles.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.