Pre-recording (Introduction to Copperplate - The Minuscules)
By Eleanor Winters
Fees : HK$ 585 or US$ 75
Copperplate, also known as English Roundhand, is the elegant, ornate script of the 18th century writing masters. It is a perennial favourite with calligraphers and designers and is the basis of many popular typefaces.
In this detailed introduction to Copperplate, students learn to use the flexible pointed pen and follow a step-by-step sequence in order to develop a thorough understanding of the letterforms that comprise this graceful form of calligraphy. This recording concentrates on the minuscule (lower-case) alphabet. Included in the recording are explanation and demonstration of the following:
Tools and materials for learning Copperplate
Vocabulary: definition of calligraphic terms
How to use the pointed pen to create the thick and thin strokes of the Copperplate alphabet
Minuscule letters organized by "family groups"
Spacing and letter connections to make words
How to practice
Advice and suggestions for learning Copperplate
Module 1 : Introduction -- Explanation of handouts, materials, books and a personal introduction
Module 2 : How to use this video, explanation of guidelines, definition of terms, explanation and demonstration of basic strokes
Module 3 : Minuscule letterforms: basic system of writing Copperplate, instruction for making letters organised by family groups
Module 4 : How to practice the basic letterforms
Module 5 : Spacing and letter connections: basic rules, practical applications (demo)
Module 6 : Practicing spacing: letter necklaces, alphabet sentences, space between words
Module 7 : Conclusion: advice and suggestions for learning Copperplate
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