Live Online Workshop 

Modern Copperplate Variations by Rachel Yallop 2021

I developed this style as a fun way to write humorous quotes, or for light-hearted applications like birthday cards. This playful script is generally written upright, but letters can be tilted right or left and moved up and down. There are variations to most letters too, so there isn't only one way to write a word or phrase. When writing quotes, for example, there are many design decisions to be made with how lines interact, and they can be very close set resulting in a piece with a lot of visual texture. It is an interesting script because there isn't a set angle or x-height to follow, but the general rules of where weight falls in letter strokes is the same as a formal copperplate.


In this workshop we will practice all the lowercase and capital letters and look at how they can be adapted: letter shapes can change, and the style made simpler or more curvy. How letters join to one another is very adaptable and we will practice examples, then move on to word design and how simple flourishing can really help the design. Finally, we will take a look at how words can be put together to make a longer piece of text, taking advantage of the versatility of this script to pack lines closely together to make a strong visual texture. 


 Workshop Dates

  • 24 & 25 April 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)

Workshop Time

  • 20:00 pm - 23:00 pm (HKT)​

Workshop Fee

  • USD 80.00 / HKD 625.00

**  Confirmation email will be sent to you upon payment receipt **

** Fees paid for the workshop is non-refundable **

** This workshop is open to all students, if you are unable to attend due to the time zone difference, recording will be available after class **

Recommended Workshop Supplies

  • Pointed nib : Gillott 303 or Hunt 101

  • Ink : Free flowing ink or gouache (Pelikan 4001 ink & Schmincke Calligraphy Gouache)

  • Pen holder : Straight, or angled/oblique if preferred

  • Practice paper : Layout paper (Daler Rowney)


Workshop Handout / Zoom Link

  • Workshop handout will be send to you in pdf format via email before the workshop

  • Zoom link will be send to you via email one week before the workshop

Recording Access 

  • All live sessions will be recorded and you will have access to the recording after class via YouTube

  • Recording will be available for 30 days 

Other Information

  • All live sessions will be conducted via Zoom

  • You will have 5 hours of learning in total with Rachel and followed by a 30 minutes of Q & A for each session

  • Students who sign up successfully will be given a discount code if you decide to purchase calligraphy supplies via John Neal Books

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