Live Online Workshop 

Introduction to Copperplate by Eleanor Winters 2021

Copperplate, or English Roundhand, is the elegant, ornate script of the 18th century writing masters, and is one of the most popular and widely appreciated styles of calligraphy in use today.In this detailed introduction to Copperplate, students learn to use the flexible, pointed pen and follow a step-by-step sequence covering basic strokes, minuscules, spacing, letter connections, capitals, and numbers. This class is designed for students who have had no experience with Copperplate, but those wishing an in-depth review of the alphabet are welcome.

Eleanor Winters is the "Master" of Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy.  She has been a working calligrapher since the 1970s, and an active participant in the international calligraphy community for more than three decades, as a teacher, author, fine art and commercial calligrapher.  Her five calligraphy instruction books have been used by students worldwide. Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy has served as the introduction toCopperplate calligraphy for generations of pointed pen enthusiasts. This online Introduction to Copperplate is a unique opportunity to participate in an ongoing beginners' class, taught via live Zoom meetings over a six week period. By limiting the number of students to 15, the small-class format gives online students the next best experience to an in-person classroom.


 Workshop Dates

  • 06, 13, 20, 27 February & 06, 13 March 2021 (Saturday)

Workshop Time

  • 08:00 am - 10:00 am (EST)​

Workshop Fee

  • USD 260.00 / HKD 2,080.00

**  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

  • Nikko G Nibs

  • Higgins Eternal Ink

  • Right handed students : Oblique Holder

  • Left handed students : Straight Holder 

  • JNB "Mastering Copperplate" Practice Pad 8.5" x 11" 

  • Canson Pro Layout Pad (9x12, 50 sheets)


Workshop Handout / Zoom Link

  • Workshop handout will be send to you in pdf format via email one week 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 12 hours of learning in total with Eleanor, optional of submitting your work to Eleanor for feedback over the six weeks period 

  • 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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