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Double Stroke Capitals

With Rachel Yallop

Starting Date : 4 Nov 2023

Fees : HK$ 740 or US$ 95

Workshop Description

Copperplate capitals are elegant letters to write and can be enhanced further by the addition of an extra line, almost like a shadow, next to the weighted strokes. Rachel learned this technique from her esteemed colleague the late Jean Larcher. It was something he used in his work to accentuate a capital, and even applied it to lowercase letters too. There is a lot to consider when adding that extra line, and in this workshop student will look at all the ways this interesting technique can be used.

  • Look at double strokes in the abstract and explore how they sit together by looking at space, weight, and length. Even very small adjustments can make a big difference.

  • Practice some basic capital letters and how to add the second stroke.

  • Explore some flourished capitals and where, and how many, double strokes should be added to enhance the letters.

  • Practice some Yalloplate variations capitals and adding the double stroke to these simplified letter shapes.

  • Try using a different colour for the second ‘shadow’ stroke.

  • Look at how to use double stroke capitals in words, letter designs, and longer pieces.

Note to Students

  • This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following the final class.

  • All recordings expires on Friday, 12 January, 2024 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion board for Rachel to critique.

  • Recommended supply list, handouts, zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page three weeks (or as soon as practicable) before the first session. Click here for user guide on how to access your workshop page.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Click here for the recommended workshop supplies.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Saturday, 4 November, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Saturday, 11 November, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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