Introduction to Copperplate (Minuscules)

With Nina Tran

Starting Date : 08 Jan 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

Join Nina in learning Copperplate -- a pointed-pen script that continues to be a favorite among calligraphers for its beautiful, elegant, and timeless letter forms.

 

In this beginner-friendly workshop, you will learn all you need to know about embarking on your pointed-pen journey and learning the Copperplate minuscule letters stroke by stroke.  From Nina's experience, the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and dive right in!

 

Here's a quick run-down on what you can expect from each session:

 

Session 1 - Basics, Basic, Basics

  • Materials

  • Writing zone

  • Rules of Copperplate

  • Nib anatomy

  • Essential tine movement

  • Parent forms and basic strokes

  • Spacing and rhythmic exercises

 

Session 2 - Drills & Letters

  • Consistency drill exercises

  • Minuscule ductus

  • Letter details

  • How to critique your own work

 

Session 3 - Letters

  • Letter groups

  • Joining letters

  • Spacing

  • Letter chains

 

Session 4 - Words

  • Writing text

  • Word spacing

  • Developing a regular practice

  • Simple variations

 

Homework

After each Sunday's session, a 1-page homework assignment is assigned.  Students have the option to submit this assignment by the following Wednesday for critique.  Depending on the volume of submitted assignments, critiqued homework is usually returned before the next session.

 

Office Hours

On Thursdays, a bonus 30-minute Q&A session.  During this time, Nina will address any questions or issues that you may have had during practice.

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 Sunday, 02 April, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Nina 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. 

Workshop & Office Hour Schedule

Class 01

Sunday, 08 January, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 01

Thursday, 12 January, 2023

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

Class 02

Sunday, 15 January, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 02

Thursday, 19 January, 2023

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

Class 03

Sunday, 22 January, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 03

Thursday, 26 January, 2023

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

Class 04

Sunday, 29 January, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 04

Thursday, 02 February, 2023

22:00 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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