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Introduction to Copperplate (Majuscules)

With Nina Tran

Starting Date : 05 Mar 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.

This is Part 2 (majuscules) of her Introduction to Copperplate series.  Although Part 1 (minuscules) is not a requirement to take this class, it is highly recommended that students have some previous knowledge of Copperplate minuscule letters.

In this beginner-friendly workshop, you will review the pointed pen basics and learn how to study and write the Copperplate majuscule 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

  • Letter analysis/study

  • Parent forms

  • Basic strokes

 

Session 2 - Letter Characteristics & Construction

  • Letter proportions

  • Spacing between majuscules and minuscules

  • Letter Group 1: PBR, TF, IJ

  • Letter group 2: HKVWZ

 

Session 3 - Letter Characteristics & Construction (Continued)

  • Letter group 3: UYXQ

  • Letter group 4: OECGD, SL

  • Letter group 5: AMN

 

Session 4 - Final Exemplar & How to Study

  • Writing an exemplar and abecedarian

  • How to study other exemplars

  • Introduction to variations and developing a preference

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, 04 June, 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, 05 March, 2023

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

OH 01

Thursday, 09 March, 2023

21:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 02

Sunday, 12 March, 2023

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

OH 02

Thursday, 16 March, 2023

21:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 03

Sunday, 19 March, 2023

09:00 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 03

Thursday, 23 March, 2023

21:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 04

Sunday, 26 March, 2023

09:00 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 04

Thursday, 30 March, 2023

21:00 pm - 21:30 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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