De stress and experience a whole gentle day of skill building as you learn classic copperplate calligraphy. Get hooked, knowing you are in the hands of a qualified education specialist, letterer and calligrapher.
Your ticket ALSO entitles you to FREE membership of the OSNS Copperplate club which means that once you have completed this class, you can come along to our free monthly meetups in our glorious space at Abbotsford and continue to build your sill and get to meet some great people, get help with issues you are having, and continue to build your craft. (you need this because one lesson is not enough, you need continual feedback and help which we provide for FREE). You will also have access to our online forum community where you can share tips and get in touch if you are having further problems. It is a well known fact that Veronica continues to support and coach your journey. So being true educators, your learning is our priority, and we are dedicated and determined to give you ongoing support to reach expert level and be the best you can be. This isn't just another "workshop". It definitely does deserve the classification "masterclass".
Why we teach Coppperplate Calligraphy
Classic calligraphy and lettering by hand is a highly specialized craft, and timeless skill that provides unlimited creative opportunities for individualism. Unfortunately, too often lettering by hand is not considered of sufficient importance to justify correct study, and is often treated in a careless manner. But ! The status of the crafter of letters is reaching higher levels with the demand for quality hand lettering and calligraphy growing rapidly. This skill is going somewhere and taking our best design students who want to make unique typographic solutions somewhere amazing.
This is a hands on course for people who really want the typographic knowledge that only penmanship can provide, and it is a valuable workshop if you are serious about really understanding type and letter construction. If you are keen to learn brush lettering, or signpainting this class is a perfect foundation through the underpinning understanding it lays down.
Are you a Graphic Designer?
If you are already a pracitising Graphic Designer or design student, and want to know how to make a custom typeface, it all starts with Calligraphy. Calligraphy just means "beautiful writing", and learning this skill will make it much easier for you to also draw letters, and design your own typeface. Calligraphy is where it all starts.
How the Day unfolds
Educational expert, Letterer and School founder Veronica Grow empowers participants through a day learning to craft their own unique calligraphy and hand lettering correctly, exploring, practising and developing the beautiful and romantic Copperplate starting with strict attention to classic knowledge of spacing, correct stroke and shape. Not swirligraphy !
Through demonstration, and proper guidance, (with some special exercises devised to help you quickly build pen and ink skills) you will be first be shown how to correctly work with Pen and Ink, so that with practice, you will develop correct muscle memory, and develop good habits to continue and create your own first rate copperplate calligraphy which you can use for invitations, design projects, and other personal projects.
In the afternoon, you will build on technique gained in the morning, learning how to connect your perfectly shaped elegant letter shapes. You will receive guidance in beautifully crafting your copperplate calligraphy, paying special attention to letter proportion, spacing, and size of letters… manipulating weight, size and different scripts to create mood or feeling. Learn the pleasure of expressively writing out your chosen text.
Price includes the specific pen, ink and nibs, and paper that you need to make the difference between success and the frustration of bleeding letterforms and ink splodges. You really need the right gear ! and you really need a full day and a community of people to practice with and give you further tips !
* * Please Note.. payment for this event is unfortunately non refundable ! Please plan well !
Date and Time
Old School New School at Abbotsford Convent
Studio 1 Mercator Building
1 St Hellier Street
Abbotsford, VIC 3067