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Type Lab - Hand Crafted Letterforms - Copperplate Calligraphy
Sat. 11 February 2017, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm AEDT
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 get FREE ongoing support via our online forum and monthly meetup group which means that once you have completed this class, build your skill 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). It is a well known fact that we are very passionate about your success, and continue to support and coach your journey. As 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 is a structured learning intensive.
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 has reached high levels with the demand for quality hand lettering and calligraphy growing rapidly. This skill has taken off.
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.
If you love script lettering and the messages of luxury and class it conveys, Copperplate is also a great place to glean the underpinning knowledge of what makes good script.
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 or set of prefabricated letters. Calligraphy is the precursor of type.
How the Day unfolds
Educational expert, Letterer and School founder Veronica Grow empowers participants through a day of learning to craft their own unique calligraphy and hand lettering , 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 do need a full day and a community of people to practice with and give you further tips ! Via our support group !
* * Please Note.. payment for this event is unfortunately non refundable ! Please plan well !
EXTRA SPECIAL 9.00 AM SATURDAY START FOR SUMMER - not the usual 10.00 am start !
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Old School New School at Abbotsford Convent
Studio 1 Mercator Building
1 St Hellier Street
Abbotsford, VIC 3067