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Introduction to Copperplate

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Gramercy, Manhattan
214 E 21st St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
New York, New York 10010
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Laura Di Piazza

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this calligraphy & hand lettering class:

In this intensive weekend calligraphy workshop, we will examine and practice letterforms in Copperplate, a pointed-pen script hand that was developed in 16th century England. We will work with an oblique pen holder, pointed pen nib, ink, practice pads with grid and slant lines and creating our own guidelines. Our main focus will be on practicing varying amounts of pressure to apply to our pens to produce thick (shaded) and thin (hairline) strokes, letter slant and letter form. We will begin our practice with minuscule and later majuscule letters, which will be grouped according to similar letterforms.

Feel free to bring in your favorite quote and/or project ideas for practice and discussion.

Materials List:

• Oblique pen holder (suggested: Speedball or better)
• Nikko G nib or Zebra G nib
• Black ink (suggested: small 2 oz. bottle of sumi ink)
• Dinky dip and pipette or 1/2 oz. or 1 oz. ink jar (glass or plastic)
• Small 4-6 oz. plastic or glass water container to clean your pen nibs (yogurt cups work)
• 4 sheets of paper towels or rag to clean your pen nibs
• T-square, 12" (John Neal sells a c-thru one for $2.50)
• Marker Layout Paper (semi-transparent) 9" x 12"
• Pencil
• Black ballpoint or rollerball pen


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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

  • No refunds unless the class is solvent.
  • No refunds unless we can replace you with someone on the waitlist.
  • Please let us know of cancellations as soon as possible; we'll do our very best to refund the fee (minus $20 processing).

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Reviews of Classes at Society of Scribes (11)

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Introduction to Copperplate
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/3/2020
I loved this class! It was just marvelous. And I loved hearing about some of the history of copperplate as well. Laura Di Piazza is an absolutely terrific teacher and calligrapher. She really couldn't have been better--she was super professional, but very kind and funny. I left the class feeling so encouraged and incredibly excited about the art of calligraphy and where it might lead.
Introduction to Copperplate
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/15/2019
Really good foundational course to take when starting out in calligraphy. Highly recommend it. The instructor did arrive a little late and she forgot her pen holders and a few other things, but otherwise, the classes were worth taking.
Introduction to Copperplate
Reviewed by Suzanne L. on 6/2/2020
Introduction to Copperplate
Reviewed by Francesca C. on 9/10/2019
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Founded in 1974, and based in New York City, the Society is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines.

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