An introduction to the beautiful art of copperplate writing

Ref: C3530418

A wonderful opportunity to learn the graceful style of Copperplate Calligraphy, including lower case and capital letters, the construction of elegant flourishes and apply these techniques to produce a finished piece of calligraphy.

Course aim

To offer a brief introduction to the characteristics of Copperplate Calligraphy including tools and materials, with a view to developing your own hand lettering.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Experience is not necessary. A keen interest to learn the style is all that is required.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Select appropriate materials for writing Copperplate
  • Construct upper & lower case letterforms in Copperplate
  • Write upper & lower case using suitable ligatures
  • Analyse the characteristics and construct basic flourishes
  • Identify the principles and produce balanced layouts

How will I be taught?

  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • I will monitor and assess students letter forms through a combination of exercises and projects with worksheets to engage with.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • I will monitor and assess students letter forms through a combination of exercises and projects with worksheets to engage with.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Comfortable clothing and a good pair of glasses (if needed). We will be sat down for the most part of the course. Reference books and work sheets will be provided. Tools and materials will be available to buy if needed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy - Eleanor Winters Copperplate Calligraphy - Gordon Turner Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy - E. A. Lupfer The Universal Penman – George Bickham

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Possible groups to join Local calligraphy group Gloucestershire Lettering Artists (GLA) The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) The Copperplate Special Interest Society

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An introduction to the beautiful art of copperplate writing

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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