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Copperplate Calligraphy Intensive Workshop

July 25 - July 26, 2020    Taught by: Betsy Porter Joseph

Learn the elegant style of calligraphy called Copperplate or English Script, developed in 16th century England! This graceful script or "hand" is written with a pointed pen and uses pressure and release movement to create its lovely contrasting thick and fine lines. The basic forms of the upper and lowercase alphabet will be taught and flourished versions of the letters will be made available for future use. This enjoyable class will give you the basic skills and practice methods proven to develop the muscle memory required to see wonderfully satisfying improvement over time. Your everyday handwriting will improve as well!

You will go home with a kit including oblique pen, Nikko nibs, Sumi ink, paper samples and several historic and modern script alphabet examples  to inspire you as you continue to improve.

Workshop Fee: $200

Two consecutive days (July 25 - July 26)

Day 1: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with an additional hour 2:00 PM -3:00 PM for optional additional help and inspirational ideas and tips.

Day 2: 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon with an optional additional hour from 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM for help, tips, inspirations, and kit assembly

Betsy Porter Joseph

Working from her studio in New Jersey, Betsy is a freelance calligrapher for private and corporate clients. She has been a Member of the New York Society of Scribes since 1988. Her clients include Conde Nast Publications, Hearst Publications, News Corp, Tiffany & Co. and many more. She also teaches workshops and private lessons in calligraphy, penmanship and more. Betsy enjoys making calligraphy and penmanship fun, relaxing and useful! Visit Betsy's website.

To register and pay for the workshop, complete the registration/contact information form. Once the form is completed and submitted, you will be taken to a payment screen.


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