Learn the fundamentals of using the pointed pen for writing copperplate calligraphy. This beautiful style, used in the Declaration of Independence, is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing. Those who have previously learned Copperplate will refine their lettershapes, spacing and focus on the practical aspects of using copperplate for one-of-a-kind pieces and for reproduction. Returning students may choose to learn one of ten lettering styles. All levels welcome. For examples of the instructor's copperplate go to: http://www.GorstStudio.com. If you have studied calligraphy before, please bring examples of your work to the first class.
This course is suitable both for those who are new to calligraphy, and those who would like to practice their skills. This class is taught over a weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4pm. Students will be provided a materials list with recommended tools at registration.
Advancing the Art of the Book.
Taught at the Center for Book Arts by Karen Gorst. Karen is a calligrapher, manuscript illuminator and book artist. A student of Hermann Zapf's, in 1999 she was included in the Society of Scribe's exhibit of the 100 most influential lettering artists of the 20th century. Ms. Gorst curated NYPL's Th... view full bio