Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy

Doris Fullgrabe, Lettering & Calligraphy, Freelance

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23 Lessons (1h 32m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:34
    • 2. History

      1:25
    • 3. Tools

      2:08
    • 4. Prep Your Workspace

      3:27
    • 5. Characteristics

      1:37
    • 6. Lowercase Component Strokes

      5:34
    • 7. Group 1 - Lowercase i t u w j y

      3:53
    • 8. Group 2 - Lowercase n m v p r

      4:24
    • 9. Group 3 - Lowercase l b h k f

      5:00
    • 10. Group 4 - Lowercase o a d g q e c

      5:24
    • 11. Group 5 - Lowercase r s x z

      4:07
    • 12. Uppercase component strokes

      6:26
    • 13. Group 6 - Uppercase T F B P R

      4:13
    • 14. Group 7 - Uppercase I J L D H K

      4:36
    • 15. Group 8 - Uppercase A M N

      2:48
    • 16. Group 9 - Uppercase O C G Q E

      2:44
    • 17. Group 10 - Uppercase S V W

      2:30
    • 18. Group 11 - Uppercase U X Y Z

      5:45
    • 19. Numbers

      3:01
    • 20. Punctuation

      2:01
    • 21. Critique Your Own Work

      6:03
    • 22. Thank You & Wrap Up

      0:46
    • 23. Bonus

      12:08
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Project Description

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Write "Hello, my name is ____" in Copperplate, take a photo, and share it on the projects page. 

I also encourage you to pause after each video, practice the letterforms we’re learning, and upload your practice sheets as we go along. With the help of those visuals, I’ll be better able to give you personalized feedback, in case you want it.

If you're sharing on social media, please tag me @dorisfullgrabe and #justpickupapen !

Apart from the tools mentioned in the class description, please print out one of these Copperplate guidelines.

I have attached a photo of both the lowercase and uppercase alphabet as an exemplar. You can watch me write them out in real time in the bonus video. 

Can't wait to see your projects! Enjoy the class, have fun, and let me know if you have any questions! :-) 

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