Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy

Get acquainted the Pointed Pen Calligraphy in this 4-part online class. We’ll be working with Copperplate Script to learn the fundamentals of calligraphy and working with a pointed dip pen. You’ll finish class with a good understanding of the script and how to practice and improve your work.

Saturdays: August 14, 21, 28, and September 4th 2021

10am to 12pm MST


*All workshops are available on a sliding scale. Payment plans, Pay it Forward, and Pay What You Can are also available. Just select your preferred option at checkout.

How We’ll Meet

We’re offering the class in morning and evening sessions over Zoom. There will be four 2-hour live sessions and the recordings will be available for two weeks after class. You’ll receive an e-mail from us with an invitation to the meeting and a reminder of what day and time the class is. During the Zoom meeting, you will be able to see both my face and have a great view of my paper. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and see plenty of demonstrations. Class size is limited to 10 students for quality of the workshop.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to support your regular calligraphy practice
  • How to use calligraphy guidelines
  • Basic strokes, letter and word spacing
  • How to write with a pointed calligraphy nib
  • How to practice

Included in the PDF Handout:

  • Characterization of the script
  • Notes on workspace and posture
  • How to practice to improve your strokes
  • And exemplar showing minuscules and majuscules, numbers, and punctuation
  • Guidesheets for practicing your calligraphy

Materials to Bring

  • A wooden pencil
  • A pen
  • Layout bond paper
  • A few sheets of plain copy paper
  • A few paperclips
  • A straight penstaff
  • 2 Hunt 122 pointed calligraphy nibs
  • walnut ink
  • paper towels
  • Lined paper and a separate pen for taking notes

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