Cheryl Dyer - Creating Calligraphic Art with Copperplate Script - March 16, 23, 30

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Creating Calligraphic Art with Copperplate Script

This single class is 3 Sessions // $65 //Supply list will be provided upon registration // Tuesdays, March 16, 23, 30 // 7:00-8:30pm CST (via Zoom) // Minimum # students for class to run: 5, Max # of students: 12

You’ve practiced and practiced your Copperplate calligraphy and you’ve addressed a few envelopes and written some place cards. Now what? How do you move on to making a small art piece? In this class we will cover:

How to make changes to the basic Copperplate script to fit the “feel” of a quotation or text

How to create flourishes to add movement and unity to a piece

Layout, design and thumbnail sketches

How to execute a final piece



  • Oblique or straight pen holder of your choice (H133) (H134)
  • Pointed nib(s) of your choice (N154)
  • Writing medium of your choice suggested: gouache paints or watercolors if you’d like color, sumi ink, walnut ink (for brown) or other acrylic calligraphy inks (I70, I145, I13)
  • I will be demonstrating how to use gouache paints as inks. Windsor Newton is my brand of choice. Lamp or Jet black is a must. Other colors are up to you, though white is recommended to purchase as well. (WNG1) 
  • If using watercolors instead of gouache you should know that the results will be more translucent rather than opaque. But watercolors are a fine option! Choose tube watercolors, any brand. (WNWC1)
  • Plastic paint palette if using gouache or watercolors (S679)
  • Pencil (S142) (PL38)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (S798)
  • Eraser (S86)
  • “Good” practice paper (P25)
  • Paper for sketching with a pencil (PA06)
  • rinse water cup (S1005)
  • paper towels (S817)
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