Eleanor Winters - Copperplate Flourishing I November 28, and December 5 & 12 2020 SOLD OUT

For workshop registration, please sign up at our website at www.thegentlepenman.com

These classes are not hosted by John Neal Books.

The addition of flourishes to a page or a line of Copperplate, or even a single letter, adds an individual decorative quality to the alphabet.  Through a series of pencil exercises and simple drawing techniques, students are introduced to some of the basic forms and patterns of 18th century Copperplate flourishes and cartouches.  We will learn when and where flourishing is appropriate and the steps for designing a flourished piece of calligraphy. This class is for students who have a basic knowledge of Copperplate.  Some experience with Copperplate variations is helpful but not essential. By limiting class size to 10, students will benefit from one-on-one contact with the instructor:  correcting work, answering questions and guiding in-class learning.


Date(s): 28 November 2020, 5 & 12 December 2020 (Saturday) 

Time: 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. (New York time) 

Workshop Fees: USD $130.00 for 3 sessions 

Workshop Fees includes:

  • 3 sessions of live time with Eleanor Winters
  • One-on-one assistance to students by correcting your work, answering questions and  guiding in-class learning.
  • A link will be provided prior to workshop in order for you to login to the class


  • Nikko G Nibs (N113)
  • Higgins Eternal Ink (I08)
  • Right handed Students: Blackwell Plastic Oblique Holder (H61)
  • Left handed Students: Straight Holder (H69, H111)
  • Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Manual by Eleanor Winters (Recommended) (B1109)
  • JNB "Mastering Copperplate" Practice Pad 8.5"x11" (Recommended) (P92-8)
  • Canson Pro Layout Pad (9x12, 50 sheets) (P32)