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Cheryl Tefft - Continuing Copperplate - July 13 - Sept 7

This class is not hosted by John Neal Books. Please contact the instructor for more information.

Live (Also recorded for later viewing)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern
Class Cost: $370.00
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Would you like to take your copperplate calligraphy to the next level and make it more beautiful? Here's your chance! If you have already learned the basics of traditional copperplate, now you have a …

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Would you like to take your copperplate calligraphy to the next level and make it more beautiful? Here's your chance! If you have already learned the basics of traditional copperplate, now you have a chance to refine it, improve it, and change it up! Here we will develop this classic script style further and study some of the many variations of it. You will also learn how to analyze ANY script variation you see (either hand lettering or computer font) so that you understand how it was created and what makes it unique, which is the first step to being able to mimic it yourself. Finally, you will begin to explore how to take a script style and modify it to your own taste to make it uniquely yours. NOTE: This class concentrates on the more formal/traditional variations of copperplate. Modern calligraphy and flourishing are each offered as separate classes from this instructor. PREREQUISITE: Any comprehensive class in copperplate (or the equivalent in independent studies).
Continuing Copperplate
Cheryl Tefft
Live (Also recorded for later viewing)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern
Class Cost: $370.00
Registration Contact

Supply List:

I84 Product Name Gum arabic, liquid QTY   1 bottle   
S1017 or S915 Product Name Small dropper bottles QTY   2 bottles  
S270 or S271 Product Name Ruler, at least 12 inches long QTY   1  
BR43 Product Name Small brushes for mixing and loading ink (1/4" rough-haired flat brushes are best) QTY   4 or more brushes  
S1064, S934 or S852 Product Name Dinky dip QTY   1 small vial 
S632. Protractor, Qty 1
S853. Jumbo Dinky Dips, Qty 2+ (at least 8 jars)
S1046. Clear tape, Qty 1 roll
PL21. Pencil, Qty 1
E06 or E22. Precision eraser, such as Pentel Clic or Tombow Mono Zero; Qty 1
WNG1, WNG2, or WNG3. Gouache, Winsor Newton brand suggested, any non-metallic color(s) you like that will show up on white paper; Qty 1 or more tubes
PS42, PS47, PA42, PS110, PA110, or PA26. Watercolor paper for projects – white or off-white, smooth and non-bleeding, medium to heavy weight, such as Arches Hot Press (90# or 140#), Stonehenge Hot Press, or Strathmore. Be sure to get Hot Press rather than Cold Press if the paper comes in both varieties. (A sample pack may be helpful; see below); Qty: at least two large sheets OR one large sheet and at least 10 smaller sheets
PA79. Envelopes, Qty 10
S412 or S931. Painter's tape or artist’s tape, Qty 1 roll
M17. Pigma Micron fine-point marker (black ink), size 01, or similar; Qty 1 or 2

A variety of pointed nibs of your choice; if you don’t already have a selection of favorites, it is suggested that you get at least 2 of each of the following types of nibs: (1) N70. Brause EF66 nibs, Qty 2, AND/OR (2) N81. Hiro 40 (a.k.a. the “Blue Pumpkin” nib), Qty 2, AND/OR (3) N77. Hunt 101 nibs, Qty 2, AND/OR (4) N113. Nikko G, Qty 2, AND/OR (5) N118. Zebra Comic G, Qty 2, AND/OR (6) N120. Leonardt EF Principal, Qty 2 
H133, H134, H129, H97, OR H114. Oblique penholder; the Moblique (H133) is a particular favorite (NOTE: lefties may prefer a straight holder or left-oblique holder instead); Qty 1
S1000. Coliro watercolor paint refill; Arabic Gold color, or similar (OK to get either as a refill or as part of a set), Qty 1 pan
P53. Rhodia blank pad (or your favorite blank paper for practice), Qty 1 pad, or about 50 sheets
Distilled water 
Dedicated cover sheet: Recommend using a piece of card stock in a distinctive light color
Paper towels
Toothbrush, for cleaning nibs and other supplies
Note-taking materials of your choice  
Optional items:
*Optional*: In addition to gouache, any OTHER suitable (non-metallic) ink(s) of your choice (just choose one or more if you want something else besides gouache for writing; NOTE: Check your labels—acrylic or waterproof inks NOT recommended for this class unless you are pretty experienced!); suggested options include:
1) S449. Walnut ink (crystals recommended over bottled form); highly recommended (if you only get one optional writing fluid, get this one); Qty 1 oz. or more; AND/OR
2) I157 or I157-S4 or I157-S or K132. Bister ink (similar to walnut ink, but more color options, all in earthy tones; recommend getting the 4-color set, I157-S4); Qty 1 color or more; AND/OR
3) IS08 or IS29 (1st choice), OR IS06 or IS11 (2nd choice). *PLUS* IS19. Black ink stick (with ink stone): my top two recommendations would probably be Eiraku Ink Stick or Chinese Ink Stick – Dense Black, or if those weren't available, 2nd choice would be Skakyozumi Ink Stick 02409 or Seiryutai Ink Stick 30213. (NOTE: If you get an ink stick, you MUST also obtain an ink stone in order to use! [IS19, Shakyo-Ken Ink Stone 24025, is my top recommendation]); Qty 1 ink stick and 1 ink stone; AND/OR
4) I04. Pelikan 4001 ink, your choice of colors, Qty 1 bottle
*Optional*: PA101. Samples of a variety of smooth “good” papers; Qty: 1 pack
*Optional*: P58, P87, or P81. Black watercolor paper, smooth and non-bleeding, such as Strathmore ArtAgain or John Neal Deluxe Black Paper (lined or unlined); Qty 4 sheets
*Optional*: S1626. Pen rest, Qty 1
*Optional*: P09-50. Layout paper, Qty about 10 sheets
*Optional*: S1147, S1074 or S231. Nib containers (plus small labels for the compartments) Qty 1 (or enough to have separate compartments for each variety/size of nibs you use)
*Optional*: S1000. Coliro paints, any other colors you want (or other metallic inks/paints suitable for writing—no acrylic or waterproof), Qty 1 or more pans
*Optional*: S999, S1016, or S1113. Storage box for Coliro paints, if you’re buying them outside of a set; Qty 1 or more as needed
*Optional*: I108 or I38. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Pen White ink (first choice), OR Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White (second choice), Qty 1
*Optional*: S752. Slant drawing board (large size recommended; suggest pairing with a light pad or at least a small fluorescent light fixture to put under board), Qty 1
*Optional*: S1013. Light pad, Qty 1
*Optional*: 3-ring binder with page protectors for standard 8 ½ x 11” handouts, Qty 1 binder and 1 box page protectors
*Optional*: Rubber jar opener, a flat, flexible piece of rubber used for persuading stuck equipment to un-stick without damage, Qty 1 Suggested books:
*Optional* but highly recommended: B4346. The Speedball Textbook, Qty 1
*Optional* but highly recommended: B145. The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing, Qty 1
*Optional*: B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy, by Sheila Waters—does not cover pointed-pen calligraphy specifically, but is still a highly recommended general calligraphy reference manual; Qty 1
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