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Copperplate Calligraphy

Lakewood Heritage Center
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Develop a solid foundation to use the Italic lettering hand for beautiful and contemporary uses. Learn basic Italic letterforms, letter spacing and proper use of calligraphic materials. Finish this three-part exploration with a completed project. $75 registration cost. Ages 16 and up.

Copperplate, a beautiful lettering style, sometimes known as English Roundhand, was perfected by European penmen during the 17th and 18th centuries. Copperplate lettering differs from other types of calligraphic lettering because this lettering is written with a pointed flexible nib. Learn the basic letter forms to build the alphabet in this elegant lettering style. Explore numerous uses for this lettering hand, and, learn how to letter in color media popular with the modern-day calligrapher.