Try it out: calligraphy, modern copperplate

Course Dates: 23/04/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Modern calligraphy can be learned by everyone and used in business and everyday life to reflect your personality and creativity. This workshop will guide you through the basics and show you how! Suitable for left or right handers.
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Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: VE255

Fri, day, 23 Apr - 23 Apr '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Modern Calligraphy can be used in business and everyday life. It can be used to reflect your personality, style and creativity – everyone can learn it! This workshop will take you through a step-by-step process, letter-by-letter practice and analysis of the script. You will learn by using historical models, exemplars by the instructor, as well as demonstrations. Suitable for left and right-handers.

What will we cover?

Students will learn how to use pointed pen and ink, correct letterforms, spacing and writing words in modern version of Copperplate script. We will look at its structure, pen pressure and flourishes.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Use a range of tools for your calligraphic work
- Select and use appropriate materials effectively
- Produce work in a modern variation of copperplate hand
- Go on to further study in calligraphy.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for the complete beginner or those who wish to refresh their calligraphy skills.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for
health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

During the class there will be group and individual demonstrations. You will be given examples and worksheets to
enable you to develop at your own pace.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a pen and a notebook to take notes. You can bring your calligraphy tools if you have any. You will be able to purchase some materials in the class. Advice will be given about tools and materials you may wish to purchase for further study.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Suitable follow on courses include:
- VE300 City Lit calligraphy course
- VE246 Calligraphy: Modern copperplate
- VE282 Calligrpahy and brush lettering
- VE211 Calligraphy: copperplate and Spencarian scripts
- VE285 Calligraphy for beginners and improvers.

Veiko Kespersaks

Veiko Kespersaks is a Fellow of CLAS (The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society) and a Fellow of SSI (Society of Scribes and Illuminators). He currently runs a successful calligraphy studio in Central London. Veiko was Programme Leader for the Calligraphy Degree course at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences in Finland and his book, ‘Calligraphy in 24 1h lessons’ was published in 2011. He has an MA with Distinction from Roehampton University London, A BA (First class) in Calligraphy and Art History from University of Surrey Roehampton and a BA in Printmaking from the Art Institute of Kankaanpää, Finland. Veiko’s classes are usually mixed levels, and his passion in teaching is to create an atmosphere in which each student can increase their skill proficiency and learn new, sometimes unexpected, skills.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.