Learn the elegant Copperplate script with a series of 26 step-by-step video tutorials by Barbara Close. This is the first class in her Pointed Pen Possibilities series, produced by Sandia Workshops (note that each class in the series is sold separately so you can jump in at whatever level you are at!).
Using a pointed, flexible nib, you will start by learning the basic strokes that form the building blocks for the entire alphabet using Barbara’s easy-to-follow method. Then, by practicing lowercase and capital letters as groups of related letterforms, you’ll soon be writing words with confidence. Copperplate calligraphy is perfect for creating graceful invitations, addressing envelopes, name cards, poetry and quotations.
You only need a few supplies to get started; see the Materials List below.
Barbara Close is an internationally renowned calligrapher, designer and instructor with a passion for creativity and a love of lettering. She encourages her students to create appealing calligraphic art using a wide variety of mixed-media techniques.
Barbara’s studio is located in La Mirada, California, where she teaches regularly to a loyal group of students. She has taught at several national and international lettering conferences, including IAMPETH and Lettering CA Style.