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Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy | Online January 21- February 18

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy | Allocco Design | Norfolk, VA

Registration opens 11/28 at 11 a.m. EDT 

Learn the art of creating beautiful letters in the Online Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy course.

Taught by calligrapher Christen Turney, you’ll learn to write the basic strokes, minuscule and majuscule (or, lowercase and uppercase) alphabets and numbers in this classic pointed pen script. Copperplate calligraphy is perfect for wedding invitations, signs, cards, envelopes, framed quotes and more. You’ll become familiar with the tools and tricks of the trade, experiment with different types of ink and nibs, practice layout and stringing together words and sentences and learn terminology that will help you progress in this art. Each week, your homework will be reviewed by the instructor and/or a calligraphy tutor. This feedback will help you improve from week to week.

This class is great for calligraphy beginners as well as those who have a little experience with pointed pen and want to finesse their work and learn more structured writing. 

Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m. EDT
January 21-February 18
$240 USD

  • Week 1: History, tools, lowercase alphabet
  • Week 2: Lowercase alphabet
  • Week 3: Uppercase alphabet
  • Week 4: Uppercase alphabet
  • Week 5: Numbers and layout
  • 5 weeks of 2 hour live classes via Google Meet (up to 10 hours of instruction)
  • Homework assignments with review and marked up feedback from instructor and/or tutors
  • 24/7 access to online classroom
  • Small class size, limit 18 students
  • Printable workbook, guide sheets and resources

NOTE: If you are left handed, it may take you a little longer to find your groove with calligraphy. This does NOT mean you cannot excel in calligraphy, it just may take you a little longer than others in the class. If you have any questions, please email me at christenallocco@gmail.com and we can talk it through!

The Intro to Copperplate course with Christen was my best choice to learn the basics of Copperplate and to get some troubleshooting solved as we are called up to our mistakes and get real tips to get better. Christen is always available to answers our questions till we get it even by private message or if the class has to be a bit longer to answer all. Our group was very cohesive we were on the same page it made the course flow very well. I loved it and recommend it to beginners in calligraphy or Copperplate.
Allocco Design Norfolk, VA Calligraphy | Testimonial
Carla D.
Intro to Copperplate Online Student