Summer of Script | Online Copperplate Course, June 10–July 25

Summer of Script Online Copperplate Calligraphy

Registration opens May 8, 2021

Learn the art of creating beautiful letters in the Summer Script Copperplate Calligraphy course | Five 2-hour classes + One 1-hour class

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. 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. Beginners can register for an “intro to pointed pen” lesson one week before class starts.


6 week course: $260
June 10, 17, 24, July 1*, 8, 15

*The July 1 class will be a one hour session for review and questions and acts as a break week for those who are celebrating the holiday weekend.

  • Week 1: History, tools, lowercase alphabet
  • Week 2: Lowercase alphabet
  • Week 3: Uppercase alphabet
  • Week 4: Review/Question and Answer
  • Week 5: Uppercase alphabet
  • Week 6: Numbers and layout
  • 5 weeks of 2 hour live classes + a 1 hour "break" week class. via Google Meet (up to 11 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