This full day Copperplate course is perfect for anyone who wants to spend time practicing and increasing their calligraphy skills and for those interested in the elegant formal script of Copperplate. It is intended for those who have been to a previous calligraphy class or has some level of pointed pen practice. If you have come along to one of my beginners classes, then this is perfect next step for you.

This course is focused on teaching Copperplate Calligraphy. We will begin with a refresh of the basics of calligraphy and quickly progress to introducing copperplate calligraphy, its core techniques, movements and letter forms. If you prefer modern calligraphy, I believe that even though this is focused on a formal style, it will benefit your greatly. It is important to learn the fundamentals before progressing on to experimenting with your own style. I will give you ample one to one instruction on this course and tips for improving and taking your own calligraphy to the next level. Topics include core techniques, copperplate strokes and the lower and uppercase alphabet. The course includes the provision of a very detailed workbook, and lots of my favourite tools, papers, nibs, inks and paper pads for you to try and take home with you.

You will also be given specific drills to use when practicing at home so that you can continue to see your own calligraphy improve.

Tea, coffee and nibbles will be provided during the day, however please note that lunch is not included. You can welcome to bring a packed lunch with you as we will take a break to eat. There are limited spaces so please book your spot quickly. Please note that the new kit will not include a new penholder, so please bring the penholder from your beginners class with you. I will have spare available for purchase at the class if you need one.

If you have any questions at all please dont hesitate to get in contact. You can email at

Saturday the 26th of October
10am - 4.30pm
Papeterie Crafts, Stoneywood Mill, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, AB21 9AB

Tickets are non refundable. If you have bought a ticket as a gift, then please drop us an email so that we have the correct names for our class list. This is an e-ticket, nothing will be posted, so bring along your email confirmation at the class (showing it on your phone is fine).


Copperplate Day

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