Introduction to Copperplate

$ 275.00

June 15th, 2019 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Raoul Martinez
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 15th, 2019 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: June 29th, 2019 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 3

Copperplate is a calligraphic script that is written with a flexible pointed nib. Since the 18th century, it has evolved from the standard handwriting in industrial-revolution era England into an elegant script with hairlines, bold swelling strokes and repeating ovals. It is used for formal occasions and anything that calls for refined elegance.

In this class, students will study the pressure and release principle, the basic strokes, the lowercase and uppercase letterforms and figures. 


Materials to Bring: 3H pencil, a small water jar and paper towels.

Optional: slant board (recommended but optional) (any stiff, smooth board minimum 18” x 20”). Students are welcome to bring their favorite nibs, ink, pen holders and paper.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: masking tape.

Workshop Fee (includes $37 materials fee): $275.00

Date & Time: Saturdays, June 15, 22 & 29, 2019 :: 1-5pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Raoul Martinez

A copperplate calligrapher since 2010, Raoul has taught and demoed this elegant script throughout the Bay Area. His artwork has been shown at the San Francisco Public Library, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Filoli, the Presentation Center in Los Gatos and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Examples of his work can be seen at www.CalligraphybyRaoul.com. He has studied under Judy Detrick, Claude Dieterich, Heather Held, Michael Sull, Georgianna Greenwood, Pat Blair and Melissa Titone. 

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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States