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Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy

Tue 7pm - 9pm Starts 3 March

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)
Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy

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Join Miranda Songer on this new three-week course introducing you to Copperplate Calligraphy. This traditional technique was developed in the 18th century as a way of writing that was incredibly difficult to forge. This results in beautiful, elegant lines which dance across the page. You will work with both ink and gouache and using a straight nib and swan-neck pen. You do not need to be able to draw or have already sumptuous handwriting - copperplate is all about making small angles and adjusting the pressure of your pen. This delicate technique requires a calm and quietness so is a fabulous way to find some peace and lose yourself for a couple of hours. 



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