Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Copperplate writing 1

Copperplate Writing
with Elinor A. Holland

A discount is available to Typographics conference participants. A promotional discount code will be found on the PDF of your conference ticket. Please apply the code to workshop registration.

Great writing masters of the 18the and 19th centuries, such as Charles Snell and George Bickham, wrote with a flexible pen in a style called alternately Copperplate and English Roundhand. This elegant curvaceous script is used extensively for invitations and formal events, as well as artistic and graphic works.

Use of the flexible pointed nib will be taught to write the basic miniscule and majuscule letterforms. An emphasis will be placed on seeing the basic underlying shapes of this formal script. This workshop is geared toward beginners and novices of pointed pen calligraphy.

Please bring the following materials:

Registration is now closed

Mon, June 15 – Tue, June 16, 2015

Where: On campus

About Elinor A. Holland

Elinor holland
Elinor A. Holland, a student of both Arabic and English calligraphy for over twenty years, has taught calligraphy to students of all ages at schools, museums, and other learning institutions since 1994, including the New York Public Library, The Smithsonian Institute, the Center for Book Arts, and the Metropolitan Museum. Her freelance work includes private and commercial commissions.