Copperplate Calligraphy for Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn Copperplate calligraphy skills over four live online classes


Maria Montes

Maria Montes

9k

4 x 2 hours Class size 8 to 50     label $176 - $215 ($176 for Class only, no box, $215 for Class and box)


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 3-5 business days. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Learn the basics of Copperplate calligraphy in this four-session live online course.

This course is perfect for beginners and intermediates who want to learn new calligraphy skills at home. Over four classes, you will learn basic strokes and how to write lowercase and capital letters.

Course outline:

  • Class one - Copperplate Lowercase (part 1)
  • Class two - Copperplate Lowercase (part 2)
  • Class three - Copperplate Capitals (part 1)
  • Class four - Copperplate Capitals (part 2)

Each class is two hours long, with a Q&A session at the end. These live classes are also recorded, so you can review the class again, or catch up later if you couldn't make it for the live streaming session.

The class includes:
  • Four two-hour live classes: Lowercase and basic simpler capital letterforms.
  • Downloadable exemplars.
  • Extra materials list supplied and your craft box with calligraphy supplies.
  • Optional Q&A session after each class.
  • These four classes are live, but they will be recorded. A link to the videos will be shared to review the class.
  • A link will be provided after the second day of class for you to upload homework, which your teacher will review and comment with the class anonymously.

This online calligraphy course is perfect if you're looking for relaxing and mindful activities to do at home on the weekend or are looking to refine your lettering skills.


Knowledge Required
Beginner and intermediate levels welcome.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
This calligraphy kit is valued at $35 and contains the following:
  • 1 x Nikko G pointed flexible nibs
  • 1 x Oblique pen holder (for right handers)
  • 1 x Straight pen holder (for left handers)
  • Walnut crystals
What you'll need
A4 paper. These are the recommended options:
  • 100% recycled paper
  • Arttec bond layout pad
  • Canson bleed proof 70gsm
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for virtual team building activities at home.

Your teacher
Maria Montes
Maria Montes

9k

Maria Montes is a multidisciplinary designer and educator passionate about illustration and letterforms. Her practice is set by the principals of constant learning, sharing and educating about the creative process.

In 2011 she studied a Postgraduate Course in Advanced Typography in Barcelona, and in 2012 a Typeface Design Condensed Program at Cooper Union in New York City. In 2018, she published her first display font called Green Fairy. She has been teaching calligraphy independently since 2014.

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