Traditional Copperplate Calligraphy (Lowercase)

How to write Copperplate Minuscules (Lowercase)

6 hours 3 to 6 label $150


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in VIC. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly.

This is tailored for people who are interested to learn one of the most beautiful and elegant styles of calligraphy - Copperplate Minuscules (Lowercase).

No prior calligraphy or lettering experience is necessary, just lots of patience and enthusiasm! This workshop is suitable for those with no experience as well as those who want to refine their existing skills.

After an introduction to the materials, tools and how to set them up you will learn:
- How to load the nib with inks.
- Execution and ink flow problems.
- Writing posture and pen grip.
- Fundamental strokes of lowercase letters.
- Forming the lowercase alphabet (minuscules) and thoroughly understanding the shapes of minuscule letters.
- Receive personal one-on-one guidance to help you correct your mistakes along the way.

Please note:
- This workshop runs from 10am to 4pm, with 60 minutes lunch break. Lunches are not provided.
- We have a lot to cover, please be on time and we won't be able to run late!
- Due to the duration and the nature of the workshop, students under 16 are not recommended to enrol.
- Workshop fees are strictly non-refundable regardless of personal circumstances changing after booking. If you are unable to attend, please send a friend in place and advise us of the change at least 24 hours prior to the workshop (via email only).

Knowledge Required
Absolute beginner-friendly classes which don't require any knowledge. If you are a left-hander please let me know when you book as I will need to prepare some materials especially for the left-handers.
What you'll get
All writing materials will be supplied for everyone to use in class, but not to take home. However, you can take the handouts, guideline and practice sheets with you after class.
What to bring
It is always useful to bring a note pad, pencil, ruler and eraser.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Mother's Day gift idea.


Not Just A Card - 325 Koornang Road, Carnegie VIC

Your teacher

My name is Cyrus, I am a full-time calligrapher and the store owner of Not Just A Card, a calligraphy specialty shop in Melbourne. I have been teaching and selling calligraphy materials online since 2016 and recently opened a brick and mortar shop in April 2019 here in Melbourne. I graduated from RMIT University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Design and later completed a master's degree in Visual Communication at Monash University. I can teach the following classes:

• Box Making
• Italic
• Gothic (Fraktur)
• Copperplate

Photos are available on my website or please contact me for more information.

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