Monday, June 26, 2023

Next Meeting: Saturday, July 8, 2023

Copperplate Calligraphy

presented by Jeri Wright 

Have you ever wondered how all those beautiful lettering artists on Instagram seem to just touch their pens to paper and beautiful letters flow out?  It does not happen by magic.  It takes much learning, practice, and testing to get the right combinations of ink, nib, and paper. For the morning program (free), Jeri Wright from the Dallas guild, Kaligrafos, will be discussing tools that she has found helpful and her go-tos for pointed pen lettering, and teaching basic letter shapes. The morning from 10-12 is our meeting and free program; the afternoon from 1 to 4 is the $30 workshop.

Supply list:  

·         Pointed pen staff and nib of your choice.  Good beginner nib suggestions are:  Nikko G (in your party gift bag!) or Zebra G, either a straight staff (better for lefties, also in gift bag) or an oblique holder (better for righties).

·         Paper – Canson Marker Layout paper is a good choice (at MC Arts in Waco).  Smooth paper is a must. It needs to be translucent enough to see the guide sheet underneath. No copy paper.

·         Ink – Walnut ink, sumi ink, or Ecoline are some suggestions.  Whatever you prefer.

·         Padding to place under your writing paper.  A pad of paper or thin fun foam works well.

·         Pencil and a rag or tissue to wipe your nib off.

For the afternoon workshop ($30 for members and $45 for non-members) Jeri will take us past the basic shapes and letters and into the remaining lower-case letters. Then we will write words and phrases. Registration link is below. 

Online Registration Form for Jeri’s Copperplate Workshop
Please register no later than:
Wed., July,  6th !

TO REGISTER:  Use this link for the Google form. No paper copy needed! 

Pay via PayPal at this link.   Select SEND, log into your account, enter the amount ($30 or $45) and add “Copperplate Workshop,” then complete the transaction. 

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