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COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY

Create a handwritten card with Maria Montes

In this 3 hour workshop you will be introduced to Copperplate Calligraphy. Copperplate is a style of calligraphic writing, which uses a sharp pointed nib in a pen-holder instead of the flat nib pen.

Focusing our attention on the lowercase alphabet, you will learn the difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography, as well as the guidelines, historical context and examples of applied works.

You will spend the main part of the class getting some serious practise in of this style, before progressing to making your finished piece. You’ll acquire some serious skills and finish off by writing a short quote or phrase to give as a hand made card!  Just in time for Christmas!

ABOUT MARIA MONTES

Maria Montes is a Melbourne based designer who has been practising the art of calligraphy since 1996. After a long break working as a full time Graphic Designer, she went back to study calligraphy, typography and type design in Barcelona and New York City.

All her lettering projects start with her own calligraphy as a base. Writing letters teaches Maria how to look at letterforms and understand its rhythm and contrast.

Maria’s work is generally intricate: typography and colour play an important role in her design approach. Check our Maria’s website for examples of her work, and an extensive biography about her professional trajectory in the about section.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • Introduced to Copperplate Calligraphy.
  • A style of calligraphic writing, which uses a sharp pointed nib in a pen-holder instead of the flat nib pen.
  • Focusing our attention on the lowercase alphabet, you will learn the difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography, as well as the guidelines, historical context and examples of applied works.
What you will get
  • 3 hours of learning an analogue skill, surrounded by the amazing environment of Work-Shop Brisbane in the heart of cultural centre.
  • All materials to be used for the class including: Nibs and nib holders, Inks, Paper, Card, and Copperplate guidelines.

What to bring
  • A short quote or phrase to use on the front of your Christmas card
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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