Workshop Rachel Yallop 2023

Exploring Copperplate

Copperplate Variations

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This workshop is about looking at the essential components of the copperplate style and exploring a new way of looking at it. Many of the ‘rules’ are the same, but stroke terminals, joints, spacing and letter shapes can all be altered to make a fine and elegant style with a creative twist:

  • The correct angle to the page and the correct position in the hand to draw that perfect line.
  • Look at two different, but interchangeable variations in style, and analyze the characteristics and key elements of both.
  • Practice the subtle variations in letter height and experiment with a varying x-height.
  • Look at letter spacing and how it can vary and yet still create a balanced piece.
  • Experiment with word compositions and make a successful design.

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The course is conducted in English with volunteer translations into French

Level: Advanced

Dates: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2023
Times: 9h30 – 12h30 / 13h30 – 17h30
Location: Piscine de Kain, Rue Vert Lion 40, 7540 Tournai (Kain)
Price: 160€ (+ annual fee)

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