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Workshop: Copperplate Variations with Rachel Yallop

April 23 • 9:00 am4:30 pm

Workshop: Copperplate Variations with Rachel Yallop

This class 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, joins, spacing, and letter shapes can all be altered to make a style which can be fine and elegant, or fun and quirky.

  • Pen handling. The correct angle to the page and the correct position in the hand to achieve the perfect elegant line. Particularly for those who wish to use, as I do, the straight pen holder,
  • Looking at three different variations in style and analyzing the characteristics and key elements of each one.
  • Concentrating on the basic rules of thick and thin and where to put the weight
  • Practicing the subtle variations in letter height and depth and experimenting with varying x-height
  • Looking at letter spacing and how it can vary yet still achieve a balanced piece
  • Experimenting with placing words together and how to make a successful design
  • Students may concentrate on one style, or experiment with all of them




April 23
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Event Category:


La société des calligraphes


Collège Rosemont
6400 16e avenue
Montreal, QC H1X2S9 Canada
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