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Copperplate Calligraphy and Beyond
Learn the fundamentals of using the pointed pen for writing copperplate calligraphy. This beautiful style, used in the Declaration of Independence, is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing. Those who have previously learned Copperplate will refine their lettershapes, spacing and focus on the practical aspects of using copperplate for one-of-a-kind pieces and for reproduction. Returning students may choose to learn one of ten lettering styles. All levels welcome. For examples of the instructor's copperplate go to: If you have studied calligraphy before, please bring examples of your work to the first class.
Deadline to register: One week before the class starts.

Karen Gorst
January 23 - February  20 , five Monday evenings, 6:30- 9:30pm

Karen Gorst is a calligrapher, manuscript illuminator and book artist. A student of Hermann Zapf's, in 1999 she was included in the Society of Scribe's exhibit of the 100 most influential lettering artists of the 20th century. Ms. Gorst curated NYPL's Three Faith Scriptorium and has lectured/taught at numerous institutions including The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, Penland School of Crafts, The Cloisters and Wellesley College. You can see examples of Ms. Gorst's work and educational podcasts at:

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