Curvaceous Copperplate Intensive


Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, 113 West 60th Street, Visual Arts Complex – Room SL24E, New York, NY, 10023


Friday, January 1, 2016 - 10:00 to Monday, February 29, 2016 - 16:00

Copperplate is an elegant hand developed during the age of the great writing masters in the 18th century. A luscious, curvaceous hand, this script is used extensively for invitations and formal events in addition to artistic work.  We will introduce the use of the flexible pointed nib and learn the basic miniscule and majuscule letterforms with emphasis on seeing the underlying basic forms of this hand. With practice this course can be used as a springboard for further development of the Copperplate hand. Beginners and returning beginner level.


  • Higgins Eternal ink 
  • Pad of Canson Marker Layout paper, or Borden & Riley 13.5 lb. smooth marker paper 9” x 12” 
  • Nibs: I recommend Nikko G, Gillot 303 and 404, Hunt 22 and 56 and Esterbrook 128. Please bring at least 2 of these: more if you want to be adventurous.
  • Elbow (oblique) pen holder for right handed students, straight    penholder for left handed.
  • Dinky Dip (small)
  • Pencil or fine marker for notes


These supplies can be purchased as a package from John Neal Booksellers under Instructor Book/Supply Lists:

Unlimited slots available