If you’ve admired beautiful Copperplate calligraphy and wished you too could create perfectly formed symmetrical lettering, here is your chance to learn! Kirsten has broken down the techniques and rules of this formal, classic style into easily digestible steps. If you've been too nervous to try it before, fear not - we’ll make it fun! Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to improve your style, we will take your Copperplate from basic strokes to writing stunning calligraphic quotes, complete with fabulous flourishes and beautiful envelopes in 5 weeks. Our expert tutor will take you through everything you need to know including: why and when to use different line guides getting to grips with forming words refine your spacing and rule up and center your work explore simple layouts and go through the process of composition, from the first draft to the final piece what to do when ascenders and descenders bump into each other A whole session devoted to practicing flourishing so that you can feel confident about where and how to add a swirl and a swash Perfecting the art of envelope addressing. We'll give you our top tips and simple ways to practice at home and improve muscle memory, building on the skills learned from each lesson to take your calligraphy to the next level.

What's included in the price?

An oblique/straight pen holder (depending on whether you are left or right-handed), 3 different Copperplate nibs to try, layout paper, practice pad, black, gold, and white inks, so that you can work onto dark cards with stunning metallics and of course all the worksheets, templates, black and white cards, envelopes and gift tags that you need for the 5 weeks, plus a little extra if you'd like to do the 'homework' exercises.

What you will need

In addition, you will need: a pencil, ruler, rubber, and though not essential, we would recommend having a light pad which is available to purchase from our shop.


2 hours (7:01pm to 9:01pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Kirsten Burke

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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This course is taught online