May 22: Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy: Part Two - Uppercase Alphabet with Design Kous

Instructor: Aspacia Kusulas of Design Kous

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (3 Hour Workshop)

Shop Address: 

The workshop will take place INDOORS, inside our shop at 305 E. 4th St. Unit 103, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Workshop Description:

This workshop is the second of a two part series. You can register for one workshop ($150) or both workshops ($275) for a series discount. The first workshop focuses on the lowercase alphabet and takes place the previous Sunday on May 15.

In this session you will learn the foundations of how to construct a basic uppercase alphabet. You will practice warm up strokes to prepare you to focus on the uppercase basic strokes. Then we will review each letter of the alphabet and its flourishes which are one of the beautiful features. Lastly we will practice each letter and pair them with lowercase letters in a few words. 

If you already attended to the lowercase session this will be a the second part. If you already have practiced copperplate and want to refine your uppercase letters this class is also for you. 
The take home calligraphy kit for those only attending this one session includes:
-oblique or straight pen holder
-1 nib (Brause EF 66)
-Sumi ink
-Copperplate Booklet
-Personlized folder with worksheets 
-Blank practice sheets

For those taking both workshops in the series (lower and uppercase), you will need to bring your calligraphy kit from the first session for the second one. To complement that kit, you will receive with the following:
-1 nib ( Brause EF 66)
-Sumi ink (refill)
-Personalized folder with worksheets 
-Blank practice sheets

No previous experience is required. However, it is recommended that you participate in the first workshop of this series or have previous lowercase knowledge so you can enjoy the full experience of writing. This session is perfect if you would like to learn something new, learn a new hobby or if you already are practicing to review your strokes and refine your technique and make beautiful uppercase letters.

Space is limited. Registration in advance is required.

Class Size: 20 students

*We are back at full capacity with no physical distancing

**Those attending with others can request to be seated together by indicating they are in the same group

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

Please help keep yourself and others safe and adhere to our COVID Safety Measures & Requirements.

  • MASKS ARE OPTIONAL: We will follow county guidelines for the mask policy in effect at the time of the workshop. 
    • Currently per Orange County guidelines following the CA Dept. of Public Health, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses. 
    • Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals.
    • Proof of vaccination for attendees is not required.
    • The above guidelines apply to both instructors and workshop attendees.
  • If you register for the workshop, but are in any the following situations, please request to be moved to a future workshop:
    • If you have experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 48 hours prior to the workshop date - fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea)
    • If you are isolating or quarantining because you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, are sick with COVID-19, or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19
    • If you are currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test
What else do you need to know?

You do not need to bring anything else to the workshop, just yourself! The registration cost is all-inclusive of materials needed for this experience!

Space is limited. Workshop registrations are NONREFUNDABLE and NONTRANSFERABLE. Please make sure you are able to attend the workshop date and time before you complete your purchase. Be sure to visit the Workshop FAQ page for a complete overview of our workshop policies.

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