Beginning Copperplate Script — Suzanne Cunningham

Suzanne Cunningham
2.5 days
Beginning to Intermediate
No materials fee

Instructor Bio
Suzanne Cunningham is a calligrapher with 23 years of experience. She began addressing wedding envelopes in 1993 and have been using the pointed pen for three years. She has attended the workshops of Master Penmen Michael Sull, Barbara Calzolari, Harvest Crittenden, and Bill Kemp, Crown Office Scribe Paul Antonio, Heather Held, Barbara Close, Angela Welch, and Karen Brooks. Suzanne has taught many workshops on beginning Copperplate script and various modern scripts.


Class Description
This class is a true Copperplate boot camp. We will go back to the fundamentals and learn the basic strokes of Copperplate, then break down each majuscule and minuscule and learn the proper way to make each letterform. After we have a good understanding of the fundamentals, we get to the fun stuff- flourishing! We will learn different ways a letter, word, or line can be flourished and the appropriate times to use them. We’ll also learn how to make a template with guidelines and go over envelope addressing. For our project we will address envelopes, both plain and flourished, and make flourished place cards with a watercolor wash.

Supply List
• Oblique or straight holder
• Nibs: Zebra G, Nikko G, Gillott 404, Blue Pumpkin, or your favorite
• Layout paper (I prefer Borden & Riley) or any see through paper
• Black mono line pen for making a template
• Ruler
• Protractor
• Couple of watercolors or a simple set
• Paintbrush
• Water container
• Moon Palace sumi ink
• Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star ink
• Walnut ink
• Gold ink (I prefer Finetec or Pearl Ex)
• Paper towels
• Pencil
• Kneaded gum eraser
Note: I will supply the envelopes and place cards.