Copperplate, known as English Round Hand, is derived from a running cursive and was perfected by many penmen during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe. This elegant and gorgeous hand has long been popular for formal occasions such as wedding invitations, envelopes and announcements.

Copperplate is written with a pointed, flexible nib. The lessons include pressure and release technique, the basic letter strokes, and combine these strokes to build up the letters of the alphabet. This is followed by learning letter connection, writing texts in different sizes, and design layout. Works of framed art or wedding invitation are created for the final project.

For intermediate and advanced students:

Spencerian script

Flourish

Pointed pen variation


Copperplate

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