* 1 MONTH CLASS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE *
WHERE AND WHEN:
21, 28 April & 5, 12 May 2022 – from 03:00 pm (Rome Time, GMT+2+)
in Direct Via ZOOM
The Zoom session will be recorded.
+39 349-6051804 (Whatsapp)
“The Workshop is aimed at everyone: designers, professionals, students, graphic designers, tattoo artists, letter lovers, just curious people or anyone interested in calligraphy, both as an artistic medium and as a graphic element to complete or enrich an editorial or advertising work.
• HOW IT WORKS:
– Buy the Workshop through the normal e-commerce procedure of the site
– The days before the Workshop, you will receive the PDF handout and your personal address to access the Zoom Direct with the rest of the Class by mail and the link for the dedicated Facebook Group
• WHAT YOU BUY:
– 4 Meeting live on ZOOM during 1 month shared with teacher and class with the possibility to interact at the moment.
1 Meeting for each week, Duration of the single meeting is 1 hour + Extra time (max 30 minutes) for Q&A
– Homeworks and Comments every week by the Teacher
This is not exactly Homeworks Correction, it’s comments or suggestions by the teacher if the student, posts his homeworks on Padlet group.
– Handouts and Work sheets in PDF format, Video recordings available for 1 Month 24/7 from the end of the Workshop
– Exclusive Access to the Dedicated Padlet Group with exclusive contains
As exclusive contains i mean for example the scan of the demonstrations that the teacher made during the lessons (if the teacher agree)
• TOPIC: YALLOPLATE A DIFFERENT LOOK AT COPPERPLATE VARIATIONS
Yalloplate, a new way of looking at copperplate variations is a path to break free from a formal, more restrictive style, and try an alternative. In this course we will look at the essential components of the ever-evolving Yalloplate style and explore an innovative way of looking at letters. Many of the ‘rules’ are the same, but stroke terminals, joins, spacing and letter shapes can all be altered to make a style which is individual, fine and elegant, but with a definite personality.
We will look at the characteristics of both the lowercase and capital letters. There will be a great attention to detail with analysis of the swelling line and the importance of accuracy in making the weighted parts of letters.
Having gained a thorough grasp of letter style, we will study how to fit letters together to make a successful word design including how simple flourishing can further enhance the work. These elements are important in making a balanced, complete design, rather than a piece created by just placing letters one after the other.
Rachel will guide you through in a calm and careful way so that you can really understand the details and nuances of this exciting script.
- Nib – Hunt 101 or similar.
- Pen holder – straight or angled/oblique if preferred.
- Free-flowing ink or gouache. I use Pelikan 4001 and Schmincke calligraphy gouache.
- Paper: for practice I use marker or layout paper, Rhodia is particularly good.
• THE TEACHER:
Rachel Yallop is a British calligrapher and lettering designer. Her love of letters stems from a lifelong passion for drawing, with her original calligraphic works exploring form, space, tension, and freedom of line. She studied at Ravensbourne and then the Central School of Art & Design in London, gaining an MA in 1985. Rachel has pursued a freelance career for 35 years, specialising in expressive calligraphy, and copperplate. For much of this time she has also taught a wide variety of calligraphic and design disciplines in art schools, and at conferences and workshops both in the U.K. and internationally. She has also written two copperplate instruction manuals.