Work the Copperplate calligraphy and revive the value of handmade letters
Each letter reflects something in particular and expresses its own character, this is what Bego Viñuela -calígrafa and founder of the Bilbao Calligraphy workshop- discovered when entering the world of calligraphy. With 10 years of experience, she is recognized for specializing in English calligraphy or Copperplate and her work has led her to collaborate with brands such as Vogue, Mont Blanc, Guggenheim Bilbao, among others.
In this course you will learn to master and understand the English calligraphy without previous knowledge. Little by little you will learn to use the tools and you will draw uppercase and capital letters, until you complete a complete Copperplate alphabet.
What's included in this course?
You will begin by getting to know Bego Viñuela, who will show you some of his most representative works and will present what you will do during the course. In addition, you will see who are the calligraphers who inspire you and reference manuals.
You will briefly know the origin of the English calligraphy, to then delve into the materials and tools necessary for the course, including pens, inks, papers and toothpicks; and, also, Bego will give you some advice on guidelines, ergonomics and postures to work correctly.
You will start the first practice of the course: trace the lower case. You will see the basic features and how they join together, until you draw the entire tiny alphabet. Then you will continue with the capital letters, you will see its main features, you will learn letter by letter how to make them and how to join them with the lowercase ones.
From Bego's hand, you will continue learning alternative letters, numbers, signs and discover different ways of composing a text. In addition, it will teach you to write on dark papers and, also, to write with gouache and watercolor.
Finally, you will choose a phrase that you want to write on a sheet applying all the techniques learned.
What is this course project about?
You will choose a phrase, a poem or the lyrics of a song that you like to write it with the English calligraphy on a sheet.
Who is it for?
To anyone who wants to start in this discipline and are curious about handmade things, graphic designers and illustrators who see in calligraphy the basis or complement of their projects.
To carry out this course it is not necessary to have previous knowledge, since Bego will teach you from scratch. On the materials, you will need a nib, toothpick, 80 gr paper and ink.
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Bego Viñuela studied Fine Arts at the UPV / EHU, where she discovered the world of calligraphy, and motivated her to do a master's degree in advanced typography at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Passionate about learning, research and experimentation with calligraphy, she has traveled the world developing her technique and learning from the best national and international teachers.
Since 2013 he has taught all the techniques and possibilities offered by this discipline in his study and school "Calligraphy Bilbao". In addition to his work as a teacher, he works for different brands and also makes invitations for weddings and events.