Texas Lettering Arts Council presents Copperplate Design with Eleanor Winters


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Angie Vangalis 
Texas Lettering Arts Council 
Copperplate Script by Eleanor Winters
Copperplate Design (Intermediate-Advanced level)

FEB 24 - MAR 17, 2021
Four 2-hour Wednesday sessions
2/24, 3/3, 3/10 & 3/17 2021
11:00AM - 1:00PM EST (10:00AM CST; 8:00AM PST)

Eleanor's approach to teaching this live Zoom class for Intermediate to Advanced level calligraphers is a step-by-step, fun and rewarding system that takes the fear out of creating a finished piece of Copperplate artwork.

Starting with pencil layouts, Eleanor with guide students in considering size, format, contrast and color, as well as if, when and where to use flourishing, building up to a final layout.

Students choose their own text and learn to make critical design decisions in order to use calligraphy to express the meaning of the words they are writing, as well as design a beautiful piece of artwork.

Copperplate Design with Eleanor Winters

Students must have an internet connection and Zoom Client software installed
on a computer (recommended), tablet or phone.

Recommended Supplies
Basic Copperplate supplies: Penholder, nibs, practice paper, ink
Additional nibs of various flexibilities (if you have any. John Neal sells a sample pack.)
• Better quality paper (a few sheets) such as hot-press watercolor paper, Canson Mi-Teintes paper
  (colors you like), Strathmore Drawing paper
• Pencil, eraser, ruler, scissors
• Repositionable tape
• Tracing paper
• Gouache -- whatever you already have or a few tubes of colors you like
   (recommended brands:  Windsor-Newton, Holbein, Schmincke, Turner -- not student-grade gouache)
• Small plastic palette or saucer
• Paper Towels
• Small inexpensive watercolor brush
(approx. #1 size)
• Fine-Tec Gold and black paper (recommended: Canson XL Black Drawing paper)

Eleanor will be talking about these materials in the first class, you may also email her at
wintersvdp@aol.com if you have any questions.

Class is limited to 15 students to provide students with the maximum interactive experience.
Some sessions may exceed the 2-hour block for question and answer time.

A limited number of private, one-on-one, Zoom tutorial sessions are available by appointment with Eleanor.
Students will receive an opportunity to secure a mentoring time slot. Please indicate Mentoring session on registration form.
The cost for individual sessions is $50 per 30 minutes and payable directly to Eleanor Winters.

Four - 2 hour sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following final class.
$155 - USE PROMO CODE WINTERS20 for $20 off this price.

Waitlist & Refund Policy
Due to the nature of programming, and limited number of seats, no refunds are available for this course unless a waitlist permits. Processing and Administrative fees ($30) are non refundable.

Copperplate Design with Eleanor Winters

Register Here!

  (Register on a computer is recommended for best experience)

 About Eleanor
Eleanor Winters

Eleanor Winters has been an active participant in the international calligraphy movement for nearly 40 years.  A commercial as well as fine-art calligrapher, she is the author of six calligraphy books:
 Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons (Dover Publications, 1984)
 Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (Dover Publications, 1989)
 Calligraphy For Kids (Sterling Publishing, 2004)
1-2-3 Calligraphy (Sterling Publishing, 2006) and
Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy
 (Dover, 2011)
Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy has also been published in Chinese and Spanish language editions.  

Her most recent book, Remembering the Children:  A la Mémoire des Enfants Déportés, a fine-art book published in 2019, is a collection of her calligraphic paintings, created in memory of 6000 Parisian children who were murdered in the Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.  

She served as Director of the Calligraphy Workshop in New York City for 25 years, taught as a Professor of Art at Long Island University from 1990 - 2005, and has been a regular instructor for the New York Society of Scribes for the past 20 years.

She teaches workshops in the US and Europe and has visited Asia as a calligraphy instructor numerous times, teaching in Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Taiwan, Manila, Seoul and Bangkok since 2014.  She recently lectured at a virtual conference in St. Petersburg and was featured in a virtual worldwide calligraphy exhibition organized in Singapore.

As a fine-art calligrapher, Eleanor has exhibited her work in museums and galleries in the US and Europe.  An exhibition of 75 paintings from her A la Mémoire des Enfants Déportés series was hosted by the Anne Frank Center in New York in 2014, the Holocaust Museum in Detroit in 2016, and is scheduled for a solo exhibition in Paris in 2021.

Selections from this series can be seen at www.alamemoireparis.com.
Eleanor divides her time between New York City and Paris.