Copperplate Calligraphy Copperplate Calligraphy

This workshop is an introductory course to the centuries-old skill of writing in beautiful, flowing Copperplate calligraphy, using traditional dip-pen and ink.

In these six sessions, participants will gain a foundational understanding of Copperplate, and to correctly identify the script’s unique features. Through relaxing and meditative practice, they will begin to execute lowercase and uppercase letters with confidence. Perfect for absolute beginners or self-taught calligraphy enthusiasts who want a systematic way to learn and improve their writing.

Each session will incorporate demonstrations by the instructor and discussions with participants. The majority of the time will be taken up by hands-on practice by participants, with guidance and gentle critique from the instructor. Participants may be asked to view instructional videos to deepen their understanding.

Trainer Profile

Ms Dorothy Lim-Chew is deeply passionate about calligraphy, and to share it with people far-and-wide, she founded the Beginners Table, a free-to-public calligraphy-sharing platform (2016 to present). She is also the Founder & Curator of The Art of Letters, an online platform promoting calligraphic art through an international mentorship programme, exhibition, art auction and art sale since 2019.

Graduating with a BA Hons in English Literature and History, Dorothy has built a career in the publishing industry since the early 1990s as an editor, author, designer, consultant and trainer.

Course Duration
Course Duration18 hours (6 sessions)
3 hours per session
Course Dates Tuesday & Thursday
18, 25 July, 1, 6, 15 & 22 August 2024
Time2pm to 5pm
VenueNUSS Kent Ridge Guild House
9 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119241
Registration Closing Date 18 June 2024
Course Fees per pax (Including GST) NUSS Member: $392.40
Public: $431.64
Fees payable by Singaporean and PR aged 50 and above (Including GST)NUSS Member: $104.40
Public: $114.84
Calligraphy KitParticipants will purchase a curated calligraphy kit from the instructor at a discounted price of $95 (actual value $175).

The Calligraphy Kit will consist of course notes, exemplars, an oblique calligraphy holder, nibs, walnut ink, special papers for use in calligraphy.
Remarks *Course dates are subject to change
*A minimum of 14 participants is required for the workshop to commence
*This course is eligible for SkillsFuture credits claim (for course fees only)
*Please note that there is no refund and no replacement for lesson(s) missed