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Copperplate - A Systematic Approach with Jodi Denning

  • January 11, 2025
  • (PST)
  • March 08, 2025
  • (PST)
  • 3 sessions
  • January 11, 2025, 9:00 AM 2:10 PM (PST)
  • February 08, 2025, 9:00 AM 2:10 PM (PST)
  • March 08, 2025, 9:00 AM 10:30 AM (PST)
  • Online - Zoom


  • Paid or Lifetime member of the Society for Calligraphy


Copperplate - A Systematic Approach with Jodi Denning

Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

Saturdays: January 11 & February 8,2025 at 9:00 AM to 2:10 PM (Pacific Time)

Review on March 8, 2025 at 9:00 AM to 10.30AM (Pacific Time)


Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment will be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Thursday, January 9, 2025.

About the Workshop:

Copperplate Minuscules – A Systematic Approach

This class will help students develop a foundation in the fundamentals of the Copperplate style of pointed pen script. The class will begin with a brief introduction to using a pointed pen, and a time for questions for students unfamiliar with the pointed pen. Participants will learn the structure of the basic strokes for the minuscules of this beautiful script, and then use those basic strokes to form the various related groups of minuscule letters. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

Copperplate Majuscules – A Systematic Approach

This class is a continuation of the Copperplate Minuscules class, exploring the basic strokes and structure of the majuscules of the script. Basic familiarity with pointed pen and with the Copperplate minuscule alphabet is required before taking this class. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.

Recommended Experience: Beginners to advanced

About Jodi:

With no artistic background, Jodi jumped into calligraphy in late 2016 with a serious desire to learn pointed pen calligraphy, and no clue as to how to get started. After unsuccessfully trying to find local classes or resources, she began navigating the many challenges of learning calligraphy on her own. A couple years later she pursued “correspondence course” instruction from calligrapher Bill Kemp. As online courses began to be available, she continued to study, learn, and develop her traditional Copperplate/Engrosser’s Script style calligraphy.

Jodi’s professional career in software engineering gave her a natural orientation toward detail. Her lifelong passion for training horses and teaching riding skills gave her an understanding of how to break complex skills down into “bite-sized” pieces for a less intimidating learning experience, as well as a focus on self-assessment as a tool to develop increased skill refinement which she now brings to her calligraphy instruction.


You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

Cost: $25, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)



2. Second, Make a payment of $25 via PayPal or check. 

Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration. Please pay  within 24 hours to keep your spot or your registration will be cancelled. 

To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope.

If you are paying by check please send us the check number right away and make sure the check reaches us within a week. 


You must be a member of SfC when you register and when this program is held*. 

Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only.

No reservation will be held until your dues are current.

To join SfC if you are not a member (this is a members only workshop):


Please select the San Diego Chapter on your membership form to receive early notifications of our upcoming Inland Empire workshops.

Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list.

For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

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