(9th June, 2-5pm) Introduction to Calligraphy: Copperplate style with @nicnkotori

(9th June, 2-5pm) Introduction to Calligraphy: Copperplate style with @nicnkotori



Duration: 3 hours
Teacher: Nichole T - See our Calligrapher's profile and Instagram here
Max Class size: 8

Workshop fee: $125/pax + Complimentary one-time access to our bi-monthly clinic session

Frequency: Held once or twice a month.

DATES (2018)

19th May (Sat): 10am - 1pm - Not Available

9th June (Sat): 2pm - 5pm

(Tentative) 7th July (Sat): 10am - 1pm

*Second session for the month will be on demand! If you’re only available on other dates besides the specified ones, register your interest here


The Hive, Lavender

Nearest train station: 3 mins walk from Bendemeer/ Lavender


Nichole @NicNKotori is the Scribblers Collective's Roundhand expert. She has spent countless hours studying the fine intricacies of the script, and has extensive experience with the dip pen. She also has an eye for detail in design, and is responsible for all visuals in the Scribblers Collective. To date, her works were featured in both print and online media like Harpers' Bazaar and also collaborates with brands.


In recent years, Copperplate calligraphy has been adopted as an umbrella term that is used to describe a range of pointed pen calligraphy styles that is very similar. The key differences between the scripts stem from reasons like origin, key historical events and more. This style is often favoured when legibility for the art piece/project is important. As such, we often see calligraphy (in Copperplate style) being adopted in wedding invites, envelope addressing or in formal correspondence - A large portion of calligraphy works we are being engaged to write for formal invitations/events, requires proficiency in this script.

In our revamped workshop series, our Introduction to Generic Copperplate will walk you through a few selected Copperplate styles and understand some basic fundamental differences between the different hands. This will help you be more aware of what to look out for. Subsequently, you will learn how to form basic strokes, form letters and words in a chosen Copperplate style depending on the artist that is teaching the session.


  • Brief history of Copperplate scripts (Detailed write up is available in the class notes for you to read up on after workshop)

  • Theory study on tools, different types of inks, pens, paper available in the market that you can switch around

  • Calligraphy writing warm ups to train basic muscle memory

  • Learn copperplate basic strokes

  • Complete practice with guidance from us (Minuscules letter a-z)


  • Vellum Pocket tags will be specially made for our students in this workshop. Play with different inks we have in-house and decorate the vellum tags with your new skills. Several floral foilages will be brought in (based on availability) for our students to decorate your pocket tags with.

  • Alternatively, spend all the time during the workshop with your calligraphy practice and bring your vellum pocket tags and foilages home and complete this mini side-project during your free time.

MATERIALS (Take-home materials)

  • G nib (1)

  • Calligraphy Holder (Oblique & straight holder) (1)

  • 30 ml of Calligraphy ink - Higgins Eternal (1)

  • A5 Rhodia Practice Pad (1)

  • Class Notes - Includes Personal notes by our Calligrapher on the analysis of Copperplate Basic Strokes (1 set)

  • Class Practice Sheets (1 set)

  • Handwritten Copperplate Exemplar (1)

  • Vellum Pocket Tags with silk ribbons (2)


  • Ink bar (Different types of Calligraphy inks that we have will be displayed and be available for you to try out. Perfect if you’re unsure which inks you’d like to get before making your purchases at the art-stores

  • Selected books that we love to study for Copperplate and some penmen’s works that I study from will be brought for our students to view.


*Minuscules (lowercase) only*

Practice with us after class! - Bring your Own Materials

Calligraphy learning and practise is more than just a 3-hour affair. In the efforts to encourage continuing education/practice and a learning community, we have a series of bi-weekly clinic session where you get to sit in and practice with us.

All our past workshop students get a complimentary access to our 2-hour clinic/art-jam session (U.P. $20). If you are our past student and did not receive a access code, you’re likely not on our current list. Drop us an email at workshops@sc.sg and we will get in touch with you soon!

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An example of how Copperplate is being executed by our team instructor Nichole (@nicnkotori) :