Copperplate Foundational Strokes Critique

Copperplate calligraphy is a beautiful script, but for a beginner it can be quite challenging. In this class we will do a full micro-critique together, reviewing all of the foundational strokes of copperplate. Stroke-by-stroke and word by word we will review ways that you can use to improve your copperplate script.

Topics Covered

  • A full micro-critique of copperplate foundational strokes
  • Self-awareness tips

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Calligraphy Critique and Layout

Enroll in Tier 2

 Materials Needed

  • Your choice of nib and nib holder
  • Ink of your choice
  • Pen to critique with (different color than your calligraphy ink) 
  • Your preferred set of guidelines (or Kalli Camp Academy calligraphy guidelines)--Visit to create custom guidelines
  • Homework handout

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcafoundationalstrokes on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Regenia Paige

Instagram: @regeniapaigecalligraphy


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