Instructed by Diane McDougall-Desautelle


This 8-week class offers students the chance to learn the differences and similarities between these two popular styles of calligraphy. Students will learn how different types of steel pen nibs are used to create the thick and thin lines that form these beautiful alphabets. Each student will receive their own dip-pen set including two steel nibs (one broad edge and one pointed), a straight “pen holder”, and ink. You will learn the strokes used to create lowercase and uppercase letters in both Copperplate script and the Italic hand. A $25 materials fee (payable to instructor at the first class) covers all handouts (exemplars, guidelines, and practice sheets), penholder, steel nibs, ink, and customized practice pads. Diane, a graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ­Boston, holds a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a member of Masscribes, Inc. New England Calligraphy Organization, International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting, and the Framingham Artists’ Guild. For more information, please visit Diane’s website:


1- Fall   THURS   10/3-12/5, no class 10/31, 11/28     7-9PM   B330   $165
2 -Winter   THURS   1/9-3/5, no class 2/20   7-9PM   B330   $165