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Basics to Beyond
Take your calligraphy to a whole new set of surfaces! This comprehensive course shows you the exact process (bur, RPM setting, surface prep, etc.) of engraving on multiple surfaces including glass, metal, stone and more!
Want to add engraving to your professional calligraphy services? Learn the ins and outs of offering engraving to private clients and luxury brands. Includes enrollment in Basics to Beyond Course
Learn proper techniques from quality instructors for a successful calligraphy and engraving experience.
Pointed Pen: Tips & Tricks
Perfect for those who wonder how people make it look so easy! Learn the behind the scenes foundational skills left out of most workshops because there simply isn't time! Understanding x-height ratios, flange alignment, paper rotation, mixing ink, using gum arabic and so much more! This really is the game-changer you've been waiting for.
Start gathering some bottles (or small picture frames) and let's learn from the best! Whitney Forbes stands out as having mastered the art of glass painting. Learn everything she has discovered herself about what works on glass to make the designs detailed, elegant and vibrant.
Suzanne Cunningham's Imperial Script is fun and dramatic at the same time! Many of you already admire Suzanne's traditional calligraphy but her modern styles are just as elegant. In this two-session class, you'll learn the whole upper and lowercase alphabet that Suzanne developed.
Learn the bold beauty of Gothic Hand with Ash Giri! Gothic mixes well with pointed pen or stands on it's own as a dramatic statement!
Learn the swirling romantic hand of early 20th century penman Louis Madarasz with Schin Loong @openinkstand! Madarasz became known for his dramatically ornate script. And Schin's interpretation is stunning!
Traci Thompson guides us through using calligraphy strokes and mini cartouches in a whole new way. You'll learn her tricks to filling spaces to create any shape! This fun technique is perfect for creating special gifts and greeting cards!
Arguably the most recognized traditional script, Copperplate, is a "must-have" in your calligraphy toolbelt. Kestrel Montes teaches the structure of an elegant upper and lowercase alphabet with variations.
Big Bloom Party
Jerome Johnathan, a calligrapher turned watercolor artist, teaches us the art of watercolor florals. This class will focus on large blooms such as peonies, king protea, roses, sunflowers, and more... The stars of the show!
Envelopes & Etiquette
The calligrapher's guide to proper envelope addressing with Suzanne Cunningham! Learn everything that goes into the process of bulk addressing. Suzanne guides you from list preparation all the way through to safe delivery.
IAMPETH Master Penman Harvest Crittenden teaches us to transform a couple inches worth of art into endless possibilities! We'll explore simple to complex designs that you can incorporate into your art and certificate pieces.
Did you miss out on cursive in school? Anne Davnes (Elser) makes us fall in love with the art of script. This is the perfect opportunity to make your cursive shine. From simple notes to special gift pieces, pretty cursive is a sweet addition.
Wine labels, laser engraving, letterpress printing... they all require a special vectorization process to preserve the beauty of your strokes! Britt Rohr teaches the steps to transform paper and ink (or iPad) calligraphy into the digital format needed for reproduction.
Ditch the Paper
Jen Sweeney teaches us to use watercolor on all different surfaces. No longer limited to paper, we'll use watercolor on wood, metal, stone, you name it!
We can always count on Suzanne Cunningham for the most polished scripts and her Modern Calligraphy style is no exception! Instead of an "anything goes" approach to, Suzanne stays true to classic rules but gives them a playful twist.
Unlocking the Formula
How much money have you wasted on paint? How many hours have you spent trying to mix the perfect matching ink? Harvest Crittenden shows us the secret to using only 5 tubes of gouache to mix any color for a perfect match!
Pointed Pen Twist
Let's do broad edge hands with a pointed pen! Sachin Shah breaks down creating Romans and Uncial with a pointed nib. Perfect as the main star of a piece or as the small attribution, people will be amazed at your precision.
Explore this mashup of Blackletter and Italics with Patti Adams. The bold yet elegant look of Gothicized Italic makes it perfect for titles and features mixed with pointed pen or on its own.
Advanced Bottle Painting
Whitney Forbes takes your bottle painting skills to a whole new level! Not required but highly recommended that you have taken Whitney's January bottle painting course to be familiar with her techniques.
Ready to tackle long pieces without breaking your brain? Learn the approaches of Harvest Crittenden, Suzanne Cunningham & Kestrel Montes! They unlock the mystery of arranging quantities of text and adding design elements without any headaches.
Open Shaded Script
Create the impression of pointed pen with pure monoline strokes! Grab glass pen, fountain pen, colored pencils and learn this fun script from its designer, Anne Davnes (Elser)!
Watercolor House Portraits
House portraits make the most amazing gifts or commissions! Jen Sweeney walks us through her steps from drafting to adding the most intricate details that bring these homes to life.
Keep improving (or just get started) in Copperplate with Suzanne Cunningham! This classic hand is a timeless favorite for its swells and hairlines.
Learn the whimsical and bold flourishes that deck Shin Loong's calligraphy and engravings! Swirls and curls and fancy fun make Schin's style extra romantic.
Lush and Dainty Club
Jerome Johnathan builds our flower powers with all the supporting actors: smaller flowers and greenery!
Line Art Florals
It's time to draw florals with Jen Sweeney! These florals will be a perfect addition to your calligraphy pieces or your engravings! Paint them in, leave them outlines, or engrave them on glass. Heck, you might even design your first tattoo!
Perfect for titles and stunning name plates, Blackletter commands attention and oozes sophistication. Learn the letterforms with a broad nib or parallel pen or draw them to fill with paint.
The Business of Calligraphy
Kestrel Montes, of INKMETHIS, reveals her strategies to building a thriving creative business: determining the focus, finding clients, licenses, marketing, social media, offering services, selling products, diversifying revenue streams, passive income, buying wholesale & more!
Flora: Blooming Letters
Bust out your watercolor pencils with Anne Davnes (Elser) and get ready for some Flora magic! You'll learn to incorporate gentle forms of curving leaves, folding petals, and sweeping stems into and along the oval paths of your letterforms and flourishes.
Learn the start to finish and all the details in between of the Stationery Design process from Britt Rohr. Nobody wows us with creative designs, textures, colors, print methods, and finishing touches better than the owner of Swell Press.
Curvy yet angular, Sachin Shah gives a fluid and graceful touch to this Renaissance era alphabet. Italic hand combines well with many calligraphy script styles making it a dynamic and popular choice for invitations and art pieces.
Grab your brushes and let's create custom watercolor maps with Jen Sweeney! What a fun gift for a new couple, a baby's room, a new home or add this skill as a new service you offer clients! (Feel free to use colored pencils instead of paint.)
Finally add show-stopping elements to your certificates and keepsake pieces! And we mean using real gold leaf, not just gold paint. You're in luck!! Master Penman Harvest Crittenden will teach us the step-by-step process to create stunning illuminated initials.
Flourishing: The Art of the Oval
Take your calligraphy to the next level with Suzanne Cunningham! When executed correctly, flourishing is a beautiful way to enhance & elevate your letterforms. Learn Suzanne's favorite flourishes and the rules that unlock the secrets to making yours look balanced and elegant.
Every November, we all wait with anticipation to see what Suzanne Cunningham will create for her yearly holiday mailing. And she's going to gather all her designs and share them with us in time for this year's season!!
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Did you know you can often remove ink from paper? Watch how to salvage that piece you just spent so long creating.
Fixing Creased Paper
Errrrg. The cat jumped onto the table and stepped on it. See how to repair those bent fibers and smooth things out.
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The Wedge Brush Garden
Want to adorn your calligraphy with delicate watercolor butterflies, flowers & greenery? Calligrapher Jen Sweeney @jsweeneydesigns shares her love for watercolor & walnut ink! Grab a nib and a wedge brush - Jen leads us through her signature garden style.
Love the dramatic and edgy vibe of a ruling pen? The ruling pen makes a fun addition to your calligraphy skills! These strange pens that look like something out of the garage toolbox create interesting textures and expressive strokes. Let's break it out and Sachin will show you his ways!
Renaissance Vine Borders
IAMPETH Master Penman Harvest Crittenden teaches teaches us to enhance our pieces with beautiful borders! This class will focus on traditional vine designs that add dimension and visual interest to our calligraphy work.
Procreate for Calligraphers
Procreate is a powerful tool that lets us create endless designs without the mess or limitations of ink. Calligrapher Yasar Mohammad of @yamohcreates turned to his iPad and mastered the same amazing pointed pen and broad edge scripts!
Spencerian is known for it's delicate, sweeping lines. Learn one of the most requested bridal hands from Master Penman Harvest Crittenden. Perfect for those interested in learning or improving their skill in this elegant vintage hand.
Schin Loong, author of Calligraphic Drawing, creates stunning and whimsical drawings using pointed pen flourishes. Learn Schin's friendly step-by-step process that culminates in incorporating words/addresses into your flourished masterpieces!
Kestrel Montes puts the spotlight on numbers! Learn multiple variations for aesthetic options plus ordinal numbers, mixed postal codes and roman numerals. Addresses and dates are finally going to shine! Hosted by Master Penman Harvest Crittenden.
Suzanne Cunningham guides us through her process of creating flourished script capitals that beautifully nest together forming one cohesive unit. Script Monograms are a favorite of Southern culture so nobody better to teach us than Suzanne!
Winter Wedge Wonderland
It's time to switch from spring flowers to winter berries and foliage wreaths! Jen Sweeney @jsweeneydesigns walks us through her holiday designs perfect for greeting cards, gift tags and framed decor! Get your wedge brush and grab some paint. We're going to the Winter Wonderland!
White Vines Decorated Borders
Often seen in the Zanerian Manual, white vine decorations date back to the 12th-15th centuries. Join IAMPETH Master Penman Harvest Crittenden in exploring some simple to complex designs that you can incorporate into your art and certificate pieces.