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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
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.
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! She'll help you launch your dreams! Hosted by Master Penman Harvest Crittenden.
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.
Spencerian: Advanced Study
Master Penman Harvest Crittenden leads an advanced study of this elegant vintage script. Get ready to elevate the quality and style of your script with an in-depth study of alternate letter-forms, intricate capitals, advanced entry strokes and a bit of decorative flourishes.
Envelopes & Etiquette
The calligrapher's guide to proper envelope addressing with Suzanne Cunningham! Learn everything that goes into the process of offering envelope addressing as a professional service. Suzanne guides you from list preparation all the way through to safe client delivery.
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!
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, line breaks, centering, paper size, drafting. We'll also talk papers, inks, sealants, signing, pricing and shipping!
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! If you love flourishes and swells, this script is for you!
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.
Have you always wanted to learn gilding? 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. Finally add show-stopping elements to your certificates and keepsake pieces!
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. Perfect for those interested in learning or improving their skill in this versatile script.
Wine labels, laser engraving, web logos, letterpress printing... they all require a special digitization process to preserve the beauty of your strokes! Britt Rohr, stationery designer and owner of Swell Press, teaches us all the steps to transform our paper and ink (or iPad) calligraphy into the digitized format needed for reproduction.
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 the traditional rules that give elegance and balance to calligraphy scripts while adding a bit of bounce and a touch of relaxed fun.
Decorated Borders: Renaissance Vines
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.
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.)
Curvy yet angular, dive into this elegant broad edge hand with Sachin Shah. Sachin 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.
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.
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!
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