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SELF-PACED VIDEO COURSES
Pointed Pen: Tips & Tricks
To build your confidence and inking mastery, Kestrel Montes @inkmethis shares all the tips & tricks to pointed pen calligraphy! This course covers the behind the scenes foundational skills left out of most workshops! Perfect for those who wonder how people make it look so easy!
Basics to Beyond
Take your calligraphy to a whole new set of surfaces! This comprehensive course ensures you understand the tools, gives you a foundation of beginning skills and takes you all the way through advanced techniques including long layouts and complex graphics.
Want to add engraving to your professional calligraphy services? Learn the ins and outs of offering engraving to private clients and luxury brands: how to get the jobs, what to take with you, how to go above and beyond to wow your clients! Includes enrollment in Basics to Beyond Course
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Beginners & Improvers
Designed during the Golden Age of Penmanship, Spencerian Script 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.
Envelopes & Etiquette
The calligrapher's guide to proper 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 client delivery.
Secrets of Style
Take your modern calligraphy to the next level with Angelique @angeliqueink! Angi teaches you to creatively and purposefully break the traditional calligraphy rules to develop a visually appealing and unique style.
Copperplate Number Variations
Most classes and books focus on letters but Kestrel Montes @inkmethis puts the spotlight on numbers! Learn multiple variations of each digit for aesthetic options plus extras like ordinal numbers and roman numerals. Addresses and dates are finally going to shine!
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!
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.
The Business of Calligraphy
Kestrel Montes, of INKMETHIS, shares all her experience building a thriving business: determining the focus, finding clients, licenses, marketing, social media, offering services, selling products, resources & more! She'll help you launch your dreams! Hosted by Acorn Arts.
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.
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!
Wine labels, laser engraving, web logos, letterpress printing... they all require a special digitization process to preserve the beauty of your strokes! Britt Rohr of @swellpress teaches us all the steps to transform our paper and ink (or iPad) calligraphy into the digitized format needed for reproduction.
Arguably the most recognized traditional script, Copperplate, is a "must have" in your calligraphy toolbelt. Kestrel Montes @inkmethis 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.
The Art of the Oval
Take your calligraphy script to the next level with Suzanne Cunningham! When executed correctly, flourishing is a beautiful way to enhance your letterforms. Learn Suzanne's favorite flourishes and the rules that unlock the secrets to making yours look balanced and elegant.
Ready to tackle long pieces but breaking your brain on the layout? Learn the approaches of Harvest Crittenden, Suzanne Cunningham & Kestrel Montes! Three teachers unlock the mystery of arranging large quantities of text: line breaks, centering, paper size, drafting. We'll also talk paper types, inks, sealants, signing, pricing and shipping!
Curvy yet angular, Italic is sexy and timeless! Dive into this elegant broad edge hand with Sachin Shah of @sachinspiration. 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.
Fraktur is a magnificent showstopping style! Fraktur literally means "fractured" in German. This broad edge hand is comprised of many broken and angular strokes. A Blackletter form developed originally for legibility, Fraktur now evokes a sense of majestic ornateness. Join Sachin Shah of @sachinspiration to learn the details of this impressive hand.
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