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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! Take a look at the extensive list of topics.
Basics to Beyond
Take your calligraphy to a whole new set of surfaces! This comprehensive course shows you the details 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
PRE-RECORDED MINI LESSONS
Did you know you can often remove ink from paper? Watch how to salvage that piece you just spent so long creating.
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS
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 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.
Meet the Ruling Pen
Love the dramatic and edgy vibe of a ruling pen? Let's break it out! 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. Hop on board and let Sachin Shah show you his ways!
Procreate for Calligraphers
Grab your Apple Pencil and let's do ink-less calligraphy! Procreate is a powerful tool that lets us create endless designs without the mess or limitations of ink. Living where supplies can be scarce, calligrapher Yasar Mohammad of @yamohcreates turned to his iPad and mastered the same amazing pointed pen and broad edge scripts!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Ready to nitpick your Copperplate skills? Suzanne Cunningham is a true Copperplate fanatic and she is quite picky (said with much love). That combination makes her the perfect person to learn from when you are trying to examine the details! Perfect for anyone who has already been practicing this lovely hand.
In this weekend class, Master Penman Harvest Crittenden teaches the fundamentals of creating beautiful borders that add dimension and visual interest to your calligraphic pieces. Harvest will break down the steps of creating repeating pattern borders and offer guidance as to how to build up your designs from there!
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, diversifying your revenue streams, developing passive income, 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.
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.
Calligraphy 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!
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.
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!
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.
Join Sachin Shah @sachinspiration to learn the details of this magnificent show-stopping style! Fraktur literally means "fractured" in German. This hand is comprised of many broken and angular strokes. A Blackletter form developed originally for legibility, Fraktur now evokes a sense of majestic ornateness.
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