We know this is an uncertain time for everyone, us included, but one thing giving us joy each day is seeing how many of you are working on your calligraphy with this unexpected time at home. This year we were planning to run our Calligraphy Practice Plan program over the summer followed by some new shorter, lower price point courses in the Fall, but with your requests for more online lessons to work through at home sooner than later, we’ve decided to bump everything up and get more creative content into your hands ASAP.

Our Calligraphy Practice Plan 1.0 & 2.0 are both open for enrollment and you’ll receive IMMEDIATE access to the full courses upon purchase. Yep! As soon as you register you’ll have access to all 5-10 weeks of the courses, including PDF downloads and video demonstration for over 90 different drills. We’ve also got a bundled rate when you purchase both CPP courses at the same time. If you aren’t familiar with it, our CPP program is designed to accelerate your skills in pointed-pen with direct, targeted drill practice. You can find full details here, including a week-by-week breakdown for the 5-10 weeks of content. This course is 100% online, no shipping required, making it perfect for any calligrapher anywhere in the world {you do have the option to purchase the pre-printed workbooks if printing 260+ pages on calligraphy quality paper at home isn’t your jam!}.

We’re also offering four new courses launching in the coming months. These are shorter courses on specific topics and you can find more details on our Creative Course Summer School page.

Creative Course Summer School

Here’s a peek at what these courses will offer…

The Cursive Course
Upset that cursive is no longer being taught in schools? Wishing you had better penmanship? As a certified instructor of American Cursive Handwriting, Laura will take you through getting started with cursive as well as a full alphabet, connecting letters and forming words in this online course. Improve your penmanship with this self-paced course, and keep the art of cursive alive!

Abstract Acrylic Painting
Pursue your own creativity in this down-to-earth video which will show you how to create your own abstract masterpiece! Laura will take you through the supplies, different techniques, and walk you through her methods of creating colorful, soothing art.

Flourishing Foundations 
Learn about flourishing and how to use it to add to the beauty of your calligraphy, without detracting from the wording you’re trying to convey. In this video, you’ll learn how to use flourishing to achieve balance, cohesion, and artfully enhance your envelopes, all the while keeping the information legible to the reader. We’ll demonstrate multiple different ways to start and end capital letters, mid word flourishes, ending flourishes, as well as ornamental flourishing. It’s a video you won’t want to miss!

Envelope Addressing & Formatting
Take your event calligraphy up a notch with this tutorial from Laura Hooper, a wedding calligrapher for over 18 years. Learn how to properly space and format your envelopes so they have a professional, clean look, and set your art apart from the rest of the crowd. This video will walk you through multiple styles of formats, and discuss spacing issues and how to correct them. We’ll touch on centering as well!

We hope you can take advantage of all five courses and get stocked up for some online education. As with all of our online courses, you receive indefinite access to the courses – there is no expiration and no limit to the number of times you can watch each course.

Thank you again for your continued support of our small business! We hope to be able to continue to serve you quality calligraphy education and supplies for many years to come.

Warmly,
Laura & Alyssa