Comprehensive beginner & intermediate programs that guide you through my proven CALLIGRAPHY MASTERY SYSTEM. With one-on-one support and community so it feels FUN... not endlessly frustrating.

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY 101 - BASICS
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY 201 - INTERMEDIATE
PRO CALLIGRAPHER BUNDLE

We are welcoming one FINAL group of students into our full-support programs. Don't miss your chance!

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Does this sound familiar?

You LOVE the look of modern calligraphy, and you're longing for a creative outlet that you can slip into at the end of a long day.

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One that:

  • is engaging & relaxing and makes you FEEL BETTER right away...
  • gives you a real sense of purpose, so you can't WAIT to come back to it...
  • might even make you some serious side income 💵

...BUT THERE ARE SO MANY DAMN OBSTACLES! 😖

"It looks really intimidating..."

You googled "calligraphy pen" and got 5,482 results 😳 You don't want to waste your money buying the wrong stuff... and anyway, isn't a real calligraphy pen for "serious artists" only?

"I tried learning, but got frustrated"

Maybe you spent tons of time researching the right tools... but using them was so disappointing. Blobs, scratchiness... it felt like you were fighting your tools the whole time 😖

"My stuff just looks so basic"

You've learned the calligraphy basics (yay!), but now you're feeling.... stuck. When you try to add style, it looks weird & random.🥴 You're losing motivation, 'cause making your calligraphy stand out seems impossible.

👉 You've spent hours, days, even MONTHS watching YouTube videos, downloading free guides, sighing over gorgeous Instagram posts...

....but somehow, no matter how many rows of letters you write, you're not making progress.

👉 You'd love to create beautiful, meaningful handmade cards...

...but your last attempt looked amateur AF so you ended up getting a generic $6 throwaway at the supermarket...

👉 You're smart and you've heard that calligraphers can make thousands of dollars on the side...

...but even after months of practice, you just don't feel confident enough in your skills to put yourself out there.

You know your time and energy are too VALUABLE to waste.

...

So it's time to say goodbye to alllll that B.S.!

'Cause I've taught over 4,500 students how to do calligraphy... and if they can do it, SO CAN YOU.

Take my hand and let's do this shit!

My proven Calligraphy Programs

guide you through a tried-and-true SYSTEM so you learn the calligraphy fundamentals, how to practice SMARTER, and ways to build your own unique style.

I take the guess work and overwhelm out of it so you can relax, be inspired, and have fun.

Enroll once and get LIFETIME access!

That means that you get permanent access to the videos and worksheets, so you can come back to watch and practice whenever you want.

What is the "Calligraphy Biz Starter Guide" Course?

Three core trainings and dozens of recorded "live chats" where I share my wisdom on:

  • potential revenue streams
  • finding clients
  • networking & pitching yourself
  • building your portfolio
  • DIY branding & photography

...and the right mindset to stick with the ups and downs of business to reach your ultimate goals!

"SET UP YOUR BIZ" TRAINING

I use my legal and biz background to explain how to set up your business finances & permits in the most efficient way. So you don't waste time and money and keep cool with the biz police (👈 don't exist, but feels scary anyway)!

"GROW YOUR BIZ WITH INSTAGRAM" TRAINING

Posting on Instagram every day feels exhausting, right? I teach you the strategy I used to grow to 80K+ followers with real connection and no burnout. Learn how to optimize your profile, batch content & write compelling captions.

"PRICE YOUR CALLIGRAPHY" TRAINING

Maximize profits with my concrete, numbers-based framework to price any calligraphy job. 2-hour training includes actual hourly-rate calculations, suggested pricing and tips on how to invoice so you actually get paid!


Value = $497

Included FREE when you purchase the "Pro Calligrapher Bundle"!

Got more questions about the Calligraphy Biz Starter Guide?
👉 CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS 👈

What makes Crooked Calligraphy programs so effective?

They're so much more than pre-recorded videos and worksheets. Instead, you get SUPPORT & COMMUNITY that hugely increase your chances of sticking with it & getting really really good!

Personalized Feedback. You get 1-on-1 help from an expert teacher on each of your weekly assignments. Your teacher works with you throughout the course, so you feel supported the entire way! (Value $497)

Critique Videos & Lessons. Watch Shinah critique and provide solutions to the most common struggles on actual student projects. This hands-on troubleshooting empowers you to find solutions instead of staying stuck. (Value $397)

Live Q&A Sessions. MC101 students are invited to attend 6 LIVE Sessions via Zoom - imagine being in an intimate virtual room where you get access to our years of calligraphy knowledge, and specific answers to all your questions and struggles! (Value $997)

Active Student Community. 3,000+ students all over the globe, at all stages, from newbies to full-time professionals. The collective wisdom and supportive camaraderie in this community is UNBELIEVABLE... and you get lifetime access. (Value $897)

Animated GIF Libraries. MC101 students get access to individual GIFs of all 26 lowercase and 26 uppercase letters. That way, you don't have to search through a 15-minute video to find a demonstration of a single letter. Find it instantly and watch me write it as many times as you need! (Value $57)

After taking Modern Calligraphy 101 & 201, kindergarten teacher Ansley now makes more money from her calligraphy side hustle than from her day job!

Your courses gave me the confidence to conquer any calligraphy job!

I can use the ability to create my own alphabet to offer a wide variety of services and products that showcase my calligraphy.

I gained enough calligraphy work in the first couple months of business that this course already paid for itself 7x over.

— Ansley Humble

Alright, now that we have that info...

Which program is right for you?

Modern Calligraphy 101

For absolute beginners or DIY students who are sick of being stuck and who want a fast-track to calligraphy confidence. With live Q&A Sessions twice a week to offer crucial beginner support.

  • 8-Week Core Beginner Curriculum
  • Personalized feedback from expert teachers on 8 weekly assignments
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Student Facebook Community
  • 6 Live Q&A Sessions with Shinah and her teaching team
  • BONUS: 20-Mins-A-Day Calligraphy Workbook
  • BONUS: No Freakout Guide to Your First Calligraphy Job

$697 USD

(or 4 monthly payments of $196 USD)

Enroll in Modern Calligraphy 101 - BASICS

Modern Calligraphy 201

For calligraphers with a good grasp of the basics, who want to create their own style, flourishes & compositions. More in-depth projects & feedback for this advanced curriculum.

  • 8-Week Core Intermediate Curriculum
  • Personalized feedback from expert teachers on 8 weekly assignments
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Student Facebook Community
  • Six Hours of Q&A Session Recordings with Shinah
  • BONUS: Two Advanced Alphabet Exemplars & Worksheets
  • BONUS: Book of Variations on Uppercase & Lowercase Letters

$697 USD

(or 4 monthly payments of $196 USD)

Enroll in Modern Calligraphy 201 - INTERMEDIATE

Pro Calligrapher Bundle
(101 + 201 + Biz Course)

For students committed to building a solid calligraphy foundation, developing a sellable calligraphy style, and learning how to start a business to make money doing what they love!

  • Everything that comes with Modern Calligraphy 101 ($697)
  • Everything that comes with Modern Calligraphy 201 ($697)
  • BONUS: "Calligraphy Biz Starter Guide" 10-Module Video Course ($497)

$1891 regular price

$997 USD

(or 6 monthly payments of $188 USD)

Enroll in the Pro Calligraphy Bundle - BASICS + INTERMEDIATE + BUSINESS

After taking Modern Calligraphy 101, Lisanne was able to create THOUSANDS of dollars worth of custom designed pieces for her own wedding!

I tried learning on my own... but it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. That was really frustrating. So - I left it and didn't try again.

But your course really helped me learn how to hold the pen and what to look for. That really made a big difference for me.

I was able to bring calligraphy into my wedding because of you. I got really INSPIRED by your course.

— Lisanne Hurkx

Just some of my calligraphy clients:

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY 101

WEEK 1 - INTRO AND TOOLS

Lesson 1.1 - Welcome!

Lesson 1.2 - The Stuff You Need

Lesson 1.3 - What the Heck is Modern Calligraphy?

Lesson 1.4 - Pencil Calligraphy

Lesson 1.5 - Faux Calligraphy

WEEK 2 - PREP AND FOUNDATIONAL STROKES

Lesson 2.1 - Preparing the Pen and Nib

Lesson 2.2 - The Basic Strokes

Lesson 2.3 - Troubleshooting

WEEK 3 - LOWERCASE LETTERS

Lesson 3.1 - Lowercase Letter Formation

Lesson 3.2 - Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them

PRACTICE - Lowercase Practice Sheets

WEEK 4 - UPPERCASE LETTERS

Lesson 4.1 - Uppercase Letter Formation

PRACTICE - Uppercase Practice Sheets

WEEK 5 - CONNECTIONS

Lesson 5.1 - Connecting Letters Into Words

PRACTICE - Connecting Practice Sheets

WEEK 6 - INTRODUCING STYLE

Lesson 6.1 - Three Easy Ways to Add Style

Lesson 6.2 - Fun Styling and Flourishing Tips

WEEK 7 - ADDING BOUNCE

Lesson 7.1 - How to "Bounce" Your Letters

PRACTICE - Bounce Practice Sheets

WEEK 8 - BEYOND BASICS

Lesson 8.1 - The Modern Alphabet


MODERN CALLIGRAPHY 201

MODULE 1 - PRO SUPPLIES

Lesson 1.1 - Welcome!

Lesson 1.2 - Next-level Calligraphy Supplies

Lesson 1.3 - Mixing Your Own Inks

MODULE 2 - CREATE AN ALPHABET FROM SCRATCH

Lesson 2.1 - The "Feel" of a Style

Lesson 2.2 - Exaggerating Basic Shapes

Lesson 2.3 - Building a Lowercase Alphabet

Lesson 2.4 - Building an Uppercase Alphabet

PRACTICE - "Wonderfully Whimsical" Alphabet Exemplar with Practice Pages

PRACTICE - "Seriously Stylish" Alphabet Exemplar with Practice Pages

MODULE 3 - BETWEEN THE LETTERS

Lesson 3.1 - Spacing and Transitions

Lesson 3.2 - Even More Bounce Techniques

PRACTICE - Bounce Practice Sheets

PRACTICE - Basic, Upright & Slanty Guidelines

MODULE 4 - FLOURISHES

Lesson 4.1 - Building flourishes

Lesson 4.2 - Placement and helpful tips

PRACTICE - Flourishing Practice Worksheets

MODULE 5 - COMPOSITION

Lesson 5.1 - Hierarchy and sketching

Lesson 5.2 - Refining and inking

PRACTICE - Composition Practice Worksheets

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY 101

Not-Boring Drills

Numbers 4 Ways

Elegant Punctuation

Advanced Nib Exercises

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY 201

Slant Variation Guideline

Stylish Numbers

Stylish Punctuation

Guide to Ink Mixing

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got Questions?

What is the course format?


With Modern Calligraphy 101 & 201, you have the option of going at your own pace, or following a suggested 8-week guided schedule. As soon as you enroll, you'll get access to all of the lessons, so you can race through if you want. BUT, for those who are looking for more structure, I provide a checklist that gives you suggested practice for every single day for a full 8 weeks.

  • For MC101 👉 we will be starting the 8-week guided course schedule on April 26.
  • For MC201 👉 we will be starting the 8-week guided course schedule sometime in the fall (exact date TBD.)

Every week, you'll:

1) LEARN from a new set of video lessons,

2) PRACTICE using the provided worksheets,

3) SYNTHESIZE by completing a fun project, &

4) CRITIQUE your project using the feedback lessons.  

How long will I have access to the course?

Once you purchase the course, you'll have access to the videos, worksheets & lessons through a dedicated course portal for as long as it exists. So, you can always come back to re-watch any of the videos, or go through the course all over again at your own pace!

If we ever decide to take down the course portal, we'll give all students ample notice and time to download all of the videos & worksheets.

What comes with the Modern Calligraphy courses?

FOR MC101 & MC201:

  • 1) Access to the core, 8-week curriculum. All videos, lessons & worksheets available 24/7 through our official course website
  • 2) Extensive bonus materials like lessons on faux calligraphy, calligraphy numbers, punctuation and envelope calligraphy
  • 3) Personalized feedback on your 8 weekly projects from our expert teaching team (you have until April 30, 2023 to submit these!)
  • 4) Private student community on Facebook, where you can get answers to any calligraphy questions from thousands of classmates around the world

FOR MC101 ONLY:

  • 5) Invitations to join LIVE Q&A sessions twice a month with me and the Crooked Calligraphy teachers for 12 weeks after you first enroll
  • 6) Access to an extensive archive of previous and ongoing Live Q&A Session recordings, addressing everything from ink flow issues to calligraphy business advice

What happens if I can't complete the course on schedule?


You'll get the best learning experience by watching the videos and completing each lesson on the suggested schedule. That way, you keep your momentum and watch yourself grow week after week.

But I know that life doesn't always go as planned, so you're still totally welcome to complete the course at your own pace. You have a full year (until April 30, 2023) to upload your assignments to the course website and receive personalized feedback.  

Can I do this if I'm left-handed?


Absolutely! It really pisses me off when left-handed people get told they can't do calligraphy. Not gonna lie, it does take a little extra time to figure out your ideal grip and paper position, but I've taught hundreds of lefties how to master the art of calligraphy!

Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?

Due to the digital nature of the course, I cannot offer any refunds once you have accessed the course materials. I truly believe in the value of this course, but please keep the refund policy in mind before purchasing.

 

Does it matter where I am in the world?

Nope! We have students from all around the globe. All of the course materials are pre-recorded and available 24/7 inside the course portal.

The MC101 Live Q&A Sessions are the only classes that happen at a particular time. If you can't make it live, you can always submit your questions in advance and watch the recording to see the anwer!

How much time do these courses take?

The best results come from consistent and intentional practice, not necessarily more time spent writing mindlessly.

That being said, we recommend that students devote 2-3 hours over the weekend to watch video lessons and work on weekly projects. Then, pick up the pen for 20-30 minute "critical practice" sessions a few times a week.

Of course, you can devote as much time as you'd like (many of our students get a bit obsessed... in the best way!) But, we have plenty of busy professionals & parents who use calligraphy as their "me" time =)

Romney just wanted to create calligraphy signs for her wedding... but she ended up starting a fun side hustle!

I had taken a traditional calligraphy class before, but I didn't know how to get better. I kept drawing letters over and over, but i was missing something.

With your course, it finally started to click! I achieved my goal to do my own wedding calligraphy and I had the confidence to start a business!

The course was 100% WORTH IT!

— Romney Smith

What's the Crooked Calligraphy philosophy?

  • FUN: Calligraphy doesn't have to be STIFF and BORING 🙅🏻‍♀️L
  • STRUCTURE: Learn the rules so you know how to BREAK them with glee and panache!
  • EFFICIENCY: You don't have to spend hours a day - practice for 20 minutes with intention and your skills will soar!

OUR SIGNATURE 4-PART LEARNING SYSTEM:

Part One: WATCH

Professionally-produced core video lessons and interactive worksheets so you can follow along.

Part Two: PRACTICE

Then, practice on your own with dozens of pages of printable, traceable practice sheets.

Part Three: SYNTHESIZE

Complete each fun, weekly project to use everything you've learned and track your progress.

Part Four: CRITIQUE

Improve with concrete feedback from your own personal teacher and from weekly troubleshooting videos & lessons.

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Most calligraphy courses give you videos to WATCH and worksheets to PRACTICE. But that's only half of the learning cycle.

Understand how to synthesize and CRITIQUE your own work, and you'll become an EMPOWERED, confident calligrapher that can tackle new mediums, take on big jobs, and solve any issues that come up.


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Yesenia wanted to learn calligraphy so she could grow her invitation design business - the results blew her mind!

I saw a BIG DIFFERENCE in my calligraphy after the course. And I feel like I gained confidence in myself which, before I didn't have.

[A few months] after the course, I was able to create an invitation suite that the clients paid $1000 for! I did the lettering for it as well as the addressing. So the fact that somebody PAID that much money for it just blows my mind!

I would recommend this course for anybody. You guys should definitely take it. It's worth it - every penny!

— Yesenia Gray

Which is the best fit for you?

Modern Calligraphy 101

For absolute beginners or DIY students who are sick of being stuck and who want a fast-track to calligraphy confidence. With live Q&A Sessions twice a week to offer crucial beginner support.

  • 8-Week Core Beginner Curriculum
  • Personalized feedback from expert teachers on 8 weekly assignments
  • 6 Live Q&A Sessions with Shinah and her teaching team
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Student Facebook Community
  • BONUS: 20-Mins-A-Day Calligraphy Workbook
  • BONUS: No Freakout Guide to Your First Calligraphy Job

$697 USD

(or 4 monthly payments of $196 USD)

Modern Calligraphy 201

For calligraphers with a good grasp of the basics, who want to create their own style, flourishes & compositions. More in-depth projects & feedback for this advanced curriculum.

  • 8-Week Core Intermediate Curriculum
  • Personalized feedback from expert teachers on 8 weekly assignments
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Student Facebook Community
  • Six Hours of Q&A Session Recordings with Shinah
  • BONUS: Two Advanced Alphabet Exemplars & Worksheets
  • BONUS: Book of Variations on Uppercase & Lowercase Letters

$697 USD

(or 4 monthly payments of $196 USD)

Pro Calligrapher Bundle
(101 + 201 + Biz Course)

For students committed to building a solid calligraphy foundation, developing a sellable calligraphy style, and learning how to start a business to make money doing what they love!

  • Everything that comes with Modern Calligraphy 101 ($697 Value)
  • Everything that comes with Modern Calligraphy 201 ($697 Value)
  • BONUS: "Calligraphy Biz Starter Guide" 10-Module Video Course ($497 Value)

$1891 value

$997 USD

(or 6 monthly payments of $188 USD)


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I took a wild chance on myself... and it led to a life more beautiful and expansive than I could have ever imagined.

It's my life mission to show you that you don't have to stay stuck, that you can build the life that YOU truly want.

Whatever you choose to do today, go after what makes you feel really alive, ok?

💕 Shinah

Chief Calligrapher, Crooked Calligraphy LLC

Mentor, Modern Calligraphy 101 & 201