Comprehensive calligraphy and business programs so you can go from struggling beginner to PROFITABLE CALLIGRAPHY PRO in just six months.


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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 πŸ’΅

...BUT THERE ARE SO MANY DAMN OBSTACLES! πŸ˜–

"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 πŸ˜–

"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.πŸ₯΄ You're losing motivation, 'cause making your calligraphy stand out seems impossible.

πŸ‘‰ 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.

πŸ‘‰ 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...

πŸ‘‰ 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 (πŸ‘ˆ 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".

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!

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 $297)

Live Q&A Sessions. All students are invited to attend 12 monthly LIVE Sessions via Zoom - imagine being in an intimate virtual room with one of our expert calligraphy teachers, where you get specific answers to all your questions and struggles! (Value $497)

Live Group Cohorts. ONE YEAR access to an exclusive Facebook group where we'll be going through the courses LIVE TOGETHER. During Live Cohorts, you'll turn in your assignments for group feedback, have direct access to teachers, and feel connected to fellow students on this calligraphy journey! (Value $397)

Personalized Feedback (for MC101 only).

*Available as an add-on for $147 FREE!

You get 1-on-1 help from an expert teacher on each of your 8 beginner weekly assignments. Our teachers point out specific improvements you can make, so you feel supported throughout your MC101 journey! (Value $497)

Alumni Community. 3,000+ calligraphers all over the globe, from seasoned hobbyists to full-time professionals. The best pens for chalkboard signs? The simplest way to invoice? Whether to seal acrylic? The collective wisdom in this community is UNBELIEVABLE... and you get lifetime access. (Value $297)

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)

Why is live support so important?

After seven years of teaching calligraphy online, I've realized something really important: lessons and worksheets alone are not enough to help most students stay motivated and engaged so they get REALLY GOOD at calligraphy.

So what are the KEYS to calligraphy learning success?

πŸ‘‰ Flexibility, accountability, support... and a sense of BELONGING.

FLEXIBILITY:

  • 1-on-1: If you learn best with individual attention from a teacher - awesome, you can get personalized feedback on your MC101 BEGINNER projects.
  • SELF-PACED: If you're self-driven, you can learn at your own pace.
  • GROUP LEARNING: If you're like me, and you need some deadlines and outside obligations in order to stay the course... we gotchu.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • LIVE COHORTS: Join us as we go through the curriculum together and you'll get a weekly deadline to complete your assignment. Then, our teachers will create a group feedback video based on those student projects.
  • ONE YEAR COMMUNITY ACCESS: To encourage you to dive in, stay inspired, and complete the course within 12 months. (Don't worry, you get lifetime access to the course materials).

SUPPORT:

  • "ASK A TEACHER": During Live Cohorts, our teachers will respond to questions in the Student Community several times a week.
  • Q&A SESSIONS: Join us live via Zoom once a month, so even outside of Live Cohorts, you can still get your questions answered directly by our teachers.

Finally... BELONGING:

  • We want our students to feel like they're a part of something BIGGER than just their own individual calligraphy practices.
  • We consistently hear that seeing fellow students improving and doing amazing things with their calligraphy is incredibly INSPIRING.
  • When you can help out a fellow student with a suggestion or tip that works for you... it builds YOUR confidence and ownership as a calligrapher.

The POWER of Community Learning:

Over the years, our teachers have given literally THOUSANDS of pieces of individual feedback on student assignments. And the data shows that MOST PEOPLE experience the same stuck points, frustrations and solutions when it comes to beginner calligraphy.

πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ So, why go it alone?

We're more and more isolated these days. Fewer people go to church, or know their neighbors, or live in the same town that they grew up in.

I think a lot of us are craving a real sense of COMMUNITY. I know I am.

🏑 So, we're creating a virtual calligraphy home for our students.

  • A community where you can share your work - so everyone can see that there are a range of abilities and common problem areas.
  • A safe place to celebrate your WINS and express your FRUSTRATIONS, so no one feels isolated or lost.

🌟 365-Day Money Back Guarantee 🌟

Hey, I get it, this is a big investment. Luckily, we believe so hard in the effectiveness of our programs, that we're letting you try out any of our calligraphy courses for a full year... completely risk free!

We KNOW our programs work. So, go through the entire course, watch all the lessons, download all the worksheets, attend the Live Q&A Sessions, enjoy the student community... for a FULL YEAR.

If you don't feel like your calligraphy has improved, we will issue you a full refund.

All you have to do is email us, show us you've put in the work, and we'll refund your purchase of the program. Full details right here.

Most of our students do calligraphy for their own joy and mental health... but some make serious money with their calligraphy!

After taking Modern Calligraphy 101 & 201, kindergarten teacher Ansley was able to make 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.

β€” 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.

  • 8-Week Core Beginner Curriculum
  • 12 Month Access to our Active Student Facebook Community where you can participate in a Live Cohort to get group feedback & direct access to our teachers
  • 12 Monthly Live Q&A Sessions with our expert teachers
  • Library of Q&A Session Recordings with Shinah
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Lifetime access to our Alumni Facebook Community
  • BONUS: 20-Mins-A-Day Calligraphy Workbook
  • BONUS: No Freakout Guide to Your First Calligraphy Job

$497 USD

(or 3 monthly payments of $187)

Modern Calligraphy 201

For calligraphers with a good grasp of the basics, who want to create their own style, flourishes & compositions.

  • 8-Week Core Intermediate Curriculum
  • 12 Month Access to our Active Student Facebook Community where you can participate in a Live Cohort to get group feedback & direct access to our teachers
  • 12 Monthly Live Q&A Sessions with our expert teachers
  • Library of Q&A Session Recordings with Shinah
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Lifetime access to our Alumni Facebook Community
  • BONUS: Two Advanced Alphabet Worksheets
  • BONUS: Book of Variations on Uppercase & Lowercase Letters

$497 USD

(or 3 monthly payments of $187)

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 ($497)
  • Everything that comes with Modern Calligraphy 201 ($497)
  • BONUS: "Calligraphy Biz Starter Guide" 10-Module Video Course ($497 - not sold separately)

$1491 regular price

$997 USD

(or 6 monthly payments of $187 USD)

The value of calligraphy doesn't just come from sales...

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.

β€” Lisanne Hurkx

Just some of my past 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

"20 Minutes a Day" Curated Practice Workbook

Guide to Your First Calligraphy Envelopes Job

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY 201

Slant Variation Guideline

Stylish Numbers

Stylish Punctuation

Guide to Ink Mixing

Book of Lowercase & Uppercase Letter Variations

Flourished Alphabet Worksheets

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got Questions?

What is the course format?

The core curriculum of Modern Calligraphy 101 & 201 are available 24/7 as pre-recorded videos & downloadable worksheets, accessible through a private course portal.

As soon as you enroll, you'll get access to all of the lessons.

Each week, you'll watch video lessons, practice on worksheets, complete an assignment, and learn to self-critique for faster improvement.

There are TWO OPTIONS for pacing:

1) SELF-PACED: I provide a checklist that gives you suggested practice and assignments for the 8 week-curriculum. But you can go as slow or fast as you want.

2) LIVE COHORTS: You can join in with us as we work through the curriculum together, with set deadlines to turn in your assignments for group feedback.

  • MC201 Live Cohort starts April 8, 2024
  • MC101 Live Cohort starts Fall 2024

How exactly will the Live Cohorts work?


During Live Cohorts, we'll be giving you extra accountability and support:

  • Every week, you'll have until Sunday night to submit your assignment in our Student Facebook Group
  • Our teachers will create a Group Feedback video using selected parts of the assignments submitted that week, to highlight and advise on the most common areas of struggle.
  • Our teachers will also answer questions directly in the Student Facebook Group several times a week
  • Students will also have a structured place to share wins and frustrations - so no one feels isolated or alone!

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


You'll get the best learning experience by joining one of our Live Cohorts, or by watching the videos and completing each lesson on the suggested 8-week 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 join in on the next Live Cohort, as long as you still have access to the Student Facebook Group. Or, you can complete the course at your own pace at anytime after you purchase.  (You get to KEEP ACCESS to the course and all course materials for life!)

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 =)

Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?

Yes! Our signature calligraphy courses come with a 🌟365-Day Money Back Guarantee🌟 Which means you have a FULL YEAR to go through the entire course, watch all the lessons, download all the worksheets, attend the Live Q&A Sessions, and enjoy the student community. If you've put in the work and still feel like your calligraphy hasn't improved, just contact us within a year and we'll refund your purchase. Full details right here.

What comes with the courses?

  • LESSONS & WORKSHEETS: Lifetime Access to the core curriculum. All videos, lessons & worksheets available 24/7 through our official course website
  • BONUS MATERIALS: Extensive worksheets, books and videos, like lessons on faux calligraphy, calligraphy numbers, punctuation and envelope calligraphy
  • STUDENT COMMUNITY: One Year access to our active Student Facebook Group. During live cohorts, this is where you can submit assignments for group feedback, get answers from teachers, share your wins and struggles, and get support from your fellow classmates
  • LIVE Q&A SESSIONS: Invitations to join 12 monthly Q&A sessions via Zoom (you can submit questions even if you can't attend live)
  • CALLIGRAPHY KNOWLEDGE LIBRARY: Access to an extensive archive of previous Live Q&A Session recordings, addressing everything from tools to business advice
  • ALUMNI COMMUNITY: On Facebook, where you can stay connected to over 3000 Crooked Calligraphy alumni and get answers to any calligraphy questions.

Do I need a Facebook account?

Yes, to participate in the Live Cohorts.

The Student Facebook Group is where you will be submitting assignments, getting group feedback, and asking questions to our teachers during the Live Cohorts.

But, you can absolutely complete these courses WITHOUT Facebook.

  • The course materials are accessible 24/7 through a private course portal
  • The Live Q&A Sessions happen over Zoom, and recordings are placed in the course portal
  • Personalized feedback (if you choose the upgrade) happens via email

(Some of our students create a throwaway Facebook account, just to participate in our student community)

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!

How long will I have access to the course?

For life!

Once you purchase the course, you'll have access to the core 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 core curriculum videos & worksheets.

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 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 answer!

Priscilla made more money than her husband, for the first time ever in her life, with calligraphy!

Taking your calligraphy courses has been literally LIFE-CHANGING.

In December, I made more money than my husband, for the first time ever, with my calligraphy. And soon, I'm leaving my stressful job in the healthcare industry to grow my calligraphy business full-time.

I'm a different person now. My anxiety is gone. I'm more confident because I know I can do anything.

β€” Priscilla Basilio

What's the Crooked Calligraphy philosophy?

  • FUN: Calligraphy doesn't have to be STIFF and BORING πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™€οΈ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 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. It's worth it - every penny!

β€” Yesenia Gray

Tonya's calligraphy side business just paid for her dream vacation - a cruise to Italy and Istanbul!

I started calligraphy as a way to honor my mom, who did beautiful lettering and passed away when I was 3.

But once I gained the confidence from your course, I realized that a business was possible.

Now, I'm "Montana's Calligrapher." My mom would be so proud of me.

Don't doubt yourself. Just go for it - I promise, you will get your investment back ten-fold.

β€” Tonya Fink


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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?

πŸ’• Shinah

Chief Calligrapher, Crooked Calligraphy LLC