Get SERIOUSLY STYLIN' with your calligraphy!
Go beyond the basics and learn how to build your own alphabet, add bounce & flourishes, and create uniquely kickass compositions.
Maybe you're overwhelmed by all the pens, inks, and lasers (yes, lasers) out there....
Maybe you're feeling stuck in the same old style...
Maybe you stopped improving and don't know why...
Well, hot damn, you are in the RIGHT PLACE my friend!
THIS COMPREHENSIVE INTERMEDIATE COURSE
gives you concrete steps to tackle these four areas:
1) CREATE: build your own unique calligraphy alphabet,
2) CONNECT: explore advanced spacing and bouncing techniques,
3) FLOURISH: beautifully and confidently, and
4) COMPOSE: learn harmonious layouts and compositions.
I don't just tell you to "add style" - I break it down into approachable, actionable steps so that you really understand the fundamentals of calligraphy style.
That means that you can come back and watch the videos and download the worksheets for as long as the course exists!
So whaddya get?
12 Foundational Video Lessons. Professional, high-quality video so you can see exactly how to hold and move your calligraphy pen.
Interactive Hands-On Worksheets. Each lesson comes with printable worksheets, crammed with information, so you can practice and learn as you watch.
Specific Tool Recommendations. Metallic inks? Laser levels? Lightboxes? I got ya covered! A clickable supplies PDF tells you which intermediate tools I recommend and exactly where to find them.
Fun Project Exercises. So you can apply what you've learned in a fun, concrete way that will keep you motivated!
Bonus Worksheets & Videos! Learn how to mix your own ink, practice with two intermediate calligraphy exemplars, even learn how to add style to your numbers and punctuation.
Let's take a look at exactly what you'll learn:
MODULE 1 - SUPPLIES
Lesson 1.1 - Welcome!
Lesson 1.2 - Next-level calligraphy supplies
MODULE 2 - CREATE AN ALPHABET
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 - Two alphabet exemplars with practice pages
MODULE 3 - CONNECTING
Lesson 3.1 - Spacing and transitions
Lesson 3.2 - Adding bounce!
Practice - Bounce practice worksheets
MODULE 4 - FLOURISHING
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
Oh yeah.....there's more!
Lookit all these BONUS WORKSHEETS AND VIDEOS to help you cover all your stylish calligraphy bases.
Worksheet: Stylish Numbers
Guidelines: Slant Variations
Worksheet: Stylish Punctuation
Video: Mixing Your Own Inks
Here's what students are saying about Modern Calligraphy 201:
"Before taking Modern Calligraphy 201, I struggled with flourishing and layouts and felt stuck with my progress. The course videos helped me understand the fundamentals of these skills so I can confidently and creatively apply them instead of just copying what I see on Instagram. I'm so glad I made the investment in myself and my calligraphy!" - Averil Schiff
"Before taking Shinah's 201 class, I lacked confidence and couldn't quite make the leap from feeling like a beginner. This class gave me confidence to layout designs more effectively and now I can actually embellish my pieces in ways that look amazing! If you're on the fence about making this investment...do it. Shinah has created an unbelievable amount of printable content that you can use for months or years to come - and these aren't boring drills! This class guides you into creating work that is unique to YOU; not just learning to copy the work of the instructor. I can't wait to keep developing my own style." - Amanda Carso
"Shinah is an amazing teacher! I loved the layout of the course - videos, worksheets, assignments, and feedback each week. It was never "this is how it has to be done" but instead gave us tips, suggestions, and guidelines and then encouraged us to find our own style. I'm definitely more confident in my calligraphy and can't wait to see where it will take me!" - Danelle Erickson
"Before: watching too many random YouTube calligraphy tutorials, buying just about everything at the arts store if it was calligraphy related, copying quotes I liked on Pinterest including layouts and fonts, giving up after it got frustrating and never picking up a calligraphy pen for months
After: learning with intent, having a critical eye (without being OVERLY critical), focusing on "done, not perfect", knowing that everyone's learning journey is different and everyone has a unique writing and calligraphy style that makes you, YOU!
Thank you Shinah for teaching me the "secret sauce": HOW to learn calligraphy (not just the WHAT), developing my own style, and going beyond me just mimicking a certain font or flourish. I really couldn't thank you enough!" - Sylvia Chim
"Modern Calligraphy 201 was definitely a challenge but in the best, 'stretch you, push you, make you better' kind of way. I have learned the key elements that can give my writing a differentiated style - and how to continue to play with that. I feel like I would not be this far along without MC201" - Anna Pereira
"[This] course is phenomenal! It's easy to navigate. The interface is beautifully designed and executed. Your videos are well produced and you have a great demeanor when you present the material. It is easy to understand and follow. You've created a great product!!!" - Dave Lewis
"The course was very cohesive, laced with your personality in written content and video! I was
just writing words before to help create my style and I hit a plateau.
2 really helped me focus on each individual letter.
" - Thao Tran
"[This] was a GAME CHANGER. I never thought I would be able to get a grasp on creating my own alphabet, but you made it seem so easy! I love the way you break it into tiny, manageable pieces. Now I want to create so many different styles!" - Sonia Desai
"Shinah, you're the f*cking bomb. I love how clear and concise the information in this course is! It has elevated my calligraphy to the next level. Thank you for taking the time to create this course. I'd recommend it to anyone who has begun their calligraphy journey and needs help refining their technique and finding their own unique style." - Lava Raman
"I really like Shinah's energy and teaching style. The easy flow of this course helped me jump right into the scary stuff that I didn't feel up to facing on my own. The modules are well paced and the practice sheets are now a valuable part of my calligraphy library!" - Kelli Whyte
"Before MC201 I knew how to copy and replicate letters from other calligraphers, but I didn't know the logic behind the flourishes or the ascenders, etc. After MC201 it's like I've develop a new set of skills and concepts I didn't even know existed." - Karina Wilson