It's here!

New instructors; new classes! MCS 2.0 makes its debut February 20 - March 8, 2017. Earlybird enrollment is open for a limited time.

 

Sound Familiar?


You've been wanting to take your calligraphy to the next level, learn new techniques, and broaden your lettering skills.


You want to take in-person workshops, but you don't live in a major city and can't afford to travel to one.


Let's face it - you're busy with life, family, work, or school, and you need to learn when it's convenient for you.


What if you could learn from your favorite calligraphers, for less than the price of one in-person workshop, and without leaving your home?

 

The Modern Calligraphy Summit 2.0

A 2.5-week online party to help you take your calligraphy to the next level.

February 20 - March 8, 2017


Meet Your Instructors

 

The ABCs of Brush Calligraphy

with Sharisse DeLeon @piecescalligraphy

Perfect for beginners and those looking to improve their technique in both brush and dip pen calligraphy. Sharisse will cover practice strokes, creating letters, connecting them into words, and more.

Photography by Sharisse DeLeon and Two Twenty Photos


Classic Copperplate

with Younghae Chung @logos_calligraphy

A Copperplate class in a modern calligraphy course? Yep - and by popular demand! Many calligraphers struggle with developing their own style, and part of the problem is not having a proper grasp of the foundations. Younghae will show you how to create this gorgeous traditional hand, plus go in-depth on capital letters, capital variations, and drills to improve your muscle memory.

Photography by Younghae Chung


Breaking the Rules

With Katherine Ross @script_merchant

Alright - now that you've learned the rules, it's time to break them! Katherine will help you understand and dissect your current calligraphy style, challenge your muscle memory with some fun exercises, and give you the freedom to experiment with your lettering.

Photography by Katherine Ross, GenelLynne Rivera, and Sally Pinera


Layouts + Lettering Styles

With Molly Knabel @poppyandmintdesign

Molly walks you through her complete process for creating a hand-lettered quote, from developing your layout to creating a hierarchy to convey a certain tone. You'll learn how to combine lettering styles and how to go from pencil to ink for a final piece or in preparation for digitizing.

Photography by Molly Knabel


Everything But Paper

WITH Lauren Saylor @afabulousfete

Finally! Demystify how to write on the non-traditional surfaces that your clients always ask you about! Lauren will show you her process for lettering on different media such as chalk, glass, mirror, wood, rocks, leaves, and more. You'll also learn how to prep your materials, how to remove your lettering, and how to waterproof your work.

Photography by Lauren Saylor


Invitation Design: Start to Finish

with Karla lim @Writtenwordcalligraphy

Known for her gorgeous custom invitations, Karla will share her process for designing an entire suite for a client. You'll learn how to create an inspiration board to establish a mood, how to determine which components should be included in the suite, and how the design process works.

Photography by Karla Lim, Jen Huang, Nadia Hung, and Emily Sacco


Watercolor Illustration + Digitizing

with Jenna Rainey @monvoirco

Learn Jenna's process for painting botanicals and animals for use in wedding work. From sketching, to watercolor, to scanning and digitizing, Jenna shows you how to create a custom watercolor crest for an invitation, with tips and tricks you never would have thought of!

Photography by Jenna Rainey

What you'll get

7 video lessons

Seven of your favorite calligraphers come together to teach you how to improve your lettering, without the need to travel.

Handouts + Templates

Each lesson comes with a printable handout or template, so you can take notes and follow along with your instructors.

NEVER EXPIREs

We know your schedule's tight, so you get lifetime access to your video lessons once they're released. Watch them whenever you want.

 

Live Q+A

Ask your burning questions and get answers from our instructors live during our two Q+A sessions.

Private Community

Our friendly and supportive Facebook group lets you get advice and stay inspired.

 

Enroll now & get these bonuses...

Three more video lessons!


Styling and Photography

WITH Alissa Mazzenga and Aimee Mazzenga

Ready to take your website and Instagram feed up a notch? Learn how to style your calligraphy work and take gorgeous photographs with calligrapher and artist Alissa Mazzenga (@feasting, and one of our original MCS instructors) and her sister, professional photographer Aimee Mazzenga (@aimeemazzenga).


Using the iPad Pro

WITH Molly Knabel

Our MCS 2.0 instructor Molly loves using the iPad Pro to add a new dimension to her lettering practice! In this bonus video lesson, she'll show you how to use the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and the ProCreate app to accelerate your design process, along with her favorite tips and tricks. You'll love this bonus video if you already have an iPad Pro, and if you don't, you might just be tempted to buy one!


Left-Handed Calligraphy

WITH Younghae Chung

Our MCS 2.0 instructor Younghae is a lefty herself! In this bonus video lesson, she'll show you specific tips, tricks, and tools to make calligraphy easier if you're a left-handed learner.

Praise for the First Summit

Earlybird Enrollment Ends Soon!

Enroll now for just $249 $299

 

If you're already enrolled in the first Modern Calligraphy Summit, use your student portal email address and password to "sign in" on the checkout page.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What's your refund policy? If your circumstances change, we're happy to offer a full refund before the Summit starts on February 20, 2017.

Do I need to have taken the first MCS in order to take MCS 2.0? Nope! They're not sequential. Each Summit does start with a lesson that's geared towards beginners, but other than that, the lessons from the Summits can be watched in any order after they're released.

What if I'm out of town or busy during February 20 - March 8, 2017? Your video lessons never expire. You own them forever and you can watch them as many times as you need to. You can even download the lessons if you know you'll be somewhere with a slow or non-existent internet connection!

What if I can't make the live Q&A chat? The live Q&A schedule is to be determined, but even if you can't make it, you can submit a question ahead of time and we'll record each session so you can watch it whenever you'd like.

Can I enroll in the first MCS, too? Absolutely! After you purchase MCS 2.0, you'll be directed to a page with an option to purchase MCS 1.0.

Can I watch the video lessons on any device? Yes! You can use your computer, tablet, or even your phone to watch the video lessons - as long as you have a web browser, you can log in to your student portal to access the videos.

Still have questions?

Email Ashley, your host: ashley@ashleylurcott.com