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If you're already enrolled in the first Modern Calligraphy Summit (MCS 1.0), use your student portal email address and password to "sign in" on the checkout page.
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 two-week online party to help you take your calligraphy to the next level.
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
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 @Partysally
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 video lessons from your favorite calligraphers, each with 45-90 minutes of instruction broken up into chapters.
Handouts + Templates
Each lesson comes with a printable handout or template, so you can take notes and follow along with your instructors.
We know your schedule's tight, so you get lifetime access to your video lessons once they're released. Watch them whenever you want.
Watch the replays from two Q+A sessions where our instructors answer your most common questions.
Our friendly and supportive Facebook group lets you get advice and stay inspired.
You'll get a list (with shopping resources) of recommended supplies, from beginner to advanced.
Your first lesson starts as soon as you enroll, and each lesson is released every other day after that so you have time to follow along and practice in between each one.
- Day 1: Brush Calligraphy with Sharisse DeLeon
- Day 3: Classic Copperplate with Younghae Chung
- Day 5: Breaking the Rules with Katherine Ross
- Day 7: Layouts & Lettering Styles with Molly Knabel
- Day 9: Everything But Paper with Lauren Saylor
- Day 11: Invitation Design: Start to Finish with Karla Lim
- Day 13: Watercolor Illustration & Digitizing with Jenna Rainey
Enroll now & get these bonuses...
Three more video lessons!
Styling and Photography
WITH Alissa Mazzenga and Aimee Mendez
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 Mendez (@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!
WITH Younghae Chung
Our MCS 2.0 instructor Younghae is a lefty herself! In these two bonus video lessons, she'll show you specific tips, tricks, and tools to make calligraphy and brush lettering easier if you're a left-handed learner.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's your refund policy? Due to the nature of the course, we cannot offer refunds.
How long is each lesson? Each video lesson is between 45-90 minutes in length, broken up into manageable "chapters."
Do I need to have taken MCS 1.0 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 get busy and can't watch the videos when they're released? 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!
Can I enroll in the first MCS, too? Absolutely! After you purchase MCS 2.0, you can come back here and click this link to enroll in 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.
Where is the free tool video and interview series you did? You can find that right here.
Still have questions?
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