Learn Modern Calligraphy
Like meditation with a pen in your hand.
Learn Modern Calligraphy
Modern pointed pen calligraphy is the height of beauty with its curved lines, exciting bounces and sophisticated yet modern look. It breaks the traditional calligraphy rules and allows you to add your own flare and style.
Use your newly developed modern calligraphy skills to create your own greetings cards and gifts, address your wedding invitations, make your own place names or send impressive letters via good old snail mail!
An oasis of calm
Along the journey of learning modern calligraphy, I defy anyone to ignore the therapeutic qualities of the skill! The calm repetition of practising the basics and letters is a great way to spend the evening with your favourite drink. It’s quite easy to lose yourself for hours at a time! Modern calligraphy is an excellent outlet for those with anxiety or other mental health conditions, providing a way to express emotions through beautifully written words.
One big calligraphy family!
My online modern calligraphy course will give you all of the basic skills you need to write beautifully, as well as advice on how to add your own flare and style. You will receive personalised feedback on your work each week as well as feedback from your course community. This is a great opportunity to share your progress with others along the way!
Beginners' Modern Calligraphy is a comprehensive course containing seven modules of learning. Each module includes a video to follow with accompanying worksheets.
Module1: Understanding the basics
Module 2: The Lower case alphabet
Module 3: The Upper case alphabet
Module 4: Turning letters into words
Module 5: Adding style
Module 6: Bouncing and flourishing
Module 7: Laying out your work
What do former students think?
As a mum of two young little ones, it was great to be able to dedicate time to myself and learn a new skill while still being able to do it from home (even with the odd interruption!) It was lovely to meet likeminded people in the group too!
Highly recommended; I’m really loving the course so far and I can’t believe the progress I have made in less than a month! Thank you Jane for your feedback each week, really helps me to grow.
I’ve really enjoyed these classes. The class structure works well at a good pace - not too quick or too slow. The most valuable part of the classes for me has been the weekly individual feedback. It either guides me to improve or encourages me to keep it up! Thanks Jane!
But my handwriting is TERRIBLE! Surely I can't learn calligraphy?
First of all, I’m sure it’s not that bad! Secondly, you're in luck! Learning calligraphy has absolutely nothing to do with your usual handwriting. It is all about seeing letters as a series of shapes then training your hand muscles to make those shapes consistently to produce beautiful letters. My handwriting is mediocre at best, I promise!
Who is this course for?
The Beginners' Modern Calligraphy course is suitable for beginners or someone who has some prior experience who would like to refine their skills.
How does the course work?
The course consists of a series of detailed videos created by me with accompanying worksheets. All you have to do is download and print the sheets and follow along! You can watch the videos as many times as you like.
How will I know that I’m getting it right?
At the end of each module you will have the chance to submit an assignment for personalised feedback on how you are doing and how you can refine your technique further. You will also be invited to my private Facebook group to share your progress with your fellow classmates throughout the course and beyond. If all else fails and something is just not right, I will always be on hand to help solve and struggles along the way.
I am left-handed. Can I still learn modern calligraphy?
This course is most definitely suitable for left-handed people. I know a great many talented calligraphy artists who are left-handed. You will most likely need a straight pen holder so please let me know when you enrol so that I can find the right one for you. I will give you some slightly different instructions at the beginning but other than this your experience should be the same for the rest of the course.
What will I need?
You will be able to purchase a calligraphy kit from my online shop which will include everything you need – a nib and pen holder, a jar of my favourite black sumi ink and some high quality paper to print your sheets on. I will also include two card blanks for you towards the end of the course. I will mention a few other bits of kit at the start of the course that you may benefit from if you wish to take your calligraphy further.