Learn to Write Calligraphy Confidently and Creatively
The secret to learning calligraphy is getting started on the right foot - with proper tools, techniques and the feedback to make the necessary adjustments.
If you've always loved lettering, enjoyed crafting, or wanted to get creative with your hands, you've probably thought of learning calligraphy at some point.
But maybe it seemed intimidating, overwhelming, difficult, or the time commitment to learn it seemed too much. Lots of "buts!"
But actually, here's the thing.
Calligraphy is such an expansive skill. There's SO much you can do with it - it's meditative and therapeutic, and at the same time, it can be applied to so many different areas like card-making, gifts, invitations, and so much more.
...and the time commitment to learn it, is actually just 20-30 minutes a day!
Don't you just wish someone who's successfully practiced calligraphy for awhile, in the style you like, would just lead you step by step?
That's why I developed the
Creative Calligraphy Course.
I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from being a calligrapher and teaching sold-out workshops (with over 1000 students), for the last 9 years into this step-by-step online course that will help you write calligraphy confidently, understanding the concepts so that you troubleshoot and grow your skills.
The Creative Calligraphy Course is filled with every little bit of info you will need to get started in calligraphy, and more!
Here's what you'll get...
10 Step-by-Step Sessions + Bonus Videos
Lifetime access to videos that go through all the theory, techniques, troubleshooting, as close to an in-person experience as possible.
Content and Commitment Support
100+ pages of worksheets, resource guides, homework, calligraphy workout plans to cultivate a good practicing discipline.
Exclusive Community and Feedback
Access to a private Facebook group and 2 small-group live sessions to help you nurture your learning journey alongside fellow students.
An overview of what's to come:
- Introduction + Commitment
- Session 1: Defining Modern Calligraphy + Tools
- Session 2: Writing Techniques and Basic Calligraphy Strokes
- Session 3: Lowercase Letters Group 1
- Session 4: Lowercase Letters Group 2
- Session 5: Lowercase Letters Group 3
- Session 6: Uppercase Letters Group 1
- Session 7: Uppercase Letters Group 2
- Session 8: Uppercase Letters Group 3
- Session 9: Connecting Letters
- Session 10: Basics of Layouting and Envelope Addressing
- Bonus Videos
- Digitizing Calligraphy
- Writing on Things Aside From Paper
Here what our students have to say...
Karla gives a first class beginners course offering everything you need to start your calligraphy journey. The worksheets are fantastic and offer so much room to practice and, along with the guidance videos, these are just brilliant. Karla has a wonderfully enthusiastic, encouraging and clear way of teaching. Signing up to this course was definitely one of my best decisions. I cannot wait to continue my calligraphy journey as now I have the know how to keep practicing, the right way, and perfecting my new skills. Thank you Karla.
I have always wanted to learn calligraphy but never knew where to start—what kind of ink, nib, pen, and paper to use. When I heard of the Creative Calligraphy CourseI was hesitant to enroll, but after asking Karla some questions, I was convinced! Not only does this course introduce you to what the proper calligraphy supplies are and tell you where to start, but the Facebook group and live sessions are a great place to receive some feedback on your letters and overall progress. The videos are detailed and walk you through each and every single thing that there is to do, and the homework, albeit optional, is a plus! The homework serves as a review of each section and the feedback you get is super helpful—you get feedback on things like the roundness and size of your letters, and each and every thing. If you're thinking of learning calligraphy, this is the place to do it!
I give Karla’s calligraphy course the highest recommendation! Karla is an excellent teacher, offering explanations as well as close up videos demonstrating the concepts. She also teaches three different options for writing a letter which I liked. Her style is beautiful and artistic- and she is able to teach how beginners like me how to replicate the letters. Her resources were excellent! Practice sheets, recommendations for nibs, posture, hand placement, hand exercises- she covers it all! And in such a calm and encouraging manner! I learned so much!
I've always loved calligraphy, ever since I was a little girl, but I never really learned how to do it properly mostly because I didn't know where to start. My friend suggested we take the Creative Calligraphy Course together since we were both in lockdown due to the pandemic in our respective parts of the country. It was the perfect way for us to reconnect, and to learn a new skill at the same time. What I really loved about this course is how Karla explains the basics very thoroughly via the videos and worksheets in order to establish a good foundation. Having feedback on our 'homework' and being able to get support through IG, FB and email were so key in helping me with my specific questions and challenges. The live sessions were especially helpful and really set this course apart from other online classes. Thank you Karla and Written Word Academy for a fabulous course and I hope to take more soon!
Karla’s love for calligraphy shows in her instruction. She is so personable, I felt like I was sitting by her side. She offers a wealth of expertise and encouragement. I loved receiving immediate feedback from Karla on my progress. The live sessions with Karla are worth the price of the class alone.
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Enroll in the Creative Calligraphy Course
Here is the breakdown:
Bundle the Creative Calligraphy Course with our Intermediate Course, Signature Styles
The red carpet experience of our videos, worksheets, assessment plans and live video sessions with support for 90 days, is valued over $650! We promise - you are getting SO much with this online program.
P.S. If you are Canadian, you can pay the course in CAD. Please send us an email at [email protected] with proof of Canadian residence and we'll help you out.