Have you ever thought of learning calligraphy but don't know how to get started?

 

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Creative Calligraphy Course

A step-by-step online program for learning modern calligraphy for beginners

What is modern calligraphy anyway? Watch this video for a sneak peek + info about our course!

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If there's one thing I've learned about Modern Calligraphy is that it's important to get started on the right foot - with proper tools, techniques and the feedback to make the necessary adjustments. And of course, it's much more fun to do it with OTHERS, together in a community! So, we interviewed so many of our students and ... 

We've fine-tuned a program that is best for beginner calligraphers: 

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12 Step-by-Step Sessions + Bonus Videos

Lifetime access to pre-recorded videos that go through all the theory, techniques, troubleshooting, as close to an in-person experience as possible. 

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Printable Worksheets for Endless Practicing

80+ Pages of Printable Worksheets, Notes, Resource Guides, so that you can practice and improve, one stroke at a time.

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Exclusive Community and Support

Access to a private Facebook group with weekly challenges to help you nurture your learning journey alongside fellow students.

PREMIUM option: Homework Assessments and Live Sessions

Get your homework reviewed and annotated for improvement/troubleshooting, and access to monthly Live Sessions via Zoom for more in-depth Q&A

Oh by the way, my name is Karla!

I'm an internationally published modern calligrapher and I love what I do. As a calligrapher, I do wedding invitations, run my online course academy for calligraphy, and also have a calligraphy supplies + stationery online shop, in my business called Written Word Calligraphy. I'm also a wife and a mom to a 3 year old, and my little family keeps me busy, so doing calligraphy keeps me sane. 

Almost 9 years ago, I started teaching calligraphy in in-person workshops and while I love doing that, I also knew the importance of being able to watch, re-watch and learn calligraphy over a long period of time instead of just one day. Learning calligraphy is a journey, and practice makes progress! I love teaching calligraphy and I hope you can discover the beauty of slowing down, creating beautiful letters, through the art of modern calligraphy with me

Modern Calligraphy takes the tools and techniques of traditional calligraphy and lets you take your own spin to it, becoming your own artistic expression. It does feel like you're going back into the olden days, dipping your pen into ink, and slowly painting and drawing letters. It's a beautiful, accessible hobby that allows you to create many kinds of projects such as:

  • Crafting unique details for weddings and events

  • Creating personalized gifts and gift wrapping

  • Making one-of-a-kind cards and letters for your friends and family

Personally, I love calligraphy because it's a way to de-stress, calm my mind, do something fun with my own two hands, after a busy day. 

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An overview of what's to come:

  • Introduction + Commitment
  • Week 1: Defining Modern Calligraphy + Tools 
  • Week 2: Writing Techniques, Basic Calligraphy Strokes, Troubleshooting 
  • The following weeks will be in-depth study on the letters, troubleshooting and proper techniques: 
  • Week 3: Lowercase Letters Group 1
  • Week 4: Lowercase Letters Group 2 
  • Week 5: Lowercase Letters Group 3
  • Week 6: Connecting Lowercase Letters Part 1
  • Week 7: Connecting Lowercase Letters Part 2
  • Week 8: Uppercase Letters Group 1
  • Week 9: Uppercase Letters Group 2
  • Week 10: Uppercase Letters Group 3
  • Week 11: Connecting Uppercase Letters and Bouncing Letters
  • Week 12: Applying your calligraphy skills 
    • Numbers 
    • Digitizing Calligraphy
    • Writing on Things Aside From Paper
    • Tips for Lefties
    • Basics of Layouting and Envelope Addressing

Here's what our students have to say...

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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.

Lindsay G @beautifullywrittenbylindsay

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I signed up to Karlas course having some self taught experience in calligraphy but not enough to maintain consistency in my drills and letters. I enjoyed calligraphy so much i wanted to learn from someone who could start from the basics and teach me all there is to it and i'm so happy i just went for it. The CCC is everything and more. The course structure is handled so perfectly, the layout from the worksheets, the time management guide, even the pace of the videos and lives too. The facebook community is so sweet and helpful (shoutout to the admins for their input too). The CCC has bought peace into my life, it has been a highlight in my days and continues to do so. I still use all the worksheets to this day. I highly recommend Karla’s course to everyone. It will not disappoint, i promise. Thank you Karla, Chloe and team! (:

Catherine B. @evelyngracearts

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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!

Amy B

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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!

Jane B.

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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!

Tabitha C.

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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. 

Michele N.

I asked my students what their biggest struggles were and here's what I have to say about them:

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Is it difficult to learn calligraphy?

Actually, it's not! Everyone has their own learning curve and some adjustments to make. It may take a bit more time, but every step is part of the process and practice makes progress.  

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I'm a leftie, can I learn calligraphy?

Absolutely! In fact, I think lefties have a bit of an advantage. There's still some adjustments you'll have to make, but righties will need to do them too! I know you can do it

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Do I need to commit a lot of time for this course?

Yes and no. Think of the time you spend doing calligraphy as self-care, so 20-30 mins a day, or maybe 1-2 hours a week is a great investment you can give to yourself. The course is self-paced!

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I've tried calligraphy before. I feel stuck.

I hear you! The struggle is real and you are not alone. That's why we've got the coaching element in this course, as well as the private group to help support your growth, and get your questions answered and your technique troubleshooted. We will get through this together

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Do you think I'll ever be good enough?

One thing so beautiful about calligraphy is that it is a "step by step" type of art. Letters have a set shape and you can follow them. Once your hand retains the muscle memory, the letters will improve. It may take time and intentional practice, but slow and steady is what we're going for here. One stroke at a time, you got this!

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Enroll in the Creative Calligraphy Course with our Early Bird Rates!

Here is the breakdown:

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Basic Package

$197

(Regular Price is $217)

Includes: 

  • 6 months access to pre-recorded instructional videos
  • Printable worksheet digital files 
  • Access to private Facebook Group
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Premium Package

$327

(Regular Price is $347)

Includes:

  • Lifetime access to the pre-recorded instructional videos
  • Printable worksheet digital files
  • Access to private Facebook Group
  • Individual homework feedback and assessment up to 90 days 
  • Access to monthly live sessions up to 12 months
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Premium Package 3 Month Plan

$127/Mo for 3 Months

(Regular Price is $137/mo for 3 months)

  • Lifetime access to the pre-recorded instructional videos
  • Printable worksheet digital files
  • Access to private Facebook Group
  • Individual homework feedback and assessment up to 90 days 
  • Access to monthly live sessions up to 12 months
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P.S. If you are Canadian, you can pay the course in CAD (one-time payment option only). Please send us an email at [email protected] with proof of Canadian residence (such as a letter or ID) and we'll help you out. 

Why we recommend the premium package

After teaching our online beginner calligraphy course for a while, we discovered that it was super helpful for people to have lifetime access to these videos because sometimes life gets busy, and it's nice to be able to play, replay, pause when you need to. In an in-person workshop, you really don't always get the best seat in the house! Then, having homework assessments really HELP grow your skills as a beginner calligrapher - it's just as if I was there in real life giving you the feedback to help you improve those letters. Then the live sessions, they're so fun and there's always something new to learn, and nothing beats getting your questions answered in real time. 

  • Lifetime access to videos ($600 value) 
  • Printable Worksheets ($100 value)
  • Homework checking ($30 x 12+ homework submissions = $360) 
  • Live Sessions ($75 x 12 = 900)

And you're getting all this for just $327! Being part of the Creative Calligraphy Course crew just gives you the red carpet experience of learning calligraphy. Plus, you can get our Creative Calligraphy Starter Kit for a special price after you register for the course, so that you can get started with all the supplies in one place. So excited for you to join us! 

xoxo, Karla

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Here are some photos of our previous students' work...

At Written Word we believe that practice makes progress, because learning calligraphy is a journey. With time and intentional practice, your work will grow and improve.

There's more of my student's work on Instagram, head on over to my Instagram profile @writtenwordcalligraphy and click on the "Student's Work" Highlight

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Early Bird Enrolment Ends

December 8, 2021 11:59 PM PST

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Class starts January 2022. 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram @writtenwordcalligraphy

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