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From modern calligraphy and brush lettering to watercolors, envelope addressing, and digitizing - finally you can learn from all your favorite artists, without the time and expense of traveling to in-person workshops.

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You've been wanting to learn new techniques and broaden your lettering skills by learning from multiple instructors. 

 


 

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 don't have time to wander through amateur video tutorials online.

 


 

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

 


 

Introducing the

Modern Calligraphy SummitTM

AN ONLINE PARTY TO TAKE YOUR CALLIGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Here's what's included in MCS 1.0:

 

Beginning Calligraphy with Laura Hooper

Just starting out? This class has you covered! From how to hold your pen and ink your nib, to a detailed walkthrough of every letter in the alphabet (plus numbers!), Laura's class will get you started in pointed pen calligraphy.

Length: 45 minutes

Developing Your Own Style with Fozzy Castro-Dayrit

In this highly-acclaimed, one-of-a-kind class, Fozzy covers the nibs you can try to get different writing effects, drills to get you warmed up, and a really fun personal exercise that will help you uncover your unique style.

Length: 55 minutes

Flourishing with Victoria Rothwell

Called "the most comprehensive course on flourishing ever" by our students, you'll finally understand why your flourishing looks weird, childish, or just plain "off," and the principles you need to know to make it look beautiful! Victoria covers common mistakes, how and where to apply flourishes, ascenders and descenders, visual balance, and fun variations you can add to your toolbox.

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

Floral Embellishments with Annie Mertlich

Create gorgeous floral embellishments with watercolors and with a dip pen! Annie breaks it down into simple steps, from blocking out shapes with a pencil to mixing your paint palette. Perfect for those who want to create gorgeous invitation suites that incorporate calligraphy and illustration.

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

Creating Layouts for Envelopes & Beyond with Anne Robin

Known for her creative envelope layouts, Anne's practical tips and tricks will help you RIGHT NOW! From centering an address to writing on dark envelopes, and from laying out a menu to creating wedding signage, this lesson will push the boundaries of your creativity.

Length: 50 minutes

Digitizing & Preparing for Print with Ashley Buzzy

If you've ever wanted to take your calligraphy or hand lettering and turn it into gorgeous prints, wedding invitations, or logos, you'll love this class. Ashley covers scanning, cleaning up your art in Photoshop, and using Illustrator to vectorize your lettering. (Free software trials are available from Adobe).

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Brush Lettering with Pens & Markers with Drew Europeo

One of the easiest ways to get started with brush lettering is with brush pens. Drew is here to show you the myriad of options available and how to use them by walking you through a few fun and creative lettering projects that you can use for quotes, prints, and handmade cards.

Length: 1 hour

Brush Lettering with Watercolors with Nicole Miyuki Santo

Have you always loved the dreamy look of gorgeous watercolor lettering? Then you'll love this lesson - Nicole Miyuki Santo teaches you how to mix inexpensive watercolors and use your natural handwriting to create amazing and colorful projects.

Length: 50 minutes

Brush Lettering with Gouache with Alissa Mazzenga

Gouache paint is the secret weapon of most professional calligraphers - it can be mixed into any color and it works great on notoriously difficult papers. Alissa explains when and where you might want to use gouache for your projects, and also walks you through her signature, flowy alphabet.

Length: 45 minutes

Here's what's included in MCS 2.0.

 

ABCs of Brush Calligraphy with Sharisse DeLeon

Have trouble forming and connecting your letters, words, and sentences? This class is perfect if you're a beginner, or even if you're a bit more experienced and want to "brush" up on your basics. Sharisse also covers how to choose a brush pen and hold it properly.

Length: 50 minutes

Classic Copperplate with Younghae Chung

Called "the best class on Copperplate" and "the class that finally made it all click," Younghae not only breaks down upper- and lower-case letters, but also covers posture and flourishing too! If you're struggling to make your modern calligraphy look beautiful, you probably need to learn these traditional rules first.

Length: 2 hours 43 minutes

Breaking the Rules with Katherine Ross

Now that you've learned the rules, it's time to break them! In this fun class, Katherine shows you some techniques and exercises that will stretch your mind and help you think of your lettering in completely new ways.

Length: 1 hour

Layouts & Lettering Styles with Molly Knabel

If you've ever had trouble laying out a quote, phrase, or song lyric, you'll love this lettering design class! A former engineer, Molly walks you through her step-by-step system for creating eye-catching layouts, hierarchies, and compositions for your lettering projects.

Length: 1 hour 15 minutes

Everything But Paper with Lauren Saylor

Have you ever wanted to learn how to write on non-traditional surfaces, like glass, mirror, rock, leaves, wood, chalk, and more? As the queen of non-paper lettering, Lauren gives you all her best tools and tips for getting creative with your lettering, plus how to prep, clean, and preserve your surfaces.

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes

Invitation Design from Start to Finish with Karla Lim

Karla reveals her entire process for creating an invitation suite -- and it doesn't just start with design mockups. You'll learn how to interview your client, how to find the inspiration you need, and how to put it all together into a gorgeous finished product that everyone will love.

Length: 2 hours 15 minutes

Watercolor Illustration & Digitizing with Jenna Rainey

Using a custom crest as her sample project, Jenna shows you how to paint each element, from the leaves to the toucan. Then she'll show you how to scan your work, clean it up in Photoshop, and turn it into a gorgeous work of art that you can use for cards, wedding invitations, and more.

Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

Styling & Photography with Alissa Mazzenga and Aimee Mendez

Now that you've created all this gorgeous work, it's time to capture and share it in the best light! Learn how to keep your images consistent-looking, how to light your space, and how to find great backgrounds and props for your photos whether you use a phone or a "fancy" DSLR camera.

Length: 45 minutes

And That's Not All...

When you enroll in the Modern Calligraphy Summit, you'll also get:

HD VIDEO LESSONS

High quality video lessons from your favorite calligraphers, each with 45-90 minutes of instruction broken up into convenient chapters.

PDF HANDOUTS

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

LIFETIME ACCESS

We know your schedule's tight, so your video lessons never expire once they're released. Watch them whenever you want.

SUPPLY LISTS

You'll get a list (along with shopping resources) of recommended supplies, from beginner to advanced, and for every lesson taught.

You Don't Know What You Don't Know...

Why should you enroll in the Modern Calligraphy Summit when you may only be interested in a few of the topics?

Many of our students have said they never would have tried watercolor or digitizing or Copperplate calligraphy, for example, if they hadn't been encouraged to try it through the Modern Calligraphy Summit. Being exposed to different instructors and styles you've never tried stretches your artistic capabilities and may even launch a new career for you!

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed MCS 2.0! It has been an incredibly enriching experience... I feel like I haven't even begun to scratch the surface! The depth of information and resources that you curated was exceptional!"

Keren

"All the classes are absolutely wonderful and I especially like the copperplate calligraphy taught by Younghae. It is by far the best pointed pen class I've ever taken. The entire package, from your introduction to each instructor's class, is amazing."

Joan

"Wow - I've not found anything this comprehensive on flourishing ever. This segment alone was totally worth joining for - thank you for sharing so much. I will watch this over and over - so much inspiration here. Can't wait to start practicing!"

Naomi

Help For Lefties

Struggling to make calligraphy work for you? Finally, there's a resource that doesn't ignore left-handers!

MCS 1.0 includes bonus lefty tips from Laura Hooper, who has taught thousands of students at in-person workshops all around the world. And MCS 2.0 includes bonus lessons from Younghae Chung (a left-hander herself) on using a pointed pen and using a brush pen!

The Best Calligraphy Community Online

Our private Modern Calligraphy Summit community is the BEST! With thousands of fellow artists and over four years of knowledge, inspiration, and helpful advice inside, there's a reason people say the community alone is worth the price of the Modern Calligraphy Summit courses.

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The Ultimate Calligraphy Library

All Classes from MCS 1.0

All Classes from MCS 2.0

BONUS: Recorded Q&A Sessions

BONUS: Private Facebook Group

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THREE PAYMENTS

$199

PER MONTH

The Ultimate Calligraphy Library

All Classes from MCS 1.0

All Classes from MCS 2.0

BONUS: Recorded Q&A Sessions

BONUS: Private Facebook Group

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MCS 1.0

$299

ONE PAYMENT

Beginning Calligraphy

Developing Your Own Style

Flourishing

Floral Embellishments

Layouts for Envelopes & Beyond

Digitizing Your Lettering

Brush Lettering with Pens, Watercolor, and Gouache

BONUS: Recorded Q&A Sessions

BONUS: Private Facebook Group

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MCS 2.0

$299

ONE PAYMENT

Beginning Brush Calligraphy

Classic Copperplate

Breaking the Rules

Layouts & Lettering Styles

Everything But Paper

Invitation Design from Start to Finish

Watercolor Illustration & Digitizing

Photography & Styling

BONUS: Recorded Q&A Sessions

BONUS: Private Facebook Group

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"I was so afraid to express my own uniqueness before, but now found a new sense of freedom in my work... I've re-watched the lessons so much!"

Theresa

"I'm so happy that I followed my gut and enrolled for the MCS. It surpassed my expectations for sure."

Tanya

Frequently Asked Questions

No, each Summit's lessons are released one-by-one on a daily basis. This gives you time to watch each lesson and implement what you've learned without getting overwhelmed by having ALL of the content at once. As soon as you enroll, you'll get access to the first lesson. Each subsequent lesson is released daily thereafter. (If you enroll in both MCS 1.0 and 2.0, you'll get two new lessons per day, one from each Summit).

Never! With true lifetime access, you own your lessons forever. Download them to your computer to save and watch offline, or login to stream. It's up to you.

Due to the digital nature of the course, we cannot offer refunds.

Each video lesson is between 45-150 minutes in length, broken up into manageable "chapters."

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.

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!

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.

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