A kick-ass course teaching the basics

of modern pointed pen calligraphy...

without forgetting the FUN!!

 
 

Hey you!

You know you wanna rock out with some gorgeous modern calligraphy, right?

YESS!!! But.. maybe you've run into some of these obstacles?

It looks kinda intimidating...


I've tried learning, but the tools just didn't work right...


I want to learn something creative, but I never have the motivation...


Well, it's time to say goodbye to that B.S.!

Take my hand and let's do this shit!

THIS 6-WEEK COURSE

walks you through everything you need to create beautiful modern calligraphy.

I take the guess work and overwhelm out of it so you can relax, be inspired and have fun!

Enroll once and get LIFETIME access!

That means that you can come back and watch the videos and download the worksheets for as long as the course exists!

Join the waitlist and get updates about this course, including when it opens for enrollment again!


 

Let's see what this course can help you do!

After taking my six-week course, Lisanne was able to create THOUSANDS of dollars worth of custom designed pieces for her own wedding!

Click below to watch a short interview with Lisanne - she talks about her experience with the course and how much she was able to learn!

Watch the Interview!

 

So whaddya get?


10 Foundational Video Lessons. Professional, high-quality video so you can see exactly how to hold and move your calligraphy pen.


Interactive Hands-On Worksheets. Each lesson comes with a printable worksheet, crammed with information, so you can practice and learn as you watch.


Guided Practice Sheets. So you know exactly how to practice all the skills you learn each week. Do these and watch yourself improve day by day.


Specific Tool Recommendations. A 4-page clickable PDF tells you exactly which calligraphy supplies to get and where to find them.


Fun Weekly Exercises. To keep you inspired and motivated to keep picking up your pen!


Private Facebook Community. Where you can get daily encouragement, support and feedback from your fellow students... and ME!



Let's take a look at exactly what you'll learn:


WEEK 1 - Introduction and Tools

Lesson 1.1 - Welcome!

Lesson 1.2 - The Stuff You Need

Lesson 1.3 - What the Heck is Modern Calligraphy?

Lesson 1.4 - Pencil Calligraphy

Lesson 1.5 - Faux Calligraphy



WEEK 2 - The Calligraphy Pen and Foundational Strokes

Lesson 2.1 - Preparing the Pen and Nib

Lesson 2.2 - The Basic Strokes

Lesson 2.3 - Troubleshooting



WEEK 3 - Creating Lowercase Letters

Lesson 3.1 - Lowercase Letter Formation

Lesson 3.2 - Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them



WEEK 4 - Uppercase Letters and Connections

Lesson 4.1 - Uppercase Letter Formation

Lesson 4.2 - Connecting Letters Into Words



WEEK 5 - Introducing Style

Lesson 5.1 - Three Easy Ways to Add Style

Lesson 5.2 - Fun Styling and Flourishing Tips



WEEK 6 - Adding that Bounce!

Lesson 6.1 - How to Add "Bounce" to Your Letters

Lesson 6.2 - Final Words


Oh damn, there's more!

Lookit all these BONUS WORKSHEETS you get to round out your calligraphy knowledge!

I've even created some BONUS VIDEOS so you can see exactly how I write each number or letter.

Beginner Calligraphy Drills

Numbers 4 Ways

Extra Calligraphy Drills

Ampersands & More

Modern Alphabet Exemplar

Guideline Sheets

Ever dream of getting paid to do calligraphy?

After taking Modern Calligraphy 101, former student Abi is now booking professional calligraphy gigs for HUNDREDS of dollars!


Click below to watch a short interview with Abi - she talks about this course gave her the confidence to sell her calligraphy!

Watch the Interview


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the course format?
With Modern Calligraphy 101, you have the option of going at your own pace, or progressing along with the group on a 6-week guided schedule. As soon as you enroll, you'll get access to all of the lessons, so you can race through if you want. BUT, for those who are looking for more structure, every week I'll be emailing the group announcing that we're moving on to the next set of lessons. Each Sunday, you can submit your weekly project, and I'll include them in the group feedback that I give the following Tuesday. The official course schedule starts on Tuesday, May 1 and wraps up Sunday, June 10, but don't worry! You'll get some extra project ideas to keep you inspired and practicing well after the course ends!
Are calligraphy supplies included with the course?
No, it's up to you to decide exactly which tools you want to invest in. But, fear not! I provide a recommended beginner kit that you can purchase at John Neal Bookseller. OR, you can buy the tools you want from my detailed, clickable list of favorite supplies. Either way, you'll feel uniquely prepared, never lost.
How long will I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? Once you purchase the course, you'll have access for as long as the course exists. I really encourage you to try and complete the course as the videos are released, so you can gain momentum and engage with your fellow students. BUT, I also understand that life gets in the way sometimes. So, you can always come back to re-watch any of the videos, or just take the course all over again at your own pace!
Do I get free updates, even after my course schedule ends?
Yes! As a student for life, you'll get access to all future course updates, including new videos, worksheets and exercises.
How will I be inspired to actually do the exercises?
By joining the community of students all around the world learning alongside you! Join the private Facebook group and you'll be encouraged to upload your exercises so you can see your progress and get feedback from me and your fellow calligraphy nerds. During the official course schedule, I'll be active on both the course website and the Facebook page, answering questions and commenting on the group's work.
What happens if I can't complete the course on schedule?
You'll get the best learning experience by watching the videos and completing each lesson on the official schedule. That way, you can share your work with me and your fellow students and get substantive feedback. You also become part of a lively community of fellow calligraphy nerds, all learning at the same pace as you - running into the same frustrations and overcoming the same obstacles together! But I know that life doesn't always go as planned, so you're still totally welcome to complete the course at your own pace. You can upload your assignments to the course website or the Facebook page whenever you like! The only bummer is that I won't be able to participate, comment and answer questions with as much frequency once the official course schedule ends.
Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
I truly believe in the value of this course! I've taught hundreds of students in my in-person workshops, watched hours of other online calligraphy courses, and created dozens of pages of worksheets from scratch. If you really want to learn modern calligraphy and develop a fulfilling, relaxing creative passion, this course is definitely for you! That being said, I confidently offer a 30-day money back guarantee. Purchase this course with no risk - I promise it will be worth every penny. If it's just not working for you, contact me within 30 days of purchasing the course, show me that you've actually done the exercises, and I'll give you a full refund.
What kind of feedback will I get?
I'll be looking at all the individual Weekly Projects that are uploaded directly in the course itself or in our private Facebook group. Then, I'll be offering tailored feedback to address the most common issues and struggles that I see in your work overall! While I can't guarantee that I can respond to each one of you individually, I'll do my best to address all the questions/concerns that I see in one way or another, whether it be by a course update or a detailed Facebook post.

Here's what students are saying about the course:

"Modern Calligraphy 101 is a brilliant course! Shinah shares all her knowledge in an upbeat, positive and enthusiastic way, through videos and printable worksheets. I really can’t recommend this highly enough." - Rachel Brown

"I found this course to be incredibly user friendly and fun. I always looked forward to the next lesson with anticipation. Shinah's personality shined through and made you feel as if you were in the classroom with her. Highly recommend this course!" - Steve Villarreal

"Shinah's class was so thorough! There was so much good information - starting with the very basics to taking your calligraphy to the next level. The supportive network of other students (and of course Shinah) is also a plus! Great class!" - Nancy Moy

"[This course is] full of beautiful printouts (WAY better than the crappy book I bought on amazon), clear direction, and makes it so much easier to figure out the supplies than doing it on your own." - Mina Kim

"When I opened your course the first time I really fell in love with the structure of the course. I can tell that you tried your best to make the course as easy to use as possible - and it works. Indeed it´s really welcoming and approachable." - Marleen Hahn

"Wow! I have improved so much since starting this course! I was always so intimidated by the nib and oblique holder and that calligraphy is for experts or people with beautiful writing. Thanks for this writing therapy! Really warms my heart to just calm down and take things slow." - Nasuha Hamdi

"I'm a little sad that this is the end of the course but also very happy because I learned a lot and improved so much! I feel so much positive energy to keep practicing!" - Lisanne Hurkx

Your Instructor


Shinah Chang
Shinah Chang

Hi there! I'm Shinah and I'm a calligraphy and lettering artist with a pretty unusual background. I probably should have gone to art school when I was 18, but instead I went in the complete opposite direction - to Harvard University and then NYU Law School. For six years, I worked as a high-powered corporate attorney in a big law firm, and sketched lettering doodles when I got home late each night.

But then! I had an "aha" moment and quit my high-paying job to explore that creative side I always knew I had. After trying lots of different things, I finally took a calligraphy workshop and something just clicked. I had finally found that creative passion that I had been looking for all my life.

Now, I'm a professional calligrapher working with both big companies and tiny businesses. One of my favorite things is teaching calligraphy. I've taught hundreds of students in my in-person workshops. For me, calligraphy is not a stiff, formal, tedious thing - it's full of personality and expression! I truly believe that every person can learn this awesome skill (even if you have awful handwriting!)

Got any questions? Email me at [email protected] - I'd love to hear from you!