Get SERIOUSLY STYLIN' with your calligraphy!

Go beyond the basics and learn how to build your own alphabet, add bounce & flourishes, and create uniquely kickass compositions.

 
 



Hey! Are you looking for a guided, structured way to take your calligraphy to the NEXT LEVEL?

Maybe you're overwhelmed by all the pens, inks, and lasers (yes, lasers) out there....

Maybe you're feeling stuck in the same old style...

Maybe you stopped improving and don't know why...


Well, hot damn, you are in the RIGHT PLACE my friend!


THIS COMPREHENSIVE INTERMEDIATE COURSE

gives you concrete steps to tackle these four areas:

1) CREATE: build your own unique calligraphy alphabet,

2) CONNECT: explore advanced spacing and bouncing techniques,

3) FLOURISH: beautifully and confidently, and

4) COMPOSE: learn harmonious layouts and compositions.

I don't just tell you to "add style" - I break it down into approachable, actionable steps so that you really understand the fundamentals of calligraphy style.

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!


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

 
TWO MONTHS to a full-time calligraphy biz!

 

So whaddya get?


12 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 printable worksheets, crammed with information, so you can practice and learn as you watch.


Specific Tool Recommendations. Metallic inks? Laser levels? Lightboxes? I got ya covered! A clickable supplies PDF tells you which intermediate tools I recommend and exactly where to find them.


Fun Project Exercises. So you can apply what you've learned in a fun, concrete way that will keep you motivated!


Bonus Worksheets & Videos! Learn how to mix your own ink, practice with two intermediate calligraphy exemplars, even learn how to add style to your numbers and punctuation.


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

MODULE 1 - SUPPLIES

Lesson 1.1 - Welcome!

Lesson 1.2 - Next-level calligraphy supplies


MODULE 2 - CREATE AN ALPHABET

Lesson 2.1 - The "feel" of a style

Lesson 2.2 - Exaggerating basic shapes

Lesson 2.3 - Building a lowercase alphabet

Lesson 2.4 - Building an uppercase alphabet

Practice - Two alphabet exemplars with practice pages


MODULE 3 - CONNECTING

Lesson 3.1 - Spacing and transitions

Lesson 3.2 - Adding bounce!

Practice - Bounce practice worksheets


MODULE 4 - FLOURISHING

Lesson 4.1 - Building flourishes

Lesson 4.2 - Placement and helpful tips

Practice - Flourishing practice worksheets


MODULE 5 - COMPOSITION

Lesson 5.1 - Hierarchy and sketching

Lesson 5.2 - Refining and inking

 


Oh yeah.....there's more!

Lookit all these BONUS WORKSHEETS AND VIDEOS to help you cover all your stylish calligraphy bases.

Worksheet: Stylish Numbers

Guidelines: Slant Variations

Worksheet: Stylish Punctuation

Video: Mixing Your Own Inks

From classic copperplate to CARDI B.!

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the course format?
You'll get access to all of the lessons as soon as you enroll. Everything is available on demand, so you can watch and re-watch whenever you want! Each week, I'll send you an email telling you what module we're working on. For each module, you'll watch 1-2 tutorial videos, download worksheets to practice on, and then submit a fun project that asks you to use all the new stuff you've learned that week! You can choose to follow along with me as I work through the six-week curriculum. OR you can take the class in whatever order and whatever pace you choose. It's up to you!
Will I get any feedback on my work?
Yes! Just for the Spring of 2020, I'll be leading all of my students through the Modern Calligraphy 201 six-week curriculum. Each week, I'll send an email telling you which module we're working on and the deadline to submit your project for that week. If you submit your project on time, you'll get personalized feedback on your work from our expert Calligraphy Teachers!
Are calligraphy supplies included with the course?
No, it's up to you to decide exactly which intermediate tools you want to invest in. I provide a thorough explanation of all my favorites - like fun flexible nibs, metallic inks, light boxes, laser liners and other fun goodies. You'll get a detailed, clickable list of supplies so you know exactly where to get each tool. Then, you can build your very own unique toolkit - completely tailored to your calligraphy needs!
Can I do this course with a brush pen?
Yes, you absolutely can! I designed all the worksheets to be usable with both pointed nib and SMALL brush pens (like the Tombow Fudenosuke or Pentel Fude Touch). I use a pointed nib in all the videos, but the concepts apply equally to any kind of calligraphy.
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 in its current format. I want this course to be a valuable resource in your calligraphy library. Whenever you're feeling uninspired, or like you need a little calligraphy refresh, 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 I've completed the course?
Yes! As a student for life, you'll get access to all future course updates on this platform, including new videos, worksheets and exercises.
Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?
Due to the digital nature of the course, I cannot offer any refunds once you have accessed the course materials. I truly believe in the value of this course, but please keep the refund policy in mind before purchasing.

Here's what students are saying about Modern Calligraphy 201:

"Before taking Modern Calligraphy 201, I struggled with flourishing and layouts and felt stuck with my progress. The course videos helped me understand the fundamentals of these skills so I can confidently and creatively apply them instead of just copying what I see on Instagram. I’m so glad I made the investment in myself and my calligraphy!" - Averil Schiff

"Before taking Shinah's 201 class, I lacked confidence and couldn't quite make the leap from feeling like a beginner. This class gave me confidence to layout designs more effectively and now I can actually embellish my pieces in ways that look amazing! If you're on the fence about making this investment...do it. Shinah has created an unbelievable amount of printable content that you can use for months or years to come - and these aren't boring drills! This class guides you into creating work that is unique to YOU; not just learning to copy the work of the instructor. I can't wait to keep developing my own style." - Amanda Carso

"Shinah is an amazing teacher! I loved the layout of the course - videos, worksheets, assignments, and feedback each week. It was never "this is how it has to be done" but instead gave us tips, suggestions, and guidelines and then encouraged us to find our own style. I'm definitely more confident in my calligraphy and can't wait to see where it will take me!" - Danelle Erickson

"Before: watching too many random YouTube calligraphy tutorials, buying just about everything at the arts store if it was calligraphy related, copying quotes I liked on Pinterest including layouts and fonts, giving up after it got frustrating and never picking up a calligraphy pen for months

After: learning with intent, having a critical eye (without being OVERLY critical), focusing on “done, not perfect”, knowing that everyone’s learning journey is different and everyone has a unique writing and calligraphy style that makes you, YOU!

Thank you Shinah for teaching me the “secret sauce”: HOW to learn calligraphy (not just the WHAT), developing my own style, and going beyond me just mimicking a certain font or flourish. I really couldn't thank you enough!" - Sylvia Chim

"Modern Calligraphy 201 was definitely a challenge but in the best, ‘stretch you, push you, make you better’ kind of way. I have learned the key elements that can give my writing a differentiated style - and how to continue to play with that. I feel like I would not be this far along without MC201" - Anna Pereira

"[This] course is phenomenal! It's easy to navigate. The interface is beautifully designed and executed. Your videos are well produced and you have a great demeanor when you present the material. It is easy to understand and follow. You've created a great product!!!" - Dave Lewis

"The course was very cohesive, laced with your personality in written content and video! I was just writing words before to help create my style and I hit a plateau. Module 2 really helped me focus on each individual letter. " - Thao Tran

"[This] was a GAME CHANGER. I never thought I would be able to get a grasp on creating my own alphabet, but you made it seem so easy! I love the way you break it into tiny, manageable pieces. Now I want to create so many different styles!" - Sonia Desai

"Shinah, you're the f*cking bomb. I love how clear and concise the information in this course is! It has elevated my calligraphy to the next level. Thank you for taking the time to create this course. I'd recommend it to anyone who has begun their calligraphy journey and needs help refining their technique and finding their own unique style." - Lava Raman

"I really like Shinah's energy and teaching style. The easy flow of this course helped me jump right into the scary stuff that I didn't feel up to facing on my own. The modules are well paced and the practice sheets are now a valuable part of my calligraphy library!" - Kelli Whyte

"Before MC201 I knew how to copy and replicate letters from other calligraphers, but I didn't know the logic behind the flourishes or the ascenders, etc. After MC201 it's like I've develop a new set of skills and concepts I didn't even know existed." - Karina Wilson

Why free tutorials aren't enough!

Imagine people wanting to hire you!

Finally understand the "science" behind calligraphy!

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!