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Fearless Flourishing

Learn how to add charm and beauty to your letters through flourishing!

Registration is currently closed, but will re-open Spring 2019! Join the waitlist below to receive updates and news regarding this course!

    You've admired all the beautiful flourished words/pieces on Instagram, and if you are anything like me 4 years ago, you are ITCHING to try, but don't know where to start! Good news - there is a method to the madness. If done correctly, flourishing can instantly add elegance and elevate your lettering.

    Now is your chance to learn! After years of practicing, playing with how line intersect, and teaching students in person, I'm excited to bring this course, right to your home. Through this Fearless Flourishing online course, I hope to pass on my absolute love for flourishing as I walk you through all the basic concepts, demonstrate letter variations, show you the beauty of ovals & more so that you will leave with a trained eye and be inspired to start flourishing with confidence!


     



    WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?

    This course is made up of This course is made up of 4 teaching modules, with individual lessons within each module. Including all the bonus videos, there are over 20 video lessons provided for you! Each lesson will have a video as well as a written component for you to follow along. Suggested exercises will also be given after each module so you can apply what you have learned right away.



    -COURSE CURRICULUM-

    MODULE 1 - Introduction to Flourishing
    Lesson 1.1 - What is a Flourish?
    Lesson 1.2 - Basic Rules to Flourishing
    Lesson 1.3 - Warm Up Drills
    Lesson 1.4 - Four Types of Flourishes


    MODULE 2 - Lowercase Letter Flourishes
    Lesson 2.1 - Ascending Stem Loops (b,d,f,h,k,l)
    Lesson 2.2 - Descending Stem Loops ( (f, g, j, p, q, y, z)
    Lesson 2.3 - End Flourishes
    Lesson 2.4 - Letters without Loops & Understanding Negative Space
    Lesson 2.5 - Connecting letters with a flourish/crossbar


    MODULE 3 - Uppercase Letter Flourishes
    Lesson 3.1 - Capital Stem Variations
    Lesson 3.2 - Entrance Stroke Variations
    Lesson 3.3 - DEMO: Group 1A - Letters that start with a Capital Stem (A, M, N, I, J)
    Lesson 3.4 - DEMO: Group 1B - Letters that start with a Capital Stem (P, B, R, I ,F, D)
    Lesson 3.5 - DEMO: Group 2 - Letters that start with a Horizontal Oval Entrance Stroke (S, L, G, C, E, O)
    Lesson 3.6 - DEMO: Group 3 - Letters that start with a Vertical Oval Entrance Stroke (Z, U, X, Y, Q)
    Lesson 3.7 - DEMO: Group 4 - Letters that start with Compound Curve Entrance Stroke (V, W, H, K)
    Lesson 3.8 - Combining Uppercase/Lowercase flourishes. Feedback on Student Examples

    MODULE 4 - Ornamental Design
    Lesson 4.1 - What is ornamental design?
    Lesson 4.2 - Drawing florals, wheat, leaves
    Lesson 4.3 - Adding simple ornamental design to names


    MODULE 5 - FINAL WORDS

    -BONUS VIDEOS-


    I'll also be including 2 BONUS instructional videos for this course! In the first lesson, we will walk through how to incorporate florals/leaves within your letters and in the second lesson, I'll be sharing some basic tips on composition/layout as we design a short quote together: "Believe you can and you're halfway there" - Theodore Roosevelt

    -MATERIALS NEEDED-

    The following is a recommended list of materials you will need for the course:

    • A Pencil & Eraser - Any brand is fine!
    • Pen Holder - I personally write with an oblique, but if you prefer the straight, that is okay. A good starter holder is the Dual Workshop Holder ($6.99) through John Neal Books
    • Paper to print guidesheets on. HP Premium32 or Hammermill Color Copy Digital is a good one, but if that's not available in your country, use any smooth paper that takes ink well without bleeding! You can also use Borden & Riley #37 Marker Layout Paper or Borden & Riley Cotton Comp Paper on top of your guidesheet.
    • Ink - I like using sumi ink for practice. My favorite is the Moon Palace Sumi Ink.
    • Pointed, flexible nib - Use whatever nib you are most comfortable with. I personally enjoy writing with a Hunt 22, Nikko G, Leonardt Principal
    • Computer/Laptop with Wifi - The course videos can only be accessible through a browser and internet access. Downloading/sharing/recording the videos is strictly prohibited
    • *Good to Have* - Printer if you want to print out all the worksheets/handouts. You can put them in paper protective sheets in a binder for your self study!
    • *Good to Have* - Copperplate Graph Pad. I use it for designing, sketching and highly recommend getting one that you can use for the bonus videos! Both John Neal and Paper Ink Arts carry them!


    If you need to purchase supplies online, I have a teacher page set up through John Neal (under "Favorites") and Paper Ink Arts. They ship worldwide!


    Your Instructor


    Younghae Chung
    Younghae Chung

    Hi! I'm Younghae of Logos Calligraphy & Design and I'm so excited to be part of your journey! I picked up Copperplate calligraphy in 2014 and since then, have continued my studies by learning under various master penmen/instructors as well as through my own personal practice times and commissioned work.

    One of the reasons why I love teaching this script is not only because of the elegance, but the versatility of Copperplate. You can incorporate it into wedding invitation design, envelope addressing, marriage certificates, custom prints, logo design, and more!

    After teaching thousands of students locally here in Southern California and online through Modern Calligraphy Summit 2.0, I'm thrilled to offer this course to you worldwide so you can learn from the comforts of your home. I'm looking forward to having you in class <3


    Frequently Asked Questions


    When does the course start and finish?
    The course officially launches October 1, 2018, but it is a completely self-paced online course. Lessons will be released weekly with the exception of Module 3 where you will have 2 weeks to complete it. I completely understand that life happens and schedules can change, so you get to decide when to start and finish after your register. However, for those who thrive on accountability and desire to learn in community, I will be providing a recommended course schedule and guide you through the course. For the launch class, videos will be released weekly/bi-weekly throughout 6 weeks.
    How long do I have access to the course?
    After enrolling, you will have LIFETIME access to this course for as long as it exists.
    Will there be handouts included?
    Absolutely! Not only will you get scanned images of the exact letters I demonstrated throughout the course, I will be providing handouts that you can print and use for your self study.
    Will you be providing individual feedback?
    Unfortunately, I am unable to provide individual feedback. However, there are plenty of ways to engage with me and your classmates through our forums/discussion boards. After each Module, there will be a place for you to post your work as well as a "Questions?" section where I will help address any questions you may have!
    Is this a beginner-friendly course?
    This course is geared towards students at an intermediate level. Students should have experience writing with a pointed pen. Having Copperplate calligraphy background will be helpful as I will be demonstrating off the Copperplate letterforms; however, students with modern calligraphy background or Spencerian background will also benefit from this course. The concepts and examples that we will cover can be easily adapted to your own writing style! If you are a complete beginner, I would recommend checking out my comprehensive "Learn Copperplate Calligraphy" course at http://www.learncopperplatecalligraphy.com

    This course is not open for enrollment.