Learn how to add charm and beauty to your letters through flourishing!
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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 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.
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
-Homework Exercises, Scans, Instructional Workbook-
Not only do you have lifetime access to all the instructional videos, you will be given 40+ pages of instructional workbook/course scans/homework exercises. The suggested homework exercises are given after each Module for you to apply what you learned onto paper.
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
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's fine! A good starter holder is the Dual Workshop Holder ($6.49) or the Moblique holder
- Paper to print guidesheets on. HP Premium32 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 - 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 EF
- 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
- Printer - I will be providing scans, worksheets, homework exercises that you can print out at home. You may want to put them in 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!
- STUDENT TESTIMONIALS -
"Dear Younghae, thank you so much for your excellent instruction and for sharing your talent! Before I took your Copperplate and Fearless Flourishing courses, I was struggling with nibs, pens, paper, slant, and letter construction. After taking your two courses, those questions have been answered... I will keep practicing and sharing the joy of Copperplate Calligraphy!" - Nancy
“Lots of practice yet to go, and much muscle memory to develop! Majuscules are daunting, and this is going to be a LONG journey. But, what a delight to finally be able to “see” the shapes now, and know that even if I can’t always make them, I can see what is wrong with them. What an eye-opening class this is, and how very much I have learned in such a short time. I’ve learned more in the past few weeks since starting this course than I have in many month of daily practice prior to this course. Thank you Younghae! This knowledge is priceless” - Deborah
"Your instruction has been so helpful. I have already seen an improvement in my letters and flourishing by just paying close attention to the ovals and spacing. Learning how to fill the spaces around the name helps make the finished product so much more appealing to the eye. I am watching the videos several times and find things new every time" -Kathy Navia
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