Better handwriting made simple.

This online course teaches techniques to make your natural penmanship something you’re proud of (and therefore excited to use!).

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Pick the writing instrument that's right for you
  • Hold a pen or pencil correctly
  • Properly form letters, numbers and symbols
  • Make your writing look fancy with fake calligraphy
  • Center and space your lettering
  • Creatively address envelopes
  • Write on a chalkboard (the easy way!)

PUT IT INTO PRACTICE

Make your everyday penmanship look great with helpful tips, technique and practice worksheets.

BEST WRITING UTENSILS

Find the right supplies for your needs with a resource list of favorite paper, notebooks, pencil, pen, eraser and chalk options.

YOUR WRITING AS ART

With a good penmanship foundation, you can create lettering artwork you are proud of.

"Thanks for the amazing class! I enjoyed every bit of it and will certainly be using my new skills now!!! Again, it was perfect, thank you!"

Anne G.

"This was such a fun class! Thank you for the instruction and all the examples. It was all so helpful! I’ll be sure to recommend it to friends in the future."

Laura

" I am really enjoying your class — very simple to understand and practice does help for sure! I've sort of “hated” my handwriting forever, and I see now that with a little intention I will be able to like it better."

Karen C.

THE DETAILS

Enjoy learning from the comfort of your home. Simply log into your account and the full class content will be waiting for you.

This online class is contains written lessons and videos with tips, tricks and techniques.

Start when it is convenient for you and come back again and again. There is no official start or end date ... just move at your own pace.

Upon registering, you'll have instant and unlimited access. No expiration, just pure fun!

LEARN FROM A FRIENDLY EXPERT

Join Emily, a lifetime letterer, as she shares instruction for proper penmanship technique that builds the foundation for artful lettering.

KEEP THE INFO CLOSE AT HAND

In addition to the teaching videos, you'll receive printable worksheets, lettering style samples and lined papers. Print out a few copies of each worksheet for easy practicing.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

We know you'll enjoy the class, but if for any reason it's just not the right fit, let us know within 30 days and we'll gladly refund your purchase. 

GET ACCESS TO 14 LESSONS INCLUDING:

  • INTRODUCTION: Find out the difference between penmanship and lettering and a bit about what you'll be learning.
  • SUPPLIES: Discover your favorite papers, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers and chalk lettering tools. 
  • TECHNIQUES: Learn the proper posture, hand holding and wrist angle to instantly improve your penmanship
  • LINES: Take time to practice straight lines, curved lines and squiggles to build a foundation for proper lettering.
  • ANATOMY OF A LETTER: Find out what elements make up a letter and how you can alter parts to create your own style.
  • LETTERING STYLES: Look at examples of serif, sans serif, italic and script styles to practice your favorite.
  • NUMBERS + SYMBOLS: Don't forget the extra characters!
  • SPACING: Helpful tricks for keeping your lettering straight and evenly spaced.
  • BORDERS: Add embellishment to your pretty writing with hand drawn borders. 
  • FAKE CALLIGRAPHY: Make your handwriting instantly fancy with this simple technique.
  • ADDRESSING ENVELOPES: Wow your loved ones with handwritten notes AND pretty envelopes.
  • CHALK LETTERING: Learn how to season your chalkboard, the best tools and a great technique for transferring art to the chalkboard.
  • LETTERING PROJECT: Put your skills to use with a creative quote to practice with.  

Here's what I know about penmanship: 

YOUR HANDWRITING IS AN EXTENSION OF YOU

Ever get a letter in the mail and know exactly who it is from just from the handwriting? This is what I love about penmanship – everyones is different and part of who they are.

I found a letter in a box the other day and knew instantly that it was a poem Ryan’s grandfather, Pop, wrote for one of our kids. Pop passed away this year and having this piece of paper with his handwriting feels like such a treasure. It’s a little piece of him we get to keep and cherish.

THE ART OF PENMANSHIP IS QUIETLY FADING AWAY

Digital communication has overtaken the need for handwritten documents. This is not always a bad thing as texting and email and digitally signing is both efficient and convenient, but I don’t believe it could or should ever replace the beauty and joy of a real signature or handwritten note.

The fact that my second grader doesn’t get to learn cursive, but instead takes typing classes is bittersweet. Sure, he should learn to type, but I want him to learn his lettering, too!

THERE ARE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HANDWRITING

So many of you have expressed that you wish you had better handwriting and if you did you would use it more often. I totally get it. Good news is, you can make it better. There are simple techniques and exercises you can do to correct bad form, change old habits and improve the quality of your penmanship (NOTE: none of it is hard, it just takes practice).

THE FOUNDATION FOR PRETTY LETTERING IS GOOD PENMANSHIP

You’ve seen the gorgeously hand-lettered quotes and artwork all around the internet. It’s lovely. And it certainly makes you wish you could write like that. What I have come to realize is that each of these artists understand the basis for good letter forming, know the proper techniques and put in time to develop their own lettering style. The line between penmanship and lettering is a thin one but once you master the first, the doors open up for crossing that line into lettering.

 

In Simplified Penmanship, you will learn to improve your personal handwriting (no matter how terrible it is!) and develop a lettering style. You'll finish the course with practical skills and inspiration for continuing the art of penmanship.
 

 

OPENS OCTOBER 19TH 2017

 

WATCH THE INTRODUCTION

To help you get a feel for the class and to hear more about what we’ll be learning, here is the introduction for the class:

 
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