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Show Me Your Drills

Learn Modern Calligraphy

ShowMeYourDrills is a free course that will take you through the basics of calligraphy from the very ground up…

“But I have the wooooooorst handwriting!”

Doesn’t matter.

“But I don’t know what tools to get, or where!”

I’ll show you.

“But I don’t have enough time to practice!”

Yes you do. 20 minutes a day.

“But I’ve tried calligraphy before, and I was TERRIBLE at it.”

It’s because you missed a step… (or five).

Here’s the thing…

Calligraphy can be suuuuuper overwhelming, and you’re probably jumping the gun pen when you’re trying to do it solo. You need to start at the very beginning, step-by-step, with the guidance of someone who has made allllllll the mistakes before you.

And that’s why I’m here.

ShowMeYourDrills runs
twice a year

Next course starts Sept. 28

23 days 10 hours 18 mins 39 secs

It’s not too late to join!

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You’ll learn the fundamentals of calligraphy alongside other students for 4 weeks. FREE!

Here’s how it works

  • You sign up before the next start date

  • Get access to a private Facebook community to meet fellow beginners and get info before we start

  • When we start, you’ll get access to your account on “Teachable”

  • You’ll get printable workbooks, 20-minute assignments, and daily how-to videos emailed directly to your inbox

  • ALEXA BISSON Show Me Your Drills Calligraphy Testimonial for The Happy Ever Crafter
    Alexa Bisson

    The workbooks have been fantastic and I’ve made so much more progress with them than I ever expected! Previous attempts at calligraphy were nowhere near as successful or enjoyable!!

  • Regina Exon

    Learning calligraphy this way has been SO fun. I would tell anyone who is on the fence to just do it. The workbooks and videos are so comprehensive! I bought a ton of practice worksheets and books before this course and wish I hadn’t blown that money because nothing has truly compared to what is provided in SMYD.

  • Lori Foster

    This course provided all the knowledge I needed to do the lettering the correct way, and in such a great format. I would have never gotten this far (and probably would have moved onto other things) if it weren’t for this course!

  • Moitree Rahman

    I picked up a brush pen two years ago but then gave up… until I heard about the ShowMeYourDrills course. I have seen a dramatic improvement in my lettering. This course restored my confidence in myself that “I CAN DO IT”. I thank you from the depth of my heart for giving me my confidence back!

  • LAURA SALAZAR WICKER Show Me Your Drills Calligraphy Testimonial for The Happy Ever Crafter
    Laura Salazar-Wicker

    This has been the best learning tool since I started my calligraphy journey six years ago!

  • Carrie-Ann Kloda

    Definitely do it! The course is really intelligently designed, and you end up getting much more than you paid for with emailed prompts, videos, jokes, and encouragement from your teachers and fellow students.

Show Me Your Drills Questions

  1. Show Me Your Drills is a completely free 4-week basic strokes calligraphy course taught by yours truly. 🙂 During our 4 weeks together, you’ll learn the foundations of calligraphy, so you can move on to learning how to write letters and eventually words!

    You can learn more about Show Me Your Drills and sign up for the next semester right here.

  2. Yes! Show Me Your Drills is completely free. If you are looking to learn the basic building blocks of calligraphy, you can join me for 4 weeks of beginner instructions.

  3. The entire course is accessible through an online portal that you can access via desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

    At the start of the challenge, I’ll share the supplies you need to get started with the calligraphy basics. Each day, I’ll post a new “basic stroke” for you to learn and practice. You can complete the work on your own time at your own pace.

    If you’d like feedback, you can post your work in the comments, our private Facebook group, or on Instagram (this is optional).

  4. Once the 4-week drills challenge ends, there will be more advanced workbooks/courses available for purchase:

    • Minuscule (lowercase) letters
    • Majuscule (uppercase) letters
    • Connections
    • Numbers & Symbols
    • Bouncing & Stylizing
    • Flourishing

    These advanced tutorials are 100% optional and you are not required to purchase them.

    We will work through these advanced courses together as a group for anyone who purchases them. If you choose to complete all of the advanced courses, the semester will last about six months total.

  5. Inside the Show Me Your Drills course, you’ll find a guide with the exact materials you need.

    The major tools are a flexible tip pen (pointed pen, brush pen) and paper (Rhodia, tracing paper, etc.). If you choose digital lettering, you will need an iPad that works with Procreate and the Apple Pencil.

  6. Nope! Social media is completely optional. Posting in the Facebook groups or on Instagram is an opportunity to share your work and to receive feedback from others, but you’re also able to post to the comments inside the learning portal.

  7. Yes! You’ll need to enter your name and email here so that you’re enrolled in the most recent semester. Otherwise, you won’t get the current semester’s emails!

  8. You can sign up here to join the waitlist for the next semester.

    While you wait, there are many tutorials and resources on my YouTube channel or you can enrol in my Faux Calligraphy Crash Course.