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Friday, August 2 (9am - 12pm)

About the Course

$99 per person. Pre-register at This course is designed to unchain you from copybook tracing, and the endless hours spent forcing your writing to look like someone else's. Connie will help you uncover and cultivate what it means to write like YOU by harnessing the principles of penmanship. You will learn how to THINK about the structural makeup of a-z so you understand the relationships letters share with one another. You will unsee letters as letters but as groups of shapes you can adjust, refine, and exaggerate to express who you are on the page. You will learn how to critically analyze elements from your current cursive/handwriting and grow your creative confidence to discern what to change and what to keep. You will learn how to hone the building blocks of your letterforms to create harmony and consistency. Our time together will alternate between lectures and live analysis of student work so you can experience time what's possible for the ink that flow from the pen you wield.

Supplies: Ruler, lined writing paper, any monoline writing tool (pencil, fountain pen, gel pen...etc).

Your Instructor

Connie Chen

Connie Chen

Master Penman Connie Chen is the youngest Master Penman in the world, and the only one recognized for her skills in Engrosser's Script, Ornamental Penmanship, and Offhand Flourishing by both Senior Master Penman William A. Lilly and Master Penman John DeCollibus. Connie apprenticed to Senior Master Penman William A. Lilly, who earned a Gold Seal Certificate at the Zanerian College, the top award given by America's leading school of penmanship and engrossing. With more than 20 years of experience in English and Chinese calligraphy, Connie creates art that transcends the boundaries of geography, culture, and time. You can watch her writing live here on youtube. To see the incredible progress her students have achieved with her guidance, please visit her Instagram @connie.chen where she highlights her students' progress on her story feed. After providing detailed feedback to more than 2,000 students in over 6 years of teaching calligraphy courses online, Connie knows intimately what students struggle with in each script. Her attentiveness to detail and devotion to her students have consistently produced significant progress in their work.

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