Faux Calligraphy & Lettering Layout & Design

[Online Live, Real Time Class]

Begintermediate workshop to give you the basics of handlettering, using regular markers and pens. You’ll also take your lettering exploration to the next level by adding design principles and decorative elements. You’ll also be able to write on any surface (mirrors, frames, wood, ornaments, mugs, etc.) for all those gifts you want to create.
Come refresh your heart and be empowered with the creative confidence and tools to live an inspired and intentional life of impact.

This is your invitation for a little creative date for relaxed fun, inspiration, and connection. Consider it treating yourself to a mini-retreat!

In a hyper-digitized world, calligraphy and handlettering bring back a touch of personal and relaxation/reflection into your life and relationships. Create memories or meaningful gifts for the people and world around you.

You’re invited

Creative Self Care

Show up for yourself, slow down, refresh your heart, and turn on your creative spark in an encouraging, collaborative space. Manage stress, increase calm, self awareness, and joyful play in your daily life.

Live Feedback

Get hands-on instruction and immediate feedback tailored to you, saving you time, reducing frustration, accelerating your progress [this ain’t youtube here 😉 ]

collaborative community

Create meaningful connections and conversations with others in community to counter disconnection and isolation. Meet some new people, or invite a friend for a creative date (makes a great gift!)

Social impact

Contribute to a purpose greater than yourself…10% of proceeds will be donated to helping women start a new life free from sexual exploitation. Write love notes of encouragement to donate and spread the love.

What’s Included

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Anatomy of Lettering Styles & how to use them
Design & Composition Principles
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Design process from concept to finish
Design for meaning + impact
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Workbook + Supplies
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Live Instruction + Immediate Feedback
Mindset for Confident Creative Expression
Collaborative Community of Creatives

Who this is for

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Beginner

You have zero experience (bad handwriting welcome here!). You’re creative and want a new outlet. Or, you don’t identify as creative but love stretching your comfort zone.
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Renaissance

You did calligraphy in a former life, and you want to get back to it. You could use a kickstart or refresher.

DIY-ER

You want live coaching, feedback, or formal instruction. You can’t figure out why yours doesn’t look like the youtube video.

real time learner

You prefer a live experience, to show up to, because you know a self-paced course will collect dust on your shelf. You believe learning with others is more fun.

Satisfied Students

I was nervous but Justine really focuses on where you are, not on technical perfection. Getting into the flow and space of slowness, helped me identify it’s something I really need. The heart workshops connected me to the value of building connections and community.
Pam

Project Manager

I feel more confident and alive when I connect with other people in the community. Justine’s workshops are a fun way to connect, to develop a new skill, and to do something tactile. Writing encouraging notes to women in recovery, just writing those words of positivity, you’re feeding those truths into yourself.
Naomi

Photographer

You've got questions? We have answers!

What's your Refund Policy?

For online workshops, refunds are available up to 10 days before the class date. You may also choose to defer your ticket to a future date, or transfer your ticket to a friend. Email your request and reason for refund to justine @ itjustflows.com or you may use the contact form on this site. 

For in person workshops, refunds are not available, however you may defer your ticket to a future workshop, or you may transfer your ticket to a friend. Email your request and reason for refund to justine @ itjustflows.com or you may use the contact form on this site.

For ALL workshops, if the workshop is cancelled by It Just Flows for any reason, including not reaching the minimum number of participants required to run it, you will have a choice of deferring your ticket to a future workshop, or receiving a full refund. 

Which class do I start with? Is this the right one for me?

Good question! All of our classes are designed to be accessible to beginners, so it really depends on what your main goal is.

If you’re not sure of which style or tool you want to learn and would like a broad overview, start with the Appetizer Sampler Class, like a 100 level where you get to try all the main tools and see which you like best before you invest more time and money into classes or supplies. There are usually some surprises of what people end up liking 🙂 Note that for this one it is a broad overview and we won’t be going into the details of any one specific lettering style, as we focus more on getting to know the instruments.

If you prefer a deeper dive into a specific instrument or style, I have a few 200 level type classes (still 100% suitable for beginners, but it's 200 level in that it has a sharper focus and is less of a broad overview).

The most popular class here is the Brush Calligraphy Basics class, featuring a deep dive into the script lettering style that is currently very popular. This class will go through every letter of the lowercase alphabet in a script lettering style, with no time spent on design principles.

If you want to be able to create your own quotes and gifts using design principles, the class for you is the Design & Layout for Lettering Class. This is our most intermediate class, where many students prefer to have some lettering experience under their belt. But it's still taught in an accessible way for beginners if you're set on learning the design element.

If you're looking for a more creative exploration of how to use lettering as a supplement to your journaling practices, you'll want to join us for any of our expressive lettering classes.

If you have any questions or need further help in choosing the right course for you, feel free to send me a DM on Instagram or contact me with your question.

Do you teach in person classes or online only? Where are you geographically located?

I teach online live, real time workshops. I currently do not offer on-demand pre-recorded videos, although that is in the works for the future. Let me know if you are interested in this option!

I'm based in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, where I teach in person workshops but have been known to travel to do workshops in other cities, such as Toronto. Obviously this is currently on pause until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

I really want to come but can't make the date. How often do you run your workshops?

We typically run workshops every 2-3 months, but may consider doing them more frequently based on demand. So the best thing to do is to pop us a quick message DM on Instagram or from my site here to let me know what topics you're most interested in. Then join my email community for the latest workshop release dates. 

How long have you been teaching? What are your credentials?

Lettering expertise: I've been building my practice since I got my first pen when I was 8 years old. I started selling my handlettering work in high school. I am constantly investing in classes to increase my knowledge and practice. I also have a background in graphic design. 

Teaching experience: I have 20 years of experience teaching and facilitating workshops in the corporate and non profit world. I have 5 years experience teaching lettering and art workshops specifically. I am constantly honing in on how to improve my workshop experiences.

Together I combine all of this and bottom line is that I'm skilled at creating transformative experiences to give you the confidence you need to get you started on your journey in a solid way, rather than wasting precious time and energy feeling discouraged about your progress.

I can't teach you to be a master calligrapher in one class, so what I can do is to give you the mindset and confidence to engage and enjoy the process so that you'll want to practice... because practice is the only way you'll get really good! And if you're just looking for something fun to do VS mastery, then I've got you covered there too!

Do you teach private workshops or lessons?

Yes, I love working with existing communities (staff team, bridal parties, group of friends for a holiday party, etc.) to create a workshop experience tailored to your group. Find out more on my private art party page here. >>

Design Layout for Calligraphy Course title in script style lettering with calligraphy supplies on a desk

Faux Calligraphy & Lettering Layout Design

[Online Live, Real Time Class]

Technical Foundations workshop

$74.99$99.99

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