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Copperplate Deconstructed

Whether you're a scribbler or scribe, if you’ve been wanting to learn the timeless art of Copperplate Calligraphy

this online course is for you.


Set out on the path toward graceful penmanship in as little as 4 weeks with clear step by step instruction from a traditionally trained instructor.

Lets Script!!

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You're in the right place if...



  • You seek a creative outlet that allows you to slow down and immerse yourself in a world of calligraphic beauty.


  • You desire a structured and supportive learning experience that breaks down the complexity of calligraphy into manageable steps, helps to overcome challenges, and celebrates victories along the way. 


  • You have not lost an eye for aesthetics in this digital age and you understand the joy that comes from seeing meaningful words penned by your very own hand.


  • You have perhaps dabbled in calligraphy before, experimenting with various styles such as modern calligraphy or broad edge, but you are captivated by the grace of Copperplate and want to know how to make these precise, elegant strokes.


  • You value a mentor who understands the struggle and has helped many like yourself with clear guidance that can lead you towards progress.


  • Or, perhaps like me, you are not particularly skilled in traditional artistic pursuits (such as illustration or painting), but you thrive within a systematic framework and excel in a creative outlets that have clear guidelines for how to accomplish beautiful work.


resonate with any of these? 

this is the course for you.

- What's included -

Over 7.5 hours of on demand video content so you can learn at your own pace

A Printable Workbook with 70+ pages of information, resources, practice pages, + more.

Lifetime Access to the course content and any updates made to the course.

Invitations to Live Q&A Sessions for 3 months

-  Course Content -

Module One
tools of the trade

In this module you will meet your new best friend: the pointed pen! We will cover how to use a dip pen, select a nib, find a favorite ink, select the right paper, and learn from historical examples. 

Module Two
lowercase letters

In this module you will learn the heart of the Copperplate script and how some of the smallest details will make the biggest difference in the outcome of your lettering. We cover basic strokes, lowercase letters, connecting strokes, and writing words. 

Module Three

There are countless ways to script Copperplate capitals - it's something I love about the script! 

In this module you will learn a traditional example and also how to train your eye to script other variations on your own.

Module Four

What good is a new skill if you don't put it to use?

In this module we cover layout tools & techniques, practical guidance for projects like envelope addressing, and how to use a favorite quote to create a memorable piece.

Module Five
additional resources

This is your quick reference module with alphabetical reference videos and instruction for mixing specific inks, troubleshooting common frustrations, and using fountain pens for Copperplate script. 


 Bonus lessons include:

Using the Ames Lettering Guide for easy Guidelines

Creating temporary tattoos to wear your script.

No special software or scanners required.


Student Feedback
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"As someone who's always felt uncertain about artistic pursuits, this course provided the perfect balance of creativity and structure. Chantelle's approach allowed me to create stunning calligraphy letters one stroke at a time. I highly recommended for anyone seeking a guided artistic outlet!"

Lynda S.

Seattle, WA

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  • One Time Payment

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    Valid for 3 months
  • 6 Monthly Payments

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    Valid for 6 months

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Meet the Instructor

Hello, I'm

I've had a calligraphy pen in my hand since I was 14 years old so you can trust I am 10,000% in love with the art of pen and ink. Having walked the path you are on, I've made all the rookie mistakes myself. I've learned, unlearned, and relearned techniques that eventually lead me into a profession of working with luxury brands and clients for the past ten years.


As a member of the International Association of Master Penmen Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH), I've been privileged to take classes with many of the best penmen (and women) in the world and have had the honor to teach thousands of students in both online and in-person classes. It's one of my greatest joys to guide students towards excellence in their pursuit of breathtakingly beautiful calligraphic script!  

- Frequently Asked Questions - 

  • Is this course suitable for beginners with no prior calligraphy experience?
    Absolutely! This course is designed with beginners in mind. I'll take you step by step through the fundamentals, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable learning experience.
  • Will I have full access to the course right away or is it released over time? How long will I be able to view the lessons?
    This course is self-paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience. You will have access to all of the course content at once (pace yourself!!). You'll have access to the course materials and instructions for the lifetime of the course (including any course updates), so you can progress through the lessons at a pace that suits your schedule be that 4 weeks or 4 years.
  • What materials will I need for the course?
    You'll need a calligraphy pen holder, nibs, ink, smooth paper, and a comfortable workspace. We'll provide you with a detailed list of recommended supplies at the beginning of the course, so you're well-prepared to dive into your calligraphy journey. We've created a list with John Neal Books for easy shopping.
  • I've taken modern calligraphy classes in the past. Will this course be different?
    Yes, indeed. If you have prior experience with modern calligraphy it can be a benefit to you since you may already familiar with using a pointed pen to create thick and thin strokes. However this course will offer a unique focus on the traditional elements of consistency, nib control, and precision to give a completely different look to your letters. Modern and Copperplate really are two very different scripts that use some of the same tools & techniques.
  • Will I need to unlearn my fountain pen techniques to embrace calligraphy?
    If you've taken some Montblanc classes with me, rest assured, in this course you'll be able to take your existing skills and build upon them. You won't need to unlearn anything; instead, you'll find a guided transition that bridges your fountain pen expertise with the world of dip pen calligraphy. The goal isn't to start from scratch, but to enhance your abilities with a fresh artistic perspective with the tool of a dip pen to really help you achieve the next level in your beautiful scripting.
  • Will you be correcting my homework or providing direct feedback?
    I will be inviting students to participate in at least 3 of my monthly LIVE Q&A sessions. You'll be able to submit your questions ahead of time and can also provide your worksheets if you'd like me to provide feedback for others to benefit from as well (anonymous or choose). While it's not likely that I will be able to get to everyone's worksheets, if you encounter any specific hiccups along the way you can always send me an email and I'm happy to help.
  • What if I have questions or need help during the course?
    I'm here for you. You will be invited to several monthly Q&A sessions to ensure you're always on track. Additionally, if it's a more urgent question, you can email me at and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
  • What is the format of the course? Live? Zoom? Pre-recorded?
    I am delighted to say this is a pre-recorded class that is ready for you to sit down and enjoy whenever it best fits your schedule. But with you will also be invited to at least 3 of our monthly live Q&A sessions so we can have some great community interaction.
  • Is there a refund policy if I'm not satisfied with the course?
    Your satisfaction is important to me, so yes, I offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you find that the course isn't meeting your expectations after having worked through the lessons, please reach out to me so we can discuss a refund. Remember, my aim is to make your calligraphy journey enjoyable, fulfilling, and supportive!

 ready to learn this beautiful script? 

  • One Time Payment

  • 3 Monthly Payments

    Every month
    Valid for 3 months
  • 6 Monthly Payments

    Every month
    Valid for 6 months
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