I'm so excited to share that I'll be teaching a mini modern calligraphy workshop over at La Petite Bloom here in Michigan alongside Flower genius Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events!
Interested in signing up? Head on over to Bloom to register and use coupon code BLOOM15 at checkout to receive 15% off your spot in the class!
Last week was extremely bittersweet for me. As some of you may have noticed, I made the bold decision to close registration to my Skillshare class on Modern Calligraphy. For those who originally signed up for unlimited access, you'll still have access to the class. For those of you who go looking to sign up, you'll find that it no longer is available.
Taking down my class was a really big and risky move for me. It has been a constant stream of residual income since 2013 that I've been really fortunate to have. In 2014, my Skillshare class was rated at as one of the top 10 classes on the platform along with other big hitters in the industry like Mary-Kate McDevitt, Jessica Hische, and Jon Contino.
To make a long story short, In March of 2014, Skillshare switched over to the membership program and shifted their vision a bit. I no longer align myself with that vision so I decided it was time to take a new path out on my own.
Skillshare is an amazing website and I'm happy to have had the pleasure of teaching all of you a little bit about modern calligraphy, but bigger and better things are to come and every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
As I've been developing Molly Jacques Workshop, it's really become clear to me that I feel most fulfilled when I can connect with students at a more personal level. On Skillshare, it was virtually impossible for me to give feedback and help mentor a class full of 20k students without taking large amount of time off from my freelance work.
At MJW, we'll be offering the highest of quality class that one can take aside from an in-person college education. We'll keep the classes at a reasonable size I'll be offering personal interaction and mentorship with every student that subscribes. MJW won't be a right fit for everyone, but it will indeed provide the proper learning environment for those who are serious about their craft. Once we get closer to the launch, I'll provide more info on how to decide if MJW is a good fit for you.
Thank you to every single person who has participated in my Skillshare class. My life was truly changed by your participation and I do hope that you'll continue to stop by here to find new techniques on modern calligraphy and hand lettering. MJW won't let you down. Promise. Even for those of your who don't become members, you'll still get a lot out of this new kick-butt website.
Kota mini is the perfect typeface for any project that needs a "hand made" feel. This typeface was illustrated by yours truly with lots of love and care. Want to know the cool thing? Kota is 100% free. You read that right. Go ahead and download and have fun!
If possible, I'd love to see how you use this font... be sure to tag me (@mollyjacques) in any photos that you post via social media using my sweet, dear Kota, and I might just re-post your image!
This is a mini font, so you'll get A-Z, a-z, and all the (very) basic numbers and symbols.
Go download Kota here!
Want to show some love and support my little business? Hop on over to my online shop to purchase your favorite digital downloads! You guys are seriously the best. Thanks so much for continually supporting me and stopping by my blog.
Hey hey hey FOLKS! So I don't do giveaways that often on here but today I have some insanely exciting news - we're doing one!
The prizes add up to $1,100 in value. Pretty cool, right?
- One FREE spot in our upcoming Type Design 101 workshop with Fort Foundry (have you ever wanted to learn how to turn your calligraphy into a typeface? You'll learn it here!)
- $100 worth of calligraphy and lettering supplies curated by yours truly
HOW TO ENTER:
- Sign up for our newsletter below (PS - You'll get to take my Skillshare class for free when you sign up!)
... And that's it! The winner will be announced next week on Friday, June 26th. Winner must have a valid email address and be able to travel to our Type Design 101 workshop. Travel and accommodations not included in prize.
Happy Friday everyone!
Today I want to share with you my extra special project: Molly Jacques Workshop.
MJW is an extension of one of my passions – teaching. In 2012, I started teaching calligraphy classes all throughout the country. Crazy enough, I traveled all over the place bringing high end calligraphy courses to students eager to learn something new. Over the years, my workshop broadened into something more complex. I've taught not only calligraphy, but also hand lettering, digital techniques, and lectured on topics like creative freelancing, self promotion, and proper calligrapher/client practices. This brings me to where we are now...
MJW is an online version of my in-person workshops. It's online education for calligraphy and lettering. Although you can never truly beat the in-person workshops, we're striving for a close second. This website is going to be all about community and personal interaction, two things that really make the experience feel like a real mentorship. At MJW, our vision is simple and valuable: