One of my big goals for this year is to create a video course to accompany every TPK calligraphy worksheet set! I mean, I know that there are people out there who can read something and immediately understand how to do it. Then, there are us mere mortals. I’ll be the first to admit that YouTube is my go-to if I want to learn how to do something, be it how to make injera (Ethiopian flatbread … if you’re looking for a nearly impossible challenge, give that a shot) or how to change color modes in Photoshop. There’s just something about videos that helps a concept to stick!
With that in mind, I’ve made three video courses to supplement worksheet sets thus far. They include the Amy Style Video Course, the Kaitlin Style Video Course, and — as of this week — the Janet Style Video Course! Today, I’d like to talk to you about the Janet Style Video Course. We’ll hone in on what it is and whether it will benefit you or not!
About the Janet Style Video Course
Again, a video can say it all, so I’ll let this one do the talking:
Basically, the Janet Style Video Course walks you through the Janet Style Calligraphy Worksheet. The video course is a 100% optional supplement to the worksheet set, and it explains worksheet concepts in a verbal and visual manner. I wanted to ensure that there’s a perk to taking the course beyond me showing you how to use the worksheet. As a result, I included as many tips and tricks about creating Janet Style calligraphy as possible! The worksheet set focuses on certain concepts in passing for brevity’s sake. In the videos, I’m able to flesh those concepts out and show you what I mean — whether that’s how to write on a wavy guideline or explaining the benefit of each drill in the worksheet set.
My favorite part of the video course is the last video, an explanation of how to make a perfectly-centered Janet Style envelope. Many people use Janet Style calligraphy to make formal envelopes (like for weddings), so I hope that my explanation of how to plan the layout will prove helpful!
Is the Janet Style Video Course for You?
There’s a review of the Kaitlin Style Video Course that basically sums up all of the calligraphy worksheet video courses:
In short: the calligraphy worksheets on this site are easy to understand, even without a video course. I will not tell you that you can’t learn Janet Style calligraphy without the video course — because you can. The Janet Style worksheet is a sufficient learning resource on its own, for sure! However, if you appreciate being shown how to do things (like I do!), you will benefit from the video course.
I think the video course is also good for people who learn best with guidance and external motivation. The video course divides the Janet Style worksheet into separate units. It encourages you to keep moving forward from unit to unit until you finish the worksheet set! I designed it that way because I, personally, have problems with not finishing things that I start. The nice thing about the Janet Style Video Course is it transforms the Janet Style Worksheet Set into a full-fledged class!
Things to Keep in Mind
First of all, remember that you must have the Janet Style Calligraphy Worksheet Set if you want to take the course. With the exception of the Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course, I don’t bundle video courses and worksheets together because I want you to have the option to just buy the worksheet set! Then, if you want to, you can add the video learning component by enrolling in the course.
Second, I want to mention that TPK video courses never expire. Once you buy the course, you have access to it for as long as this website is still around! (Trust me, I have no plans to shut down TPK. I can’t adequately express how much joy this website gives me!) So, if you buy the course now and you don’t get to it until later, don’t worry about it. You can always access your courses through your account.
Finally, remember to pace yourself as you’re taking the course and filling out the worksheet. As a new mother, I understand not having time in a way I never have before! If you’ve got a tight schedule, try to watch at least a video a week and do the recommended homework. If you can’t manage that, it’s okay! That’s why the video courses don’t expire. Sure, I want to encourage you to complete the course. I’m not going to do that by threatening to take away the instruction that you paid for, though!
I hope that this post provides a good introduction to the Janet Style Video Course and clarifies any questions that you may have! If you’re unclear on anything, you need but ask — I’m glad to answer. 🙂 Thanks very much for reading TPK, and I’ll be back on Thursday with a YouTube treat!