Connections (Small Pens)

Learn Modern Calligraphy with The Happy Ever Crafter


Once you have a strong understanding of building letters, this workbook will walk you through how to connect them together and form words.

The Connections Workbook & Online Course teaches you how to put difficult letters together (‘v’ and ‘r’, anyone?!) as well as different variations of style.

By the end of the book, you will have mastered how to connect even the toughest letters to create full, beautiful calligraphy words!

We run through this course as a group throughout January, but you can join this self-paced course at anytime and go at your own pace.

This is a DIGITAL product including downloadable PDF materials and virtual trainings—no shipping is required. Choose the pen size that you’ll be using so that you purchase the correct workbook! Need help with pens? Scroll down to the FAQ below.

I've helped over 50,000 students in my basics course, Show Me Your Drills, that teaches the basic strokes behind modern calligraphy. This workbook builds upon those skills to confidently start writing letters, words, and, ultimately, creating your own unique calligraphy style!

When you purchase this workbook & course, you’ll receive:

  • Access to Show Me Your Drills, my basic calligraphy strokes program, where you’ll find suggestions on supplies, tips on correctly using your pens, advice for lefties, and more!
  • A 21-page downloadable PDF workbook with a step-by-step breakdown on how to connect two letters together
  • Access to the Connections video training with examples
  • Traceable sections and freehand sections, so you can learn without fear!
  • Blank worksheets for practice (and more practice, and more practice, and more practice)
  • A private community to share your work for feedback and extra accountability
  • BONUS! The full Letter Connections Chart (it’s nearly a meter long!), so you can easily reference every possible letter connection
  • BONUS! The Numbers & Symbols workbook including a 7-page (small pens) or 8-page (big pens) downloadable PDF workbook with a step-by-step breakdown of numbers 0-9 and common punctuation marks and symbols
  • BONUS! Over 60 minutes of additional video demonstrations during the semester!

Your Instructor

Becca Courtice
Becca Courtice

Becca is a modern calligrapher and instructor based in Ottawa, Canada. She started The Happy Ever Crafter Inc. in 2015, and has since grown a community of over 500,000 aspiring artists and art business owners all over the world. If you’re looking to learn new skills– both art and business– in a simple, fun and stress-free way, Becca aims to help you do just that. But beware... if “Dad jokes” and terrible puns aren’t your jam, you may want to find a different place to learn!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which version of the workbook do I need?
There are two formats of this workbook available— one for small pens and one for big pens. The only difference is the size of the traceable sections— slightly smaller for pens with small tips, and slightly larger for pens with big tips. You’ll want to purchase the workbook that fits the pen size you’ll be using. Examples of "small" pens: Tombow Fudenosuke, Pentel Fude Touch, & similar Examples of "big" pens: Tombow Dual Tips, Koi Coloring Brushes, Pentel Aquash, & similar
Which size pen should I use?
The choice is entirely yours— many people use both!
Are refunds available?
With your purchase, you will receive INSTANT access to your downloadable files and trainings. Due to the digital nature of this product, refunds are not available. If you’d like a sample of what the workbook and trainings look like, you can join the free Show Me Your Drills program to get a taste! :)
What’s the live semester all about?
When you purchase this workbook & course, you'll be among a big group of other pen-friends (yes, I made this up) who are going to do it at the same time! You’ll get access to a private Facebook community. Each day, we work through our connections together. You can share your work in our daily prompts and get instant feedback and tips for improvement! Throughout the semester, there are also additional video demonstrations through Facebook Live. If you can’t join us live, don’t worry! The replay videos will be available to you, even if you don’t use Facebook.
I missed the live semester. Can I still join?
Yes, of course! The best part is, even if you join after the semester ends, you still get access to the community and the replay videos from our extra training lessons.

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