The Fundamentals of Flourishing is an indispensable course for novice and professional calligraphers who want to flourish like a master.
Maybe you don't consider yourself a "calligrapher" or you haven't picked up the pen in a while. Not to worry. I've designed my course for the beginnger and the pro alike. Whether it's your first time flourishing or you could do this in your sleep, every student has the opportunity to gain knowledge and expand their skills and confidence as an artist and calligrapher.
You'll have the opportunity to look over my shoulder throughout this course as it was intentionally and artfully filmed to bring you into the intimacy of my calligraphy studio. Through the professionally captured angles of each video, you'll have an up-close look of proper pen grip, whole-arm movement, and more as I show you how I approach the art of flourishing.
You have built-in accountability and encouragement throughout the course as I'll be interacting with my students in the comment sections and more intimately through the course's private Facebook group.
"With knowledge and passion, Master Penman Jake Weidmann guides you through his secret sauce of flourishing. Going through the course, I felt like I was being let in on all the best tips and tricks to mastery of this art form."- H. Gregory, beginner student
I am a professional artist and certified Master Penman from Denver, Colorado USA. The youngest in history among eleven existing Masters today, I received my Master Penman certificate from the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) in July of 2011. I work across numerous mediums in art and calligraphy and I am most well known for my use of traditional calligraphic flourishing and hand lettering in the context of my fine art.
I launched Jake Weidmann Academy with my first-ever online course, 'The Fundamentals of Flourishing,' in July of 2019 with the aim to provide the best possible guidance into this dying art form. I'm continuously asked to teach this craft, among numerous other art-related topics, all over the world year after year. While I love traveling to teach what I know, I wanted everyone to have access to what I have to offer from making a flourishing career from it!
I hope you'll join me here in my first course and excitedly anticipate the Academy to grow as I continue to share my expertise with you.
Thanks for joining me here and humbly letting me guide you into this beautiful art!
Frequently Asked Questions
Beyond the years I have spent developing my skills in flourishing, I have gone to every length to make sure that this class serves you in the best possible way. While I may not have the privilege of meeting each of you in person, it pleases me to know that I have the ability to reach across the globe and share a bit of my passion and knowledge with you.