WHo are you?
Hi! I'm Victoria, I am a stationer, calligrapher and artist who has been in business for eight years (three of those successfully, as defined by profitability).
Why prep school?
I had the opportunity to teach in a well-received calligraphy summit along with eight other fantastic calligraphers last year. It was an amazing experience for both teachers and students, but with the focus mostly on teaching creative skills, there was a lack of instruction in the business side of owning a creative business. Once you've gained your butt-kicking calligraphy skills, how do you know how price it? How much is your time worth? Can you really charge that much as a beginner?
So I decided to teach it. These are all lessons I've had to learn the hard way, and when I was coming up in the industry, the lack of social media made it very difficult to learn from others. So I take a very honest and transparent approach. We launched Prep School this Fall to fill that hole in the industry, talking very openly about just how difficult it is to price creative work, remove emotions from the equation, value our time, build value in our products so people will pay us for them, and all those good things!
When do the courses start and finish?
Semester I and II courses are currently available for registration and will be expiring on August 13. (We mean it!)
Stay tuned for updates as we prepare to launch Semester III in September!
How loNg do i have access to the course?
Prep School courses are made available on a semester basis. Once the semester is over, they'll be gone! This schedule keeps us all accountable -- too often, we purchase "lifetime" online courses and then proceed to let them languish on the internet without actually taking them! Our goal with Prep School is to build on previous semesters as we continue to push our careers as creative business entrepreneurs further.
Missed a course you wanted to take that was offered during a previous semester? Send us an email through our contact page and let us know! Future semesters are shaped around what you, our students, want to learn, so don't be afraid to speak up. We'd be happy to bring back old classes if there is enough interest.
What if I am unsatisfied with my purchase?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first ten days and we will be glad to give you a full refund.
Where can I contact you with questions?
We'd love to hear from you! Click through to the Contact page on this website and drop us a line.