WHo are you?
Hi! I'm Jess (some of you know me as 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?
Our six Semester I courses for Fall 2016 are available now! These are completely self-paced online courses, so you can decide when to start and finish. Register at any time throughout the semester, and watch the course as many times as you'd like between when you register and the end of that semester.
Please note that since we started Semester I relatively late into the season, we will be making these courses available to you until the end of Semester II, June 2017. If you haven't signed up yet, you still have time!
Semester II courses will be open for official registration on December 12, with classes becoming available January 13. Like Semester I, these classes will be available for registration at any time throughout the semester until June 2017.
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! In this case, Semester I courses will be made available until the end of Semester II, in June 2017, due to the late start on our launch. Semester II courses will be made available beginning January 13, ending at the same time as Semester I.
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?
Feel free to contact us with any questions through the Contact page of this website.