a video dedicated to you,
the evolving calligrapher
YOU ARE READY TO EVOLVE
Here at CTC, we know you are 100% capable of achieving everything you set your heart to and we are all for it! Let us support your growth and help you discover new skills. Let us help you hone in on your strongest skills. Let us expand your network and open doors to so many opportunities.
CTC is a hybrid mentorship and learning program
with lifetime access to our community where you can:
Learn a variety of skills from the best in the industry
Start and grow a calligraphy business with featured industry experts teaching you all the hottest topics
Join group mentoring sessions with well known calligraphers
Walk away with an action plan to help you overcome roadblocks during 1:1 laser focus sessions with me
Access a tight knit group of calligrafriends who take the time to show up and answer all your questions!
Curated to Create is the ONLY program
with curated business based workshops that are tailored specifically for calligraphers!
join now and get access to:
Curated to Create is a program designed to take you on a self-discovery journey.
With the guidance of our team of instructors and a total of 12 skill based and business based workshops, you will have the opportunity to find your passion and learn how to utilize your calligraphy skills to the fullest potential. Our workshops are curated with the evolving calligrapher in mind. You will learn how to get clarity on your offers, develop your portfolio, and solidify brand presence with courses such as brand strategy and product styling. Get out of your comfort zone and learn something new today!
Challenge & Take Action
Get the hands-on experience you need through our Take Action challenges.
You will learn from experts in the field and have a chance to put your skill to good use.
By the end of the program, not only would you have gained experience using a new skill,
you would also have made something pretty to gift or keep for your portfolio!
There will also be prizes for each challenge to help motivate you.
Group Mentoring Sessions
Guest mentors will make a special appearance to come speak to you throughout the year. They will share their expertise and experiences with you to help you build a stronger and healthier mindset. You will get the opportunity to engage and ask them questions.
Mini 1:1 Laser Focus Sessions
Every month for up to 6 months, you will have the opportunity to apply for unlimited mini 1:1 sessions with Irene. During these sessions, we focus on and tackle a roadblock that you are currently facing. Irene will provide a tailored action plan to help you move forward.
our students are saying:
This program will help you . . .
Shift your mindset from overwhelmed to confidently booking clients.
Expand your skills to the fullest potential with hands-on experience through our assigned projects.
Elevate your portfolio by giving you the opportunity to create real, finished end products.
Create beautiful content for by showing you how to style your products and edit your photos.
Learn how to navigate roadblocks with the support of your peers and your mentors.
Develop strong, everlasting friendships with people who understand you and will 100% support you.
Challenge yourself and evolve.
Strong Support System
Community is one of the core values of Curated to Create.
We are here to support you on your journey of growth. We share our struggles and overcome them together.
Connect with like-minded creatives who believe in community over competition. Lift and inspire each other!
Form everlasting friendships! Our live group sessions are designed in a way for you to get to know other members on a more personal level.
Hold each other accountable and cheer each other on to achieve your goals.
Curated to Create is created in support of empowering women. Everyone onboard from instructors all the way down to videographers and production team is a woman.
Learn from successful female entrepreneurs who run their own small businesses. Your instructors show you their entire process from scratch to finish
Get the opportunity to get the answers to all your questions during our live group mentoring sessions
Apply for 1:1 mini laser focus sessions with Irene to help you overcome your road blocks
Curated to Create allowed me to take risks and learn to better myself, for myself. This eventually translated to better work and showcasing what I was capable of. It also brought on more exposure and inquiries to custom work. We're all in this together, trying to share our love of calligraphy to everyone else.
I can learn anything from Youtube, another program or online class, but having the chance to "talk shop" with experts in the field and our peers is invaluable. It's nice to just ask questions and have a response/suggestion without feeling alone and thus going down the rabbit hole of comparing yourself to others.
- Rodylyn @nibsandscripts.to
READY TO MEET YOUR
INSTRUCTORS & MENTORS ?
Best known for her love of lettering on anything but paper, Irene will guide you on how to letter on unique surfaces such as acrylic, wood, fabric, marble, and more using her fool proof techniques in this fun workshop.
Learn how to letter on a leather jacket from one of Vancouver's most sought after calligrapher. In this course, you will learn Maurelle's techniques and things to watch out for when lettering on leather.
Doris is the author or Extraordinary Hand Lettering, which provides readers a window into the possibilities of hand lettering on almost any surface. She's always on a mission to use her hand lettering to create something meaningful. As a mentor, Doris will share her experiences being a creative and overcoming self limiting beliefs in an interactive live session.
Known as one of Instagram's top flourishing queens, Isabel is here to share her knowledge on the art of flourishing and how to train your eye.
Alissa, who is the author of "Fearless Flourishing", teaches all about using flourishes to layout and compose a piece.
Here's your opportunity to learn offhand floral flourishing from Heather! She has studied under Master Penman Michael Sull and Brian Walker, Heather has gained popularity worldwide with her beautiful Victorian style.
Learn all about floral illustration as Jessica guides you through her process drawing beautiful flowers.
Learn how to use these illustrations to decorate and add interest to your calligraphy pieces.
Jodi joins us as a guest mentor. As a new mom, Jodi will be speaking to us on how we can maintain a healthy balance between work and life.
Vivien will share with you her process and secrets of how to hand engrave on glass, metals, lipsticks, and more!
Telisa joins us in a live workshop to teach us all about freehand hot foiling. As a special events calligrapher, Telisa has worked with numerous brands to help increase brand awareness.
Elena joins us as a guest speaker to teach us all about the importance of using contracts. Her mission is to professionalize and empower small business owners.
Working almost exclusively with female entrepreneurs, Elena is not your traditional lawyer. She is also the founder of Contracts for Entrepreneurs which offers affordable legal resources for entrepreneurs.
Learn how to style your flat lays for your products and use your phone to take and edit photos from one of Canada's most inspiring wedding photographers.
Alicia is a magician when it comes to brand strategy. In this live workshop about the values of branding, Alicia will show you how to find your "why" and implement your values into your work so that you never lose sight of your path.
Tedi is a third-generation entrepreneur and since 2018 has supported over 200 businesses with their SEO and content strategies. Learn the importance of SEO and how to get found on the web in this workshop tailored to calligraphers.
*Disclaimer: This section will be updated throughout the year for any changes to the program.
WHAT'S DOWN THE PIPELINE?
After two years, I'm excited to announce that CTC is evolving! We are currently working on building a bigger and better platform with more perks and exclusive resources for our students! I can't wait to reveal but first....
Would you like to become a founding member?
Since launching in 2021, CTC has supported the growth of 35+ calligraphers, from learning a new skill, or becoming more confident in their offerings and in their mindset, and even landing their 1st dream job. Many beautiful friendships were formed and many milestones accomplished.
And now, it's time for CTC to evolve so we can support you achieve bigger goals. And with all new programs, come new founding members. And right now, I'm looking for a handful of calligraphers who are READY to take action within the next couple months. If you are tired of feeling stuck and confused about how to get clients or how to profit from your calligraphy skills without feeling burnt out, I want to speak to you. If you are feeling uncertain about your potential, I want to help you discover them!
Click on the below link to schedule a call with me to see if we are a good fit!
what you get:
An ever growing library of resources (lifetime access)
Live workshops lead by industry experts (lifetime replay)
Bi-monthly hands-on projects/challenges
Done for you templates and scripts to level up your business
Monthly group Q&A/brainstorming sessions
Group mentoring sessions with guest speakers
Access to Laser Focus 1:1 mentoring sessions (6 months)
Access to private Discord channel
Lifetime access to private FB community
Payment plan available
doors officially open March 2023
Join as a founding member &
get access at early bird pricing!
What is Curated to Create?
Curated to Create is a community based 6 months learning program with creative and business workshops curated for evolving calligraphers. Once you join, you will have life time access to all the pre-recorded workshops (taught by local female entrepreneurs). A monthly Take Action challenge will take place to allow students to have hands-on practice. Complete with guest mentors, live group brainstorming sessions, you can be sure to get the most out of the program. The best part is the forever community! By the end of the program, you would not have only flourished (no pun intended) in your skills but you would be able to form lasting friendships with like minded individuals.
What type of content will you cover in the program?
Our program has an ever growing library of resources curated for the intermediate calligrapher. We will cover skill based workshops like floral illustration, freehand engraving, product styling, etc PLUS business based workshops like contracts, SEO, and pitching taught by experts to help you grow your business. We will occasionally invite guest mentors to join us throughout the program to focus on ways we can develop a healthy mindset as a calligrapher. Along with scripts and templates to help you, you will be able to accelerate on your goals at a faster pace.
When does each course start?
You will be given full access to the pre-recorded workshops as soon as you join. These will be split into 5 - 30 mins videos so that it doesn't become too overwhelming. Feel free to go through them at your own pace. A schedule will be sent out every month for live workshops and group mentoring sessions.
I'm only interested in taking a certain course.
Unfortunately, we no longer offer individual workshops for purchase. I believe in promoting growth and I really wish for you to experience it too. The program offers lifetime access to all workshops that are curated to grow with you no matter what stage of your calligraphy journey you are at.
Will the program take up a lot of my time?
I understand 100% how easy it is to get overwhelmed with too much going on in life. You will be able to learn and practice each new skill at your own pace. In addition, with life time access to our private community, you can always join in on our Take Action challenges when they run each year long after you graduate the program.
Can I sign up whenever I want?
YES! Schedule a call with me to learn more =)
Can I cancel whenever I want?
In order to benefit from what the program offers, we do not offer the option to cancel. However, if you truly feel that the program does not align with you, you may email a cancellation request to firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of purchasing the program.
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email me at email@example.com for any other questions or concerns!
meet the face behind the program
the face behind Rintzylee Designs, a calligraphy and stationery studio based in Vancouver, Canada.
Irene loves to experiment and push boundaries when it comes to design. This led to her being named one of the most creative stationery designers in BC by
Real Weddings. She went on to win first place for best stationery design at the BC Wedding Awards in 2020.
In 2018, Irene started Vancouver Lettering Community with co-founders Annabelle and Jo. Through it,
they brought together many people who share a love
for the art of calligraphy.
In 2021, Irene launched Curated to Create, a virtual community based calligraphy program in hopes of connecting and supporting the growth
of many more calligraphers.
During the pandemic, I had the opportunity to
rediscover my core values & purpose, my ikigai.
community, growth, connection, female empowerment
One day, it suddenly clicked.
I knew exactly what I needed to do... what I've always done.
"To support others trying to find their ikigai."
This strong desire to help others turn their dreams into reality has led me to create a community where it can allow all of us to support, inspire, and grow together on our journey
on finding purpose...
DREAM, INSPIRE, EMPOWER
"Stay curious, stay creative,
and know that you are capable
of doing whatever you dream of"
ARE YOU READY
Enrolment is now closed. Don't worry, join the waitlist for other valuable resources. We hope to see you at our next enrolment in 2023 for some massive growth!
This is me in 2016 before I went full time with my calligraphy business!
I still get goosebumps when I see that last sentence!
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