Throughout the course, a lot of students posted their homework on Instagram. If you follow the hashtag #gesturalonline, you get an idea of what this class has to offer...
This is what students say about the class...
The structure was clear from the start with a promise of what was to come, the amplitude of detailed information in the videos and handouts was extraordinary. - Inis Sansalone
I found the exchange with the other participants very enriching - Manuela Maurer
Yves is a brilliant teacher; inspiring, very generous, entertaining, technically proficient and extremely hard working, evident in the material he prepares for his courses. - Renée Alexander
Yves was quite strict on trying to improve my standard, but that’s what I am paying a tutor for. - Helena Bryant
I found the forum extremely informative because I learned from Yves’s comments on other student’s posts. Looking at other’s work helped train my eye to see mistakes and it was a feast to look at posts shared by the talented students - Ruth Wernli
Watching his videos is a visual feast as well - Peggy Sue
We know the devil is in the details, but Yves is also an angel that brings a sense of calm, strength and trust-in-process. He brings joy to the human pursuit of perfection. What I like about his teaching is that he seems to teach through the eyes of the students. - Kelly House
I have a lifetime of learning to explore just from this 6 weeks class. - Chris Zorn
The explanations, demonstrations and corrections were excellent, as was the technological side of things, so user-friendly! - Leonie Popp
The quality of the delivery spoke to the quality of the pedagogical content. Attention was devoted to building incrementally on skill development.(...)
I hesitated taking a lettering course online because I wasn't convinced it would match an in-person workshop experience. However, it surpassed it! The videos allow me to study at my own pace—pausing and replaying at whim. In a six-week class, there's opportunity to practice and develop skills between lessons to fully absorb the content. I'm in a classroom with international students from diverse backgrounds who bring a wealth of ideas to the discussion forum. And no one's the wiser if I show up to class in my PJs on a bad hair day! - Lily Yee-Sloan
You can’t get this quality view of a calligrapher’s technique in any other method of teaching - Ann-Marie Fleming
A wonderful class with detailed instruction that is as close as you can get to an in-person class - Karen Roberts
Acorn Arts is a friendly and welcoming place to learn calligraphy. The online concept is brilliant. Yves is a kind, generous, empathic, encouraging, fair, honest and skilled teacher. It has been a privilege and a pleasure - Pernille Hansen
I feel the online classes are more substantial in information and demonstrations. In addition, they allow an individual to work at their own pace. Very much appreciated - Janet Abel
As always Yves describes the process so clearly and methodically that you can easily build on your skills especially with the extensive easily downloadable notes. The critiques in the online forum are brilliant - so easy to see what Yves is recommending to you to improve your lettering.
Yes, you do have to make the duration of the course your focus which can be frustrating to keep the home life running smoothly but making this sacrifice is easy for me as I know I will learn so much. If anyone is hesitating to decide whether to do this course - Don’t. Just do it! - Bev Dahlenburg
I cannot sufficiently praise the generosity of content, the step by step unfolding approach from Italic to the final gestural outcome, the helpful analogies and Yves' encouraging tone throughout. - Deirdre Hassed
I have never seen such a dedicated teacher. - Gyounghee Lee