We've done the first session of monoline uncial, and now you're ready to progress to the next step! In this session, I will introduce you to pointed pen uncial with some warmup exercises. Then, we will go through the script with a pencil, and finally we can ink up a nib!
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Copperplate calligraphy is a beautiful script but for a beginner it can be quite challenging. In this class you will learn how to micro-critique two basic strokes and begin improving your skills and calligrapher's eye.
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In this class, you’ll learn:
After joining in on this class, you’ll be ready to expand your creativity and show off your faux calligraphy skills on paper and beyond!
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In this class, you will learn to create your very own homemade paints from simple products you have at home - coffee & tea! You'll also use basic watercolor techniques and learn to apply them to an actual painting.
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In session 1, you will learn Monoline Uncial using a pencil (or marker). The monoline technique is a great way to learn the basic forms of any script. It is also a fun way to change up your writing style using everyday writing tools such as a pencil or marker or fountain pen. In session 2, coming in the next rotation, I will introduce you to pointed pen uncial with some warmup exercises. Then, we will go through the script with a pencil and then ink up a nib!
In this class, we will talk about how to take a picture that accurately represents what you want to show by using good lighting, editing the picture in lightroom mobile, and styling your piece as well.
• Good things for flat lay props
• Proper Lighting
• How to arrange props around your piece
• Taking different pictures of the same piece to have more photos for Instagram
• Editing the pictures in Lightroom
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Calligraphy on envelopes! This is what drew me to calligraphy in the first place, and it is still my very favorite thing to do.
• Envelopes. I recommend Paper Source and Cards and Pockets for smooth quality envelopes. In the video, I am using Crane and Co’s Lettra which is slightly more challenging to write on, but has a lovely...
Did you know that flourishing can be adapted to broad edge calligraphy? Flowing flourishes can be added to seemingly rigid broad edge hands to add flair and creativity. We'll learn to follow the rules and then find ways to approach them from our unique viewpoint.
Using Italics & Hebrew foundational hand, we will exercise our flourishing muscles and learn to write our names or favorite phrases in a beautiful and decorative way.
Come as a newbie to flourishing and broad edge or as a seasoned flourisher and find the unique ways that the broad edge tool can enhance your calligraphy.
Concepts & Skills We'll Cover:
Neuland is a German typeface that was designed in 1923 by Rudolf Koch. Because he designed it by directly carving it into metal, the original had a great deal of variety between sizes. I personally love this script because of how expressive it is and how easy it is to play around with it and the different forms of supplies you can use. I drew inspiration from the Neuland typeface and a few exemplars that I have studied from and created a fun way to learn Broad Edge Neuland using parallel pens. We will be staying with 0 degree and 90-degree pen angles, so those who have never tried broad edge calligraphy before will find it relatively easy to learn this script.
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Ever had friends, family, or clients ask you to letter on strange surfaces and not know where to begin? Ever felt lost as to which types of paint pen to use on certain surfaces? Have the skills but not the know-how to add statement pieces to your table space? Gain the confidence to letter on “all the things” in this KCA class: Lettering Unusual Place Cards .
In this class, you’ll learn:
After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle special pieces for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!
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