How to Draw a Flourished Snowflake with Pointed Pen

Nothing says Christmas or the Holidays like a beautifully flourished snowflake. In this lesson, you will learn fun ways to flourish and design decorative and festive elements so you can create beautiful snowflakes to write on your holiday cards and envelopes. There's also a fun bonus lesson at the end, so stay tuned!

Topics Covered: 

  • How to create a radial flourish
  • How to use watercolors for pointed pen calligraphy 

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to www.kallicampacademy.com
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Holiday Calligraphy Camp

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed:

  • pointed nib
  • oblique or straight nib holder
  • ink of your choice
  • pen or pencil
  • ruler
  • ...
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How to Hand-Letter Different Types of Ornaments

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle ornaments for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

Topics Covered:

  • Materials needed for a successful ornament personalization
  • Tips for writing on glass, acrylic, and wood ornaments
  • Ideas for different types of ornaments and their wording.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to www.kallicampacademy.com
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Holiday Calligraphy Camp

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed:

Wood Slice Ornament:

  • Wood slice with hole drilled (I purchase mine from Hobby Lobby but Amazon and many DIY/craft stores carry them)
  • Craft paint
  • Paint Pen...
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How to Paint Watercolor Wreaths

Nothing says "Welcome and Merry Christmas!" than a holiday wreath hanging on a front door. Wreaths exude a sense of joy and a desire for peace, as its circular shape symbolizes unity and never ending love and life. Spring and Summer wreaths represent new life and growth. Autumn wreaths represents change and the circle of life. Christmas wreaths have deep and symbolic religious meaning, but over time, have come to represent the spirit of Christmas and the holidays. For me, leaves represent the tree of life, symbolizing health and growth, the pine needles represent peace (the Tree of Peace), the holly leaves represent hope, and the poinsettia represents good cheer. We will be combining all four elements to create a beautiful Christmas wreath, using watercolor techniques that you can use to make holiday cards and decorate envelopes. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Creating leaves and poinsettia petals
  • Creating pine needles
  • Creating holly leaves
  • Revisiting all four elements 
  • Step...
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How to Create and Sell Santa Letters

Have you ever found yourself wondering how to make a little extra money with your calligraphy around the holidays? We are going to talk about one of the best (and one of the easiest) ways calligraphers can earn money for Christmas and that’s Santa Letters. In this video, Allison will go over all the basics of how she puts together these Santa Letters and some things to think about to make selling them a bit easier. The tips you will learn in this class will help you in any situation where you are doing live calligraphy and selling items, like at a craft fair.

Topics Covered

  • How to Make Santa Letters
  • How to Price Your Santa Letters
  • How to Do Live Calligraphy at a Craft Fair
  • How to Use Gouache for Calligraphy

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

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Copperplate with a Modern Twist

Copperplate is all about uniformity and symmetry but by making a few simple changes to it, you can create a beautiful and whimsical modern script.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to www.kallicampacademy.com
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Modern Calligraphy

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed:

  • pointed nib
  • oblique or straight nib holder
  • ink of your choice
  • pen or pencil
  • printed guidelines
  • a leather blotter or a few sheets of paper for cushion

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcamoderntwist on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

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Hand-Lettered Wood Signs

Homework Challenge: #kcawoodsigns

Walking through a store with beautiful wooden signs for sale, have you ever found yourself thinking, “Hmm.. I could totally make that but I have no idea where to start”? That’s where Carrie comes in, friends! She's spilling all of her sign-making secrets just for you. She's been through enough trial and error for all of us and is here to share her very best tips for lettering on wood.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to prep your wood and why it is important to do so
  • The materials needed for both prepping your sign as well as for lettering
  • And a step-by-step process for taking the fear of error out of the sign lettering equation.

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle signage for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2...

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Intro to Brush Lettering Class

Ready to try Modern Calligraphy? In this class we'll be learning the fundamentals of brush lettering based off Malka's signature calligraphy style! Just watch her easy-to-follow steps and before you know it you'll be on your way to lettering a favorite quote of your own beautifully! Can't wait to see how you incorporate your own handwriting and flair to create a piece that is uniquely yours!

Topics Covered:

  • modern calligraphy background
  • brush pen mechanics and technique
  • key lettering terminology
  • fundamental strokes
  • letterform breakdown and guides
  • composition tips & creation
  • review of critique process

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

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Different Strokes: Offhand Flourishing and Cartouche

Learn how to put the fundamental strokes of off-hand flourishing and the basic elements for cartouches together to create your own feathers, off-hand flourishes, and cartouches with ease!

Topics Covered: 

  • Teardrop template
  • 5 fundamental strokes for off-hand flourishing
  • Basic elements for cartouches
  • What to look for in your first cartouche
  • Create a cartouche from start to finish

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to www.kallicampacademy.com
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Flourishing

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed:

  • a regular pencil
  • a white pencil
  • eraser
  • straight pen holder or an oblique pen
  • relatively flexible nib (ex: Leonardt Principal EF nib, Hunt 101, Gillott 303)
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Writing Thank You Notes

Have you ever found yourself wondering what to say in a thank you note? Maybe you have wondered if you even need to write a thank you note. This class is going to teach you how to write a thank you note quickly and promptly with personality and charm. Allison will talk about getting set up to write thank you notes quickly and will even show you some of her favorite ways to flourish "Thank You" so you can make your own notecards. 

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to www.kallicampacademy.com
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Snail Mail and Envelopes

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed:

Stationery Kit:

  • Container
  • Cards (self-made, pre-made, or both!)
  • Stamps
  • Address Book
  • Pens (I...
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Welcome to Kalli Camp Academy

news May 28, 2020

Do you love beautiful letters and long to connect with others who share that passion? If so, then you are in the right place! Kalli Camp Academy offers you the opportunity to improve your lettering and calligraphy skills in a virtual format that is different than any other you've experienced.

Most online course websites give you a selection of classes, and you can choose which ones you want and buy access to that one class. It's a deep dive into heavy learning of one particular skill, usually with a single teacher.

Others offer you a membership, where you have access to thousands of different classes by different teachers, and you are on your own to figure out which ones are worth your time and teach what you want to learn.

Learning Calligraphy is Different Here

At Kalli Camp Academy, things look a little different.  We truly offer you the best of both worlds. We provide a membership-based platform, at a competitive price as the larger ones, with...

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