Flourished Butterflies

Homework Hashtag: #kcaflourishedbutterflies

Whether you want to add an illustrative element to your calligraphic work or just bring your flourishes to practice, Flourished Butterflies are a great way to do both. In this class, I will show you how to design a flourished butterfly and we will touch on different approaches for these illustrations. You will learn how to develop your very own collection of flourishes and how to combine them. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to create your own flourished butterflies and to add them to your work.

 

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
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Calligrams

Homework Hashtag: #kcacalligrams

Have you ever seen a calligram, one of those pictures ‘drawn’ with words and asked yourself how these are done? In this class, I will teach you how to write a calligram two ways. Outlined calligrams create a delicate look whereas filled calligrams are more expressive. You will learn the techniques required for both types starting with an easy form. From there, you will learn how to write calligrams that are more intricate. By the end of this class, you’ll be able to apply the basic techniques and develop your very own calligrams.

 

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.  

 

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Methodology for Learning a Calligraphy Script

homework hashtag: #kcalearncalligraphy

Intro:

Have you ever wished to have a methodology for learning any calligraphy script? This class with Sonia Pal will show you just that. You'll be able to review scripts and figure out what it takes to learn and ultimately write any type of calligraphy!

  • In this class I will share my 3-P formula and 5-S formula
  • 3-P (Placement, Position, Posture)
  • 5-S (Slant, Shape, Size, Shade, Spacing)

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 Classes - Class Archive
  • Click on Different Calligraphy Scripts Category

Enroll

Materials Needed:

  • Your favorite calligraphy quote or phrase written out in a script...
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Calligraphy Q&A with Suzanne Cunningham

"Calligraphy is the most intimate, private, and spontaneous expressive means. Like a fingerprint or voice it is unique with every person." German Zapf

An Inspired Interview with Suzanne Cunningham

We could have chatted with Suzanne for hours, and it was indeed a delight to have her share a bit of her story as a calligrapher with us during our live Instagram Q&A session. After all, who wouldn't be elated with the chance just to sit and listen to her talk about the joys of calligraphy

Keep reading to learn about Suzanne's getting started story, how she landed her first wedding client, and what to do if you're technically challenged. 

Enter the world of Kalli Camp Academy, a community to learn, flourish, and grow in the art of calligraphy. We aim to make it possible for artists at every skill level and culture to grow in their craft and connect with others on a deeper level through true friendships centered...

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Monoline Italic

Homework Hashtag: #kcamonolineitalic

Have you ever wondered which Calligraphy script is the easiest to learn without the overwhelm of calligraphy pen, inks and supplies? In this class you will learn:

  • Writing monoline Italic script using a pencil or any regular pen!
  • A brief history of origin of this script
  • Basic strokes and lowercase and uppercase letters (minuscule and majuscule)
  • Create a project at the end of this lesson

 

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 Different Calligraphy Scripts
  • Click on Monoline Italic

Enroll

 

Materials Needed

  • Graph Paper
  • Pencil, any pencil like 2HB will do (I will use Blackwing...
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Calligraphy Q&A with Younghae Chung, Part 2

"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." Louis L'Amour

Advice for beginners, tips on flourishing, being a lefty calligrapher, and more...

We had the most enlightening conversation with an inspiring mama calligrapher, and couldn't fit everything into one post. Here is Part 2 of our Q & A session with Younghae Chung of Logos Calligraphy and Design

"It's important to think your way through calligraphy so that it all looks beautiful". Those are wise words spoken by Younghae Chung of Logos Calligraphy during our live Q&A session with her.  From the start of her journey to publishing her first book, Younghae chatted with Heather McKelvey and turned the pages of her journey from an anxious mama to becoming a fearless flourishing artist!

Enter the world of Kalli Camp Academy, a community to learn, flourish, and grow in the art of calligraphy...

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Calligraphy Q&A with Younghae Chung

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." William Woodsworth

Sharing the beauty of calligraphy...

We had the most inspiring conversation with a beautiful mama calligrapher a few days ago, and if you missed it, there are so many gold nuggets you'll be delighted to find sprinkled throughout. This is Part One, where we get to know Younghae. Stay tuned for Part Two, where we dive into what she does, tips for lefties, favorite nibs and why, flourishing, and more.

"Calligraphy is a gift you get to experience as well as pass on". Those are the exact words spoken by Younghae Chung of Logos Calligraphy during our live Q & A session with her on Friday, May 26th.  From the start of her journey to publishing her first book, Younghae chatted with Heather McKelvey and turned the pages of her journey from anxious mama to becoming a fearless flourishing artist!

Enter the world of Kalli Camp Academy, a community to learn, flourish, and...

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Focused Practice Produces Faster Improvement

Do you ever feel like you practice for hours and don't see any improvement? It could be that you aren't narrowing your focus enough. While it may seem counterintuitive, slowing down your practice and breaking it into smaller parts may help you speed your way to better calligraphy.

 

When I practice the foundational strokes, I don't practice them whole. I break them into the smallest parts possible and practice one piece at a time until I see improvement. 

Looking at the big picture of the whole alphabet or a long calligraphy piece can feel overwhelming. But that big picture is made up of many tiny pieces, and most of them are so similar that if you conquered just a few improvements, it would make a noticeable difference.

What is your weakest letter? Take that letter, break it down into strokes, and then break those strokes into smaller practiceable pieces and practice just those strokes for the next week. Then compare a before and after and see what you think.

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Copperplate Calligraphy Q&A with Tico Kanzaki

Hello and welcome to the Kalli Camp Academy blog, where we share educational and inspirational tips on being a calligraphy artist. It is our hope that this blog will become a resource for you as you navigate your creative journey. 

We aim to make it possible for artists at every skill level and culture to grow in their craft and connect with others on a deeper level through true friendships centered around shared passions. We also aim to support each other and help grow our small businesses as a result of this collaborative endeavor.

In our live interview on April 29th with KCA student, Tico Kanzaki, she shared her Copperplate frustrations and how she overcame them, her recommendations for focused practicing, and what to do if you're heavy handed.

Who is Tico Kanzaki?

Tico is a graphic designer by day and calligrapher by night from Japan, now living in the U.S. Her calligraphy journey began in 2019 using the Tombow Fudenosoke brush pen. When the pandemic hit, she found...

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Prepare Invitations for Printing

Class Intro

Now that you have designed your wedding invitations, it’s time to get them ready to submit for the printer. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. This class by Allison McClanahan @wildwoodcalligraphyandpost takes you through setting up your artwork for the printer using Adobe Photoshop.

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
  • Scroll to Current Classes

Enroll

Topics Covered

  • Create and work within a Photoshop file
  • Margins
  • Safe Zones
  • Changing the color of calligraphy
  • Saving the file so it is printer ready

Plus:

  • Shortcuts for those who don't do artwork or calligraphy, or both!

Supplies

  • Calligraphy invitation...
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