Intro to Pointed Pen Uncial

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! 

Topics Covered

  • Pointed pen uncial techniques

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

  • Guidelines 
  • Pencil (HB or 2B)
  • scrap piece of watercolor paper or scratch paper
  • eraser
  • Nib holder
  • Nib
  • Ink 
  • paper towel 
  • writing pad or stack of copy paper to write on

Homework Challenge 

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcapointedpenuncial 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.

Instructor:  Jane Matsumoto

Instagram: @GinkgoArts

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Copperplate Critique; Ascending and Descending Loops

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. 

Topics Covered

  • Micro-critiquing copperplate basic strokes
  • Self-awareness tips

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 Materials Needed

  • Your choice of nib and nib holder
  • Ink of your choice
  • Pen to critique (different color than your calligraphy ink) 
  • Your preferred set of guidelines (or Kalli Camp Academy calligraphy guidelines)--Visit Lanquach.com/guidesheet to create custom guidelines
  • Homework handout

Homework Challenge

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

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How to Write Faux Calligraphy

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to create the feel of calligraphy using any mono line instrument,
  • Tips for keeping consistent downstrokes and thicknesses,
  • Purposes for using faux calligraphy,
  • Creating a “hollow” looking downstroke and tips for adding embellishments. 

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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Materials Needed:

  • Any mono line pen or marker
  • Any paper

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcafauxcalligraphy 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.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

Website: www.carrieelliscalligraphy.com

Instagram: @carrieelliscalligraphy

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Intro to Monoline Uncial Calligraphy

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! 

Topics Covered

  • How to letter with the monoline uncial script

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

  • Guidelines 
  • Pencil (HB or 2B)
  • scrap piece of watercolor paper or scratch paper
  • eraser
  • paper towel 
  • writing pad or stack of copy paper to write on

Homework Challenge for Session 1

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcamonolineuncial on Instagram...

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Addressing Envelopes with Calligraphy

Calligraphy on envelopes! This is what drew me to calligraphy in the first place, and it is still my very favorite thing to do.


Topics Covered:

  • Consistency in letter forms
  • Using a Lightbox with your favorite guidelines
  • Using a Phantom Liner
  • Judging your spacing for centering
  • Common addressing anxieties
  • Flourishing to take up space/balance
  • Knowing where to start on your envelope
  • Suggestions for talking to clients about postage
  • And other resources and tips spread throughout!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed: 


• 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 texture. It is 100% cotton. I found my box of Lettra envelopes on Amazon.  I recommend using light color envelopes for...

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Intro to Broad Edge Flourishing

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:

  • Italic calligraphy
  • Hebrew foundational hand
  • flourishing exercises from simple to complex
  • best practices for successful flourishing
  • manipulating the broad edge pen nib for various flourishing styles
  • White space, balance, symmetry
  • Breaking the rules

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Writing Broad Edge Neuland

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. 

 

Let's get started!

Topics Covered

  • Supplies needed
  • Writing space and writing zone
  • Body position and hand position
  • Getting to know the Pilot Parallel Pen
  • 0 degree and 90 degree pen angle exercises
  • Broad Edge Neuland

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Center Formatting Your Calligraphy Projects

Ah, the joy of centering your calligraphy projects. Well, it will be fun after this lesson. You will learn a few key techniques that will help you to successfully align your work while alleviating some frustrations that can come from creating a written masterpiece.

Topics Covered

  • Center formatting your work
  • Creating guidelines for your project
  • How to critique your work from draft to finished project

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 Materials Needed

  • Your choice of quote, poem, or saying at least six to ten lines in length
  • Your choice of nib and nib holder, brush calligraphy pen, or marker
  • Ink of your choice (if applicable)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • light pad (optional)
  • Ruler 
  • Your preferred set of guidelines (or Kalli Camp Academy calligraphy guidelines)--Visit Lanquach.com/guidesheet to create custom guidelines
  • Paper for practice and for your finished...
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How to Digitize Calligraphy

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Being able to digitize your calligraphy is a vital skill to have if you want to start making reproductions of your work (like cards or wedding stationery!). Being able to drag your calligraphy, move script around, and even change the color will allow you to take your calligraphy to new places!

Topics Covered

  • Scanning your work into the computer and opening it in Photoshop
  • How to prep your scanned in file in photoshop
  • How to delete the white paper background so that you can create moveable script
  • How to separate script so that you can move different words and letters independently.
  • How to change the color of script
  • How to insert your script into another photo

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

Digitizing Basics:

  • Scanner. Any scanner will probably work just fine for this class! I am using an Epson V600 which is a great scanner if you want to upgrade.
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Painting With Walnut Ink

If you think painting with watercolor, acrylic, or oil-based paints is fun, wait until you try painting with walnut ink. It's a beautiful medium to work with and so versatile.

Topics Covered

  • Making walnut ink from walnut ink crystals
  • Various ink painting techniques
  • Painting a simple landscape 
  • Painting a flower
  • Creative ways to write with walnut ink 

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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 Materials Needed

  • pointed nib
  • oblique or straight nib holder
  • variety of round paintbrushes, small to medium size
  • small paint palate or small plates or bowls
  • walnut ink
  • watercolor paints, optional
  • pencil
  • two glasses of water
  • paper towel
  • watercolor paper- size of your choice

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcawalnutink on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this...

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