Watercolor Painting: The Seven Species

classes malka watercolor Jan 17, 2021

In this jam packed class, you'll learn to use watercolors to paint pomegranate, fig, wheat, barley, dates, grapes and olive plants, all known as part of 'Seven Species' (Deuteronomy 8:8). We will run through watercolor basics, both in terms of recommended materials and techniques, and you will also learn my approach to sketching from a reference as well as finally painting a detailed piece. 

Topics Covered

  • 'Seven species' background, context and deeper meaning
  • Wet on wet technique 
  • Wet on Dry
  • Sketching skills
  • Detailed yet loose watercolor painting 

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Materials Needed

  • Watercolor paper - I'm using Canson Aquarelle 300g
  • 1 small round brush, 1 detail brush - I use Size 1 Princeton Select Round size and 0000 
  • Paints - pans or tube. Must have Yellow, blue, red/ purple - I use a Kuretake pan set
  • Glass...
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Copperplate Critiques: The O-form

Copperplate calligraphy is a beautiful script but for a beginner it can be quite challenging. In this class you will learn how to critique the key stroke that is the foundation to the entire alphabet. 

Topics Covered

  • Micro-critiquing one copperplate basic stroke
  • 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 #kcaoforms 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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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

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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

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

  • 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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Watercolor Painting with Tea and Coffee

classes malka watercolor Dec 06, 2020

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 on an actual painting.

Topics Covered

  • Paint creation
  • Watercolor washes
  • Wet on wet technique 
  • Wet on Dry
  • Painting a loose rose
  • Envelope design

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Materials Needed

  • Watercolor papers (size A3 recommended)
  • Two fruit based tea bags
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • Glass of hot/ boiling water
  • Clean cool water
  • Any round paintbrush
  • Paper towel 
  • Q tips (optional)
  • An Envelope
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Book recommendation: Make Ink 

Homework Challenge
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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

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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

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How to Style and Photograph Flatlays

 

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.

Topics Covered

• Good things for flatlay 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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Materials Needed:

Flatlay Props: (of course, these are not all required, just suggestions)

  • Wax stamps
  • Wax seals (created by pouring wax onto aluminum foil, then peeling off when cool)
  • Old nibs, shells, feathers, ribbon, other small antique items
  • Vintage postage, handmade paper
  • Supplies used to create the item
  • Die cut shapes, pretty stickers
  • Palo Santo, sage, dried florals, crystals, incense...
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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!

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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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