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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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 

Materials Needed:

  • pointed nib
  • oblique or straight nib holder
  • ink of your choice
  • pen or pencil
  • ruler
  • water
  • eye dropper
  • pearlescent watercolor, colored inks, or gouache
  • watercolor paper or practice paper

Bonus Session Materials:

  • pointed nib
  • oblique or straight nib holder
  • watercolors, colored inks, or gouache
  • festive cookie cutter or traceable object
  • pencil and eraser
  • water and eyedropper 

Homework Challenge

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June 15-21: Different Strokes: Offhand Flourishing and Basics of Cartouche Class

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

Would you like to join this class? Enroll today to get access to this on-demand class with video and worksheets.

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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)
  • ink
  • a white or black sheet of paper
  • chalk or watercolor or colored pencils (2 shades of green, purple, and a few other colors)
  • printed sheet of the large teardrop template (you can use any of the teardrop templates)
  • printed sheet of "The Basic Elements of Cartouches"
  • printed sheets of the KalliCamp Academy...
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