How to Create a Hand Lettered Chalkboard

Take your calligraphy and lettering skills to new heights and mediums by working with chalk and a chalkboard! Learn how to go from concept to sketch and refined chalk art, and get nice n' dusty while you're at it. We'll put our personal spins on the project by highlighting a favorite local restaurant and our most beloved dishes in the design! Chalk is fun to work with because it's so versatile and easy to edit, unlike ink. Enjoy the flexibility this old fashioned medium has to offer.

Topics Covered

  • From concept to final chalkboard design
  • Refining layout ideas into tight thumbnail sketches
  • Lettering vs. Calligraphy
  • Typography basics 
  • Chalk art best practices
  • Guideline set up

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Achieving Goals : Design a Road map & Calligraphed Vision Board

Do you have a creative passion or dream? Do you feel overwhelmed wondering where and how to start bringing it to reality? Or do you need help pinpointing what sort of goal you'd like to achieve in the first place?

Using tried and true methods that helped me create the business off my dreams, we will build a road map and vision board together to get you going down the right path towards successfully achieving your goal with clarity, confidence and calligraphy, too.

Note: Your goal doesn't have to be big and exciting. No goal is too small!

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:

  • Notebook/ journal
  • Pencil, Pen or Markers of Choice
  • Calligraphy tool of choice
  • Small pieces of paper for calligraphy/ lettering quotes
  • Magazines, Pinterest photos or beloved ephemera
  • Scissors
  • Washi or regular tape
  • Bulletin board or firm paper for vision board backing

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Designing a Hanuka Postcard

In this class you'll learn to design your very own hand painted and embellished postcard using gold leaf, watercolors and a little ancient history.  You'll get a quick background on the menorah motif, as well as a thorough tutorial on gold leaf application and some beginner watercolor techniques. Calligraph a short message on the back of your postcard and ship it off to a loved one who celebrates the Festival of Lights to illuminate their day! 

Topics Covered:

  • Gold leaf for illustrative elements & calligraphy
  • Wet on dry watercolor technique
  • Ancient art history context 
  • Appropriate holiday greetings

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June 22-28: 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 now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

  • Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip brush pen
  • printed worksheets
  • tracing paper
  • tape
  • Rhodia/ Fabriano graph/ dotted paper (if desired)
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • ruler

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