Modern Lettering in the Blue Skies Style--Majuscules

Have you ever been tempted to try modern calligraphy? Not sure where to begin? Well, this class is for you! Modern calligraphy boasts a very wide range of styles and is perfect for creating your trademark look! That being said, modern calligraphy can easily get out of hand without a set of rules to work within. In this class, you will learn a basic majuscule alphabet that is very similar to copperplate with a few exceptions. We will also discuss small changes that can be made to each letterform that can drastically change the look of your script while still staying within a set of basic rules. This will help your script to appear whimsical and beautiful while maintaining the integrity of the letterforms! At the end of the class, you'll create your own alphabet using the techniques we discuss in the lesson. So let's get started!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available starting July 6, 2022 to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets right...

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Modern Calligraphy in the Blue Skies Lettering Style

Have you ever been tempted to try modern calligraphy? Not sure where to begin? Well, this class is for you! Modern calligraphy boasts a very wide range of styles and is perfect for creating your trademark look! That being said, modern calligraphy can easily get out of hand without a set of rules to work within. In this class, you will learn a basic alphabet that is very similar to copperplate with a few exceptions. We will also discuss small changes that can be made to each letterform that can drastically change the look of your script while still staying within a set of basic rules. This will help your script to appear whimsical and beautiful while maintaining the integrity of the letterforms! At the end of the class, you'll create your own alphabet using the techniques we discuss in the lesson. So let's get started!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available starting April 4, 2022 to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets right away!

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Copperplate Calligraphy With a Modern Twist pt. 2: Majuscules

There is nothing like taking your copperplate majuscules to the next level. In this class you will learn how to take a few of the foundational copperplate majuscule strokes, twist them just a little, and begin creating your own modern script.

Topics Covered

  • Copperplate majuscule review
  • Modern variations 
  • Instruction on self-critique

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

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 Materials Needed

  • Pointed Pen Nib holder
  • Nib
  • Pen or pencil
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • The guidelines in our KCA handout for students

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcaabcrelays 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: Regenia Paige

Instagram: @regeniapaigecalligraphy

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Copperplate with a Modern Twist

Copperplate is all about uniformity and symmetry but by making a few simple changes to it, you can create a beautiful and whimsical modern script.

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

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Materials Needed:

  • pointed nib
  • oblique or straight nib holder
  • ink of your choice
  • pen or pencil
  • printed guidelines
  • a leather blotter or a few sheets of paper for cushion

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcamoderntwist 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: Regenia Paige

Instagram: @regeniapaigecalligraphy

Website: www.nibcritique.com

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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 in the class archive. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

Members Only: Access the Class

Enroll in Tier 2 Now

Materials Needed:

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

Homework Challenge

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