Copperplate Foundational Strokes Critique

Copperplate calligraphy is a beautiful script, but for a beginner it can be quite challenging. In this class we will do a full micro-critique together, reviewing all of the foundational strokes of copperplate. Stroke-by-stroke and word by word we will review ways that you can use to improve your copperplate script.

Topics Covered

  • A full micro-critique of copperplate foundational 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 with (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

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Copperplate Critique: Pressure strokes

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 foundational strokes and begin improving your skills and calligrapher's eye. 

Topics Covered

  • Micro-critiquing two copperplate foundational 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

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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

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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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

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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 to enrolled students. 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

Website: www.nibcritique.com

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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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How to Create and Sell Santa Letters

Have you ever found yourself wondering how to make a little extra money with your calligraphy around the holidays? We are going to talk about one of the best (and one of the easiest) ways calligraphers can earn money for Christmas and that’s Santa Letters. In this video, Allison will go over all the basics of how she puts together these Santa Letters and some things to think about to make selling them a bit easier. The tips you will learn in this class will help you in any situation where you are doing live calligraphy and selling items, like at a craft fair.

Topics Covered

  • How to Make Santa Letters
  • How to Price Your Santa Letters
  • How to Do Live Calligraphy at a Craft Fair
  • How to Use Gouache for Calligraphy

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

Santa Letter:

  • Festive Ink- I used Winsor and Newton gouache (primary red and primary yellow)
  • Stationery...
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July 6-12: Copperplate with a Modern Twist Class

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 to enrolled students. 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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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

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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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June 8-14: Writing Thank You Notes Class

Have you ever found yourself wondering what to say in a thank you note? Maybe you have wondered if you even need to write a thank you note. This class is going to teach you how to write a thank you note quickly and promptly with personality and charm. Allison will talk about getting set up to write thank you notes quickly and will even show you some of her favorite ways to flourish "Thank You" so you can make your own notecards. 

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:

Stationery Kit:

  • Container
  • Cards (self-made, pre-made, or both!)
  • Stamps
  • Address Book
  • Pens (I like Microns, Gelly Rollers, and Tombow Fude pens

Other supplies:

  • Dip pen
  • Favorite Ink
  • Lightpad, phantom liner, or whatever tool you like to keep straight lines
  • Blank cards - I like Paper Source. In the video I am using Blush Luxe.

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