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 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

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 #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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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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Center Formatting Your Calligraphy Projects

Ah, the joy of centering your calligraphy projects. Well, it will be fun after this lesson. You will learn a few key techniques that will help you to successfully align your work while alleviating some frustrations that can come from creating a written masterpiece.

Topics Covered

  • Center formatting your work
  • Creating guidelines for your project
  • How to critique your work from draft to finished project

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 quote, poem, or saying at least six to ten lines in length
  • Your choice of nib and nib holder, brush calligraphy pen, or marker
  • Ink of your choice (if applicable)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • light pad (optional)
  • Ruler 
  • Your preferred set of guidelines (or Kalli Camp Academy calligraphy guidelines)--Visit Lanquach.com/guidesheet to create custom guidelines
  • Paper for practice and for your finished...
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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

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcawalnutink on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this...

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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

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcasnowflake on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our...

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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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