Meet our Instructors

KalliCamp Academy brings you instructors who not only excel in their arts, but also have a passion for teaching and investing in their students.

 

Mentors

You will get to know our mentors personally as you learn from them each month. You will also have the opportunity to interact with them in our private community.

Allison McClanahan

Allison is a calligrapher and wedding stationer who has been practicing pointed pen calligraphy for almost two years. She began calligraphy after she renewed her interest in snail mailing, and she discovered her favorite pastime is addressing envelopes! She started out learning via Pinterest and Instagram, but has since had the pleasure of taking some workshops and one-on-one classes too. She is still learning and takes any opportunity to grow. Most of her work is with brides (for envelope addressing and wedding stationery) or other calligraphers (with beginner classes and mini-coaching sessions about how to start your calligraphy business).

Allison currently lives in Utah with her husband and daughter whom she homeschools. She loves to hike and adventure, and she always votes to take the scenic byway! One of her favorite things to do (besides calligraphy) is look for wildlife in the mountains/desert.

Instagram: @wildwoodcalligraphyandpost

Website: wildwoodcp.com

Carrie Ellis

Carrie is a calligrapher, sign maker, and teacher from Texas. She has been practicing calligraphy since 2014 and has been teaching in person workshops since 2018. Carrie has most recently begun using her calligraphy skills to branch out and “write on all the things,” as she says. She enjoys lettering on unique surfaces and has a strong desire to turn ordinary items into art with a bit of blood, sweat, tears, and a lot of heart. Sign making is a favorite of hers and she enjoys bringing that passion to those eager to learn.

Carrie lives on a small ranch in north Texas with her husband, two precious sons, and lots of various farm animals. She is an elementary school teacher beginning her 8th year in the public school classroom this fall.

Instagram: @carrieelliscalligraphy

Website: www.carrieelliscalligraphy.com

Facebook: @carrieelliscalligraphy

 

Jane Matsumoto

Jane is an instructor, mentor, calligrapher, and watercolor artist who specializes in traditional forms of calligraphy in both pointed pen and broad edge work. Jane is a certified American Cursive instructor. She shares valuable calligraphy and watercoloring tips as well as her extensive knowledge about calligraphy and watercoloring supplies on Instagram @GinkgoArts. Jane has studied with or attended workshops from esteemed calligraphers and instructors such as Barbara Close, Bill Kemp, Carol DuBosch, Denis Brown, Harvest Crittenden, Heather Held, Jake Weidmann, Kathy Milici, Marie Hornback, Phyllis Macaluso, and Rosemary Buczek. She is a member of IAMPETH, Friends of Calligraphy, Pacific Scribes, Society for Calligraphy, and The Washington Calligraphers Guild.

Instagram: @ginkgoarts

Facebook: @ginkgoarts

Malka Klein

Malka is a modern calligrapher and watercolor painter living in Israel. She has a background in graphic design and a life-long love of beautiful letters. Malka has been drawing for as long as she can remember and in the past few years opened her calligraphy and fine art business where she creates custom artwork for luxury events. Malka enjoys teaching virtual and live workshops on painting and modern calligraphy technique. 

Malka lives in central Israel with her husband, two daughters and black Labrador. She loves a good pen pal and summers in the Rocky Mountains. 

Instagram: @malkaklein

Facebook: @malkaklein

Website: www.malkaklein.com

 

Regenia Paige

 

Regenia is a calligrapher, teacher, and a member of the Michigan Association of Calligraphers. 

She was introduced to broad edge calligraphy in her teens and practiced it for about six years before taking a thirty year hiatus. In April 2018, she picked up her first pointed pen and that's when she discovered copperplate. In the beginning,  she practiced so much her husband once said to her "calligraphy is your new boyfriend." So now she occasionally refers to calligraphy as her boyfriend. 

She enjoys writing and painting with walnut Ink, she loves the sound of rain and thunder (especially when she writes), taking care of her many plant babies,  and playing with her grandchildren. 

Instagram: @regeniapaigecalligraphy

Website: www.nibcritique.com 

Contributors

KalliCamp Academy is fortunate to have instructors who have volunteered to give you bonus classes to enjoy as part of your membership to the community. We would like to thank each of these contributors for their generosity.

Melissa Baker

@melissabakercalligraphy

Marcela Mok

@pinnacalligraphy

Olivia Shee

@oli.thehappywanderer

Angenise Rawls

@thegracefulpenstudio

Sakshi Karambelkar

@inquisited

Interested in Becoming a Contributor?

We are always looking for talented individuals to contribute to the education of their fellow artists. If you think you have what it takes to teach a class, we invite you to complete our interest form.

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