Join Our Global Community of Artists
Hosted by Kallialitheia
Live Inspiration & Virtual Education
KalliCampLive started as a one-week event in April 2020 to connect artists all over the world in an exciting, virtual camp experience with live calligraphy and art lessons taught all day every day. Even though the event is over, our instructors are continuing to bring you FREE live lessons each week in their Instagram live streams. Subscribe below to receive a link to download our Google calendar so you will always know when the classes are scheduled.
Introducing Kalli Camp Academy
Take a look at the video, and then come visit us over at Kalli Camp Academy to learn more about our virtual calligraphy school!
Now enrolling–new on-demand video classes each month, printable handouts for each class, and a private community of global artists.
The information below is from the initial KalliCampLive event in April, but we we are leaving it up so you can get a taste of what camp was all about.
Welcome to Kalli Camp LIVE! We are excited to bring you a quarantine week full of inspiration, education, and FUN!! This is our first ever live, online calligraphy camp, and we cannot wait to share our love for the arts with you.
What is Kalli Camp LIVE?
KCL is a week-long virtual camp, where classes are presented through the Instagram Live platform. The camp is completely free, and you don’t even have to register to attend. You just show up whenever you want to watch a class. We do encourage you to register, though, because that way we can send you a printable schedule, the handouts that go with each class, and announcements and updates about any changes we have to make to the scheduling.
Where Do I Watch?
Each KCL class will be taught in Instagram Live, directly in the instructor’s own IG account. Interested in a specific class? Be sure you’re following that instructor. In fact, we recommend that you follow all of the instructors, because they are fabulous artists and teachers, and you’ll be sure to be inspired. Follow @kallicamplive for up-to-the-minute updates on what’s happening with the camp, and be sure you turn on notifications for it so you don’t miss a single class during camp!
Who Is Behind KCL?
KCL is an experimental effort brought about by Heather McKelvey of @kallialitheia (beginnercalligraphy.com) in effort to bring a fun-filled week full of happiness and inspiration during a very dark and difficult time of the covid-19 pandemic. The entire world is stuck at home, aside from the essential businesses and wonderful people who keep us supplied with our basic needs and healthcare. Why not spend that time learning something new? Gather the kids and the dog and join us for 24 classes that are sure to entertain. There is something for everyone!
The KCL Team
All 19 of our instructors have volunteered their time and expertise to bring you this live calligraphy camp completely free of charge. Our instructors hail from coast to coast in the US, as well as Canada, Panama, Israel, and Malaysia. We have a Chinese class and a Spanish class, so this is truly an international camp. Heather McKelvey is the organizer and has temporarily shifted her usual focus on making calligraphy worksheets and writing her calligraphy blog to bringing you this event. If you would like to learn more about the work that she does and get access to her free worksheet library, please subscribe to her newsletter here.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
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Meet Our Instructors
Click each photo to visit the Instagram profile of each instructor. Be sure to follow them while you are there so that you are ready to catch their lessons during Kalli Camp LIVE!
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- Beginner’s Watercolor Wreath
- Watercolor Calligraphy Advanced Beginner
- Envelope Addressing & Snail Mail
- Flatlay Composition and Photography
- iPad Lettering and Flatlay with Procreate
- All About Nibs & Ink
- Basics of Flourishing
- Hand-lettered Sign Painting
- Organizing Calligraphy Supplies
- Critiquing Copperplate Calligraphy
- Handmade Calligraphy Pen-making
- Adjusting an Oblique Flange
- Making Wax Seals
- Get to Know Your Brush Pens (English and Chinese)
- The Basic Rules of Serifs
- Layouts and Compositions
- Scribing Live Events
- Mixing Metallic Ink
- Making Handmade Paper
- Caligrafía Cursiva Inglesa
- Lettering Composition Crash Course
- Bible Journaling
- Pointed Pen Calligraphy Supplies
- Basics of Pointed Pen Calligraphy
- Finding Your Style in Modern Calligraphy
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Thank You for Supporting Healthcare Workers and Local Restaurants
Because of the donations of our campers and instructors, KalliCampLive raised over $1000 that went directly to a local organization called Care Health, who is providing meals to healthcare workers on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our camper donations directly supported the fight against the coronavirus.