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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.

Kalli Camp Live Virtual Calligraphy Camp


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 ( 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

Kalli Camp Live Virtual Calligraphy Camp

Monday, April 13, 2020


Pointed Pen Calligraphy Supplies Heather McKelvey @kallialitheia

Monday, April 13 2020 11am CDT @kallialitheia

Watercolor Calligraphy Malka Klein @malkaklein

Monday, April 13 2020 2pm CDT @malkaklein

Finding Your Style in Modern Calligraphy Karla Lim @writtenwordcalligraphy

Monday, April 13 2020 12pm CDT @writtenwordcalligraphy

Lettering Composition Crash Course Kate McKee @katemckeecalligraphy

Monday, April 13 2020 4:30pm CDT @katemckeecalligraphy

Beginners Watercolor Wreath Malka Klein @malkaklein

Monday, April 13 2020 1pm CDT @malkaklein

Caligrafia Cursiva Inglesa Marcela Mok

Monday, April 13 2020 6pm CDT @pinnacalligraphy

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


Basics of Pointed Pen Calligraphy Heather McKelvey

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10am CDT @kallialitheia

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4pm CDT @wildwoodcalligraphyandpost

Handmaking and Adjusting Calligraphy Pens Bill McKelvey

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7pm CDT @mckelveywoodworks

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Romancing Letterforms Ashok Giri

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8am CDT @ash0kgiri

Bible Journaling Starla Brown

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3pm CDT @ihopeinhim

Flatlay Composition and Photography Tips Allison McClanahan

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10am CDT @wildwoodcalligraphyandpost

The Basics of Serifs Melissa Esplin

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8pm CDT @melissapher

Handlettered Sign Painting Carrie Ellis

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12pm CDT @carrieelliscalligraphy

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Mixing Metallic Inks Heather McKelvey

Thursday, April 16, 2020 8am CDT @kallialitheia

iPad Calligraphy and Flatlays with Procreate Angenise Rawls

Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:30pm CDT @thegracefulpenstudio

Making Wax Seals Karissa Young

Thursday, April 16, 2020 10am CDT @prettywrittenthings

Scribing Live Events Erin Cassidy

Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:30pm CDT

Organizing Calligraphy Supplies Tara Bremer

Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:30pm CDT @house.peace

Friday, April 17, 2020

Get to Know Your Brush Pens Olivia Shee

Friday, April 17, 2020 8am CDT @oli.thehappywanderer

Making Handmade Paper Sakshi Karambelkar

Friday, April 17, 2020 5:00pm CDT @inquisited

Critiquing Copperplate Calligraphy Regenia Paige

Friday, April 17, 2020 10am CDT @regeniapaigecalligraphy

All About Ink and Nibs Jane Matsumoto

Friday, April 17, 2020 6pm CDT @ginkgoarts

Layouts and Compositions Melissa Baker Calligraphy

Friday, April 17, 2020 2pm CDT @melissabakercalligraphy

Basics of Flourishing Jane Matsumoto

Friday, April 17, 2020 7pm CDT @ginkgoarts

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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!

Tara Bremer

Tara Bremer


Erin Cassidy

Erin Cassidy


Karla Lim

Karla Lim


Melissa Baker

Melissa Baker


Sakshi Karambelkar

Sakshi Karambelkar


Angenise Rawls

Angenise Rawls


Heather McKelvey

Heather McKelvey


Kate McKee

Kate McKee


Melissa Esplin

Melissa Esplin


Starla Brown

Starla Brown


Bill McKelvey

Bill McKelvey


Jane Matsumoto

Jane Matsumoto


Malka Klein

Malka Klein


Olivia Shee

Olivia Shee


Allison McClanahan

Allison McClanahan


Carrie Ellis

Carrie Ellis


Karissa Young

Karissa Young


Marcela Mok

Marcela Mok


Regenia Paige

Regenia Paige


Ashok Giri

Ash (Ashok Giri)


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Class Topics

  • 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. 


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