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Class taught by kalbarteski

Bring creative play into your memory keeping with the art of brush script. This month renowned artist, Kal Barteski, brings her popular class on brush script to the Calico Classrooms. Learn the ins and outs of brushes and inks to take a variety of projects to the next level with your own handwriting. Our Creative Team members will join in to inspire you how to incorporate your new skills into your pages and projects for 2014.

Registration for this class will close on April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

Please Note :
This class originally ran in February 2014. By enrolling now, you'll have access to all of the class material and will be able to access the class message board to view previous comments. However, message board and galleries will will not be monitored by an instructor.

Sneak peek :

Contributors :

Ali Edwards, Amy Tan, Celine Navarro, Elise Blaha Cripe, Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf, Jamaica Edgell, Lisa Spangler, Marcy Penner, Nicole Reaves, Pam Garrison, Stephanie Bryan, Tina Aszmus


Week 1 : Brush script lessons from Kal

  • Feb 1st : Intro, Clean + Load, Lesson 1, Feb 4th : Lesson 2, Feb 6th : Lesson 3

Weeks 2-4 : Using script on layouts, Project Life® spreads, cards and more

  • New PDFs with contributor projects posted each Tuesday and Thursday

by enrolling in this class you'll receive :

  • Videos from Kal, demonstrating brush script exercises and techniques
  • PDFs from expert crafters sharing lideas for using brush script on layouts, cards, Project Life® spreads and more.
  • Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students
  • Weekly challenges to inspire you to use what you've learned

What you'll need :

  • Brush - Kal recommends a Bamboo brush in size 2 and size 4. These brushes are perfectly suited for brush script - their shape means that they can make both thin and thick strokes. The bristles hold a lot of paint, so you're able to make long continuous designs.
  • Paint - You can work with Gouache, Acrylic, or even Mister Huey's. High quality paint materials will offer a better finished design.
  • Drawing paper - You'll be practicing on scraps and printer paper, but you'll need drawing paper for your finished designs.
  • Paint Palette - Having a paint palette will make it easier to reload your brush and continue making gorgeous script!

Bonus Digital Files :

  • printable journal cards, accents and labels from Hello Forever
  • cut files from Hello Forever and Shanna Noel
  • layered template (12x12", 8.5x11", 4x6" & 3x4") from Shanna Noel

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