How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | The Calligraphy Alphabet

Learn the basics of calligraphy, including supplies needed & how to get started

You’ve made it! Now that you learned the basics, it’s time to learn the calligraphy alphabet, one letter at a time. Of course there are so many different calligraphy fonts to choose from, but we’re a few lessons away from that. Let’s jump right in!

Click here to download the lowercase calligraphy alphabet our instructor, Madi has graciously prepared for us. Place your tracing paper over the letter you’re working with before you proceed to tracing on your practice grid.

We’re going to start with lowercase ascenders {b,d,f, h, k, l, t}. You can choose the depth of your practice, but I recommend a page for each letter minimum.

How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | a step-by-step guide to learning calligraphy, on your own! Free printable practice sheets available at julieblanner.com

Now, lowercase descenders {g, j, p, q, y}.

How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | a step-by-step guide to learning calligraphy, on your own!

Finally, practice the remaining letters in the alphabet – lowercase, followed by uppercase {printable coming soon for subscribers only}.

How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | a step-by-step guide to learning calligraphy, on your own! Free printable guides available at julieblanner.com

Remember, go light on upstrokes & heavier on downstrokes.

How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | a step-by-step guide to learning calligraphy, on your own! Free printable practice sheets available at julieblanner.com

Practice makes perfect, so have fun while you’re doing it! I have found it very relaxing!

How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | a step-by-step guide to learning calligraphy, on your own! Free printable practice sheets available at julieblanner.com

I wish I had beautiful Spring blooms like these everyday!

How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | a step-by-step guide to learning calligraphy, on your own! Free printable practice sheets available at julieblanner.com

Subscribe here for a bonus worksheet that is emailed to subscribers only once a month. So, join me & see how fun & easy it is to learn calligraphy! Missed a lesson? Start from the beginning here!

The series, in order:

  1. How to Learn Calligraphy
  2. Getting Started
  3. Back to Basics
  4. The Calligraphy Alphabet
  5. Practice Words
  6. Practice Makes Perfect
  7. Calligraphy Resources & Left Handed Calligraphy
  8. Minuscules & Numerals

You may also like my online floral workshop where I teach you how to arrange accessible flowers.

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Credits:

Photography: Jenny Wheat, Calligraphy Instruction: Madi Sanders, Flowers: Emmy-Ray

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