Learn to write the calligraphy alphabet with these step-by-step instructions and free printable calligraphy alphabet worksheets. Learn calligraphy to address your wedding invitations, address an envelope or create a piece of art.

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Learning the Basics of the Calligraphy Alphabet

You’ve made it! Now that you learned the basics of calligraphy, 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 classic calligraphy is a great place to start.

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.

When learning the calligraphy alphabet, it’s best to start with the basics. That’s why we’re going to start with lowercase ascenders {b,d,f, h, k, l, t}. They are very similar to the practice you have already completed.

As they say, practice makes perfect! You can choose the depth of your practice, but I recommend a page for each letter minimum. You can work on a few letters a day and circle back around to repeat them.

Calligraphy Alphabet

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

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Easy Step By Step Instructions to Learn the Calligraphy Alphabet

Finally, practice the remaining letters in the alphabet – lowercase, followed by uppercase. You can get your free printable Majescules aka uppercase calligraphy alphabet here.

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Remember, go light on upstrokes & heavier on downstrokes.

Free printable calligraphy alphabet practice sheets
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Practice makes perfect, so have fun while you’re doing it! I have found it very relaxing!

Calligraphy Alphabet Types

There are so many calligraphy alphabets. This particular one is easy to learn. You can also learn 

More traditional calligraphy alphabets include:

  • Copperplate – fine pointed with a flexible nib. Much like this particular alphabet, it opens and closes with pressure to create thick and thin lines. It’s heavily slanted hand drawn flourished script that is often used for formal invitations.
  • Gothic – block style script that is synonymous with medieval times. Sharp corners make it appear as though it’s woven.
  • Italic – a legible alphabet that is simple yet beautiful. It’s an understated font that is elegant. It makes a great foundation for scripts.
  • Roman Rustic – formal yet understated easy to read font using a nib or brush.
  • Roundhand – simple, legible alphabet. Great for beginners.
  • Uncial – very similar to Roman Rustic, this font is associated with the Christian church. It’s easy to read though consumes more space than most alphabets.

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

printable calligraphy alphabet worksheets

Subscribe here for a bonus worksheet that is emailed to subscribers only once a month. So, join me and see how fun and 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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    I only saw your blog this afternoon and I just subscribed. Is there any way for me to still get the other “subscribers only” worksheets? 🙁

  2. Hi Julie!

    Thanks for the beautiful tutorial. Do you have an uppercase printable available?

    Thanks 🙂

  3. I am so glad I found your post. I have wanted to learn calligraphy for years. You make it so easy to follow. My only problem is I can’t find the upper case alphabet. Where can I find it?

    1. It’s offered for subscribers only. It will be going out a third time next month! I’m glad you have enjoyed it! Thank you!

  4. Hi Julie!!

    I just found your calligraphy workshop on Pinterest! Thank you so much for pouring your heart and time into this beautiful project! I would love to download the tools that were available to subscribers at the the time the workshop was posted. Is there any way I could download those? I subscribed to your updates!
    Thanks so much for your time!

    1. I’m planning a follow up post in the next couple weeks & they’ll be available for all. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading!