How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | Practice Words

LAST UPDATED: Apr 15, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Mar 28, 2014 | By:

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Happy Friday! Can you believe we’re on Day 4? I’ve scheduled some “me” time to practice this weekend. How did you do on the lowercase alphabet? Are you having fun? I’d love to hear! Today, it’s time to connect those letters into words.

Learn calligraphy online - free - with this easy step-by-step tutorial & complimentary printables

Again, we’re going back to basics, practicing words like “if” “it” “cat” & “dog”. As you become more comfortable, you can move into longer words. Thanks to Madi, we have another free printable to get you started – words!

A close up of a bottle of calligraphy ink.

Here we go!

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

start by working through the alphabet – connect a to b, b to c…

soft on upstrokes, firm on downstrokes

soft in between letters

don’t be scared to lift up your pen!

it’s okay to go back to basics

practice your name

A woman practicing calligraphy.

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The series, in order:

How to Learn Calligraphy

Getting Started

Back to Basics

The Calligraphy Alphabet

Practice Words

Practice Makes Perfect

Calligraphy Resources & Left Handed Calligraphy

Minuscules & Numerals

You may also like my 5 minute flower series!



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