Learn calligraphy online

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.

For more great calligraphy resources, visit my calligraphy board on Pinterest!

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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

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  1. Hi what type of “graph” paper are you using? I haven’t read thoroughly I apoligize if it’s in front my face. ( i am really enjoying your lessons)

    1. It’s a free printable within the series. Start from the beginning and I’ll walk you through it. Enjoy!

  2. I too am having a bit of difficulty with holding my pen. What I do know about my writing is, I hold my pen & write right handed but with a left slant. So I tried my name with the calligraphy pen in my left hand, the nib works much better! So, I ordered a left handed nib pen, and am excited to see if this will correct my issue. I don’t know if any of your followers have this issue, maybe this will help them. “Write-On”

  3. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. As I am trying to write with my nib (cheap metal one bought at Michael’s) it seems to catch on the page, no matter the type/weight of paper I use. If I try to use a light hand, you can barely read what I write. Basically nothing is coming out looking like calligraphy. Even just practicing my lowercase “L’s”, things are just not working right. Do I need a different nib, or am I just doing everything wrong?

    I appreciate any feedback!

    1. Definitely a different nib. They are really inexpensive online. I highly recommend starting with the Zebra G nib.