Learning Calligraphy for Beginners

Articles to Start Your Calligraphy Practice

Calligraphy is more nuanced than handwriting. And when learning calligraphy, you’ll find that there are a few things to unlearn as well. The articles below will help you get started gathering your materials and learning how to practice. For future class announcements and a 4-part Introduction series, subscribe to my email list.

Before You Start Writing

What I Wish I’d Known When Starting Calligraphy  There were some things I learned from experience and from preference. Some things that deterred me from even wanting to sit down to write.

Tips for Guidelines and Why You Need Them There are videos of accurate calligraphy with seemingly no point of reference all over Instagram. These artists have thousands of hours of practice. Practicing with guidelines is essential to improving calligraphy.

Calligraphy Practice Supplies Study and practice make up the foundation of learning calligraphy. Having materials that interact well together will add to your success.

When You Are Ready to Write

Beginning to Write and Practice This article goes over how to choose a script and what to practice to improve your lines.

What is a Calligraphy Nib?? I’ll give you a brief overview of how a nib works and describe two of my current favorites.

Common Issues Here are a few points that even experienced calligraphers still have to pay attention to.

Glossary A helpful collection of terms for people who are learning calligraphy