Free calligraphy worksheets abound on TPK, but I’ve never compiled them into one article before! In the list below, you’ll find all of the printable worksheets that live on this site. We’ll start with faux/dip pen calligraphy, then we’ll work our way down to brush pen calligraphy and everyday handwriting.
While this isn’t technically a worksheet, it’s a great printable to help beginners! Read the How to Make Faux Calligraphy article first, then print off the exemplar and recreate the letters on it yourself.
2. Basic Calligraphy Worksheet
Every Learn Calligraphy worksheet on the TPK website has a free exemplar counterpart. Choose the calligraphy style that most appeals to you, and fill out that free worksheet!
Here are all the links:
- Beth Style Standard Calligraphy Worksheet
- Janet Style Standard Calligraphy Worksheet
- Kaitlin Style Standard Calligraphy Worksheet
- Amy Style Standard Calligraphy Worksheet
- Flourish Formal Style Standard Calligraphy Worksheet
- Basic Copperplate Exemplar + Practice
I think we all could use some calming calligraphy drills right now! These drills are all straightforward, with an emphasis on basic upstrokes and downstrokes. My recommendation? Pair these with your favorite music or podcast for maximum zen.
Not Your Average Calligraphy Drills has a little more spice to it than the Calming Calligraphy Drills! The drills in this worksheet are more involved. Fill out this drills sheet, though, and you’re ready to take on practically any calligraphy project!
This drills worksheet features a little bit of everything. You’ll start by writing simple, quick drills; then you’ll move on to more complicated, flourish-heavy drills.
Many calligraphers struggle with consistent letter spacing in words, myself included. We have a tendency to “scrunch up” some letter pairs and then space other pairs too far apart. Filling out this Cross Drills Worksheet will help with that! The worksheet trains you to write with consistent spacing.
Not a lot of people know about this basic worksheet, but it’s a great one for beginners! I created it to complement a YouTube tutorial. Its goal is to get you acquainted with calligraphy and the basic strokes/movements needed in order to create it!
The Creative Calligraphy Challenge printable serves as a reminder that calligraphy doesn’t have to be stuffy or serious. Completing the worksheet may help you to develop a personal, unique calligraphy style that you love!
You can use a letter that you came up with in the Creative Calligraphy Challenge worksheet to inspire an entire exemplar! TPK’s Calligraphy Exemplar Templates can help you to make your own orderly alphabet.
While this definitely isn’t a worksheet to take on while you’re hungry, it will help you to practice your strokes and pen control!
Try using calligraphy to fill out this printable crossword puzzle! Completing the puzzle will exercise your calligraphy knowledge in addition to your technical skills.
I designed this page of “lovely” drills for Valentine’s Day last year, but it can provide quality practice in any season! My favorite drill is “Love”. So simple but effective!
TPK’s Flourishing Worksheet allows you to practice some fun, basic calligraphy flourishes! I particularly love the last exercise (“Happy Birthday!”).
Spring is here, so this little bunny is seasonally appropriate in addition to being incredibly cool! My tip? Incorporate your bunny into envelope art for a lovely springtime envelope!
… Because this worksheet is awesome for spring, too! Learn how to make this little guy, then use him to adorn your envelope art, too.
You can load watercolor directly onto your nib to result in gorgeous ombré calligraphy! The watercolor calligraphy worksheet will help you practice using watercolors to write.
The holiday season is several months away, but it’s never too early to start making cards! Feel free to use the practice that you gain from this worksheet to make a few holiday projects. You’ll be glad that you did it now when the “Holidaze” are in full swing!
The pencil calligraphy worksheet will help you to practice your pressure exertion and letter formations. There’s no ink involved, so you can work on it even with young kids around!
This printable’s inclusion on this list of free calligraphy worksheets might be a stretch! I’ve decided to add it to the list anyway, though, because I love making wreaths with my dip pen. Wreaths make great additions to mail art, place cards, or stationery; and anytime you work with a dip pen, you’re getting in quality practice!
This is one of the oldest (and most popular) free calligraphy worksheets on the TPK website with 145,000+ downloads! If you enjoy using brush pens, this is a fun worksheet to practice with.
This brush pen calligraphy worksheet is just as effective as the original worksheet pictured above! The difference is in the style in showcases. The calligraphy style featured in this worksheet is a bit more orderly!
Just like with dip pen calligraphy, you can improve your brush pen calligraphy by doing drills! Fill out this worksheet to improve your handle on a brush pen.
This isn’t technically a calligraphy worksheet. However, it can improve your everyday handwriting by teaching you (or your kids!) how to write in cursive.
If you already know how to write in cursive, you can improve your penmanship with this worksheet set!
I am determined to keep this list updated to include future free calligraphy worksheets! That way, you’ll have a one-stop place to find something challenging and fun to amp up your skills. Thanks so much for reading, and I hope that you get some good mileage out of at least a few of these!
I’ll be back this weekend with a fun tutorial as per usual. Routines may be upended right now, but you can count on one thing: regular posts on TPK!