For this article, I dug deep into the TPK archives to find all the free printable worksheets that live on this website. Filling them out should help you to slow down a bit, soothe anxiety, and improve your calligraphy skills all at once!
Free calligraphy practice 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!
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.
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.
Next time you need to write out a greeting, whip out the Greeting Card Calligraphy “Cheat Sheet” + Worksheet. It will coach you through how to write five common greetings in two different calligraphy styles.
Calligraphy flourishing is rarely straightforward. Which flourishes you use and where you put those flourishes depend on the position of several letters. The goal with flourishing is to keep things legible yet eye-catching. When you practice writing quotes like this Brontë wisdom, you work on flourishing with “training wheels”.
Filling out this worksheet will help you to practice new letterforms and calligraphy flourishes. The style is unmistakably modern: it’s bouncy, elongated, and features ample embellishment. You’ll start with three tracing exercises, then you’ll shed the training wheels to write the quote on your own.
I always begin my calligraphy projects by writing out a few loops, curls, and a couple of words. Taking the two-ish minutes to do that always leads to more polished-looking calligraphy! To help you get the gist of warming up, I made a warm up worksheet for you. Fill it out before a writing session, and you’ll appreciate the benefits of having a hand that’s ready to write!
While math and measuring can come in handy for pointed pen calligraphy, a lot of calligraphy success boils down to “eyeballing it”. The Calligraphy Dot Drills Printable Worksheet challenges you to work on your pointed pen spacing with a series of focused exercises.
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 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.
I recently came across a few examples of my grandmother’s beautiful handwriting. Seeing her penmanship inspired me to pay more attention to my own cursive, and I made a printable exemplar and writing exercises in case you want to do the same!
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!