This self-paced Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course is every bit as effective as my in-person calligraphy workshops. There are no time or demonstration constraints, so I was able to include absolutely everything that you need to know! On film, I am able to communicate concepts from different shooting angles, and you can pause and re-watch videos as needed. If you don’t quite understand how to do something, there’s a “Discussion” portion under each lesson where you can ask questions. Lessons include a short quiz and homework assignments. Here’s the course layout, including video durations (minutes/seconds):

Lesson 1: Preparing to Create Pointed Pen Calligraphy

  • Video: Creating Faux Calligraphy (20:03)

Lesson 2: Pointed Pen Calligraphy Supplies

  • Video 1: Supplies (9:57)
  • Video 2: Prepping New Nibs (8:39)
  • Video 3: Setting Up Your Workspace (2:58)

Lesson 3: The Straight Pen Holder

  • Video 1: Straight Pen Overview (19:57)
  • Video 2: For the Lefties – Tips for Using the Straight Pen (5:47)
  • Video 3: Beginner Problems (7:00)
  • Video 4: Straight Calligraphy Drills (12:50)
  • Video 5: Writing Uppercase Letters (18:05)
  • Video 6: Writing Lowercase Letters (15:45)
  • Video 7: Writing Words (16:53)

Lesson 4: The Oblique Calligraphy Pen

  • Video 1: Oblique Calligraphy Pen Overview (16:58)
  • Video 2: Should You Use an Oblique Pen? – A Video for Lefties (6:07)
  • Video 3: Writing Letters With the Oblique Calligraphy Pen (24:12)
  • Video 4: Writing Words With the Oblique Calligraphy Pen (17:14)
  • Video 5: Writing Words Without Guidelines (3:56)

Lesson 5 (Optional): Creating Copperplate Calligraphy

Note that this lesson includes a 10-page printable workbook that is separate from the course workbook. If you choose to complete this lesson, you will need a printer.

  • Video 1: Writing Uppercase Copperplate Calligraphy Letters (19:08)
  • Video 2: Writing Lowercase Copperplate Calligraphy Letters (12:08)
  • Video 3: Writing Copperplate Words (20:45)

Lesson 6: Guidelines and Practice

  • Video 1: How to Draw Pencil Guidelines (4:24)
  • Video 2: Effective Practice Suggestions (4:29)

The course ends with a short video explaining your post-course homework. The total viewing time for this course is approximately 4.5 hours, but I’d recommend allocating two months to do everything that you’re asked to do in the course.

Once you purchase this listing, you will be given full access to the course videos and worksheet set! Please note that you must have or create an account on TPK to take the course. If you do not have an account, you can easily create one during the checkout process (or create one now). Once you checkout, you will receive an email with a link to the course, or you can find the course in your account.

243 reviews

  1. Heidi

    I started learning with this package and since then I’ve bought almost every worksheet on Lindsay’s website. Highly recommended!

  2. Debbie Kane

    Such a challenge and fun course for me as a beginner. Thanks for getting me started in this fun writing and creating. Lots of steps and you can learn at your own pace. Check out TPK’s blog to see where you can go next, Lindsey has so many great ideas!

  3. campalacio

    Great course! Highly recommend it😉

  4. NitKnitNit

    This is a great way to start your calligraphy practice. Everything you need to know is all in one place and Lindsey’s videos are excellent. It’s great to have all of the worksheets for practice any time you need a refresher. Learning this way is easier than from a book!

  5. Victoria Wodarcyk

    When searching online for any questions related to calligraphy, The Postman’s Knock seems to always come up with the answers. That’s because Lindsey is such a great teacher and has covered so many topics about pens, nibs, brushes, paper, style, and anything else you can think of. This course is thorough and simple to follow and is a great way to begin learning or improve your calligraphy skills.

  6. S. Chen

    This course is so easy to follow and a wonderful way to jump into the art of calligraphy, especially if you’re like me and have wanting to try it out for a long time. I felt that Lindsey was right there beside me helping me along with her friendly and cheerful guidance! Thank you for this wonderful resource, Lindsey!

  7. anamariahorvat

    Just started this course and I am so excited about it! I like how it is structured and that I can learn how to use different types of pen. Hearing you teach and seeing you work makes calligraphy seem so easy. Although it takes a lot of patience and practice, it sure is full of excitement. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  8. Sarah Homsi

    I have learned so much over the past few months taking this Basic Calligraphy class!! I’m enjoying the process so very much! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Linsey!

  9. dagecoutay

    I have learned so much in this course! Great tips on pens, ink and paper and the video quality is great. Thanks for inspiring me to continue my calligraphy journey.

  10. Irene

    This is a great way to learn calligraphy step by step without being intimidated or overwhelmed. It makes learning calligraphy fun and easy.

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