Is this course right for you? If you have completed The Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course, the answer is an emphatic yes. If you haven’t taken the Beginner’s Course, here’s how you know you’re ready for this one:

  • You have a strong understanding of how to properly hold a calligraphy pen/form characters.
  • Exerting balanced pressure on both tines of the nib isn’t a problem for you.
  • You have a preference for and familiarity with a specific pen/nib combination (e.g. “I love using the Brause EF66 nib in an oblique pen”).

This self-paced intermediate calligraphy online course is the most comprehensive course yet to grace the TPK site! Without constraints on time or demonstration limitations, I was able to film everything I want to show you — from how to use certain inks to fun flourishing techniques. You can pause and re-watch videos as needed, and if you don’t quite understand how to do something, there’s a “Discussion” portion under each lesson where you can ask questions! All lessons include a short quiz, and most lessons include homework assignments.

To take the course, you’ll just need the course worksheet (print it out on 32# laserjet paper) and a dip pen, a nib, and ink. Whatever you’ve been using as a beginner is perfect!

Here’s the course layout:

Lesson 1: Different Calligraphy Inks (41 minutes)

  • This lesson includes nine different videos that cover the following inks and how you might use them: gouache, India ink, iron gall ink, metallic watercolors, sumi ink, walnut ink, white ink, watercolor (as ink), and Ziller ink.
  • Bonus material includes how to waterproof your calligraphy plus the foolproof way to combine calligraphy and watercolors.

Lesson 2: Different Pointed Pen Nibs (20 minutes)

  • This lesson includes five videos that cover six different nibs (Nikko G, Brause EF66, Brause Rose, Brause Steno, Leonardt Principal, and crowquill nibs.)

Lesson 3: Different Pens (9 minutes)

  • In this short lesson, we’ll talk about straight pens and oblique pens. I believe I can give you some insight that you don’t already know!

Lesson 4: Different Papers + Must-Have Items (10 minutes)

  • In this lesson, I’ll teach you about some different papers that you might consider writing on. We’ll cover which papers to use for what and their quirks. At the end of the lesson, we’ll cover must-have intermediate items like a light box and a rolling ruler.

Lesson 5: Bouncy Calligraphy (20 minutes)

  • Many calligraphers find bouncy calligraphy mystifying because it requires not writing in a straight line. In this lesson, I’ll help you overcome your fear of putting some movement in your strokes!

Lesson 6: Flourishing (55 minutes)

  • The flourishing section will help you make organic-looking flourishes with confidence and grace! You’ll learn how to flourish individual letters, how to flourish words, and how to make white and gold reinforcement flourishes.

Lesson 7: Guidelines and Centering (26 minutes)

  • In this lesson, I’ll teach you how to make beautifully centered, orderly calligraphy by drawing guidelines.

Lesson 8: Inventing Your Own Calligraphy Styles (6 minutes)

  • Part of being an intermediate calligrapher is inventing your own calligraphy styles. In this lesson, I’ll give you “clients” to create projects for. You’ll need to submit photos of your projects to me in the lesson quiz. (Don’t worry if you’re technologically challenged — it’s easy to upload the photos, I promise!)

The total viewing time for this course is over three hours. Depending on your schedule, 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 Intermediate Calligraphy Online 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.

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97 reviews

  1. Julieta Worley

    I was looking for something to take me to the next level and this course was it! Lindsey provides so much helpful information, a lot of things I didn’t know about a lot of different aspects of calligraphy including inks, nibs, paper, etc. It was fun and affordable, absolutely worth it!

  2. cardiganbuttons

    I was not sure if I was ready to take this course soon after finishing the beginner’s course. I am glad I did because the contents were just right to take me to the next level. I loved the ink collection page that you make with all the ink I have. Very handy to have. In the course you get to practice a lot of words in flourishing that you could use in real life. It was my first to time to do flourishing and was a great fun. It was helpful with the holiday cards. I actually have not finished some projects in the course yet. I am taking a break but will get back soon. I have looked at the rest of the course, and it looks like I would centering address on a envelop and creating a menu etc… Those fun projects would be really good to do since you can apply what you are practicing in the action! With this course I am feeling more confident to use calligraphy in daily life. I highly recommend this course. It is unique and packed with fun things. You learn a lot! Lindsey is very resourceful and fun, and she is there when you need help!

  3. Kaitlynn

    I started this after the Janet class, and I truly do like it. These courses are built thoughtfully and are carefully put together to not be overwhelming. If you are unsure of something, she ALWAYS emails back and is above and beyond accommodating. I do not think you will regret anything that you buy here!

  4. lea

    No one teaches better than Lindsey! I took her beginners course 2 years ago…I use calligraphy every single day in my journal, but I was looking to kick things up
    a notch. Her approach is so thorough, even touching on things I would never have considered. Her class is the only reason I calligraphy so well – in spite of having so many books! She is so lovely, and so devoted to her craft – I wouldn’t want to learn from anyone else! And the best thing for me is I can do a few video lessons, and then come back months later, and pick it up again. It’s worth the price and so much more, frankly.

  5. Susie

    Lindsey teaches you with a super relaxed pace, which you can follow along with ease. Lindsey’s courses are well worth doing, you really wouldn’t be a beginner for very long, as she walks you through all the supplies and techniques with many a practice sheet to get your strokes just right, and also has plenty of artwork to keep your interest going. I must admit though, I have not yet done this course although I have purchased it. Waiting for the day I can start the course, as i tore tendons in my arm and shoulder, so a long long road to recovery! I would recommend doing all Lindsey’s courses, your calligraphy will look quite amazing in such a short time.

  6. Kiren Chanderh

    This wonderful, well structured, beautiful course is such a great way to move on from the beginners course! As an avid calligrapher, I am always looking for new innovated courses and progression to my calligraphy and this course does just that! Lindsey is such an inspiration and I look forward to her future courses.

  7. KerryBridges

    I love Lyndsey’s video courses, they’re pitched exactly the right length and level to be achievable and fun and this one is no exception. If you’ve done the beginner course I really recommend carrying on to this one, you won’t be disappointed!

  8. Pilar Megias

    After working on the beautiful worksheets I felt I needed something else to take my caligraphy into the next level. And this was it!! It is wirth every penny! You won’t regret it!

  9. Ann

    This was a super fun and helpful course. I use the practice sheets all the time to help me flourish, and the homework is creative and fun! Lindsay is such a good teacher. And it was so affordable.

  10. yoliazpiazu

    This is the best course to take your calligraphy to the next level!! Lindsay is the best teacher!!! She gives tips that no other teacher has ever taught me.

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