Dive into TPK’s self-paced Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course paired seamlessly with the all-inclusive Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit. This comprehensive course offers 4.5 hours of video instruction covering everything from faux calligraphy to the intricacies of Copperplate. Engage with interactive lessons, quizzes, and even a space for discussion. Your learning is complemented by TPK’s carefully curated starter kit, equipped with the finest tools, including two types of nibs, an adjustable oblique pen, sumi ink, and a detailed workbook designed to echo the course content. Unlock this bundle to begin your calligraphy journey with confidence and craft.

About the Calligraphy Kit:

The TPK Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit is the very best kit out there. After years of teaching students — both in person and online — I have a unique understanding of the tools and instructions that ensure your success! That’s why this kit includes:

  • Nikko G nib – the most approachable calligraphy nib for most beginners
  • Brause EF66 nib – a wonderful little nib that will give you dramatic stroke contrast
  • Nib tin – to safely store your nibs
  • Pearly turquoise straight pen with universal insert that will fit most calligraphy nibs
  • Wooden oblique pen with a flange that I hand-adjust to fit the Nikko G nib like a glove
  • “Art water” cup – to store the water that you use to clean nibs throughout writing sessions
  • Tightly woven cleaning cloth to wipe off your nibs throughout and after your writing sessions
  • Yasutomo sumi ink (2 oz.) – A velvety Japanese sumi ink that’s great for any skill level
  • Glass jar with screw-top gold lid (1 oz.) for long-term ink storage
  • 49-page workbook (6″ x 8.5″, 15.24 cm x 21.6 cm) full of information and guided practice

Calligraphy starter kit dimensions are 9.75″ long x 7″ wide x 2.25″ tall (24.75 cm x 18 cm x 5.75 cm).

About the Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course:

The 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.


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Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Pick the Calligraphy Kit Suited to Your Writing Hand:

For Right-Handers: Right-Handed Kit, For Left-Handers: Left-Handed Kit


  1. Susan

    This course is FABULOUS!!!!! I have enjoyed it so much. In between the excellent classes I have tried many projects – Sympathy cards, Halloween cards, Christmas cards and I just recently embarked on my own creation – “Healing Compass of Sustainable Health” for a course I’ll be teaching next month on that subject. It’s still in the design phase but I hope to have it ready to post on this site. Lindsey’s teaching style just makes me want to try anything and everything. So encouraging!! I’m getting ready to take the Watercolor Course next.

  2. Carin Ritter

    I found this course to be easy to follow and a great deal of fun. The lessons are clear and well-paced and Lindsey is a wonderful, no-pressure teacher. I highly recommend it. I also love the kit and have ordered a few more things, too. 🙂

  3. Tishana Rollinson

    Absolutely loved this beginners course. It was like having my own private tutor with the added luxury of being able to go back again and again on areas I didn’t quite get the hang of. .Thank you Lindsey, you’ve given me the inspiration and confidence to have a go with my own real life projects. Would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone interested in getting to grips with calligraphy.

  4. Chris Lee

    If you would like to learn modern calligraphy Lyndsey’s course is highly recommended. I have studied calligraphy with other teachers, Lyndsey has such great tips and her teaching is light and passionate – she has you believing it is possible not only to master this skill but be great at it too! I purchases her pointed pen started kit – it is beautiful and make the practice of calligraphy very special – when I feel confident that I have completed this course I will be progressing to the intermediate course – Thanks Lyndsey – your course is so enjoyable !

  5. Karen Phanco

    Lindsey’s beginning calligraphy course was wonderful! Comprehensive, easy to follow and supportive instruction make this an enjoyable experience for those interested in learning this classic art. I’ve always been intimidated by the whole idea, but when I discovered the Kit and it’s accompanying instruction, I decided the time was right to give it a go. I have not regretted it and enjoyed exploring the next level intermediate course including flourishing. I have found this calligraphy practice to be very meditative and soothing in a world that is currently on fire. Thank you, Lindsey, for your calm, clear and often entertaining instruction.

  6. Jackie

    Lindsey is an incredible teacher, she has a calming and inspiring approach. I would recommend TPK to anyone interested in learning calligraphy. I am so happy to be a part of her courses.

  7. Rosanne Short

    This course is fantastic! I have always had an interest in calligraphy & was excited to find this course. Lindsey is very methodical in her teaching & the course guides you through practice. There are so many resources that are available through the course to help guide you. You can go at your own pace, back up and take a lesson over, so many options! Highly recommend.

  8. rvkupper

    Although I already had some experience with broad edge calligraphy, I coudn’t help feeling intrigued by the elegance and gracefullness of pointed pen calligraphy. I tried figuring it out on my own first; I actually found this course when I was trying to do one of the tutorials from the blog post.
    I found the description of the course and the overview very helpful for deciding if I wanted to enroll. I decided to enroll in the beginners course and that was the right decision for me. I did not buy the beginner starter kit, but I think the nib I have (f. soennecken rundschrift 6) is very beginner friendly. It works well with india ink. I did order some other nibs to try now.
    I really loved the (optional) copperplate style with its elegance. I saw that the intermediate course also has a sinilar style with some flourishing in it, so I also enrolled in that one. Next to that I downloaded most (free) printable worksheets just because I love filling them in. I really love this website 🙂

  9. Lisa Luciani

    When I sat down to write this review, I was thinking of all of the things I could say about this course – about how wonderfully relaxing the practice sheets are, how it helped me focus, how time flew by when I was in the zone, how happy it made me to see progress no matter how small and incremental – but I decided one word would do the trick – fantastic!!!

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