Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course

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Beginner's Modern Calligraphy Online Course

  • Requires a simple compilation of supplies -- You can find a list of everything you'll need to take the course by clicking here.
  • Comprehensive beginner's calligraphy online course for right- or left-handed learners -- This course was engineered to ensure your success with a dip pen and includes two instructional videos specifically for lefties.
  • As beloved by students as my in-person workshops -- Check out the course reviews.
  • Unlimited help and technical support -- Learners get access to "Lesson Discussion" forums. All Lesson Discussion questions are answered by me within 24 hours.
  • Includes an accompanying 35-page printable worksheet set - This worksheet set is available already printed in the Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit.
  • Instant access to videos + unlimited viewing -- This course includes over four hours of video lessons.
  • No expiration -- Start the course now or later; you will always have access to the videos.

$40.00

The TPK Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit + Online Course Enrollment

  • Comprehensive beginner’s calligraphy online course and kit for right- or left-handed learners — This bundle was engineered to ensure your success with a dip pen and includes two instructional videos specifically for lefties.
  • Kit includes all the supplies needed to learn and create pointed pen calligraphy, including a brass-flanged oblique pen and a 49-page workbook.
  • Unlimited help and technical support — Learners get access to “Lesson Discussion” forums. All Lesson Discussion questions are answered within 24 hours.
  • Instant access to videos + unlimited viewing — This course includes over four hours of video lessons.
  • No expiration — Start the course now or later; you will always have access to the videos.

$130.00

This Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course is guaranteed to help you build a solid calligraphy foundation. In it, we’ll start from scratch to teach you core calligraphy techniques. You’ll learn everything that I teach in my in-person calligraphy workshops and more.

My advice is to pay careful attention to the videos. As I write — especially with the dip pens — try to mimic what I’m doing. Pay attention, take notes, and don’t rush yourself. Remember that calligraphy is a slow, deliberate process! The most important thing is not to get frustrated. If you find yourself feeling down about your progress, call it a day and return to the course tomorrow with a fresh outlook.

Okay! Start by downloading the Course Worksheet*, which you can find in “Course Media”. Then, find a regular pen … we’ll begin with faux calligraphy in Lesson 1.

*You don’t need to download the Course Worksheet if you own TPK’s Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit. The kit workbook has all of the content and practice that you need for this course.

Note: if you’re on Facebook, consider joining (the 100% optional) TPK Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy Online Course Students group. As a member of the group, you can connect with other learners, share your calligraphy triumphs and tribulations, and post photos of your work. I’d love to see you there!

Lessons

Lesson 1: Preparing to Create Pointed Pen Calligraphy

Length: 21 minutesAuthor: Lindsey BugbeeComplexity: Easy

Lesson 1: Faux Calligraphy | The Postman's Knock

We’re going to kick off your calligraphy learning experience by using a familiar writing instrument: a regular pen. Any pen will work to create “faux calligraphy” in this lesson! As you write, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of stroke widths, which will help when we move on to using the pointed pen.

Lesson 2: Pointed Pen Calligraphy Supplies

Length: 22 minutesAuthor: Lindsey BugbeeComplexity: Easy

Lesson 2: Pointed Pen Calligraphy Supplies

The wrong supplies can make for a very sour calligraphy experience. In this lesson, you’ll learn which calligraphy supplies you need, how to prepare those supplies for writing, and how to set up your workspace.

Lesson 3: The Straight Pen Holder

Length: 97 minutesAuthor: Lindsey BugbeeComplexity: Standard

Lesson 3: The Straight Pen Holder

Now that you’re familiar with faux calligraphy and you have all your supplies, we’re moving on to the straight dip pen. Since this is your first rendezvous with a dip pen, remember to be patient with yourself. Watch the videos, take notes, and don’t get discouraged if your homework doesn’t end up looking perfect. (No one starts off writing immaculate calligraphy!)

Lesson 4: The Oblique Calligraphy Pen

Length: 70 minutesAuthor: Lindsey BugbeeComplexity: Standard

Lesson 4: The Oblique Calligraphy Pen

If you’re right-handed, the oblique calligraphy pen will more than likely become your pen of choice. Despite its intimidating appearance, the oblique pen is a simple device that aids your writing angle. It will help you to write slanted calligraphy, and you’ll likely notice an improvement in your posture as well. A left oblique pen may or may not help lefties, which is something we’ll explore in this lesson as well.

Lesson 5 (Optional): Creating Copperplate Calligraphy

Length: 52 minutesAuthor: Lindsey BugbeeComplexity: Hard

Lesson 5 (Optional): Creating Copperplate Calligraphy

If you’re ready for a challenge, try creating Copperplate, a traditional calligraphy style! Copperplate calligraphy requires patience and discipline to write, but the beautiful results are worth it. You can use your oblique pen or your straight pen for this lesson.

Lesson 6: Guidelines and Practice

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: Lindsey BugbeeComplexity: Easy

Lesson 6: Guidelines and Practice

In this lesson, we’ll cover two topics that will come in handy as you apply what you learned in this online course to “real life”. First, we’ll talk about how to create pencil guidelines. Then, we’ll explore different ways to practice your calligraphy.