The Best Way to Start Learning Calligraphy | Calligraphy Starter Kit
If you want to learn how to write calligraphy you have to know where to even begin your journey. This is the perfect place to be! I am going to walk you through several tips and tricks to starting out the right way.
1. Start with the Right Tools
There are a variety of tools that you need to get started. Most importantly, you will need a comfortable pointed pen, nibs, and ink of course.
Lucky for you, you don't have to go far. We've just improved our best-selling Beginner Calligraphy Starter Kit with these essentials and even more goodies that are going to be instrumental to your calligraphy journey. You're going to love working through this calligraphy workshop in a box. This starter kit is perfect for beginner calligraphers who are learning for the first time!
2. Gather your Nibs
Pointed pen calligraphy requires an attachment on your calligraphy pen that is called a nib. This is the metal piece that the ink flows through. The nib consists of prongs that separate further from one another when pressure is added to the tip of the pen. This is what allows you to thicken your downstrokes. Our calligraphy kit comes with a dual-purpose calligraphy pen and 3 beginner nibs. To keep track of your nibs, it also comes with a brass keychain nib holder. A beautiful addition to your desk.
If you want to try even more nib options, our Pointed Nib Sampler Set has more of a variety to try out.
3. Put Pen to Paper
The best place to start is at the beginning. Open your kit and set up your work station. You will want to spread out our blush silicone mat to protect the table from ink spills. We included 70 pages of worksheets - practice drills, lowercase, uppercase, connecting, and numbers, in a spiral bound pad. Attach your nib to your pen, dip your nib in the ink bottle and put your nib to the paper. You will start to get the feel and the rhythm with more practice. The best advice I have for beginners is practice, practice, practice. I love to think about how many miles of calligraphy I have written up until now. I bet it's a lot.
Watch the unboxing of our Beginner Calligraphy Starter Kit here!
4. Take a Comprehensive Course
After some initial practice drills on your own, you will soon be ready to expand your skillset. The best way to do that is by taking a course, where you have the opportunity to learn from an expert in this field.
Learn all about my course availability, and the Creative Calligraphy Course HERE.
While you can still purchase this kit without taking our beginner Creative Calligraphy Course, we highly recommend you sign up because you will get much more hands-on practice, advice from me, and so much more information!