In our new calligraphy course, you’ll be learning the Roundhand Script, which is the easiest calligraphic font to start on because it’s the one that most resembles print.
If you’ve never tried calligraphy before, or didn’t even know they still sold ink in jars, don’t panic. This course will show you that calligraphy can be far from intimidating if you break things down into basic strokes.
After you work your way through all 20 video lessons, you’ll have the skills to write in the Roundhand Script, and you’ll be ready to make elegant invitations, book plates, fancy envelopes, and more.
What You'll Learn
Full-time illustrator and author Megan Eckman will teach you calligraphy using a simple, no-frills approach.
You’ll start the course by learning the basic strokes that make up every letter in the Roundhand Script lower and uppercase alphabet. You'll be able to follow along with every stroke and practice until you've mastered the technique. When you're ready, you’ll use your new skills to make a mock invitation.
Here's a free preview of some of the lessons from this course, so that you can see exactly what's involved.
Practice the Downward Stroke
In the early lessons, you practice the basic strokes. This video focuses on the downward strokes that make up many letters of the alphabet. If you want to follow along, you can download the practice sheet from the sidebar of this article.
Practice the Downward Stroke Letters (Lowercase)
After you've mastered the strokes, you'll learn each individual letter. To make things easier, Megan has split the lowercase alphabet into three groups based on their strokes. You’ll start by learning the downward stroke letters, such as ‘l’ and ‘h’.
Practice the Wavy Downward Stroke Letters (Uppercase)
After you've learned all the lowercase letters, you'll move on to the uppercase alphabet, again split into three groups based on their strokes. This video teaches the wavy downward stroke letters, such as ‘A’ and ‘M’.
Start Learning for Just $15
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