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You can learn calligraphy

Join 8,537 beginning and intermediate calligraphers learning online since 2009

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This is what you'll learn

calligraphy supplies

Tools & Supplies

Poor tools will hold you back.

Learn the ink, nib and paper combinations that play well together.

learn fundamentals


Build your technique with centuries-old fundamentals

unique flourishes

Personal Alphabet

Make every stroke your own with unique flourishes and alphabets

personalized envelopes

Learn forever

Keep learning with unlimited feedback

Join over 8,537 students who have learned calligraphy with us since 2009

You will learn to letter beautiful envelopes, invitations, save-the-dates, love letters and scrapbook layouts. Our students have used calligraphy to supplement their design, photography and event planning businesses.

There is no easy way to learn calligraphy. It requires consistent practice like every other valuable skill. However, calligraphy is not nearly as difficult as it first appears. We've taught over 8,537 students how to letter since 2009, and our online teaching methodology has proven to be an efficient way for students to start lettering immediately.

Our beginner course starts with an overview of the supplies that you will need to get started. Then you'll use our custom practice guides to trace the letterforms with a pencil. From the pencil, you progress to pointed pen work, tracing letterforms and eventually forming words and positioning those words on the page.

Our platform's secret sauce is our unique feedback system. As you complete your assignments, you will upload snapshots of your work to your personal feedback gallery. You can use the gallery to ask your instructor any questions that you have. Your instructor will review your work, answer your questions and give you suggestions for improvement. This form of one-on-one coaching will accelerate your learning far faster than reading and practice guides alone.