Guide sheets are a must-have for practicing calligraphy. I’ve created different variations of guide sheets for myself and a lot of people are asking about them, so I am making it available here. Hopefully, you’ll find them helpful. There are 9 pages in the PDF with two slant angles and various type proportions.
Rhodia paper is great for calligraphy writing once you pass the ‘tracing’ stage. The paper is a lot more smooth than your typical notepad, which means writing on this paper keeps your pen tips in shape.
The Art Collection notebooks by Moleskine is great for calligraphy and hand-lettering journal. The heavy paper means your writing and drawing won’t bleed through the pages. I use it for sermon notes.
Pens and Brushes
Unfortunately, you can’t find everything on Amazon. These two online shops carry all sorts of calligraphy pens and papers, plus other specialty art supplies. You’d want to bookmark these two stores.
Calligraphy Resources in New York City
This is where it all began, I took a calligraphy class here many years ago and it’s been the best investment I’ve ever made on myself. Type@Cooper is the Typeface Design certificate program at Cooper Union. They have weekend workshops as well as months-long classes in the field of typography ranging from traditional calligraphy, sign painting, to digital font creation. There are also free lectures throughout the semester. Check out their website.
The Society of Scribe is another organization full of resources. They often have workshops and exhibitions by calligraphy masters. Check out their website.
Learn Calligraphy Online
Skillshare is a wonderful learning platform. It is full of creative courses covering art, graphic design, photography, and more. You can check out my classes and get two months of free membership:
Udemy is another platform with many interesting topics. It is run on a pay-per-course format and you can access the purchased course forever.
If you really want to up your skill on the pointed pen, then this website has everything you need! From worksheets to adding flourishes, all taught by long-time masters! Check out their website.
Free Pencil Calligraphy Workshop
Want to learn calligraphy but not sure where to start? Join my Quiet Life Lettering Club – Pencil Calligraphy Mini-course. It’s free and you can start right away with a pencil you probably already have!