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with Lauren Essl
Online Class

Calligraphy 101

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Class Overview

In this class from our partners at Brit & Co., learn fundamental techniques and tips from calligraphy pro Lauren Essl.


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 41m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction, Supplies & Workspace Prep

1. Introduction, Supplies & Workspace Prep

Meet Lauren and go over the supplies you'll need, then learn how to set up your workspace so that supplies are easily accessible when you start working.

2. Using the Pen & Grid

2. Using the Pen & Grid

Learn how to assemble, hold and dip your calligraphy pen, then see how to use grid paper and practice a few warmup strokes to get started.

3. Lowercase Letters

3. Lowercase Letters

Learn how to write the alphabet in lowercase, when to apply and release pressure, and where to start letter shapes.

Recommended with this class

  • Ink and gouache
  • Oblique pen and nibs
  • Card stock
  • Notepad