Some beginner calligraphers don’t have the time to take classes locally or even the access to teachers in their region of the globe. Fear not, thanks to the internet, you can take lessons online and learn from some of the best instructors around. The following options are video based lessons and classes to help you learn the basics or even a more advanced aspect of lettering arts. Many of these classes are ongoing and open for enrollment while others will have specific time frames during which you can register.
Skillshare Classes with Alice Young– This series of three ongoing video lessons entitled, “Strong Lines”, is available at Skillshare. You will learn how to use a Pilot Parallel Pen as well as basic calligraphy strokes while doing fun and engaging projects. View the supply kits for this class!
Paperfinger Classes at Skillshare– Taught by Bryn Chernoff, there are four ongoing classes to choose from or go ahead and take all of them. View the supply kits for this series!
Her classes include:
“Calligraphy I: Writing in Classic Modern Script” http://skl.sh/UAnbTu
“Calligraphy II: Diversifying Your Script Styles” – http://skl.sh/1rExSis
“Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces and Digitizations” – http://skl.sh/1oa4tKE
“Pen and Ink Calligraphy: The Art of the Envelope” – http://skl.sh/1MnfnaG
Bettering Our Lettering with Connie Chen– This online video course goes for 26 days with a video lesson for each day. The 26 days represents each letter of the alphabet while you learn Engrosser’s Script and receive feedback from Connie on your homework. Click here for the class supply list on our website.
Online Workshops with Manayuck Calligraphy– There are currently four workshops to choose from:
- Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
- Building Words: Collecting Letters with Joins
- Making Beautiful Envelopes
- Advanced Alphabet
Click here for the supply lists for Modern Calligraphy for Beginners and Making Beautiful Envelopes
Online Correspondence Classes with Harvest Crittenden– These online classes are taught by master penman, Harvest Crittenden. Each year, new classes are opened for registration. Visit the Acorn Arts website for more information on this year’s offerings and other instructional videos.
Modern Calligraphy Summit– Learning calligraphy online from some amazing teachers? Sounds great, right? As of this post, enrollment is closed. However, head over to the website and sign up for the email list to be kept up to date when the next classes are starting.