If you’ve been thinking you’d really like to try hand-lettering and/or calligraphy… but you don’t know where to start… start here! Learning calligraphy and hand-lettering is relatively easy, unfussy, and affordable. And writing letters is also an incredibly relaxing pastime and really helpful if you have any stress or anxiety issues.

The benefits of calligraphy

There are many benefits to practicing the art of calligraphy. For example, pleasure. You will derive great pleasure from working with your hands. Calligraphy is meditative. Diving into the world of letters and waltzing through the soft lines will make you more calm and serene. It’s for young and old. Age is not a factor. Banish the thought that you can’t start learning because of your age. At any age, learning has a positive effect on the brain and expands one’s worldview. It is also good to teach children calligraphy, which will improve their brain activity and develop their fine motor skills. And you will quickly see results by practicing. Your very first letter might be clunky, but I am sure that by the end of the first line it will get better. And I assure you that by the end of the first or second sheet of paper, the improvement will be noticeable!

download-calligraphy-sheet

Free Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Tutorials for Beginners

There are many free Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Tutorials for beginners online to get you started learning your new craft. My absolute favourite is the Calligraphy tutorial by Anastasia Shevchuk on Smashing Magazine, view The Art of Calligraphy, Getting Started & Lessons Learned.

SkillShare

SkillShare is also an excellent platform filled with thousands of creative classes for less than 10 dollars a month if you wish to view the premium classes. I’ve been a premium member for quite a while now, and I assure you that it is money well spent. You can sign up for a free account to follow any free courses that are available though. Check out Skillshare!

Your Daily Creative: Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners! Tutorial + Tips on YouTube

There are so many tutorials on YouTube, that you can literally spend a day browsing through the videos. Here is a selection of tutorials worth checking out.

Have fun with it!