These free calligraphy practice sheets will teach you the basics of modern calligraphy. There are practice worksheets that teach you brushstrokes, help you relax your breathing, and even teach you a few different styles of the alphabet.
Modern calligraphy, sometimes referred to as faux calligraphy, doesn't require any special tools. All you need is an everyday writing utensil and some paper.
Being able to write using modern calligraphy means that you can write beautiful notes and letters impressing all your friends and family. It's really perfect for someone who is looking to improve their handwriting. It's also great for the beginner, who may want to get into traditional calligraphy or brush lettering in the future.
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For your first dive into modern calligraphy, try these free worksheets. The first worksheet will help you with basic calligraphy strokes like overturns, underturns, compound curves, ovals, descending loops, ascending loops, and curvy downstrokes. The second worksheet teaches you the alphabet and the third worksheet gives you some practice space so you can explore on your own.
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This free calligraphy worksheet will help you practice your strokes in a fun and relaxing way. You'll also be learning how to make florals with your strokes. You can use markers or a calligraphy pen with these if you'd like, but just a pen or a pencil will work just as well.
There is also a free stories image file and procreate file of this worksheet if you'd like to try digital calligraphy.
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Breathing in a relaxed manner while you're writing is how you get smooth letters that flow one into another. Breathing this way can be more challenging than you may think. This free calligraphy worksheet will help you regulate your breath while learning some basic calligraphy strokes.
There are more calligraphy freebies here including guideline sheets, envelope addressing templates, and a wide variety of tracing worksheets.
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Before you download this worksheet, be sure to check out the written and video directions. It will teach you a ton about faux calligraphy.
The free calligraphy worksheet teaches you the basics of downstrokes and then asks you to try out your new skills on a copy of the alphabet.
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This Faux Calligraphy 101 worksheet teaches you how to write pretty script letters and then fill in the downstrokes. It will take you through each step and then give you room to practice on your own. There's also a video that goes along with this worksheet if you need some extra help.
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There are two faux calligraphy worksheets here, an uppercase alphabet and a lowercase alphabet. Simply print the worksheets and then use a writing utensil (like a gel pen) to trace the letters and add the downstrokes.
There are lots of other free worksheets here on brush lettering and other writing techniques.
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This free calligraphy worksheet is great for the beginner who wants to practice the alphabet. It's an uppercase and lowercase alphabet that you can trace and then add downstrokes to. There's also a page of some words that you can practice.
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This set of modern calligraphy worksheets is a great way to wrap up your practice. It has a great overview of downstrokes and then has room to practice the alphabet: first by tracing, and then by writing it yourself. There's a blank page at the end that you can use to practice your new skills.