Calligraphy Starter Kit + Online Course

Calligraphy Starter Kit + Online Course



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: gold foil, ink, paper, calligraphy

Curated especially for beginners by industry leader Laura Hooper, the Calligraphy Starter Kit + Video Tutorial includes both the high quality tools you need to start learning modern pointed-pen calligraphy but also {and perhaps more importantly} detailed, down-to-earth instruction on how to actually use them!

So What's Included?

Calligraphy Starter Kit:
-- 1 oblique pen holder w/removable flange
-- 3 nibs
-- black calligraphy inks {1 oz jar}
-- instructional tips & techniques book with 3 alphabet exemplars based on Laura's 15+ years as a professional calligrapher
(White ink & Never Stop Learning journal sold separately)

Video Tutorial:
{The video tutorial is housed in our online Calligraphy Classroom Portal - you will receive an email with login information to access the video within minutes of placing your order and have access anywhere that you have access to the internet. If you do not receive this email, please contact us to confirm you entered your email address correctly at checkout!}

45-minutes of guided instruction from Laura as you work your way through the starter kit.
The explained anatomy of the oblique pen and preparation to begin (ink dipping, gridlines, practice strokes)
Close-up visuals of Laura writing every letter of her introductory alphabet – both upper and lower case – with verbal instruction on the thick and thin lines of each letter.
Tips and common errors to avoid

We offer a variety of optional, additional supplies that can be added to your order for continued practice with the art -- you can even add on our Beyond Beginner Calligraphy Workbook + Video Tutorial! Simply check the box next to the item below you'd like to add and proceed to checkout.

Our top recommendations for the add-ons are the Alphabet Tracing Pad & Beyond Beginner Guide to work on letter consistency, letter connections & flourishing.

*Details on the ink & nibs will be included in the kit itself.
*No cancellations or refunds after 2 hours from time of placing the order. If your order has already been processed we regret it cannot be cancelled.
*Please confirm your shipping address BEFORE you hit submit on your order!
*For international orders, please note that we do not have control over any imported goods tariffs that are charged by your home country. The shipping you pay to Laura Hooper Calligraphy covers the cost for Laura Hooper Calligraphy to ship your item internationally. Any charges incurred upon arrival in your country do not come back to Laura Hooper Calligraphy, and we have no control over them. We are legally required to disclose the value of all kits in customs documentation. No exceptions. Thank you for your understanding. Additionally, international orders that are "missing" will not be re-shipped until a claim has been filed and Laura Hooper Calligraphy has received reimbursement for the original shipment.

*Grid line notepad, jars, and gold ink kits are available as add on options; not part of the standard kit option.

**Alphabet tracing pad is the grid pad with the practice strokes & full alphabet directly on the grid pad for tracing/guided learning of the strokes.

The Beyond Beginner Calligraphy Workbook + Video includes:

As the direct continuation to our starter kit for beginners, our Beyond Beginner Guide + Video Tutorial walks you through letter consistency, letter connections & two flourished alphabets. It can be purchased at the same time as the beginner kit as it is the next step for your continued practice. The instructional PDF is downloaded inside the course, it is not a physical component included. There are two tracing pads included. The Beyond Beginner Calligraphy online course includes:

•Details on letter consistency – focusing on the various components of your letters to make them consistent with one another
•Demonstration of multiple letter connection combinations
•Two flourished alphabet exemplars including downloadable tracing sheets for one of the alphabets
•Close up video footage of Laura demonstrating letter connections
•Close up video footage of Laura demonstrating an entire flourished alphabet from A to Z
•Tips and demonstration on how to mix inks

Below is a breakdown of what is included in each of our variations of pricing:

--The kit w gridline notepad has a lined grid pad included with extra pages of gridlines for practicing plus the standard kit.

--The kit w gold add on is the standard kit, 1 mixing jar, one bottle of gold ink, and 2 intermediate nibs.

--The kit with gold + grid is the standard kit, 1 mixing jar, one bottle of gold ink, and 2 intermediate nibs, plus the gridline note pad.

--The kit with intermediate is the standard kit, plus an intermediate add on guide. it's consists of cardstock pages on flourishing, mixing ink and modern calligraphy.

--The kit with intermediate plus grid is the standard, with intermediate, plus the gridline notepad

--The kit with intermediate plus gold is the standard, plus the gold add on, with the intermediate guide

--The kit with intermediate plus grid & gold add on is the standard, with the intermediate, with the gold add on


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3,284 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Andi Harvey Feb 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love my starter kit, and highly recommend the gorgeous gold add on!!!

Kim Sooriya Jul 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely in love with this set! After following Laura on Instagram I fell in love with the art of calligraphy and had to try it for myself, and there was no better way than using her starter set!

Jessica Leigh Jan 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Looooove my DIY calligraphy set!! So far so good too... I'm practicing and getting better with ever page. Thank you so much for the amazingly fast service LHCALLIGRAPHY! xoxo

Karen Martinez Mar 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Love, Love , Love my calligraphy set! I was so excited to receive it last night I started working on my very first alphabet - got all the way to H :):):)

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