Calligraphy Starter Kit

Your curated set including everything you need to learn modern, pointed-pen calligraphy, and the definitive beginner’s how-to behind the art.

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Are you ready to try your hand at learning modern, pointed-pen calligraphy?  

Have you been wondering what it’s actually like to glide a nib and ink across your paper?  

Have you tried to teach yourself calligraphy but are left frustrated because you can’t seem to get it right? {psst!! it's probably the tools you are using, not you or your ability!} 

Whatever it is that gives you the desire to learn calligraphy, we've got just what you need to get the best tools & down-to-earth instructions on how to actually use them, right in the comforts of your own home. 

Inside our starter kit & video tutorial, curated specficially for beginners, you’ll find:

An oblique pen holder, the very same pen holder that we use in our workshops, and the type used by pointed-pen professionals.

Our instructional tips & techniques book with 3 alphabet exemplars, based on Laura's 15+ years as a professional calligrapher & our five years of teaching the art; we cover all the tools, how to use them then share my beginner, modern alphabet. Also included are two additional alphabets for continued learning.

2 jars of high quality calligraphy ink, one black and one white, no ink bleeding here; we use only the best calligraphy inks to set you up for success as a beginner.

Assortment of 3 nibs, to see which one works best with your natural hand pressure, and creates the result you want.

A practice journal, with blank calligraphy quality paper for practicing your craft & doodles.

Access to our 2.5 hour beginner video detailing out the tools and demonstrating how to use them; our video covers the full beginner alphabet, stroke by stroke, for every single upper & lowercase letter. It follows the same format as our workshops, includes all of the content, and is the next best thing if you can't make it to an in-person class!

Meet your instructors

Hey there! We’re Laura Hooper and Alyssa Hooper, the sisters and business partners behind Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Laura is a professional calligrapher with over 15 years of experience. Alyssa heads the daily logistics that power LHC. Together, we've taught over 5,000 aspiring calligraphers the art of modern calligraphy at our in-person workshops, and over 6,500 via our starter kit and video tutorial, and we're thrilled to teach this artform to you!


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“With Laura’s supplies and instructions, I was able to actually enjoy calligraphy! I’ve already learned so much after just getting started with this kit and video. HIGHLY recommend to anyone starting out.” - Ashley 

“I discovered Laura Hooper Calligraphy last year and ordered the starter kit to teach myself… how to write in modern calligraphy styles. This learning process inspired me to open my own Etsy shop!” - Michelle