Does Calligraphy Take a Long Time to Learn?

I get asked ALL the time “How long does it take to learn calligraphy?”

I always want to respond with a question my dad used to always ask: “Well… how long is a rope?”

It depends! The answer can vary so much based on so many different factors!

I’ll give the general overview below, but be sure to watch the video for more details!

First Things First…

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Supplies Used

  • Writing Tool
  • Paper
  • SMYD Workbook

Rather watch than read? Check out the quick video by clicking the video below!

What you need to know…

Learning calligraphy depends on a lot of factors including whether or not you’re using the right tools, if you’re dedicating time to actually practice, and if you’re practicing the correct things.

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And finally, your dad joke…

What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A gummy bear.

Tell me what you thought!