CLASSES

 
 

With your help, we would like to create a comprehensive listing of calligraphy courses available in the state of Connecticut. Please send us a notice of the class you are teaching, or if you've heard of a class, please send us the information so we can post it here. The listing is free thanks to the support of the Mysticalligraphers.

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Don't forget to check out the calligraphy guild schedule & see
what they are teaching at their meetings!
Mystic

2019Norman

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP: Tea and Calligraphy - The Uncial Hand
Taught by Kathy Lepak and hosted by the Coventry Arts Guild

Saturday, April 27th 1-4 P.M.
Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main Street, Coventry

Learn the historic Uncial hand, as used in the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.
A study of the basic strokes and general use of the broad-edged pen, including proper pen angles and stroke directions will be covered. After reviewing the individual letters, we will work on Irish-inspired greeting cards. Tea and scones will be served at a mid-session break.

LePak Uncial

LePak uncial

Class fee: Coventry Arts Guild members - $25.00,  Non-members - $30.00
Materials fee: $15.00

To obtain a registration form, please email Kathy at:  kathylepak@charter.net
For Membership forms for the Coventry Arts Guild, please go to our website:
            www.coventryartsguild.org

 

ITALIC: Learning the Classic Calligraphic Hand
Taught by Debby Reelitz in her studio, North Granby, CT
6 weeks, Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to noon
May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

http://letteringdesign.com/debbyclasses.html

Italic class sample

This six-week course will introduce the fundamentals of the italic lettering style, branching, pen angle, letter height, capitals, etc, all those elements that make Italic the hallmark style of calligraphy.

As a means of opening the door to the vast possibilities of calligraphic design, Debby will also introduce basic design principles, writing with a metal nib, working with goauche and more. Pre-requisite: experience with a broad-edged calligraphy tool (ie: a class in Foundational, Uncial or Blackletter).

Returning students or calligraphers with experience can use this class as an opportunity to continue developing their control of the nib and letterforms and practicing layout and design.

Class fee: $120; Materials fee: $15

 

LEARN CALLIGRAPHY: A Two-Day Workshop Learning the Uncial Hand
Taught by Debby Reelitz in her studio, North Granby, CT
Friday & Saturday, July 26 & 27
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m each day.

http://letteringdesign.com/debbyclasses.html

Uncial class sample

This two-day workshop will introduce the Celtic lettering style known as uncial. Found in the Book of Kells and Lindisfarne Gospels, this beautiful, circular lettering is an excellent opportunity to learn basic lettering skills and gain more control over the pen. Participants will progress through three different writing tools as a way to evaluate their lettering and develop more accurate shapes.

We will also transform our practice into a book with a Japanese style stab binding at the end of the workshop. No calligraphy experience is needed. Class Fee: $120 Materials fee: $28 includes all materials and tools needed. You will go home with a basic set of calligraphy supplies.

SUPPLIES from home to bring:

Ruler, 12" or longer
Pencil and sharpener
Rag or thick paper towels for clean up
Rinsing jar (a small recycled glass jar works great)
Scissors
Shoebox to hold supplies or calligraphy toolbox of choice
Old toothbrush for cleaning
A short quote between 10-15 words

 

SUMPTUOUS SURFACES with Jacqueline Sullivan
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2019
Hosted by the Mysticalligraphers Guild
mixed media, acrylic and calligraphy artist
Sullivan Calligraphy workshop promo pic

This session will be an unhurried exploration of how to develop a rich surface. Through a series of exercises, we’ll use simple materials-mainly paint, paste, and pastels and charcoal. We’ll build layers ; then cover and uncover portions of those layers. As we practice simplifying, omitting, balancing visual activity and quiet, we will discover from within what leads to the best integration of our ideas and feelings. Covering, uncovering, discovering! We will then design and make an artist’s book compiling our explorations. As we assemble our pages, we will talk and use the elements of good design as the apply to page layouts.
Jacqueline is a mixed media, acrylic and calligraphy artist. She has been on the faculty of several international conferences.
Date: October 19th and October 20th 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place : Coastal Lodge on 637 Pequot Trail, Stonington, Connecticut
All levels of experience accepted
Cost: $165 members; $185 for non-members
- Payment due by June 12, 2019
Please make check payable to Mysticalligraphers
and send to Terry Philbrick , 7 Wyngate Circle, Mystic, CT 06355 .
Questions email Barbara Read at blrpen@comcast.net

Supply List: [students are responsible to bring to workshop]
2 full sized sheets of Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Awl
Paint brush - 1" that is good for acrylics
Water Container – 16 to 32oz size; plastic
Styrofoam or similar plates for palettes
Cutting Mat
Metal Ruler
Bone folder
Knife with extra new blades
Charcoal Pencils
White China Marker
Apron suggested
Gloves if desired
Paper Towels
Notebook + pen for taking notes
Glue stick
Metal Triangle if you have one – there will be some to share.
NOTE: $15 materials fee payable to Jacqueline on Oct 19


Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Teacher: Lorelei Chang, Manchester CT

Fee includes ink and paper. Classes are ongoing.
Students need to bring their own calligraphy brush.

Lorelei Chang

Lorelei Chang was born and raised in China. In January 2009, Her work was a Chinese Calligraphy award winner at the Tokyo Museum. The workshop introduces you to the one of the most beautiful Chinese ancient fine arts, the Chinese calligraphy which has thousands of years of history. Chinese calligraphy is not only a practical technique for writing Chinese characters, but also a unique oriental art of expression, a tool to help ease physicaly and mental tension, reduce stress and learn discipline. You will learn some basic elements, strokes and fundamental techniques of Chinese calligraphy brush work through this class. We will teach you to create your own piece of Chinese calligraphy on the traditional rice paper to take it home. Call: 860-648-1825

 

 

Hand Carving Letters and Symbols into Stone
Adam Heller, Norfolk CT

held on a regular basis
register with Adam to be notified of times
Although this weekend class will be geared toward beginners, all skill levels are welcome. There will be plenty of time for one on one instruction and questions.   This class is an excellent introduction to carving traditional Roman V-cut letters in stone (both days recommended).   We will be covering basic carving techniques for both incised lettering and simple bas-relief forms. 
http://www.adampaulheller.com/

ONGOING

Calligraphy Instruction
Teacher: Gail Turgeon, Mystic CT

Learn everything from basic hands in calligraphy to advanced skills such as gilding.  Sessions run for two hours and are held in my studio at 53 Bayview Ave., Mystic, CT.  The cost per session is twenty-five dollars.  I run both morning and evening classes. 
Contact: 860-536-8477 or turgeongail@gmail.com

Gail is co-president of Mysticalligraphers.  She has studied calligraphy for over a decade, taking two year-long master classes with Reggie Ezell.  She has also studied with noted calligraphers Peter Thornton, Gwen Weaver, Nancy Culmone, Lisa Engelbrecht, and Victoria Pittman.  Gail worked for a year calligraphing the signage for the Mystic Noank Library.  Her works can be viewed there and at guild and gallery shows. 

 

Where: Woodbridge (New Haven area)
Teacher: Muffy German
classes are ongoing: 203-387-2187

 

 
 

Recent classes have been taught at:

Debby Reelitz Studio, North Granby CT www.letteringdesign.com
Middletown Adult Education

Manchester Continuing Education
Farmington Continuing Education
Old Saybrook Continuing Education
Chinese Calligraphy http://dancenlight.org/calligraphy/chinesecalligraphy/
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven
http://www.creativeartsworkshop.org

 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

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