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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AFTERNOON WORKSHOP: Tea and Calligraphy - The Uncial Hand
Learn the historic Uncial hand, as used in the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.
Class fee: Coventry Arts Guild members - $25.00, Non-members - $30.00
ITALIC: Learning the Classic Calligraphic Hand
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
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.
SUMPTUOUS SURFACES with Jacqueline Sullivan
Supply List: [students are responsible to bring to workshop]
Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
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
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)
Recent classes have been taught at:
Debby Reelitz Studio, North Granby CT www.letteringdesign.com