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!


Learn Copperplate Calligraphy
Taught by Karen Gorst at Saint Clair Stationers, Greenwich, CT

This class will meet every Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm, from May 17-June 14, 2018
10 hours of instruction
Cost: $450
$25 Registration Fee

Saint Clair Website for information and registration

Gorst Copperplate

Copperplate was used in the Declaration of Independence and is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. This elegant and graceful script is written with a pointed pen by means of a pressure and release movement. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing in this introduction to the pointed pen and oblique penholder. Have you studied Copperplate and need to brush up on the basics? Use this class to improve your lettershapes and learn critical aspects of using copperplate for practical projects, like addressing envelopes. All levels of experience are welcome.

Bio: Karen Gorst is consistently ranked as one of the best living calligraphers and illuminators. The Society of Scribes has acclaimed her as one of the top 100 most influential calligraphers of the entire 20th century. Her work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library and Museum. Visit her site at

INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY--Early Summer Intensive-2 weeks of study
Taught by Debby Reelitz, North Granby CT
6 classes, June 11th through 23rd
Monday, June 11; evening 7 to 9 pm
Wednesday, June 13; evening 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, June 16; morning 10 to noon
Monday, June 18; evening 7 to 9 pm
Wednesday, June 20;evening 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, June 23; morning 10 to noon

The course will introduce the fundamentals of the foundational lettering style, writing with a metal nib, working with goauche & more.

Foundational Sample

While the italic hand is very popular & most often identified with calligraphy, many, including the world-renowned Sheila Waters, are firm believers that calligraphers that start with the foundational hand will have greater control & experience faster development of their lettering skills. We will also create a Japanese-style book that highlights the techniques learned in class. This is an excellent class for young students, adults and teenagers.

There will be homework assigned for non-class days. Please carve out time to complete the homework assignments. Time spent lettering on non-class days will greatly enhance what you get out of the class.

Cost: $120. Materials fee to the instructor: $35. Materials will include your nibs, ink, nib holders, paper, erasers, ets. Please do not purchase any supplies ahead of time. Feel free to bring any calligraphy supplies you already have (if you have any) to the first class to add to our discussion. Though bring a notebook for your notes.


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.


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

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
Middletown Adult Education

Manchester Continuing Education
Farmington Continuing Education
Old Saybrook Continuing Education
Chinese Calligraphy
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven