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!


COPPERPLATE: An Introduction to Script Lettering
Taught by Debby Reelitz, North Granby CT

6 weeks, Saturday mornings
September 23, 30; October 7, 21, 28, November 4 (no class Oct 14th due to Granby's Open Studio Tour)
Instruction from 10:00 am to noon

Copperplate Sample

The course will introduce script lettering in the copperplate style.   We'll use an oblique nib holder, pointed nibs, ink and gouache.   Previous calligraphy experience is not required for this course.   We will also create a handmade book featuring the lettering learned in the course.

Cost: $120. Materials fee of $30 includes all the supplies necessary for class.

UNCIAL: An Introduction to an Irish Calligraphic Style
For Children, grades 3 and up

Taught by Debby Reelitz, North Granby CT

6 weeks, Mondays
September 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30; November 6
Instruction from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Kids writing calligraphy

Learning calligraphy is a wonderful way to encourage a love of writing! I've been offering calligraphy to young students for the last four years and been so thrilled at how even reluctant students have fallen in love with the beauty and challenge of learning calligraphy. It develops important skills like careful observation, fine motor skills, patience with handwriting, quiet practice and concentration. They don't realize they are getting all those benefits, they just enjoy making really cool letters!

The course will introduce the fundamentals of the uncial lettering style, writing with a metal nib, & creating projects with their calligraphy skills. We will also create a book that highlights the techniques learned in class.

This is an excellent class for young students, from 3rd to 8th grade. It is an excellent opportunity to take the class with your child though an adult is not required to attend.

Cost: $80. Materials fee: $18.


Taught by Debby Reelitz, North Granby CT

6 weeks, Tuesday evenings
September 19, 26; October 3, 10, 7, 24
Instruction from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Foundational Sample

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

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 adults and teenagers.

Cost: $120. Materials fee to the instructor: $15. 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, but supplies will be ordered at the first class and available the second week. Debby will supply the materials you need the first week. Though bring a notebook for your notes.


November 18-19, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Coastal Lodge on 637 Pequot Trail, Stonington

November Folded Pen Workshop with Carol Dubosch

Carol DuBosch, a noted calligrapher from Portland Oregon, will be traveling to Mystic this fall to teach the class Ruling Pen Adventures. Carol's passion for calligraphy began in 1957 when, at the age of twelve, she began studying letter forms. She relates that she has followed that "inky path" ever since, studying, teaching and promoting calligraphy. In her correspondence to Mysticalligraphers, Carol writes that " the folded pen is the most exciting tool right now," and she highly recommends this workshop over others she teaches. In this class we will make our own pens, then use them to write an exciting contemporary script. Carol is a member of The Portland Society for Calligraphy. If you visit their members' art page, you can view several pieces of her art.

Level: All Levels

Carol teaches calligraphy and lettering arts at Portland Community College and privately with ongoing seminar classes in Portland, Oregon. She also travels nationwide to teach workshops

$165 for members, $180 for non-members

Make checks out to Mysticalligraphers and send to
Maureen Gilardi, 38 Russell Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Checks due: September 13, 2017
Questions : email Barbara Read at


Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Teacher: Lorelei Chang, Manchester CT

Tuesday mornings from 11:30-1pm starting in Sep after the Labor day.
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