Classes & Workshops

Intro to Calligraphy with the Broad Edge Nib
THE FOUNDATIONAL HAND

Taught by Debby Reelitz from her studio in North Granby, CT
Jan 26; Feb 2, 9, 1, 23; Mar 2, 2023
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Live online course via Zoom
Classes will be recorded and made available to students

The course will introduce the fundamentals of the foundational lettering style, writing with a metal nib, an introduction to 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, teens and tweens. Advanced projects are available for continuing students.

For details: letteringdesign.com

Learning Italic Calligraphy 

Taught by Debby Reelitz from her studio in North Granby CT

6 evenings: Tuesdays
Jan 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 2023
7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
Live online instruction via Zoom. Classes will be recorded.

This six-week course will introduce the fundamentals of the italic lettering style: branching, pen angle, letter height, capitals, and pen manipulation–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, we will write with a metal nib and progress through three sizes of nibs and letter size. We will also incorporate gold ink into our designs, explore numerous papers and apply basic design principles. Each class will include a project and culminate in a signature-style book.

Pre-requisite: experience with a broad-edged calligraphy tool (ie: a class in Foundational, Uncial or Blackletter).

For details: letteringdesign.com

 

Circles, Spirals and Curves: Hands-On Projects

Taught by Debby Reelitz from North Granby CT
5 evenings: Tuesdays
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 2023
7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
Live online instruction via Zoom. Classes will be recorded.

Lettering on a curve is an exciting design component! We will explore tips and tricks to add this special technique in our calligraphy projects. Be familiar with at least one lettering style that you will use in the class. Digital handouts will be provided prior to class. Each class will have a project to develop comfort with different skills needed for circular lettering.

For details: letteringdesign.com

Additional Resources

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Teacher: Lorelei Chang, Manchester CT

contact: email Lorelei

Private On-line Lessons

Debby Reelitz is offering on-line private lessons. Many possible subjects. $35/hour 860-550-3002
letteringdesign.com
email Debby