Online Calligraphy Courses

Classes will be held live on Zoom

With 15 years of teaching experience, I have found that three lettering styles: blackletter, uncial and foundational are ideal places to start learning calligraphy with the broad edge nib. These styles are an entry into this beautiful art form. In each of these classes, I’ve broken down the process of learning broad edge calligraphy into manageable steps. I hope you’ll join us!

Intro to Calligraphy

6 Saturdays 10 am to noon
January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 20, 27 (no class Feb 13th due to holiday weekend)
Live online course via Zoom

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


Intro to Illumination

6 Monday evenings. 7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
January 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1
Live online course via Zoom
Register by: January 15th to receive supplies on time

Come learn the art of illumination! Students will learn how to make beautiful, decorated letters and borders, even fanciful creatures like dragons and medieval characters. Proper tools, materials, paper and equipment will be discussed and used.

Modern Calligraphy

2 Wednesdays evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
January 6 and 13th
Live online course via Zoom
Classes will be recorded

Come learn the popular and playful Modern Calligraphy! Taught by calligrapher, Debby Reelitz. We will go through a series of exercises to develop the skills necessary for using a pointed brush when writing letters.

Circles Curves Spirals

Circles, Curves, and Spirals
2 Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
March 9th and 16th
Live online course via Zoom
Classes will be recorded and available for 30 days.

Lettering on a curve is an exciting design component! We will explore tips and tricks to add this special technique in our calligraphy projects.

Comments by Debby’s Students

“Honestly I was a little surprised at how much I was able to learn by just two hours…the class could’ve been 8 hours and I wouldn’t have minded.” Online student, 13 yo

“Super informative & fun experience–even for someone with little “artist”/creative background. So well-organized, well-spaced out, great practical tips!” -DK

“Debby is extremely knowledgeable and patient. She is quick to provide positive feedback. She has a keen eye for figuring out the best way to correct lettering to follow the style being taught.” -AM

“Very good instructor!” -RQ

“Debby, you are a delight to know. Your patience, your energy, your knowledge and experience are amazing. I learned a lot.” -IK

“The course was great! Well-constructed and executed. For such a short time, knowledge of lettering was improved and a great start to this practice. You’re a great teacher and artist. I look forward to the next class and practicing my new hobby!” -MS

“Your enthusiasm is infectious!” -GM

“You are a fine teacher, Debby and have a lovely gift in both your art and your ability to teach, and your kind, generous spirit makes the sessions an extraordinary experience. See you again soon!” -KD

“Thank you – it was a great introduction class – I am very excited about learning more.” -ME

“Thank you so much. You have truly opened my eyes to the artistic aspects of calligraphy. I really appreciate your teaching style.” -JM

“Debby is a well-organized, practiced teacher of calligraphy. She gives clear instructions and helpful tips throughout the course and demonstrates practical and creative uses for her art. She’s enthusiastic but also learned in her craft.” -PS



    What did you like most about the course?

    • “The sequence of learning step by step.” -JL
    • “I felt the pacing was perfect. I also liked the amount of time spent on modeling and then practicing.” -CL
    • “The amazing things you can do with calligraphy. I never knew–also my understanding of how difficult it is–I like how much I have learned in such a short time and it was not overwhelming–very relaxed and comfortable.” -AW
    • “Everything” -GJ
    • “Relaxed atmosphere-great way to forget about stresses. Loved that we end up with a  booklet.” -MK


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