Online Calligraphy Courses
Classes will be held live on Zoom
With 15 years of teaching experience, I have focused on lettering styles and activities which build a strong understanding of the basic principles of calligraphy. In each of these classes, I’ve broken down the learning process into manageable steps. I hope you’ll join us!
May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Live online via Zoom.
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. Details
July 12 through 16th
5 mornings; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Live online via Zoom.
Let’s learn Gothic letters! Gothic (aka Blackletter) is a classic, dramatic, lettering style and a great way to introduce yourself to broad edge nib calligraphy. We’ll even create a graffiti version. Details
Classes for Fall 2021
Coming in the fall!
Italic for beginners and intermediates
Making Gouache your friend: a 4-class adventure into the wonderful opaque watercolor called gouache.
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