Intro to Calligraphy: Broad Edge Nib

6 evenings: Wednesdays
Oct 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29; 2023
No class Thanksgiving Week
7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
Live online course via Zoom
Classes will be recorded and made available to students

This course will introduce the fundamentals of writing with a broad edge calligraphy pen. Uncial calligraphy is from Ireland and found in many historical manuscripts, including the Book of Kells and Lindisfarne Gospels. This beautiful, circular lettering is an excellent opportunity to develop basic lettering skills and gain control over the broad edge pen. We will progress through three pen sizes. Students will write with a metal nib, ink and gouache, create a finished calligraphy piece and a book that highlights the techniques learned in class.  This is an excellent class for adults and youth who wish to learn calligraphy.

New policy: Students are welcome to repeat a class they have already taken–at no charge. There is so much information given in the class that the ability to repeat and work with others offers a great opportunity to develop one’s skills.

Again, there is no cost to repeating-if a student would like to pay it forward, a donation of any size to the scholarship fund is always welcome.

MATERIALS: I feel very strongly that high quality materials are critical to success when learning calligraphy. Calligraphy is a challenging skill to learn and requires patience, persistence and of course, practice. The last thing a person new to calligraphy needs is inferior equipment that impedes the learning curve. That is why we will all be working with a standard set of quality equipment.


To purchase this class and supplies there are three options. If anything is confusing, please call! 860-550-3002:

Supply packets will not be shipped until September 20th

Class includes packet of handouts (60+ items that I have created and will be used throughout the 6 weeks, ie: handouts, book parts, project materials, handmade pen)
Class fee of $150; Packet $30, Shipping $12
Total for Basic Class: $192
Student will acquire necessary supplies, links and resources are available on the Google doc listed above

Includes everything needed for the 6-week class, all supplies, handouts, materials.
Class fee $150, Supplies and packet $93; Shipping $20
Total Cost Class & Supplies: $263

OPTION 3: CLASS & Mixed Supply Packet
If you have some supplies, but need others, purchase the Class and Handouts, then order needed supplies from Debby.
Class fee of $150; Packet $30, Shipping $12
Total for Basic Class: $192

For Option 3: Supply order will be handled separately from Class & Handouts. Copy the order form at the supply link above, identify the items you need, email me a copy and I will invoice you for what supplies you need. Payment for the supplies can be made with credit card, Venmo, PayPal or check.


Payment options include Venmo, Paypal, check and Etsy.

PayPal: Send money to   The account will come up as Calligraphy Design Studio. Add a note that clarifies Uncial.

Credit Card: I can email you an invoice that allows you to pay with a credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account.

Venmo: Debby-Calligraphy. Last 4 digits of cell: 3002
Add a note that clarifies Uncial.

Check: Payable to: Debby Reelitz
Mail to: 24 Silkey Road, North Granby CT 06060
Add a note that clarifies Uncial.

Etsy shop: dreelitz

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please contact me before registering to determine shipping logistics, cost, timing, etc. Etsy tacks on considerable fees for international purchases so we work to avoid those.


The class will be recorded and made available to students.

TIME: Each 2-hour class is a diverse combination of learning about the art of calligraphy, seeing samples, student lettering and creating projects. There will also be an assignment given after each class to practice the skill that was introduced. This return to lettering is a great way to create the muscle memory that is so important to calligraphy.

Each class also builds on the class before and does not repeat the same information.