Modern Calligraphy with the Brush

6 Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
Sept 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16; 2023
Live online course via Zoom, classes will be recorded

Please register if we need to figure out shipping or digital handouts for at least the first week
Can be later, additional shipping charges may apply

Come learn the popular and playful Modern Calligraphy! We will go through a series of exercises to develop the skills necessary for using a pointed brush when writing letters. We will cover lower case, capitals, dancing letters, decorative techniques and each week includes a project that uses this playful style. By moving through three variations of capital letters, we will start with a simple form of capital and move into a more complex structure as we get more confident with the brush. Our capstone project will be a painted sign.

For students that love broad edge calligraphy: Brush lettering is a great way to develop greater subtlety with your letters. The pressure and release of the brush builds fine motor skills that support your work with the metal nib.

Click here for a detailed list of supplies

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.

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

Class includes packet of handouts (30+ items used throughout the 6 weeks)
Class fee of $150; Packet $22; Shipping $5
Total for Basic Class: $177
Student will acquire necessary supplies, links and resources are available on the Google doc listed above

Includes everything needed except for the watercolor palette. If you’d like to order a watercolor palette, please choose Option 3.
Class fee $150, Supplies and handouts $66; Shipping $9
Total for Modern Calligraphy with Supplies: $225

If you have some supplies, but need others, 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, either through Etsy or PayPal.

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 Modern Calligraphy.

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 Modern Calligraphy.

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

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 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.


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