Online or In-person Intro to Calligraphy
During the hour and a half program, I give a brief introduction of calligraphy, talk about different styles and where we find calligraphy out in the world. Then I go into the nitty gritty of teaching a lettering style. My favorite for introductory workshops is Blackletter because people can more easily understand how to hold the pen with straight lines than with the curves. Plus, with Blackletter, there is the excitement of writing letters that are dramatically different than what we see and read on a daily basis. The bulk of the class is spent practicing the lettering style and the last 10 minutes are spent creating a project.
This class can also be taught with the Uncial hand which is from Ireland. It is the lettering found in medieval manuscripts like the Book of Kells.
90-minute program, starting cost is: $175
In-person classes do have an additional travel fee of $0.55 per mile from my studio in North Granby, Connecticut, to the class location and back.
Class size: Online, up to the library.
In person: suggestion of 12-15, max of 20
Students will need:
*Several sheets of blank paper
Students will use a professional quality cartridge pen. Fortunately, this pen is very affordable. Cost can be either $9 or $13 per pen. The Pilot cartridge calligraphy pen is the only cartridge pen I recommend. For $9, the basic set includes the pen and two cartridges. For $13, the set would include the basic pen set, plus a dozen color cartridges. The product I require for this version is here:
The pen must be the 6.0 mm size for this class. If you tell John Neal Books that purchasing multiple pens is for a class, you might be able to get a discount: The pen: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/pilot-parallel-pen
The cartridges: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/asst-color-12-refills-for-pilot-parallel
DESCRIPTION FOR MARKETING
BLACKLETTER: Come learn Blackletter Calligraphy which is also known as the Gothic style! It is a classic, dramatic, lettering style and a great way to introduce yourself to the broad edge nib. Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will teach you the basics, provide you with guidelines and lettering samples you can trace, and guide you through a project.
UNCIAL: Come learn Irish Calligraphy which is also known as the Uncial style! It is a beautiful, historical hand and a great way to introduce yourself to the broad edge nib. Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will teach you the basics, provide you with guidelines and lettering samples you can trace and guide you through a project.
I’m happy to answer questions. I’ve thrown out a lot of information!