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Todd Bonita Gallery

39 Ceres Street

1st Floor

Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Join us for a small group, in-person modern pointed pen calligraphy class. No experience is required and all supplies are included.

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Relax & unwind: it’s YOUR time to get creative. Reserve your seat(s) to learn the meditative art of pointed pen calligraphy with a pro artist.

No previous experience is required, all class materials / complete take-home kit provided, and light refreshments are always included.

All Lettering By Liz small group classes in Portsmouth NH have a MAX OF 6 STUDENTS for a truly intimate and focused experience.

You will be expertly and patiently guided through all of the basics: how to hold your pen, set up your workspace, proper ergonomics, the ritual of dipping into pots of acrylic ink, fun warm-up drills, easy-to-follow alphabet practice (6 unique styles to explore!), connecting letters to form words, flourishing techniques, and all the best pro tips & tools to embark on your calligraphy journey.

Dozens of practical project ideas, complete art supplies list & helpful hints and resources are detailed in your kit AND a pdf of the class workbook are emailed to all students following class.

Your generous class supplies / take-home kit contains: two styles of pen holder, steel nibs, multiple colors of acrylic ink including black, white, your choice of a metallic and a bright color, assorted colorful card stock and envelopes in a variety of shapes / sizes, a 20-page practice workbook, personalized placecard and handlettered quotes, and a customized worksheet created “live” by Liz with your 10+ favorite words.

2021 Bonus: In addition to pointed pen calligraphy, there is a complimentary / optional 30 min session following each class, when Liz will interactively demonstrate handlettering on mirrors / chalkboards / shells & more as well hand-engrave a glass bottle that you may bring to class...the perfect instant gift!

Liz is available to all students for on-going mentoring and Q&A following class. Share images / videos of your practice & projects via email for personalized feedback. Over 70 of her former students now provide their own creative services to others.

Register via the link below OR email LetteringByLiz@gmail.com to sign up via Venmo / ApplePay / Zelle.

Save $10/pp when you reserve 2 or more seats; email for special pricing for 6+!

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Available for IRL & virtual (via Zoom or FaceTime) private lessons, penmanship tutoring, company events, at-home parties, on-location lettering & glass engraving; 7 days a week, morning/noon/night, year-round! “Have pen, will travel!”

Perfect unique idea for birthday parties for all ages | Employee appreciation & Team-building | Bachelorette | Holiday & Seasonal-themed celebrations | Brand launches, activations, and on-location events | Date Night | Me-time | Family & Friend Reunions | Social & Networking Groups | Book & Garden Clubs

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Text or call: 617.697.3011

or e: LetteringByLiz@gmail.com

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Liz Roessler | Lettering By Liz

“Sharing the lettering love” since 1990...


Liz Roessler is a self-taught, professional calligrapher based in Boston with over 30 years client experience. She has been obsessed with letters ever since she could hold a crayon in her hand and immersed herself in learning calligraphy as a young adult. In her 20’s, she began doing a wide variety of calligraphy work for events, menus, chalkboard signs, invitation design, certificates and custom lettering art commissions for clients.

Over the past decade, she has enjoyed “sharing the lettering love” by teaching 100’s of in-person and virtual classes to individuals, dozens of cool companies for their employees, to social groups, at museums (including the MFA and ICA), in classrooms (including Boston and Brookline Public Schools), and at colleges (including BU and Northeastern).

She has appeared many times on-location for “live” calligraphy and hand-engraving glass bottles for clients including Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, J. Crew, Cartier, Lululemon, Crayola, Montblanc, Lafroaig, Shinola, Maker’s Mark, Nordstrom, Sugarfina, L’Oreal, and Blick Art Materials.

Liz has taught classes for dozens of companies including Microsoft, Pfizer, Zappos, HubSpot, DraftKings, EF Education, Wayfair, Toast Tab, Arnold Worldwide, Mullen Lowe, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, and The Harvard Club.

Her custom calligraphy project clients have included Tiffany & Company, Coca Cola, West Elm, Chanel, Sotheby’s, Neiman Marcus, Harvard University, MIT and many event planners, non-profits, small businesses & brands throughout the USA.

Join Liz in an upcoming class or private lesson to begin YOUR calligraphy journey.

Email LetteringByLiz@gmail.com or text/call 617.697.3011 with questions.

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Todd Bonita Gallery

39 Ceres Street

1st Floor

Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Liz Roessler is a life-long New Englander and professional lettering artist with a studio in downtown Boston.

She has been obsessed with writing the Roman alphabet ever since she could hold a crayon in her lil' hand. Back in the olden days of the 1970s (before the interwebs), as a young girl, she spent endless imaginative hours at a big table at the Boston Public Library, pulling all the beginner's lettering books off the shelves tracing and emulating classic calligraphy styles. She joyfully experimented with letters and numbers to transform them into her own unique, whimsical creations.

After many years of perfecting her self-taught method, styles, and forms, Liz began offering custom calligraphy design work, including envelope art, seating cards, menus, programs, monogram and logo design, hand-lettering on chalkboards and mirrors, and more. For more than 25 years, she has provided professional hand-lettering work to a wide variety of clients, including individuals, companies and non-profits of all types and sizes, and some "wicked famous" people.

She is now thrilled to be spending the majority of her time sharing her knowledge and passion for calligraphy, teaching her popular small group classes to aspiring lettering artists! Private lessons for individuals & couples are available as well as small group workshops offered year-round on weekdays, evenings & weekends in US cities including Boston, NYC, Providence, Portsmouth & beyond. Her classes have become in-demand year-round for corporate off-sites and in-house, team-building activities. 

“Have pen, will travel!” Please email for info on scheduling a class near you! Liz is available to travel to and teach at special events, design conferences, corporate locations, or other locations...spreading calligraphy love across the land!



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