NYC Modern Calligraphy Class for Beginners

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NYC Modern Calligraphy Class for Beginners

Learn modern pointed pen calligraphy with a pro artist | no experience required | includes all supplies & take-home kit | max 10 students!

By Lettering By Liz

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Date and time

October 22, 2021 · 4pm - May 16 · 9pm EDT


AC Hotel 260 West 40th Street Please text 617.697.3011 when you arrive New York, NY 10018

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About this event

Hello & Welcome to Lettering By Liz - sharing the lettering love for over 30 years!

Please text 617.697.3011 or email if you would prefer to purchase via Venmo or ApplePay.


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. Classes are 2 hours long & have a max of 10 students unless otherwise noted.

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 class supplies / take-home kit contains: dip pen holder, steel nibs, multiple colors of acrylic, assorted colorful card stock and envelopes in a variety of shapes / sizes, a 15-page practice workbook, personalized placecard and handlettered quotes, and a customized worksheet created “live” by Liz with your 10+ favorite words.

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.

Please text 617.697.3011 or email to book a custom time to fit YOUR schedule if the available lesson times listed under “Select A Date” are not ideal - lots of flexibility 7 days a week, year-round for both in-person* (see health/safety notes below) AND virtual classes with all necessary supplies shipped in advance to your home in a lovely kit.

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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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Liz Roessler | Lettering By Liz

“Sharing the lettering love” since 1990...


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

Over the past 15 years, 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), art associations (including The Nantucket Historical Association and The Handicraft Club of Providence) and at colleges (including BU and Northeastern).

Liz has taught in-person & virtual classes for dozens of companies & organizations including Microsoft, Pfizer, Zappos, HubSpot, Google, Motorola, DraftKings, EF Education, Wayfair, Toast Tab, Arnold Worldwide, Mullen Lowe, LovePop Cards, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, The ‘Quin House, The Harvard Club, Boston Harbor Now, and The USO.

She has appeared many times on-location for “live” calligraphy and hand-engraving glass bottles for clients including Saks Fifth Avenue, Delta Airlines, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, J. Crew, Cartier, Bloomingdale’s, The Boston Celtics, Lululemon, Diptyque, Crayola, Neiman Marcus, Eataly, Montblanc, Lafroaig, Shinola of Detroit, Fenway Sports Management, Jack Daniels, W Hotels, KILIAN Paris, Nordstrom, The Boston Design Center, Maker’s Mark, Tourism Ireland, Macy’s, Sugarfina, Narragansett Brewery, L’Oreal, Kimpton Hotels, Basil Hayden, The Boston Public Market, Moncler, Woodford Reserve, LovePop Cards, Boston Center for The Arts, Jenni Kayne, Ocean Prime, Coty Fragrances, Monica Vinader Jewelry, The Boston Harbor Distillery, Blick Art Materials, Parfums de Marly, The Colony Club of NYC, Four Seasons Hotels, and The Pan Mass Challenge.

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

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

Email or text/call 617.697.3011 with questions.

About the organizer

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Lettering By Liz

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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!