Portsmouth NH | Calligraphy Class for Beginners with Lettering By Liz

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Portsmouth NH | Calligraphy Class for Beginners with Lettering By Liz

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

By Lettering By Liz

When and where

Date and time

September 30, 2021 · 6:30pm - June 29 · 9pm EDT


Todd Bonita Gallery 39 Ceres Street 1st Floor Portsmouth, NH 03801

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About this event

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

2023 Gift Cards for Valentines, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc are available to be hand-lettered with the to/from & short note of your choice and a PDF emailed to you within 24 hrs which allow your loved one to then select ANY AVAILABLE CLASS in the weeks/months to follow by contacting Liz directly to reserve their choice of class date/time & location (NYC / Boston / Portsmouth NH) OR worldwide via private Zoom lesson(s) that works best for them - soooo easy!

Please text (preferred) 617.697.3011 or email LetteringByLiz@gmail.com to purchase via Venmo | PayPal | 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 / resources are detailed in your kit as well as a PDF of the class workbook which is 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.

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 link below OR email LetteringByLiz@gmail.com OR text 617.697.3011 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

Questions? Ideas?

Text or call: 617.697.3011

or e: LetteringByLiz@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting!

Liz Roessler | Lettering By Liz



Liz Roessler is a self-taught, professional calligrapher 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 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), and at colleges (including BU and Northeastern).

She has appeared many times on-location for “live” calligraphy and hand-engraving glass bottles for national and local brands / clients including Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, J. Crew, Cartier, Lululemon, The Boston Celtics, Woodford Reserve/Jack Daniels, Fenway Sports Management, Diptyque, Crayola, Eataly, Kimpton Hotels, Neiman Marcus, Montblanc, Lafroaig, Shinola, Bloomingdales, KILIAN Paris, Maker’s Mark, Nordstrom, Sugarfina, Narragansett Brewery, L’Oreal, Moncler, Basil Hayden, Jenni Kayne, Monica Vinader, Boston Harbor Distillery, Blick Art Materials, Macy’s, W Hotels, Coty Fragrances, The ‘Quin House in Boston, and The Colony Club of NYC.

Liz has taught classes for dozens of companies including Microsoft, Pfizer, Google, 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, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Neiman Marcus, The New England Aquarium, Boston Museum of Science, 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 any questions.

About the organizer

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Lettering By Liz

{Visit Instagram.com/LetteringByLiz to view many images of classes / onsite events & videos of Liz writing!}

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!



$90 – $100