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Classroom Abroad: Paris and the south of France, September 30 - October 11, 2015

Registration is open for this year’s Classroom Abroad with Maryanne Grebenstein and The Abbey Studio. We’ll fly from Boston as a group – destination: Paris, France. Perhaps the only thing better than spending some time in Paris enjoying the cafés, shops, scenery, and museums in this incredible city is following it up with a week in the south of France! After three days in Paris, we’ll travel by TGV train to the lovely town of Mandelieu in the south of France. Mandelieu has the geographic good fortune to be situated between Nice and San Tropez. In Mandelieu, we'll be staying at Château de la Napoule for one week. To say that Château de la Napoule is beautiful is an understatement. Located directly on the Mediterranean, the original structure was built in the 11th century. Our accommodations, studio space, and most meals will be at the château. Many beautiful sites and cities are within easy reach of La Napoule via regional train (directly across the street from the château). Our days will be structured so that mornings will be spent in guided studio time, with afternoons free to visit nearby cities such as Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Antibbes, San Tropez, and others. Photos and details about previous trips of this itinerary can be found on our website at Remember that it is not a requirement to participate in the studio time – if you have a travel partner (or even yourself!) who is interested in this trip but not the classroom portion, feel free to sign up. Also remember that the maximum number of registrants is eight people. The spots are likely to fill quickly, so don't wait to send in your deposit.

Pricing includes roundtrip airfare from Boston: $5900 Per Person single, $5600 Per Person Double Occupancy.

Contact Maryanne Grebenstein at or 781-740-9000 for additional information.




Jean Wilson is teaching lessons for calligraphy students on her blog:

To view the supply list and the books recommended by Jean, please visit:


Bryn Chernoff from Paperfinger teaches three continuing online classes at Skillshare, including Calligraphy I: Writing in Classic Modern Script.

To view the class, please visit:

 To view the supplies needed for this class, visit:



The Birmingham Calligraphy Guild offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year in the form of classes, workshops, and other training events.


2016 Reggie Ezell Yearlong Class: Birmingham, AL. Contact Dana Jacobson;



Registration now open for next year’s summer conference.

July 25 to August 1, 2015.The Passionate Pen: 34th International Calligraphy Conference. Sonoma State University in Northern California. Marcia Friedman and Melissa Titone are Co-Directors. You

may register now online at Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns: or The sooner you sign up, the lower your registration number, which improves your chances of getting into the classes you want.


The Passionate Pen UPDATE:

Full course descriptions are now available on the website for next summer’s conference.

You will be able to pre-order books and supplies for The Passionate Pen through John Neal Bookseller. John Neal Bookseller will also have a week-long bookstore open at the conference.

One-day classes are listed here:

Four-day classes are listed here:



Friends of Calligraphy (San Francisco Bay Area) lists workshops, members who teach, and ongoing classes on their website:

June 9-13, 2015. Lettering, Surface Design, Books & Containers
Susan Longerot. More info:

June 13–August 22, 2015. the triennial non-juried exhibition by members of Friends of Calligraphy. San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center. Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor.

September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20. Melissa Titone: Copperplate. Seven Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. $140 FOC members / $150 non-members.

October 27, November 3, 10, 17. Patricia Coltrin: Italic Handwriting. Four Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. $80 FOC members / $85 non-members.

Classes at Fort Mason
For more information on upcoming classes at Fort Mason:

San Francisco Center for the Book (375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA) offers book arts classes, workshops, and exhibits in bookmaking, printmaking and letterpress printing.

Pacific Scribes:

San Diego Fellow Calligraphers:
For classes in the San Diego area:

For workshops:

May 16 & 17, 2015. Eliza Holliday: Edged-Brush X-PLORED. 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Members: $110; Non-members: $135.

Society for Calligraphy (Southern California):

May 17, 2015. Mastering Numbers with Jane Shibata. 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Location: DeAnn Singh's Studio. $35.

September 26, 2015. Free Range Writing with Margaret Morgan. Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm & Sunday, 9:30 am– 4:30 pm. Location: Cal State University, Long Beach. $120.


Classes with at UC Riverside

May 30, 2015. Kristi Darwick: Elegant Flourishing and Modern Script. UC Riverside, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Prerequisite: Session 2 or some Copperplate skills. Questions: KRISTI DARWICK, 909-237-6242, Please note, these classes may not yet show on the website. To register: University of Riverside Extension 1200 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507, 951-827-7273.



Abecedarian Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Dr, #101, Denver, CO 80204. Phone: 720-282-4052.



Colorado Calligraphers Guild:

June 27, 2015. Geoff Ferguson: Decorated Envelopes

July 25, 2015. Renee Jorgensen: Basic Italic


Summit Scribes. Colorado Springs.



Enders Island Study Opportunities: Five-day retreat classes at St. Edmund Retreat Center on Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut.

(Mysticalligraphers is the only active guild in Connecticut.) 

June 13 – 14, 2015. Monogram Design with Barry Morentz. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. $160 for members and $175 for non-members. Coastal Lodge on 637 Pequot Trail, Stonington. 


The Washington Calligraphers Guild has many workshop taught by internationally renowned calligraphers as well as local artists. Meetings are held at Concord – St. Andrews Church, 5910 Goldsboro Road at the intersection of River and Goldsboro Roads in Bethesda, MD 20817-6034. Workshops at various locations.
More info on these workshops will be posted on the Guild's website:



Scribes of Central Florida celebrate 30 years.

Fall 2015. Barry Morentz.



Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild:



2015 REGGIE EZELL. Primitive to Modern 6 weekends. Zoar Lutheran Church, 2940 N 75th Ct

Elmwood Park, Illinois 60707. For info on this workshop:

Reggie can be contacted at:



Chicago Calligraphy Collective
Details for workshops, exhibits, and for calligraphy classes in the Chicago area:

Class Supply Lists:
Details for these workshops on website.

June 27-28, 2015. Eliza Schulte Holliday: Tomatoes and Windows.

August 2-3, 2015. Yves Leterme: Subtle and Sensuous Brushstrokes.

September 26-27, 2015. Pamela Paulsrud: Life Lines.


For classes in the Chicago area:




Calligraphy Guild of Indiana.

Michiana Calligraphy Guild.



Lettersong Calligraphy Studio/Gallery, 1501 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206.Workshops, gallery events, and classes. For more info, contact Jen Grove. Email: Phone: 502-819-1439. Also the Facebook page: Lettersong Calligraphy Studio/Gallery.


2015 Yearlong class with Reggie Ezell: 26 Seeds. 6 weekend workshops. Dates: Jan 24-25, Mar 21-22, May 23-24, July 18-19, Sept 12-13, Nov 7-8.




New Orleans Lettering Arts Association.

For more information:




The Abbey Studio, 10 Accord Pond Drive, Hingham MA 02043.

Classes with Maryanne Grebenstein:



For more information or to join Masscribes please visit or email at





Michigan Association of Calligraphers

More information: Contact:

Through July 11, 2015. Written in the Mitten Calligraphy Exhibition. Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 4th Street, Jackson, MI, 49203.This year’s exhibition is a joint endeavor by the Michigan Association of Calligraphers and Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild.  This will be a juried exhibition and will be populated by the finest of contemporary as well as classic works of calligraphic art.The opening reception will be held the day the exhibit opens on April 18th, 2015, from 2pm to 4pm.

Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild, Kalamazoo, MI.




Colleagues of Calligraphy. More information:



The St. Louis Calligraphy Guild has monthly meetings and sponsors workshops.

Contact Leslie Barnes:


Book Arts Classes and Workshops at Paper Birds Studio. 4175 Loughborough Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116. Scroll down on this webpage:



The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes. A Calligraphy and Paper Arts Society. For more information, email us at and check out our website at

June 27 and 28. Spencerian with Schin Loong.



Kathy Milici Classes. Newton, New Jersey. More info and to register:




Book Art Workshops with Laura Wait in Santa Fe, NM 2015. Please see  for more info. Email Laura at

August 3-6. Mon-Thurs. Writing as Image, Exposed Sewing Structures.

Sept 28- Oct 1. Mon-Thurs. Primitive Printmaking, Markmaking and the Drum Leaf Book.


Massimo Polello

June 26, 2015. Evening Presentation. 6-7pm. New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM. Free and open to the public.

June 27-28, 2015 Workshop: 20 for 20, Small Spaces / Great Compositions: The Fullness & Emptiness. New Mexico History Museum Classroom. 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM. More info:



Society of Scribes:



Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats

Sept 27- Oct 3, 2015 Thomas Ingmire

Oct 25 – Oct 30, 2015. John Stevens

More info:

Registration form:

Calligraphy Centre offers workshops and classes. 2522 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106.
Contact: Joyce Teta 336.724-5475

Carolina Lettering Arts Society:
Holds two workshops a year, one in the Asheville area and the other in the Southport area. Workshops are announced first to members. If space remains, they are open to non-members. Info will be posted at:

Triangle Calligraphers' Guild (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill):


Asheville Calligraphy Emporium combines a gallery, a lettering art studio, and a classroom venue. 2004 Riverside Drive Suite-P, Asheville, North Carolina 28804.


Asheville BookWorks bookbinding workshops in Asheville, North Carolina. For more info:

May 22 – 24, 2015. Nineteenth Century Binding: Jon Buller

June 6 -7, 2015. Surface and Structure: Paste Papers and the Flag Book: Karen Hardy

July 17 - 19, 2015. Intro to Bookbinding: Hollis Fouts

August 28 - 30, 2015. Radical BookWork - Repurposing Found Books from Meaning to Structure: Doug Beube

September 26 - 27, 2015. Secret Belgian Binding: Hollis Fouts

October 10 - 11, 2015. Book Sampler: Hedi Kyle's Innovative Structures: Karen Hardy

October 17 - 18, 2015. Embossed Leather Journals: Sonja Rossow




Calligraphy Guild of Columbus.

Greater Cincinnati Calligraphers Guild.



Sooner Scribes: Oklahoma City, OK

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma:

October 24-25, 2015. Amity Parks


The Portland Society for Calligraphy has monthly meetings and sponsors exhibits and workshops. P.O. Box 4621, Portland, OR 97208.

July 11, 2015. Tune Up your Uncial with Cora Pearl

August 15, 2015. Tune Up your Versals with Angelina Cox

September 12-13, 2015. Heather Held: The Passionate Pen

October 10-11, 2015. Amity Parks: The Fearless Series: A Way of Working.

October 12-13, 2015. Amity Parks: Graphite Techniques for Calligraphers

November 13-15, 2015. Carl Rohrs


Capital Calligraphers. Salem, Oregon. More information:

Valley Calligraphy

Through May 31, 2015. Valley Calligraphy Guild 35th Annual Member’s Show. Mount Angel Abby Calligraphy Exhibition. M-F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Mount Angel Abby, 1 Abbey Dr, St Benedict, OR 97373. (503) 845-3345

June 1 – 30, 2015. Valley Calligraphy Guild exhibit of works by members at Barnes & Noble. 1163 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401

Details TBA: “Drawn and Painted Letters” with Marilyn Reaves.

23 Sandy Gallery. Book & Letter Art Gallery. Portland, Oregon. More info on their website:


Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon. or call 541.994.5485

July 3, 2015. Inga Dubay: Italic Handwriting, Friday, 10am – 4pm. Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $20 (includes book, monoline pen, edged pen). All skill levels, Age 10+.

July 11 – 13, 2015. Rebecca Wild: Art & Text, Nature Inspired.



Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society:

Nov 7, 2015. Barbara Close: Power Pages.


Through June 14, 2015. Framing Fraktur: Framing Fraktur is a three-month celebration of the delightfully detailed manuscript art known as fraktur, made by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania beginning in 1683. In addition to a bevy of interactive programs for all ages, Framing Fraktur explores the relationship between traditional fraktur and contemporary art. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. More info:


Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh:

May 23-24, 2015. Neuland with Script with Judy Melvin.



Memphis Calligraphy Guild:

May 30-June 3, 2015. Georgia Angelopolous: Things Greek and Glided: A Five-day Class.

Nashville Calligraphy Guild:
All Classes and Workshops are open initially to current Nashville Calligraphers Guild members. If openings exist after members have registered, only then will the workshops be opened to non-members.

September 19 and 20-- Books: Intimate Vessels with Joyce Sievers

October 17 and 18 -- Gothicized Italic with Barry Morentz



Houston Calligraphy Guild:

Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society Workshops.
More info:

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX.

June 13 & 14, 2015. Gothic/Blackletter with Kate Van Dyke.

November 14 & 15, 2015. “Calligraphy Patterns and Decorative Borders” on Day 1. “The Flourished Monogram” on Day 2. With Kathy Milici.

2016. Reggie Ezell yearlong class: 26 Seeds – A Year of Growth. Contact Teri Gaus:

San Antonio Calligraphers Guild:

May 22 – June 19, 2015. Members Exhibit. Olmos Perk Coffee Shop, Located within The Yard at 5223 McCullough Avenue. Opening Reception, May 22, 7-9pm.


Reggie Ezell 2016 Yearlong Classes. San Antonio, TX: Contact Leslie Winakur:



Utah Calligraphic Artists:




School for Bookbinding Arts At Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding, Classes for book dealers, collectors, and those generally interested in the craft of hand bookbinding. 2160 Cedar Grove Rd, Winchester, Virginia 22603. Phone: 540-662-2683.



2016. 26 Reggie Ezell Yearlong Class. Artworks, Edmonds, WA. 6 weekends, spaced every other month.  
Check out Reggie's website at for more information.
If you are interested, please contact Sue Gruhn at

In 2016, Reggie is teaching in ALABAMA, TEXAS, WASHINGTON, and ALBERTA.  


Nib ‘N‘ Inks. PO Box 12354, Olympia, WA 98508-2354

No website.


Peninsula Scribes. PO Box 1794, Sequim, WA 98382


Rain Writers Calligraphy Guild of Northwest WA. PO Box 29508, Bellingham, WA 98228-1508


Scripts & Scribes. 24210 East Maxwell, Liberty Lake, WA 99019


Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting. PO Box 3761, Bellevue, WA 98009-3761


Tacoma Calligraphy Guild. 2009 South 12th ST, Tacoma, WA 98405-3019


Windwriters. 661 Ranch House Lane, Ellensburg, WA 98926

No website


Write On Calligraphers. PO Box 277, Edmonds, WA 98020-0277 




Sharon Lee Hanse



Both at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV,,, 304-372-7873. Fees: Commuter $143.10 (no meals); Resident (with meals) Dorms $214.14, Holt Lodge single - $258.66 or Pair - $334.98. Craft program catalog:




Alphabeas Calligraphy Guild in Langley, BC.

November 6, 2015. Artful Flourishing with Heather Victoria Held.

November 7-8, 2015. The Poetic Hand with Heather Victoria Held.

November 21 & 22, 2015. Graphite Techniques for Calligraphers with Amity Erwin Parks.


Fairbank Calligraphy Society, Victoria, BC.


Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild, Kelowna, BC.


Warmland Calligraphers of the Cowichan Valley, Duncan, BC


Westcoast Calligraphy Society, Vancouver, BC.

The Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild is a calligraphy guild that hosts monthly meetings and workshops in Calgary, Canada. Box 1647, Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2L7.
Workshop questions: or


Calligraphers’ Guild of Manitoba.

May 16, 2015. Beginner’s Pointed Brush with Kathie McIlvride.


Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto.


The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa.


Edmonton Calligraphic Society.

Art of the Book. Juried show of 56 works marks the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild 30th anniversary.

Through May 29, 2015. Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, NB


July 2015. Reggie Ezell: Two weekends. Reed Deer College, Red Deer, AB, Canada: Joyce Howdle
work: 403-342-3526.



Barbara Calzolari Workshops

Barbara’s website:




Association of Book Crafts







August 17-21, 2015. Rainer Wiebe, Richard Lempereur, and Loredana Zega.
Two different workshops in Kope, Slovenia, each 2.5 days. Take one or both. Instruction in English (can also be in French, German, or translated into Slovenian). For more info on costs for instruction and lodging/meals:

How to learn calligraphy: How to go on after the workshop in your own way. We will help you to develop your inside teacher, to find the faults in order to progress. Besides common exercises, every teacher has his tricks to be effective in learning and teaching, so we will share with you our own ways and experiences that we have collected through years. For students and teachers.

Italics, from classical to free variations using different tools: parallel pen, Brause nib and brush.




August 14-20, 2015. CLAS Festival of Calligraphy 2015. Malvern, England. Tutors are Sally Mae-Joseph, Gemma Black, Rachel Yallop, Edward Wates, Lida Lopes Cardoza, and Julia Baxter. A very few places are left and some courses already have waiting lists. For more details:


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