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Late May/Early June 2015. Join Maryanne Grebenstein and other calligraphers and book enthusiasts on a trip to Paris, Mont Saint Michel/Avranches, London, and Dublin. This is a fantastic itinerary – we begin in Paris, visiting Musée Cluny and others, then head to Mont Saint Michel/Avranches to view manuscripts created in the scriptorium at Mont Saint Michel, then travel to London via Eurostar to visit the British Library and its incredible collection of manuscripts, and finally on to Dublin to view the Book of Kells and other beautiful manuscripts. For pricing and other trip details, please contact Maryanne directly at or 781-740-9000. More details are available at        




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.



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.

Register now. A deposit of $100 ($25 is non-refundable) will reserve your place. You may register online at using a credit card or PayPal, or you may print and mail the registration form with a check (or credit card number). Confirmation of your registration will be emailed within one week of receipt. 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:

April 11 & 12. Carl Rohrs: Brush and Stiletto.  9:30 am – 4:30 pm. $150 FOC members only.

April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Judy Detrick: Uncial. Seven Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. $140 FOC members / $150 non-members.

September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20. Melissa Titone: Copperplate. Seven Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. $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: Download the Fort Mason brochure in pdf format.

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):

March 21, 2015. The Split Personality of the Ruling Pen with Julian Waters. Sat, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sun, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Location: Flintridge Center. $120.

March 23, 2015. Blackletter Variations from Textura to Fraktur with Julian Waters. Mon & Tues, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Location: Fintridge Center $120.

April 11, 2015. Covering the Page with Susan Longerot.  10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Location: Michael Punke Studio. $100.

April 12 & April 18, 2015. Uncialicious with Jane Shibata. Sunday, April 12 & Saturday, April 18, 9:30 – 4:30. Location: Kaiser Hospital, Woodland Hills. Cost TBA.

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


Temecula Valley Museum. January 10-March, 22 2015. Between Verse & Vision with Risa Evans-Gettler. An exhibit of John S. Tumlin’s poetry visually interpreted by Risa Evans-Gettler. Temecula Valley Museum Rotunda Gallery. 28314 Mercedes Street, Temecula, California 92590.


Classes with Kristi Darwick at UC Riverside

1. Lowercase and Writing with the Pointed Pen

Saturday, April 18. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Modern variations of Copperplate script are all the rage, used by cutting-edge graphic artists and calligraphers. We'll start with lower case, writing with something as simple as a pencil to learn the basic shapes and strokes, and then, progressing to the dip pen. Some people prefer to use only lower case in their projects, and this is a great start, should you wish to continue your study of Copperplate writing.

2. Uppercase and Techniques for Beautiful Writing

Saturday, May 9. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

We will progress to writing elegant capital letters, numerals, and punctuation, as well as learning techniques for writing beautiful Copperplate for personal and professional applications. This session leads the student through developing skills in traditional Copperplate handwriting. The student may then wish to follow-up with a class on flourishing and modern Copperplate variations.

Prerequisite: Session 1 or some Copperplate skills

3. Elegant Flourishing and Modern Script

Saturday, May 30. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

In this session, we will build on the “rules” that make for beautiful letters and learn to break those rules to give a modern influence to the writing. We’ll add flourishing—the beautiful swirls and loops that give Copperplate, and its variations, their wonderful extravagance.

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




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




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.)    

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 2015 (Snow Date, just in case: May 21). Calligraphy II: Building on the Basics with Debby Reelitz. 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Class cost: $120. Materials Fee: $15

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:

Supply lists for the workshops will be posted at:



Scribes of Central Florida celebrate 30 years.

March 21,22, & 28, 2015. Redenta Soprano. Watercolor Botanical Painting for Calligraphers.

April 18, 2015. Vivian Mungall. Cadels.

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.

March 21-22, 2015. Cherryl Moote: Stand Up and Show Off.

April 11-14, 2015. David McGrail: Creating Works of Beauty.

May 16-17, 2015. Elinor Holland: Finding the Breath-like Flow, An Introduction to Arabic Script.

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


For classes in the Chicago area:




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.

March 14 & 15, 2015. Drawn Capitals & Modern Versals with Yves Leterme.

March 16 & 17, 2015. From Formal to Gestural-lowercase Italic with Yves Leterme.

Cost for each 2-Day workshop: NOLAA Members: $150, Non-members: $175

Cost for both workshops: NOLAA Members: $250, Non-members: $300

For more details:




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

Classes with Maryanne Grebenstein:

April 25 & 26, 2015. Versal Caps and Gilding. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. $200. In this class students will learn the technique of creat­ing beautiful versal capital letters using gouache and 23K gold leaf, reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts of the past. Although closely related to calligraphy, these letters are drawn and painted, rather than written. Calligraphy experience is helpful but not necessary.



April 11 and 12, 2015. Dashy Script with John DeCollibus and Sharon D. Eisman. Masscribes is pleased to offer a pointed pen workshop on the Dashy Script a la Louis Madarasz: Bolder Strokes, Fewer Swirls. This special opportunity is being team-taught by John DeCollibus and Sharon D. Eisman. April 11 and 12, from 9 am to 5 pm, in Norwood, MA. $125 for Masscribes members or $150 for non-members. For more information or to join Masscribes please visit or email at





Michigan Association of Calligraphers

March 21 & 22, 2015. Lyrical Lombardics with Harvest Crittenden in Pontiac, MI.

More information: Contact:

April 24-26. Calligraphy Retreat. Colombiere Conference Center in Clarkston, MI. More information:

April 18-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.



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

Contact Leslie Barnes:

March 7-8, 2015. Pat Blair: Copperplate. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


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


Mar 7-9 & Mar 13-15, 2015. Chance Images with Laurie Doctor. St. Louis, MO. In this class we will do a series of exercises that allow images to arise and then be incorporated in pattern, paint, ink, pencil, and stitching. More info: or visit:

Class supply list available here:


March 16-17, 2015. Hand lettering Boot Camp: Calvert Guthrie. Kansas City Art Institute, Continuing & Professional Studies Department. Noon to 4pm.

Includes mono-weight alphabets, Italic, Roman, Celtic, Ornamental strokes, Blackletter. Two half-days of fundamentals for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. $89 +$15 materials. Some emphasis is placed on preparing the students to train themselves and on the best practice techniques. The instruction is aimed at steering the students away from the mistakes the instructor made when he first began to learn the Lettering crafts. The instructor is a lettering artist with 45 years’ experience. Questions: For enrollment and more details:



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

April 25 and 26. Books in Boxes with Cindy Creighton & Linda Goralski (Saturday) and Pat Evans & Mary Hill (Sunday).

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. Handwriting will be developed for use as content and image in manuscript books. The workshop is oriented toward art, and the covers of the books will be made with materials we decorate and paint in class.  Markmaking exercises, intuitive work practices, and use of alternative tools for writing will help develop the use of words forms as image. Three non-adhesive sewn binding variations will be completed.  All levels.   

Sept 28- Oct 1. Mon-Thurs. Primitive Printmaking, Markmaking and the Drum Leaf Book. Handwriting, layering imagery, and discovering the art of repetitive meditative mark making using all kinds of tools.  These are methods I use in my own work and getting something on the page to start… this workshop is aimed at artists who want to make use of markmaking and painting in making unique books or paintings while learning a very useful book structure. All levels.



Society of Scribes:



May 3-8, 2015. Igniting Sparks Between Mark, Letter & Word: Laurie Doctor & Steven Skaggs

How do you spark creative ideas you didn’t know you have?

How do you get newly energized ways of thinking and direction for your work?

How do you go about writing a poem if you don’t know where to begin?

In this class you will progress through a series of exercises that ignite unexpected Aha!’s. The studies will be a combination of writing, lettering, and mark making and are designed to cultivate new relationships between image, text, and mark. All levels of experience are welcome.

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.


March 28-29, 2015. A Spencerian Script Weekend with Jessica Yee. La Quinta Inn, 191 Crescent Commons, Cary, NC 27518. 10:00am – 5:00pm. More info:
(919) 650-3135. To register:

Supply list:





April 27-29, 2015. The Dance: Using Tools and Styles to Create Contrast in Design with Rachel Yallop & Michael Clark. Transfiguration Spirituality Center, Cincinnati.

This class will focus on the integration of tool and styles in the creation of designs using contrast, color, and balance. The goal for this workshop is to introduce students to a variety of tools, techniques and ways of thinking about calligraphic design.  Prices begin at $340 (for commuters) and run to $430 (for residents). Both include 3 meals a day. A $150 deposit is required.



Sooner Scribes: Oklahoma City, OK

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma:

April 10, 11, 12, 2015. Kathy Milici Workshops. Camp Loughridge, Tulsa.

More info:



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

Valley Calligraphy Guild:

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

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



Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society:
March 21 & 22, 2015. When Ruling Pen Meets Small and Delicate Pencil Caps with Peter Thornton.

May 1, 2, & 3, 2015. Lettering Magic with Louis Lemoine.


Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh:

April 11-12, 2015. Vitalize Your Hands with Christopher Haanes.

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



Memphis Calligraphy Guild:

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.

March 21, 2015. Basic Colored Pencil Class with Jean Parker.

April 25 and 26, 2015. Pathways with Timothy Botts.


2015: 26 Seeds: A Year to Grow On. Reggie Ezell, hosted by Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild.

Feb 28 & Mar 1, May 2 & 3, Jun 27 & 28, Aug 22 & 23, and Oct 17 & 18, 2015.

Classes will be held at:

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX  75061.

Enroll by sending a $100 Deposit made payable to FWCG. Send to: Angie Vangalis, Workshop Chairman, PO Box 3126, Coppell, TX  75019.

More info: 214-957-1736 or


Houston Calligraphy Guild:

Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society
March 21-22, 2015. Black Letter with Amity Parks.

More info:

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX.

March 21, 2015. “Monochromatic Painting” with Brittany Lax.

April 11 & 12, 2015. “The Enchanted Letter” with Heather Held.

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.

San Antonio Calligraphers Guild:




Utah Calligraphic Artists:

April 17-18, 2015. Vitalize Your Hands with Christopher Haanes. Members: $140 Non-members: $165

April 24-25, 2015. Going the Rounds with Uncial with Nancy Ostergar. Members: $60 Non-members: $85



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.



2015. 26 Seeds: A Year to Grow with Reggie Ezell. Artworks, Edmonds, WA. Dates: Saturday – Sunday, Feb 7-8, April 11-12, June 13-14, Aug 8-9, Oct 10-11, Dec 12-13, 2015. Reggie Ezell would like to return to the Northwest to teach a yearlong class in 2015, meeting 6 times, every other month, during the year.
Check out Reggie's website at for more information.
If you are interested, please contact Sue Gruhn at

See ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY and TEXAS for other locations for this yearlong class.



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

Fairbank Calligraphy 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



Barbara Calzolari Workshops

Barbara’s website:


Loredana Zega Workshop

April 3-7, 2015 in Venice. Loredana’s website:

For more information:
Tel: (+39) 334.801.6792




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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