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ALABAMA

The Birmingham Calligraphy Guild offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year in the form of classes, workshops and other training events. More info: http://birminghamcalligraphy.org/

August 22, 2014: Bill Kemp: "Uncial Script with Pointed Pen"
August 23-24, 2014: Bill Kemp: "Spencerian Hands"
October 11-12, 2014: Julie Wildman “Elegant Handwriting using the Pointed Pen & Cursive Italic”
For more workshop information, including location, costs, and supplies, contact: shandra.j.smith@att.net


CALIFORNIA

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 http://www.thepassionatepen.org 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: marcia@thepassionatepen.org or melissa@thepassionatepen.org. The sooner you sign up, the lower your registration number, which improves your chances of getting into the classes you want.


Friends of Calligraphy (San Francisco Bay Area) lists workshops, members who teach, and ongoing classes on their website: http://www.friendsofcalligraphy.org/

Classes at Fort Mason
For more information on upcoming classes at Fort Mason: Download the Fort Mason brochure in pdf format.
Suzie Taylor: Beginning Italic. Seven Tuesday evenings from 6:30–9:00 PM. September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21. $140 FOC members / $150 non-members.
Patricia Coltrin, Italic Handwriting. Four Tuesday evenings from 6:30–9:00 PM. October 28, November 4, 11, 18. $80 FOC members / $85 non-members.


San Francisco Center for the Book (300 De Haro Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA) offers book arts classes, workshops and exhibits in bookmaking, printmaking and letterpress printing. http://sfcb.org/

Hand Bookbinders of California 42nd Annual Member’s Exhibition. Through August 30th, 2014. http://handbookbinders.org/exhibitions/

Pacific Scribes: www.pacificscribes.net,
info@pacificscribes.net

San Diego Fellow Calligraphers: http://www.sdfconline.com/
For classes in the San Diego area: http://www.sdfconline.com/Other_Classes/other_classes.html

Society for Calligraphy (Southern California): www.societyforcalligraphy.org
Workshops: www.societyforcalligraphy.org/workshops.asp
September 14, 2014. More Fabulous Flourishing Envelopes with Jane Shibata. 12 noon to 3:30pm. Santa Monica. $35
September 20, 2014. Blackletter- Gothic Textura to Contemporary Fraktur with Yukimi Annand. 9:30-4:30. Flintridge Retreat Center. $120.00
October 4, 2014. The Ruling Pen Book with Lorraine Douglas. 10-5PM. Michael Punke Studio. $100.00


COLORADO

Abecedarian Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Dr, #101, Denver, CO 80204 USA. Phone: 720-282-4052. email: alicia@abecedariangallery.com
http://www.abecedariangallery.com/


CONNECTICUT

Enders Island Study Opportunities: Five-day retreat classes at St. Edmund Retreat Center on Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut.
October 19-25, 2014. Fundamentals of Calligraphy. Valerie Weilmuenster. More info: https://www.endersisland.com/sacred-art/fundamentals-calligraphy-2014

Mysticalligraphers: www.calligraphyconnecticut.org/Mystic.htm
(Mysticalligraphers is the only active guild in Connecticut.)

June – October, 2014. Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible. Knights of Columbus Museum, One State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Present 68 original pages from all seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible, along with tools, sketches, materials, and rare books. Open Daily: 10am - 5pm. Free admission/parking. More info: http://www.kofcmuseum.org/km/en/exhibits/2014/illuminating-word/index.html
To order the Saint John’s Bible: http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/143


DC

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, Bethesda, MD 20817-6034. Workshops at various locations.
More info on these workshops will be posted on the Guild’s website: www.calligraphersguild.org
Supply lists for the workshops will be posted at: http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/778
September 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday), 2014. Carrie Imai: Neuland, Cuneiform, and Beyond. Vienna Arts Society.
October 11-12, 2014. Peter Thornton: Contrast – The Magic Ingredient. Columbia Art Center.
November 8-9, 2014. Maureen Squires- Pointed and Blade Brushes from Copperplate to Contemporary. Vienna Arts Society.


FLORIDA

Scribes of Central Florida celebrate 30 years.
http://www.scribesofcentralflorida.com/


IDAHO

Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild: http://www.orgsites.com/id/idahoinkspots/


ILLINOIS

2015 REGGIE EZELL. Primitive to Modern Zoar Lutheran Church, Elmwood Park. 6 weekends. For info on this workshop: http://www.reggieezell.com/primitive-to-modern/index.html
Reggie can be contacted at: contactreggie@comcast.net

Chicago Calligraphy Collective
Details for workshops, exhibits and for calligraphy classes in the Chicago area:
http://chicagocalligraphy.org/workshops/
Questions: workshops@chicagocalligraphy.org
Details for these workshops on website.

October 18-19, 2014. Pam Sussman: Spray Stencil and Bookbinding.
November 22-23, 2014. Pam Paulsrud: Life Lines.

For classes in the Chicago area: http://chicagocalligraphy.org/classes-offered-elsewhere-by-ccc-members-2/


KENTUCKY

Lettersong Calligraphy Studio/Gallery, 1501 Story Avenue’ Louisville KY 40206. Workshops, gallery events, and classes. For more info, contact Jen Grove. Email: jsgrove23@gmail.com Phone: 502-819-1439. Also the Facebook page: Lettersong Calligraphy Studio/Gallery.

Oct. 10, 2014. 7pm. Gallery Reception including slide presentation and refreshments. Music follows at 9pm. Open to the public. No admission charge.

October 10-12 2014. Stephen Rapp and Charles Borges De Oliveria: The Expressive Brush. Using a variety of common brushes we will cover a myriad of styles from bold structured letterforms to flowing rhythmic scripts. 180 plus $10 materials fee.

November 14 – December 31, 2014. Exhibition: Amity Parks
Opening Reception with an artist talk, Nov 14. Also poetry reading by Jinn & Ron Whitehead & friends.

November 14-16 Amity Parks Graphite Techniques. “Starting with basic drawing principles like line quality and shading, we will experiment with each tool to discover the marks it can produce. We will then move on to drawing letters and designing word groups, both formal and casual. Further time will let us explore how to integrate our letters with their backgrounds into designs that will grab our viewer’s eye. Finally I’ll show you some of the tricks I’ve learned to save time and ensure success when working with this versatile medium.” – Amity.

2015 Year long 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.


MASSACHUSETTS

Maryanne Grebenstein is teaching a series of two-day workshops in June, July, and August at the North Bennet Street School 150 North Street, Boston MA 02109. Phone: 617-227-0155. Fax: 617-227-9292. email: info@nbss.edu
Or email Maryanne for a PDF listing of the classes: mcg@theabbeystudio.com


MICHIGAN

Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild, Kalamazoo, MI. www.pendragonscalligraphy.org
October 4-5, 2014. Judy Melvin: Brushing the Surface.


MINNESOTA

Colleagues of Calligraphy
MODERN BUILT-UP CAPITALS Friday, October 17 9am to 4pm: $70 for members, $105 for non-members at Edina Art Center

Peter Thornton will guide us in a one day class. Versatile 'Built-Up' letters are drawn rather than written and are a major feature within the calligraphers armory. Used with normal capital letters they offer a harmonious and quiet contrast, and when used with italic, the contrast is much more dynamic and acts as a perfect foil.

MODERN DECORATED VERSALS IN THE STYLE OF ADOLF BERND Saturday and Sunday October 18 and 19 9am to 4pm $125 for members, $160 for non-members at Edina Art Center

In this workshop, for ALL levels of ability, we shall begin with simple exercises in colour unity and contrasts in shapes, patterns and themes of Adolf Bernd's (and ours) - choices which will lead to the decoration of both historic and/or contemporary letters.

For more information, please visit: http://www.colleaguesofcalligraphy.com/index.html

Questions about these events, please contact: workshops@colleaguesofcalligraphy.com or calligraphy@annekaese.com

MISSOURI
The St. Louis Calligraphy Guild has monthly meetings and sponsors workshops.
http://stlcalligraphyguild.org/
Contact Leslie Barnes: lesliecee@sbcglobal.net


NEVADA

The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes. A Calligraphy and Paper Arts Society. For more information, email us at fablv_scribes@yahoo.com and check out our website at http://fabulouslvscribes.weebly.com


NEW JERSEY

Kathy Milici Classes. Newton, New Jersey. More info and to register: http://www.24karatdesigns.com/studio-classes


NEW YORK

Society of Scribes: http://www.societyofscribes.org/calligraphy-classes-workshops/
Fall 2014 classes and workshops: http://www.societyofscribes.org/6818/fall-2014-schedule-save-the-dates/


NORTH CAROLINA

Cheerio Calligraphy Retreat
September 21-26, 2014. John Stevens. Capitals: Form, Rhythm and Movement
Due to high demand, a second workshop has been added for October 26-31. Both sessions are presently filled. If your fall plans are flexible, you can have Jim Teta add your name to the wait list for one or both sessions and you will be contacted if space opens up.

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: http://calligraphycentre.com/laurie-doctor-steven-skaggs/
Registration form: http://calligraphycentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/CheerioRegistrationform4.pdf
http://calligraphycentre.com/spring-2014/fall-2014/
Calligraphy Centre offers workshops and classes. 2522 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. http://www.calligraphycentre.com
Contact: Joyce Teta 336.724-5475 tetascribe@triad.rr.com


Carolina Lettering Arts Society: http://www.carolinaletteringarts.com/
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: http://clasworkshops.blogspot.com/
October 25-26, 2014. Julie Gray: “Lettering in Three Dimensions”.

Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill): http://trianglecalligraphersguild.com/
Reggie Ezell 2014 Yearlong Class: http://www.trianglecalligraphersguild.com/?page_id=1138


OKLAHOMA

Sooner Scribes: www.soonerscribes.com. Oklahoma City, OK

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma: www.calligraphytulsa.com


OREGON

The Portland Society for Calligraphy has monthly meetings and sponsors exhibits and workshops. P.O. Box 4621, Portland, OR 97208.
WORKSHOPS:
September 13-14, 2014. Neuland, Cuneiform & Beyond with Carrie Imai
October 11, 2014. Photographing your Calligraphic Work with Bob Byrd
November 1-2, 2014. Writing as Design and Personal Expression with Louise Grunewald
December 6, 2014. Ruling Pen Tune-Up with Carol DuBosch
http://www.portlandcalligraphy.org/workshops/
email: islezak@comcast.net

William Stafford Calligraphy Project Exhibition
Calligraphic artworks created to celebrate the centennial of William Stafford, Oregon’s Poet Laurate from 1975-1990. Sponsored by the Portland Society for Calligraphy.
Sept 27 – Nov 9: Collins Gallery, Multnomah County Library, Central Branch, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205. Mon: 10 am – 8 pm; Tue & Wed: 12 pm – 8 pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm; Sun: 10 am – 5 pm. Reception for artists: Sept 28, 2 pm – 4 pm.

Valley Calligraphy Guild: www.valleycalligraphyguild.com

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


PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Calligraphers’ Society: http://www.philadelphiacalligraphers.org/
September 27, 2014. Batik Cards and Monoline Hand with Carol Pallesen.
November 1, 2014. Lively Letters with Julie Wildman.


TENNESSEE

Memphis Calligraphy Guild: www.calligraphyguild.com

Nashville Calligraphy Guild: http://www.nashvillecalligraphersguild.org/index.html
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 20, 2014. Fun Ways for Jazzing Up Your Envelopes with Sheryl Bracey.
September 27 and 28. Stone Carving with Reggie Ezell.
October 16 and 17, October 18 and 19. Flourishing with Heather Held.


TEXAS

2015: 26 Seeds: A Year to Grow On. Reggie Ezell, hosted by Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild.
Jan 3 & 4, 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 angie@txlac.org

Houston Calligraphy Guild: http://www.houstoncalligraphyguild.org

Kaligrafos The Dallas Calligraphy Society Workshops.
October 4-5, 2014. Contemporary Scripts with Mike Gold
More info: http://www.kaligrafos.com/calendar/Kaligrafos-Workshops.html

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX. http://www.ccscribes.com/workshops/
November 8-9, 2014. Basics of Pointed Pen with Bill Kemp.

San Antonio Calligraphers Guild: www.sanantoniocalligraphy.com


VIRGINIA
School for Bookbinding Arts At Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding, Classes for book dealers, collectors, & those generally interested in the craft of hand bookbinding. 2160 Cedar Grove Rd, Winchester, Virginia 22603. Phone: 540-662-2683. info@cattailrun.com
http://www.CatTailRun.com


WASHINGTON

REGGIE EZELL YEARLONG CLASS
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 http://www.reggieezell.com/26seeds/ for more information.
If you are interested, please contact Sue Gruhn at sps1200@frontier.com

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


WEST VIRGINIA

2014 Classes with Sharon Lee Hanse at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley WV

August 17 – 22, 2014. Handmade Books with Paste Paper and Suminagashi Marbling. Road Scholar class at Cedar Lakes, Contact: Road Scholar, 1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1746. 1-877-426-8056 www.roadscholar.org
$487 Double Occupancy, Single Occupancy $612. Commuter $280 (No overnight accommodations are included with this option).

October 17 – 19, 2014. Rascally Romans. The modern Romans are extremely versatile, and work well in concert with other letter styles to add interest and pattern to your layouts.
Please include $50 non-refundable tuition deposit per class. Make checks payable to CRAFTS CENTER and mail to: Cedar Lakes Conference Center, 82 FFA Drive, Ripley, WV 25271. Phone: (304) 372-7860 Fax: (304) 372-7881 e-mail: info@cedarlakes.com
www.cedarlakes.com
The Cedar Lakes Conference Center is operated by West Virginia Department of Education. Fees per class: Commuting $143.10, Dormitory $205.82, Semi-private $224.48, Private $271.12. Holt Lodge (as available): Semi-private $246.74, Private $315.60

For supply lists for each of the classes: http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/780
Questions? Email Sharon: toucandesign43713@yahoo.com


CANADA

The Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild is a calligraphy guild that host monthly meetings and workshops in Calgary, Canada. Box 1647, Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2L7. www.bvcg.ca.
Workshop questions: thea.paul@shaw.ca or kerri@cfadvanced.com

Fairbank Calligraphy Society. http://www.fairbankcalligraphysociety.com/

Art of the Book. Juried show of 56 works marks the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild 30th anniversary. http://www.cbbag.ca/home.html
Feb – May, 2015. Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, NB


ITALY

Barbara Calzolari Workshops
Barabara is also teaching this summer at Legacies II in Dallas. Barbara’s website: http://www.barbaracalzolari.com/

Contact: Falconara Marittima: sarasalerno@gmail.com
Sept.20/21, 2014. Lettering for humans. Pencil and pen block letters based on the versal caps size. For everyone. November 15-16, American cursive Handwriting. Pen or holder and nib cursive handwriting. For everyone.
January 17/18, 2015. Engrossers script. The beautiful Spencerian engrossed style. Advanced.

Contact: Milan spazio bk: info@spaziobk.com
September 27/28, 2014. English Cursive. The elegant pointed pen style. Beginners.
October 18/19, 2014. Brush script. Pentel color brush script. Advanced.
November 29/30, 2014. Spencerian script. The style of the golden age of penmanship. Beginners.


NEW ZEALAND

October 24-26, 2014. INSIDE / OUTSIDE – a case for the book. New Zealand’s first bookbinding and book arts conference. AUT Conference Centre in Auckland. Includes presenters, trade fair, and panel discussion. For more information on the program, presenters, and registration details:
website: www.abc-nz.org
blog: http://abc-nz-2014.blogspot.co.nz
www.facebook.com/NewZealandABC
Email: abc2014nz@gmail.com


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