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Birmingham Calligraphy Guild

April 26-27, 2014: Eliza Holliday "Techniques in Graphite"
July 12-13, 2014: Judy Melvin "Improv Studio"
August 22, 2014: Bill Kemp: "Uncial Script with Pointed Pen"
August 23-24, 2014: Bill Kemp: "Spencerian Capitals"
October 11-12, 2014: Julie Wildman "Lively Letters"
For more workshop information, including location, costs, and supplies, contact:


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

Pacific Scribes:
April 2014. Pacific Scribes Retreat. Presentation Center, Los Gatos
May 3, 2014. Workshop: Dorothy Yuki, “Cut it Out.” 9:30am - 4:30pm

San Diego Fellow Calligraphers:
May 17-18, 2014. Workshop: The Layered Journal: Acrylic Techniques with Randall Hasson
May 19, 2014. Optional third day Layered Journal workshop.
For classes in the San Diego area:


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


Art of Ink in America 2013/2014: Gesture and Beyond. This exhibition of modern Asian and Asian-influenced calligraphy is presented by Art of Ink in America and is the work of its members. Pieces from Karen Charatan, Judith Barbour Osborne, and Allen Q. Wong are in this exhibition, along with work from 28 other calligraphers.
Through April 19, 2014. The exhibition is split and shared by two venues:
Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Avery Point, Groton, Connecticut.
Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Charles E. Shain Library, Connecticut College, New London, CT.
Reception with demonstrations and artists' talks: Thursday, April 17, 4:30-6:00pm.

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:
To order the Saint John’s Bible:


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:
Supply lists for the workshops will be posted at:


Scribes of Central Florida celebrate 30 years.

May 2, 2014. Living Gallery: A Scriptorium of Scribes demonstrating their craft. Presented by the Scribes of Central Florida in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Special scribal guest: Tim Botts. First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, 106 East Church Street, Orlando, Florida 32801; Edington Ministry Center, Room 310. Free and open to the public.

May 3 – 4, 2014, Tim Botts. Graphic Design for Calligraphers Workshop. At the Maitland Art Center, 210 W. Packwood Avenue, Germaine Marvel Bldg., Maitland, Florida 32751. For information contact


More info on Friends of the Alphabet (Atlanta)


Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild:

INKSPOTS EXHIBIT 2013: Native Voices. Schedule OCTOBER & NOVEMBER: Caldwell Public Library
More info:


2014 REGGIE EZELL. 26 Seeds: A Year to Grow. Zoar Lutheran Church, Elmwood Park. 6 weekends. For specific info on this workshop:
Reggie can be contacted at:
Reggie Ezell has dates open to these this yearlong workshop or his Primitive to Modern (over six weekends) in 2014. Guild can contact him (and also email me if you would like your event in the e-newsletter).

Chicago Calligraphy Collective
Details for workshops, exhibits and for calligraphy classes in the Chicago area:
Details for these workshops on website.


Calligraphy Guild of Indiana:
Michiana Calligraphy Guild:
April 26-27, 2014. Holly Monroe Workshop; "Fantastic Flourishes & The Italic Alphabet." Indianapolis, Indiana. Sponsored by the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana. The elegance of the flourish is what many individuals love about calligraphic artwork. Come explore the beauty of a variety of different types of flourishes as we analyze, dissect and execute them on ascenders, descenders and capitals. You will form them free and contemporary, controlled and refined. Learn to add decorative enhancements to your flourishes. Also covered will be the tasteful placement of the flourish within the art. After careful practice, you will try your hand at completing a finished piece with the incorporation of flourishes. Member Cost $150 / Non-Member $175
Download the Registration Form

April 26 & 27, 2014. Julie Wildman Workshop: Lively Letters. South Bend, Indiana. Sponsored by the The Michiana Calligraphy Guild. Workshop cost is $110, plus materials fee of $15. Please send your check for $110 to Ginny VanderHey, 51854 Stoney Creek Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514, to secure your spot in the workshop. Julie exhibits at the Newberry Library in Chicago every year. Check out to see her lovely work.

August 4-9, 2014. IAMPETH Convention. Indianapolis, IN. Registration for IAMPTEH members began in March and then is open to the public in April. Membership information: Participants attend half-day and full day classes. The focus is on pointed pen, though there are also some classes on broad edge alphabets, gilding, and other topics. The fee includes instruction only. Participants make their own lodging arrangements at special rates with the convention hotel. Meals are also not provided; participants are responsible for their meals. John Neal Bookseller will be the convention vendor in 2014, providing a wide range of books and supplies for pre-order and on-site purchase.
Scholarship information:
Application for the 2014 IAMPETH Annual Convention:

Anne Binder offers a variety of classes in calligraphy and book arts for children and adults. E-mail:


Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild, Kalamazoo, MI.

April 5 & 6, 2014 - Mike Gold: “Contemporary Scripts: Lettering for the 21st Century”
October 4 & 5, 2014 -Judy Melvin: “Brushing the Surface”


The Colleagues of Calligraphy is a non-profit organization with membership open to everyone with a love of letters and related arts. Our mission is to: Promote the study and critical practice of calligraphy as a craft and as an art form, encourage individual excellence, and foster a wider appreciation and a deeper understanding of calligraphy, its history and its applications through the free interchange of ideas and techniques.

April 25-27, 2014. Program and Workshop with Randall Hasson, calligrapher and painter.

August 14-17, 2014. Midwest Art and Lettering Retreat. Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Sponsored by the Colleagues of Calligraphy. Instructors: Annie Cicale, Michael Sull, Pamela Paulsrud and Bee Shay. More info:

The St. Louis Calligraphy Guild has monthly meetings and sponsors workshops.
Contact Leslie Barnes:


The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes, A Calligraphy and Paper Arts Society, has been established in Las Vegas. We spent the summer organizing, finding a place to hold meetings, and spending some fun days together and are ready to open our doors. We welcome everyone interested in calligraphy and related paper arts. Our mission is to foster an atmosphere of creativity, support, sharing, and inspiration for all members. We will meet in 2014 on the third Saturday of each month from 1-4 at Gaudin Ford, 6625 Roy Horn Way, Las Vegas NV 89118. We start promptly at 1:00, so come early to set up your space. For more information, email us at and check out our website at for our 2014 schedule, policies, and more.

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

June 23 -July 7, 2014. Ghost Ranch Literally Letters. Abiquiu, New Mexico (about an hour and 15 mins. north of Santa Fe). The Literally Letters program at Ghost Ranch offers calligraphy instruction in a unique setting. Join a community of calligraphers who have been coming to the Ranch for over 30 years. All levels of experience are welcome. Housing varies from camping and rustic to comfortable, hotel-like accommodations. The dining hall offers wholesome food and can accommodate those with special needs. In addition to classes, participants can swim, hike, and ride horses. Taos and Santa Fe are not far, and there are opportunities for field trips around the area. For general info, contact Sharon Zeugin, Program Coordinator for general information: Registration is through Ghost Ranch:
Week 1: June 23–29. Yukimi Annand – Text and Texture: Making Expressive Textures with Calligraphic Marks. Eliza Holliday – Brush Script and Drawing: Introduction to Painted Brush. Carrie Imai – Neuland, Cuneiform, & Beyond.
Week 2: June 30 – July 6. Open Studio / Mentoring Week
Instructors: Sharon Zeugin, Nancy Culmone
Literally Letters at Ghost Ranch was featured in Letter Arts Review issue 23.3 (LR23-3, $14.50.)


Society of Scribes.
Lynn Palumbo teaches calligraphy (Art 141) in the fall semester (Aug 26-Dec 18, 2013, 6-9:30pm) at Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. More info on the class at:
For registration and similar info:

April 4 - May 16, 2014. Words as Art Calligraphy Exhibition will be in the Davis Gallery at Sawtooth for six weeks. Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 2014. Sawtooth Center for Visual Art, 251 N. Spruce St, Winston Salem, NC 27102.

The spring Cheerio is full, but you can get on the waiting list. There are almost always one or two people who have to drop out, and their spots are filled from the waiting list.
May 4-9, 2014. Spring Cheerio Calligraphy Retreat: Yukimi Annand.
Cheerio is held in the northern mountains about two hours west of Greensboro, with an awesome view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is held at a YMCA camp with modern facilities. Single and double rooms are available and the food is resort quality. Cost info is on the website. Email:
Online at
Cheerio Registration Form:

September 21-26, 2014. John Stevens. Capitals: Form, Rhythm and Movement

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


Sooner Scribes: Oklahoma City, OK

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma:


The Portland Society for Calligraphy has monthly meetings and sponsors exhibits and workshops. P.O. Box 4621, Portland, OR 97208.
May 1, 2014. (Thursday) Shopping & Demo Extravaganza with John Neal Bookseller. For the May meeting, Michael from JNB will bring a large array of items for sale…including books, tools, inks, pads, pens, and all kinds of other goodies! Alesia Zorn and others will be demonstrating with various tools. There will be plenty of extra demo tools, so you can try out before you purchase. 7:00 pm. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 3228 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 97239. Non-members are welcome!
Pre-orders for pick-up at the meeting are encouraged! Here are the rules: Anything from the JNB catalog or website can be pre-ordered. No shipping charges except for large sheets of fine paper. (If you preorder large sheets of paper, please add item PS00 to your cart. We will SHIP the paper directly to you – to arrive before the meeting. Shipping is $12 regardless of the amount of large sheets of paper ordered.)
You must place your preorder before April 21, 2014.
Direct link for placing preorders:

The Portland Society for Calligraphy
April 12-13, 2014. Bone: Bookhand with a Twist with Carol DuBosch
May 16-18, 2014. Sketchbooks: Ideas & actions in context & construction with Tim Ely
June 14-15, 2014. Life Lines with Pam Paulsrud
July 14-15, 2014. Calligraphy in Blossom with Marina Soria
August 2-3, 2014. TBD with Marina Soria
September 13-14, 2014. Neuland, Cuneiform and 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 Gruenwald

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.
April 2-30: Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University Schoen Library, 17600 Pacific Hwy, Marylhurst, OR 97036 (Please review Schoen Library’s schedule changes before planning a visit) Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 8:30am–10pm; Fri & Sat: 8:30am–5pm; Sun: 11am–7pm. Reception for artists: April 3, 6:30-8:30 pm.
May 7 – June 4: Estacada Public Library, 825 NW Wade St, Estacada, OR 97023, Mon & Wed: 10am–7pm; Tue & Thurs: 11am–7pm; Fri: 11am–5pm; Sat & Sun: 12 noon – 5pm.
Sept 27 – Nov 9: Collins Gallery, Multnomah Public Library, 801 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205, Mon: 10am–8pm; Tue & Wed: 12 noon–8pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10am–6pm; Sun: 10am–5pm. Reception for artists: Sept 28, 2-4 pm.

Valley Calligraphy Guild:
May 3-4, 2014. Contemporary Scripts - Lettering for the 21st Century. A workshop with Mike Gold. More details at
Workshop contacts: Chris Scholz: Jennie Bannister:

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


Philadelphia Calligraphers’ Society.

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.

Peter Thornton, an enthusiastic calligrapher & teacher for over 40 years, is offering private study at his home studio (near Chattanooga, TN) for 2-4 students. The classes are aimed at students who wish to take their present skills to a higher level and will be 2 or 3 days in duration. They will focus on Traditional Gilding Methods or Letterforms/Layout and Design. For further information on costs, dates, housing, etc., please email Peter at

Houston Calligraphy Guild:
Calligraphy classes in the Houston area:

Houston Book Arts Guild Mini-Workshops. Museum of Printing History. First Thursday of the month, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Kaligrafos The Dallas Calligraphy Society Workshops
October 4-5, 2014. Contemporary Scripts with Mike Gold
More info:

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX.
San Antonio Calligraphers Guild:

July 19 - 26, 2014. Legacies, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference to be held at Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and the Charles Eisemann Center for Performing Arts Center for a week-long residential conference, featuring a 3-day vendor show and additional Creative Break-Out Sessions open to the public and participant for an extra fee. Priority Early Bird Registration ($500 deposits) is open now. General Early Bird ($100 deposit) begins September 1, 2013 and run through November 30, 2013 (You can go ahead register now with a $100 deposit. It will be included with all the Sept 1 registrants). Early Bird Registration deposits begin September 1, 2013 and run through November 30, 2013. Early Bird registrants receive a priority number as well as $100 off the total registration fees (approximately $1799 for double occupancy) at the 4-star Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. Deposits are non-refundable. Payment layaway plans are available. Website:
John Neal Bookseller will have a week-long store at Legacies for participants and visitors. More info to follow.


Classes for book dealers, collectors, & those generally interested in the craft of hand bookbinding.
School for Bookbinding Arts At Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding, 2160 Cedar Grove Rd, Winchester, Virginia 22603 540-662-2683.
2014 offerings will include Cloth &Leather Restoration, Boxmaking, New Binding Construction, Paper & Fabric Marbling and more!


May 2-3, 2014. 32nd Annual Letters of Joy sponsored by Write On Calligraphers. Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington.
The keynote speaker and featured instructor will be Laurie Doctor. Along with Friday evening's keynote address, there will be a full day of classes on Saturday, with a range of activities to appeal to all levels of calligraphers and book & paper artists. An exhibit, vendors, and silent auction will round out the weekend. John Neal Bookseller will offer books & supplies at LOJ. More information on Letters of Joy and the list of classes and supply lists, along with registration forms, are posted on the JNB website:

Pre-order for pick up at LOJ. John Neal Bookseller is working with Letters of Joy participants on books and supplies for their classes as well as other books, tools and materials they may want to purchase. Pre-orders are encouraged. Participants can pick up their pre-orders at LOJ and pay no shipping charges. You can pre-order any items from the JNB website or catalog. Deadline for LOJ Pre-orders is Monday morning, April 21. Start your pre-order here by adding item 14LOJ (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Friday evening and Saturday at LOJ, you can browse and purchase from a wide variety of books on calligraphy & bookbinding and an array of pens, nibs, holders, ink, and other goodies. You can pay with cash, check, or Visa, MC, Discover or AMEX.

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

May 19-23, 2014. Sharon Zeugin Workshop. The Journal is the Destination: A Personal Approach to Calligraphy. Madeline Island School of the Arts 978 Middle Road, La Pointe, WI. During this workshop, you will learn how to integrate calligraphy/handwriting and images in a sketchbook and will gain confidence in facing the “blank page.” A calligraphic journal can be experienced as a process—a way of self discovery through visually expressing one’s feelings, thoughts, and ideas. Throughout the class you will be offered a series of “jumping off” exercises designed to help lessen fear and to ease your way into your blank book. More info: calligraphy workshop


Sharon Hanse. Cedar Lakes, WV Calligraphy Workshops.
For Cedar Lakes Catalog (to locate the classes: browse by date or search HANSE):
Tuition plus tax for a commuter is $144. Options with lodging and meals range from $206-$316 plus tax for 2 nights & 5 meals. Cedar Lakes is near Ripley, WV.

July 2-6, 2014. Summer School in Winter. Presented by the Calligraphy Society of Victoria. Centre for Theology and University College, Melbourne VIC. Six instructors (tutors): Brody Neuenschwander from Belgium, Laurent Pflughaupt from France, Don Marsh from United States of America, Olive Bul, from Tasmania Australia, Vincent Jeannerot from France, and Coralee Barker also from Australia. More info:


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.
Workshop questions: or
2013-2014 Yearlong Class. 8 monthly (more or less) Wednesday morning sessions (9:30am-12:30pm), Wednesdays starting Oct 2 (skipping January). $200 ($180 members). Instructors Christine Ahmad, Kirsten Horel, Kerri Forster, Renate Worthington, and Lindley McDougall.

Fairbank Calligraphy Society.
Saanich Fairground, 1528 Stellys Cross Road, Saanichton BC V8M 1S8.
Art of the Book 2013. Juried show of 56 works marks the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild 30th anniversary.
April/May 2014. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
June 6 - July 13, 2014. Affinity Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Sept – Nov, 2014. Cordova Library & Museum, Cordova, Alaska
Feb – May, 2015. Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, NB

April 18-22, 2014. Workshop: Rustics Re-visited and Re-elaborated. Marie Catherine Letendre and Lia Malfermoni. Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. Venice, Italy. Marie will introduce students of all levels to the Rustic letterforms and Lia will have them create a “palimpsest” using written work and re-elaborated texts. The workshop runs from Friday afternoon to Tuesday morning, ending in a visit to a Venetian craftsman. Marie studied calligraphy in Portand, Oregon and now teaches at the Marymount School in Rome. Lia is an artist and teacher specializing in visual communication. Cost of the four-day course is 240 euro. Lodgings and meals are the responsibility of the student. For full information, write Kathy Frate:


April 4-6, 2014. Pen to Printer 2014. The seminar is held each year in Ditchling, UK. It brings together speakers and delegates from many lettering and associated disciplines to discuss issues of importance in today’s rapidly-changing world of communications. More info:

August 15-21, 2014. CLAS Festival of Calligraphy. Presented by the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. More info:

Monica Dengo Workshops: SPAIN, BELGIUM, ITALY, GERMANY

More info:

*Per i corsi annuali, settimanali e di singoli fine settimana tenuti da Monica in Italia, visita:

2013 and 2014 Workshops:


Harvest Crittenden teaches online pointed pen classes. More info at

Ann Miller teaches two online classes in calligraphy through the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. (These are online classes, not in-the-classroom-in-San-Francisco classes. They can be taken from anywhere in the world.)

Calligraphy and Letterform (GR106). Beginning/Survey Class. This 15-week course introduces the student to the entire history of marks, alphabets, and letterform from the first signs and symbols to the present. You will be guided by Ann Miller’s video demos and exemplars, slide shows, and individual design discussion, critique and review, as well as reading textbook material. You will practice all the major alphabets and produce 39 formal assignments that address the major issues of letter construction and page layout. It takes a lifetime to put together the pieces that result in satisfying calligraphic art, and this course will give you the broad foundation on which to base the development of your writing skills as well as your understanding of good design.
Advanced Calligraphy (GR236). This 15 week course is based on spacing and gaining expertise in organizing the visual field through stroke, sign, and layering manipulation. We use a wide variety of tools, methods, and media to develop personal skills and insight and to create a sense of confidence in the creative process. This course is influenced by André Gürtler's very effective instruction, working with drawn stroke elements, signs and letter-based marks. By concentrating on the core armature of the line, one is less influenced by the stylistic nature of the letter, and becomes closer to grasping the essence of the movement. This sense of the stroke as rhythm then joins with whatever one knows about each individual alphabet, giving more life to the forms. It's a good opportunity to push forward into the background and formation of letters as letters and also as design elements.

The beginning class is generally offered each semester, the advanced less frequently.

More info or to register:
Ann Miller: For a syllabus of the class:

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