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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. More info:


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.

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

Classes at Fort Mason
For more information on upcoming classes at Fort Mason: Download the Fort Mason brochure in pdf format.
October 28, November 4, 11, 18. Patricia Coltrin, Italic Handwriting. Four Tuesday evenings from 6:30–9:00 PM. $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.
November 14, 2014. African Scripts: Ann Miller. 9:30 - 5:30. Workshop + Materials Fee: $175.00. More info:
December 5, 2014. The Magic of a Personal Syllabary: Ann Miller. 9:30 - 5:30. Workshop + Materials Fee: $175.00. More info:

Pacific Scribes:,

San Diego Fellow Calligraphers:
For classes in the San Diego area:
For workshops:
January 10 & 11, 2015. Barbara Close: Power Pages –Design Techniques from Delicate to Roaring. 9:00 am ~ 4:30 pm. $135 (members $110).
May 16 & 17, 2015. Eliza Holliday: Edged-Brush X-PLORED. 9:00 am ~ 4:30 pm. $135 (members $110).

Society for Calligraphy (Southern California):
November 11, 2014. Blossoming Letters Playday and Review with Kristi Darwick. 10am-3pm. Orange County Fine Art Studios. CHECK $15, PAYPAL $17


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


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

(Mysticalligraphers is the only active guild in Connecticut.)

Through November 2, 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 by 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:
November 8-9, 2014. Maureen Squires- Pointed and Blade Brushes from Copperplate to Contemporary. Vienna Arts Society. Supply List


Scribes of Central Florida celebrate 30 years.
March 14-15, 2015. Redenta Soprano


Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild:


2015 REGGIE EZELL. Primitive to Modern Zoar Lutheran Church, Elmwood Park. 6 weekends. 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:
Details for these workshops on website.
October 18-19, 2014. Pam Sussman: Spray Stencil and Bookbinding.
November 22-23, 2014. Pam Paulsrud: Life Lines.
January 17-18, 2015. Julie Wildman: "What's Next? Bringing Your Lettering to a New Level."

February 21-22, 2015. Linda Handcock: No Fear Watercolor!
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.
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 Yearlong class with Reggie Ezell: 26 Seeds. Six weekend workshops. Dates: Jan 24-25, Mar 21-22, May 23-24, July 18-19, Sept 12-13, Nov 7-8.

November 8, 2014. Molding Paste and the Book with Jacqueline Sullivan. Ephemera Paducah. 333 North Ninth Street • Paducah, Kentucky 42001 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $124 plus a $15 materials fee paid the day of class. More info and to register at (270) 443-0003.:


Academy Art Museum, 106 South St, Easton, MD 21601. (410) 822-2787.
November 6, 2014. BOOKBINDING 2: Joan Machinchick (EADU9023). 10am - 4pm. This one-day workshop will introduce two multiple-section exposed spine books. Each student will make one book sewn on tapes with a soft cover, a “coptic stitched” binding with hard cover, and a simple box to contain them both. While this class is a complement to the Introduction to Bookbinding class, it is helpful, but not necessary, to take one in order to take the other. Bring a lunch. Cost: $80 Members, $110 Non-members.
November 5, 12, 19, 2014. DECORATIVE PAPER AND CLOTH FOR BOOKBINDING: Elizabeth McKee, Katherine Allen, Joan Machinchick (EADU9024). Wednesdays, 10am - 4pm. This class will begin to answer the question of how to decorate a blank book. Topics covered will be acrylics on cloth and paper, paste paper techniques and walnut ink techniques. Novice bookbinders, mixed media artists and scrapbookers will find this class to be exciting and worthwhile. All materials are provided but check online for a list of tools participants need to bring. Wear old clothes and an apron and bring your lunch; materials will be discussed at first class. This workshop is limited to 10 participants. Cost: $215 Members, $245 Non-members, plus a $30 materials fee


Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild, Kalamazoo, MI.

November 3th - 8th, 2014. Illuminated Prayer. Harvest Crittenden and Jed Gibbons. The Religious Sisters of Mercy, Alma, MI. $600, includes instruction, lodging & meals. $400 commuter. More info:


Colleagues of Calligraphy
For more information, please visit:

Questions about upcoming events, please contact: or


The St. Louis Calligraphy Guild has monthly meetings and sponsors workshops.
Contact Leslie Barnes:
Through October 31, 2014. A Show of Hands. St Louis Calligraphers Guild member’s exhibit. The Creative Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe, St Louis, MO.
October 18-19, 2014. Barb Close: Contemporary Letters – Dancing with Romans.
March 7-8, 2015. Pat Blair: Copperplate

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


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

November 1 & 2, 2014. Lively Letters with Julie Wildman. Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society. Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. More info:


Society of Scribes:
Fall 2014 classes and workshops:


Cheerio Calligraphy Retreat
October 26-31, 2014. John Stevens. Capitals: Form, Rhythm and Movement
Workshop is filled. If your fall plans are flexible, you can have Jim Teta add your name to the wait list 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:
Registration form:

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

Cheerio Artist Retreat. These retreats run concurrent with the John Stevens workshops.
October 26-31, 2014. Cheerio Artist Retreats. Treat yourself to uninterrupted study, work, and play. Bring whatever material you want to work with for the week and have a special time to produce and relax. Melrose Buchanan, well-known professional artist and educator from Winston-Salem, will facilitate the September Retreat. Patty Pape, hobby artist from Winston-Salem, will be the studio facilitator for the October artist retreat. $695 includes meals and lodging (Dorm Accommodations). Make check payable to: Jim Teta. 5200 Bear Creek Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Home (336) 924-5681. Studio (336) 724-5475. Email for registration form and more details: -

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:
October 25-26, 2014. Julie Gray: Lettering in 3-D. “Join us as we explore ways to bring our calligraphy into a new (third) dimension. Paper sculpture combines nicely with lettering to extend our artistic endeavors to a whole new level. We will each make our favorite letter based on the alphabet from the Golden Bible, late 15th century. Then we will design, letter, and cut out a word or quotation – and mount it on various levels if required. If we have time, we will make some flowers in three dimensions to add to your design. You will leave this class with a finished piece…or two!” Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road SE, Southport, NC 28461. Julie taught a similar workshop at the Legacies II summer conference. Sponsored by the Carolina Lettering Arts Society. Cost $175 ($150 CLAS members). Mail check (payable to CLAS) to Liz Simmonds at P. O. Box 250, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Questions: Class Supply List:

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.


The Spencerian Saga. Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH. Harvest Crittenden. The Saga, two separate weeklong workshops, is held each fall
October 19th - 25th, 2014 The Engrossing Saga


Sooner Scribes: Oklahoma City, OK

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma:
November 14-16, 2014 Rosemary Buczek: Illuminated and Gilded Letters. The workshop is currently full, but a waiting list is being formed. If interested, contact Carol Francis. Deposit is $75 to hold your spot.


The Portland Society for Calligraphy has monthly meetings and sponsors exhibits and workshops. P.O. Box 4621, Portland, OR 97208.
November 1-2, 2014. Writing as Design and Personal Expression with Louise Grunewald
December 6, 2014. Ruling Pen Tune-Up with Carol DuBosch
January 10, 2015. Adventures in Embossing: Techniques and Tricks with Janice Fisher
February 7, 8, 9, 2015. Push, Float, Glide, Dab: The Joy of Movement with Ewan Clayton
February 10-11, 2015. Love & Joy About Letters: Ben Shahn with Ewan Clayton
Workshop Supply Lists:

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.
Through Nov 9, 2014: 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.
Dec 2-31, 2014: Salem Central Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR , Tues -Thurs: 10 am-9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 am-6 pm.

Valley Calligraphy Guild:

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


Philadelphia Calligraphers’ Society:
November 1 & 2, 2014. Lively Letters with Julie Wildman. Rutgers University, Camden, NJ. More info:


Memphis Calligraphy Guild:
November 1-2, 2014; Judy Melvin: Improv Studio. Appling Road East Police Precinct, Memphis, TN. 9 am – 5 pm. Cost: $120 (members $100). More info: Judy Melvin-IMPROV STUDIO (Word doc)
Supply List Here:
November 3-4, 2014. Judy Melvin: Neuland Hand. Appling Road East Police Precinct, Memphis, TN. Cost: $100 ($80 Members). More info: Judy Melvin-Neuland with Script (Word doc)
Supply List Here:

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.
October 18 and 19. Flourishing with Heather Held.


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

Houston Calligraphy Guild:

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

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX.
November 8-9, 2014. Basics of Pointed Pen with Bill Kemp.
2016. Reggie Ezell yearlong class: 26 Seeds – A Year of Growth

San Antonio Calligraphers' Guild:

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.


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 KENTUCKY and TEXAS for other locations for this yearlong class.


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

Fairbank Calligraphy Society.

Art of the Book. Juried show of 56 works marks the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild 30th anniversary.
Feb – May, 2015. Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, NB


Barbara Calzolari Workshops
Barbara’s website:

Contact: Falconara Marittima:
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:
November 29/30, 2014. Spencerian script. The style of the golden age of penmanship. Beginners.


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:

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