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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.



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:

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:

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):

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.

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 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.



Colorado Calligraphers Guild:


Cultivating Your Inner World with Melinda Canino. Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1-3:30 PM. Creative Life Center, Boulder. More information:



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.) 

May 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, & 28 2015. Uncial: An Introduction to Broad Edge Calligraphy with Debby Reelitz. 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Cost: $80. Materials fee to the instructor: $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:



Scribes of Central Florida celebrate 30 years.

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.

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: 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:

April 25 & 26, 2015. Versal Caps and Gilding. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. $300. 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

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.




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

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.

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



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.


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

May 1 - 3, 2015. Metal for Book Artists: Hollis Fouts

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




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.


Capital Calligraphers. Salem, Oregon. More information:

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:


Calligraphy Exhibitions

April 3-28, 2015.Play! Whimsical Words & Calligraphic Play. Playful Calligraphy from the Portland Society for Calligraphy. Reception: Friday, April 3, 7-9pm.

Multnomah Arts Center Gallery, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219


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

Valley Calligraphy Guild:

Mount Angel Abbey:




Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society:
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.

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
More info:

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX.

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.


Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting. Bellevue, WA. For more information:


Write On Calligraphers. Edmonds, WA. For more information:



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

May 2-3, 2015. Roman Caps with Christopher Haanes.

May 4-5, 2015. Vitalize Your Hands with Christopher Haanes.

Members: $160 Non-members: $180. St. Andrews Heights Community Hall, 2504-13th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB.


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.

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


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.




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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