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For a number of years, Maryanne Grebenstein has lead trips to Europe for calligraphers. Here is info on her trip this fall.
Classrooom Abroad: Paris and the south of France, October 1-12, 2014
There are still a few spots available for this year's Classroom Abroad with Maryanne Grebenstein and The Abbey Studio. We'll fly out of Logan 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 PP single, $5600 PP Double Occupancy. Contact Maryanne Grebenstein at or 781-740-9000 for additional information.


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:

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 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:


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

Friends of Calligraphy Workshops
Saturdays, July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2014. Monica Dengo, The Cursive line: Unique and Imperfect. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Avenue, Kensington, CA. $475 FOC members, $515 non-members (non-member fee includes 2014-15 FOC membership).

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.

Hand Bookbinders of California 42nd Annual Member’s Exhibition. Through August 30th, 2014.

Pacific Scribes:,

San Diego Fellow Calligraphers:
For classes in the San Diego area:

Society for Calligraphy (Southern California):
August 11, 2014. Calligraphy in Blossom with Marina Soria. Monday thru Wednesday, 9am-4pm. Flintridge Center. $180.00
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


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.
October 19-25, 2014. Fundamentals of Calligraphy. Valerie Weilmuenster. More info:

(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:
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:
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.


Scribes of Central Florida celebrate 30 years.


Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild:


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

August 23-24, 2014. Monica Dengo: The Text is Alive.
October 18-19, 2014. Pam Sussman: Spray Stencil and Bookbinding.
November 22-23, 2014. Pam Paulsrud: Life Lines.

For classes in the Chicago area:


August 4-9, 2014. IAMPETH Convention. Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites at Keystone Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240. The focus of the convention is on pointed pen calligraphy, though there are also classes on broad edge alphabets, gilding, and other topics. At this time the conference is full, but you don’t have to be registered to shop at the JNB Store during the convention or place a pre-order for pick up or watch in-store demos. Shop: Sunday, August 3: 4pm-9pm. Monday, Aug 4: 9am-9pm. Tuesday, Aug 5 – Friday, August 8: 8am-9pm. Saturday, August 9: 8am -1pm.
John Neal Bookseller will have a store set up at the convention with a wide range of books, supplies, clothing, and gifts for pre-order and on-site purchase. (Bookbinding supplies and books will be very limited, but you can pre-order these items for pick-up.) You do not have to be registered to shop at the store or place a preorder. You can find more info, class supply lists, and pre-order information here:
Pre-order deadline is July 28. Convention store hours subject to change.


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:
Or email Maryanne for a PDF listing of the classes:


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


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 of 2013 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:


Society of Scribes:
Copperplate I – Intensive: Rebecca Farber. 3 Saturdays: July 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Copperplate I – Intensive: Marcy Robinson. 2 Sundays: July 13 & 20, 2014
Italic I – Intenstive: Elinor Holland. 2 Sundays: August 3 & 10, 2014


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. Laurie Doctor & Steven Skaggs.
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:
October 25-26, 2014. Julie Gray: “Lettering in Three Dimensions”.

Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill):
Reggie Ezell 2014 Yearlong Class:


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.
July 30-31, 2014. Calligraphy in Blossom with Marina Soria
August 2-3, 2014. Exploring Negative Space: The Womb of Shape with Marina Soria
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

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:

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


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


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.
September 20, 2014. Fun Ways for Jazzing Up Your Envelopes with Sheryl Bracey.
September 27 and 28. Stone Carving with Reggie Ezell.
October 18 and 19. Flourishing with Heather Held.

July 19-26, 2014. Legacies II, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference.
Full information for Legacies II, the 2014 summer conference, is now posted on their website:
You can check out the faculty and the classes and even register online.
This week-long, residential conference will be held at the Renaissance Dallas /Richardson (TX) Hotel and the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.
John Neal Bookseller will have a week-long calligraphic store at Legacies, stocked with a wide array of resources for calligraphers and bookbinders, including books, DVDs, and magazines. Calligraphic shirts and aprons will also be available. (You don’t have to attend the conference to shop or to view the exhibits.) To view supply lists of Legacies II, please visit:

Houston Calligraphy Guild:

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

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX.
November 8-9, 2014. Basics of Pointed Pen with Bill Kemp.

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


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
$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:
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:
Questions? Email Sharon:


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 Bull 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

Fairbank Calligraphy Society.

Art of the Book. Juried show of 56 works marks the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild 30th anniversary.
Through July 12, 2014. Affinity Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
July 24 - Sept 13, 2014. Craft Ontario Gallery, Toronto, ON
Feb – May, 2015. Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, NB


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

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