Calligraphy and Bookbinding Events

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September 2012 eNewsletter Events
Guild Sponsored Classes & Workshops
Individual Teacher Classes & Workshops

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Individual Teacher Classes & Workshops

Local (NC Triad) Classes

Georgia Deaver
Lisa Engelbrecht
Reggie Ezell
Sharon Hanse
Mary Hart
Don King
Clifford Mansley
Mary Elizabeth Nelson
Carmel O'Sullivan
Massimo Pollelo
John Stevens
Sandra Wright

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Local (NC Triad) Classes (back to top)

Calligraphy Centre: See listing for John Stevens
--Calligraphy classes. (Winston-Salem)
Carol Meetze-Moates:
--On-going pointed pen classes. (Greensboro)
Guilford Technical Community College:
--Has offered calligraphy and book arts classes. (Greensboro)
Forsyth Technical Community College:
--Has offered calligraphy and book arts classes. (Winston-Salem)
Sawtooth School for Visual Art:
--Has offered calligraphy and book arts classes. (Winston-Salem)
--Has offered non-credit, adult learning classes in the past, but there don't seem to be any available. They may have been a casualty of budget cuts.(Greensboro)

Annie Cicale (back to top)
Annie Cicale teaches classes in her studio in the Asheville area of North Carolina. For more information and a list of her 2011 & 2012 classes and workshops (in NC and elsewhere): . Email: She teaches not only a variety of calligraphy classes, but also drawing, painting, artists’ books and more.

Georgia Deaver (back to top)
I am a great fan of Georgia Deaver's calligraphy and lettering. Here are her workshops for the next several months -- John

October 5-8, 2012. Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild. Two workshops. Topics to be announced. Contact:

Georgia Deaver's website has examples of her work:

While there is not yet a book of Georgia Deaver’s work, Letter Arts Review subscribers can find her in two back issues. There is a fully illustrated article in Letter Arts Review 19.2 (LR-19.2, $14.50) “Georgia Deaver: Her Brush & That Line” by Christine Colasurdo. Also, about 75 of her brush drawn animals in Letter Arts Review 24.1. Her drawings were combined with ones by Anthony Block, Orlando Salgado and Wissam Shawkat in “Zoomorphic.”(LR24.1 $14.50. All available back issues can be browsed and purchased at:

Lisa Engelbrecht (back to top)

Carolina Lettering Arts Workshop. Raleigh, NC. More info will be available at

Lisa’s book is now available in paperback:
B3321. Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: A Mark-Making Workbook for Crafters, Cardmakers, and Journal Artists by Lisa Engelbrecht. 2008. 160pp. 8.5"x11". Paperback $17.99

The hardcover is still available.
B3003. Modern Mark Making: From Classic Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht. 2008. 160pp. 8.5"x11". Hidden spiral binding. $22.50

For more information: or

Reggie Ezell (back to top)

2012. Reggie Ezell's year long workshop series Primitive to Modern is coming to Atlanta, GA in 2012. This exciting, project-based course will include such topics as modernizing a traditional calligraphic hand, writing with color and gilding on vellum, illumination, modernizing calligraphic design, experiencing the book as a new structure, and more. The class meets one weekend every other month, beginning in February. For registration information, please contact Victoria Lansford ( ) or Mamie Valez (

Primitive to Modern is also coming to Boston, MA in 2012.

26 SEEDS: A YEAR TO GROW -- 2012
Nashville, Tennessee
The Nashville (Tennessee) Calligraphers Guild will be hosting Reggie Ezell's 26 Seeds: A Year To Grow during 2012. Over the past three decades, his year-long course “26 Seeds: a Year to Grow” has been among the most highly regarded and sought after in the US and Canada. The class meets for 10 weekend sessions over the course of the year. Contact Ann Cobb for information regarding the class:

To see examples of Reggie's and his students' work, please visit his website at Questions: Reggie Ezell: (773) 202-8321 or

Sharon Hanse (back to top)

Mary Hart (back to top)

Contact Mary:

Calligraphy: Italic Hand, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge MA. In this class we will explore contemporary and historical applications of Italic as we begin with basic pen technique. Classroom instruction will include letterforms, spacing, page layout, color and simple flourishing. Materials list will be sent. Class limited to 12.
7 Mondays, from 5:45 to 7:45 PM Harvard Square location for more information. Course no. MHIH

Calligraphy 1 and 2, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA.
ART 135 - 30 3 Credit Hours. 14 weeks.
This class meets Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:15. beginning Sept. 7. We will be studying Italic Hand, with emphasis on the history and form of Western alphabets. The course covers basic calligraphy, naturally, but also page layout, design principles, color and expression. Attention is given to development of creative thinking and following through to finished artwork. Practice and project homework assignments are given every week, ensuring a lot of progress! If have basic calligraphy skill and you wish to take Calligraphy 2, you will meet at the same time, but work with another hand of your own choosing.

Don King (back to top)

For more info:

Clifford Mansley (back to top)

Copperplate Script Correspondence Course by Clifford Mansley
Cliff Mansley, a Copperplate Script expert with 50 years' experience, studied calligraphy at the renown Zanerian College of Penmanship. He has exhibited his skill at workshops, conferences and on his website:
Learn from a classic Copperplate Script artist.
Study from a 45pg manual with great exemplars.
Receive hand lettered corrections and suggestions.
Mail check for $125 to Heirloom Artists, PO Box 1572, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, to receive your manual. (The first 20 students will receive a Gillot's Principality nib, the finest copperplate pen nib ever produced).

Mary Elizabeth Nelson (back to top)

Mary Elizabeth Nelson teaches paper engineering and bookbinding at the Wayne Art Center and Fleisher Art Memorial, both in the Philadelphia, PA area.
For more information:

Carmel O'Sullivan (back to top)

Massimo Pollelo (back to top)
Website (English)

John Stevens (back to top)
John Stevens Six Month Class, 2012. Six consecutive monthly workshops: Saturdays, January-June, 2012. Cost $1050 for the six month class. 50% deposit to hold space. Class will be small and focused. Class will be at the Calligraphy Centre in Winston-Salem, NC. More info:

Sandra Wright (back to top)
teaches classes at her shop in Mount Dora, Florida, as well as, classes throughout the state of Florida and as a Traveling Instructor she is open to conducting workshops in your area. Contact her for workshop details, more information, or a list of upcoming classes: and be sure to visit her website at: She teaches a variety of calligraphic lettering styles and much more.