Cheerio Calligraphy Workshops

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Calligraphy Organizations

Calligraphy Guild, Calligraphy Society, Society of Scribes...whatever they call themselves, they are your source for local calligraphy teachers, calligraphy instruction, calligraphy workshops, calligraphy classes, calligraphy retreats. Your area guild may sponsor the class or workshop or one of the members will be teaching at a local venue. Their website is the place for resources if you want to learn calligraphy or want to join others with the calligraphy bug!

US Guilds
Foreign Guilds

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Foreign Guilds



Edmonton Calligraphic Society01/10
Edmonton, Alberta
Founded in 1988. We hold several workshops a year with monthly meetings, the first Thursday of each month. At each meeting we have a "hands on program", demos, a raffle, show and tell/galleria. We also have paper and supplies for sale, and an extensive library. Our newsletter is published four times a year.


Warmland Calligraphers of the Cowichan Valley04/09
South Vancouver Island
Founded in 1995. 100 member group. Well stocked library for members. Members contribute works for monthly critiqued Galleria. Sponsor several workshops a year, hold monthly meetings. Publishes a journal three times a year. Pot Luck luncheons in December & June. Annual show and sale for the month of February since 1997. Host of Island Magic, the 27th International Conference for Calligraphers in 2007. Visitors welcome.

Westcoast Calligraphy Society
Greater Vancouver area. 100+ member society. Sponsor weekend workshops, annual travelling exhibit,monthly meetings and a biannual one day conference. Publishes a journal, Illuminations, three times a year and a newsletter, The Bulletin, 5 times a year.


Hamilton Calligraphy Guild 12/08
International teachers and workshops, Publishes a newsletter 3 times a year.

United Kingdom


The Society for Italic Handwriting 10/09
The Society for Italic Handwriting was founded in 1952 by Alfred Fairbank, a most notable British calligrapher, & Joseph Compton, a Director of Education in London. Its aim is to spread the practice of the Italic script. It achieves this by publishing a quarterly magazine called Writing Matters, which contains up to date information on pens, paper, writing equipment and other matters relating to the study and practice of this beautiful hand. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in good handwriting, an interest for one's own self-improvement in handwriting, for teachers and for those who enjoy the historical aspects of writing and calligraphy. The organization is UK based. See the website for local groups. Overseas members receive their newsletter via email.

The Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS)

Birmingham Calligraphy Society
Lesley Sherburn

Blackmore Vale Scribes
Arthur W. Roberts

Border Calligraphers
Ann Renton

Calderdale Calligaphers
Jacky Kennedy

Cinque Ports Scribes
Meg Chapman

Cuan Scribes
Jacquie Brachi

Eden Valley Scribes
Alison Topham

Exeter Letterers
Fran Barriball

Filey Scribes
Dorothy Wilkinson

Glasgow Scribes
Membership Coordinator

Gloucestershire Lettering Arts
Barbara Mitchard

Havering Calligraphy Circle
Clive Meggs

Lavant Scribes
Jan Mehigan

Leicestershire Calligraphers
Karenna Fry

Marches Scribes (The)
Sheelagh Lewis

Mendip Calligraphy Group
Sue Waterhouse

Mercian Scribes
Frank Zobel

Norfolk Scribes
Kenneth Bartlett

North Downs Calligraphers
Viva Lloyd

North East Scribes
Jill Williams

North London Lettering Association
Cherrell Avery

North Staffs Scribes
Trevor Miles

North West Calligraphers Association
Brian Colvin

North Yorkshire Calligraphers

Northampton Scribes
Ann Sear

Northumbrian Scribes
Mike Mavromichaelis

Nottingham Calligraphers
Kate Hall

Oxford Scribes
Gilly Middleburgh

Peterborough Scribes
Philip Jones

Pontefract Calligraphers
Jim Rafe

Saffron Scribes
Michelle Goulder

Severn Scribes
Sue Weston

Shropshire Scribes
Mr R G Phillips
01743 240693

Sidcup & Bexley Calligraphers
P F Howell
020 8300 2570

South Hampshire Calligraphers
Angela Banks

South London Lettering Association
Susan Shocket

Wessex Scribes
Rosemary Geake

West Country Scribes
Graham Hume

Wyke Scribes
Helen Barley

York Scribes
Brenda Finnigan