Worldwide Calligraphy Classes and Events June 2015 Update




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. Note: web browsers indicate that their website is not safe, so use their Facebook page instead:


2016 Reggie Ezell Yearlong Class: Birmingham, AL. Contact Dana Jacobson:




Registration now open for this 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:

You can register online for the conference. Their website lists the classes that are full and the ones that still have space.

You can 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:

June 13-August 22, 2015. Kalligraphia XIV, the triennial non-juried exhibition by members of Friends of Calligraphy. San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center. Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor.

August 8­-9, 2015. Marina Soria: Creation of Shape. $140 FOC members / $180 non-members.

September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 1, 8, 13, 20. Melissa Titone: Copperplate. Six Tuesday evenings and two Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. $140 FOC members / $150 non-members.

October 27, November 3, 10, 19. Patricia Coltrin: Italic Handwriting. Three Tuesday evenings and one Thursday evening, 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:


Society for Calligraphy (Southern California):

August 30, 2015. Rainbow Writing with Parallel Pens with Jane Shibata. 12:30-4:30pm. $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.




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



Colorado Calligraphers Guild:

June 27, 2015. Geoff Ferguson: Decorated Envelopes.

July 25, 2015. Renee Jorgensen: Basic Italic.


Summit Scribes. Colorado Springs.


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.)

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.



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:

Details for these workshops on website.

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. Remaining dates: 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:



For more information or to join Masscribes please visit or email at





Michigan Association of Calligraphers

More information: Contact:

Through 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:


Info on one-day and ongoing calligraphy classes in the St Louis Area taught by Leslie Barnes, Joanne Kluba, Barb Reed, and Cheryl Teft can be found at:


Book Arts Classes and Workshops at Paper Birds Studio. 4175 Loughborough Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116. Scroll down on this webpage:


July 15 – Aug 19, 2015, Wednesdays. Calvert Guthrie: Handwritten Letter Forms. 6-9pm. Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111. (816) 472-4852. $199 + $20. More info:

To sign up:



The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes. A Calligraphy and Paper Arts Society. For more information, email us at and check out our website at


June 27 and 28. Spencerian with Schin Loong.–classes.html



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

For classes and supply lists:





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.


Massimo Polello

June 26, 2015. Evening Presentation. 6-7pm.New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM. Free and open to the public.

June 27-28, 2015 Workshop: 20 for 20, Small Spaces / Great Compositions: The Fullness & Emptiness. New Mexico History Museum Classroom. 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM. More info:



Society of Scribes:




Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats

Sept 27-Oct 2, 2015 Thomas Ingmire

Oct 25-Oct 30, 2015. John Stevens

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:
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:

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


Anne Murray Workshops

Secret Belgian Binding Workshop at Anne’s studio in Winston-Salem, Jul 24, 6-8 pm and Jul 25, 10am-4pm.  The secret Belgian binding is neither secret nor Belgian but is a lovely exposed spine pattern.  Cost: $75* Contact Anne to register or for more info:

Book Repair Workshop at Anne’s studio in Winston-Salem, Aug 7-8, 9:30am – 3pm. Come and repair your favorite worn or damaged book. We’ll begin with basic book construction information and learn to repair torn pages, repair and/or replace covers, and to re-glue and/or re-sew text block. This is a class that can easily speak to all levels. Cost: $80* Contact Anne to register or for more Info:

Wood Book Covers and Bookbinding (two Saturdays, Aug 22 and Aug 29) – a cross studio-workshop introducing both woodworking and bookbinding at the Sawtooth School of Visual Art, co-taught with Eddie Fitzgerald.  First, we will explore the craft of woodworking by making a pair of book covers. Then we will learn how to bind a book using the Coptic stitch which dates from the 4th century C.E. and how to do decorative end band stitching to complete the book. To register or for more info:

Secret Belgian Binding at Anne’s studio in Winston-Salem, Sep 25, 6-8 pm and Sep 26, 10am – 4pm.  Same as above.

Basic Marbling Workshop at Anne’s studio in Winston-Salem, Sep 17 & 18, 9:30am-3:30pm. Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paints. You will depart with multiple sheets suitable for bookbinding, collage, and scrapbooking. Cost: $125* Contact Anne to register or for more information:

Advanced Marbling Workshop in Anne’s studio in Winston-Salem, Sep 19, 9:30am-3:30pm. Focus on improving your technique and creating intricate patterns. Basic Marbling Workshop is a prerequisite.  Cost: $75* Contact Anne to register or for more information:

*Receive a 20% discount if registration is paid at least one week in advance. Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to start of class for full refund.





Calligraphy Guild of Columbus.

Greater Cincinnati Calligraphers Guild.



Sooner Scribes: Oklahoma City, OK

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma:

October 24-25, 2015. Amity Parks



The Portland Society for Calligraphy has monthly meetings and sponsors exhibits and workshops. P.O. Box 4621, Portland, OR 97208.

July 11, 2015. Tune Up your Uncial with Cora Pearl

August 15, 2015. Tune Up your Versals with Angelina Cox

September 12-13, 2015. Heather Held: The Passionate Pen

October 10-11, 2015. Amity Parks: The Fearless Series: A Way of Working

October 12-13, 2015. Amity Parks: Graphite Techniques for Calligraphers

November 13-15, 2015. Carl Rohrs


Capital Calligraphers. Salem, Oregon. More information:


Valley Calligraphy Guild:

Through June 30, 2015. Valley Calligraphy Guild exhibit of works by members at Barnes & Noble. 1163 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401

Details TBA: “Drawn and Painted Letters” with Marilyn Reaves. Marilyn has created an instructional DVD and Model Book with Eliza Holliday, The Lively Brush. For more info use this link:
23 Sandy Gallery. Book & Letter Art Gallery. Portland, Oregon. More info on their website:


Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon. or call 541.994.5485

July 3, 2015. Inga Dubay: Italic Handwriting, Friday, 10am – 4pm. Tuition: $110, Materials fee: $20 (includes book, monoline pen, edged pen). All skill levels, Age 10+.

July 11 – 13, 2015. Rebecca Wild: Art & Text, Nature Inspired.



Philadelphia Calligraphers’ Society:

Nov 7, 2015. Barbara Close: Power Pages.


Through June 14, 2015. Framing Fraktur: Framing Fraktur is a three-month celebration of the delightfully detailed manuscript art known as fraktur, made by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania beginning in 1683. In addition to a bevy of interactive programs for all ages, Framing Fraktur explores the relationship between traditional fraktur and contemporary art. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. More info:


Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh:



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 19 and 20. Books: Intimate Vessels with Joyce Sievers

October 17 and 18. Gothicized Italic with Barry Morentz




Houston Calligraphy Guild:
Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society Workshops.
More info:

Capital City Scribes, Austin TX.

November 14 & 15, 2015. “Calligraphy Patterns and Decorative Borders” on Day 1. “The Flourished Monogram” on Day 2. With Kathy Milici.

  1. Reggie Ezell yearlong class: 26 Seeds – A Year of Growth. Contact Teri Gaus: terigaus@gmail.comSan Antonio Calligraphers Guild:

Through June 19, 2015. Members Exhibit. Olmos Perk Coffee Shop, Located within The Yard at 5223 McCullough Avenue. Opening Reception, May 22, 7-9pm.


Reggie Ezell 2016 Yearlong Classes. San Antonio, TX: Contact Leslie Winakur:



Utah Calligraphic Artists:




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.

Introduction to Book Restoration: June 18-19 or July 23-24 or Aug 20-21, 2015

July 30-31, 2015. Fore-Edge Painting & Edge Treatments

August 6-7, 2015. Book Sewing Intensive

Sept. 21 – 28, 2015. Marbling and Creative Bookbinding Week with Regina and Dan St. John of Chena River Studios, Amherst, Mass.

Sept. 21-22, 2015. Historical Marbled Paper Patterns & Pigment Grinding

Sept. 24-25, 2015. Beginning Paper Marbling

Sept. 26, 2015. Miniature Books: Creation & Craftsmanship

Sept. 28, 2015. Victorian Box Making & Design



2016. 26 Reggie Ezell Yearlong Class. Artworks, Edmonds, WA. 6 weekends, spaced every other month.
Check out Reggie’s website at for more information.
If you are interested, please contact Sue Gruhn at
In 2016, Reggie is teaching in ALABAMA, TEXAS, WASHINGTON, and ALBERTA.


Nib ‘N’ Inks. PO Box 12354, Olympia, WA 98508-2354

No website.


Peninsula Scribes. PO Box 1794, Sequim, WA 98382


Rain Writers Calligraphy Guild of Northwest WA. PO Box 29508, Bellingham, WA 98228-1508


Scripts & Scribes. 24210 East Maxwell, Liberty Lake, WA 99019


Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting. PO Box 3761, Bellevue, WA 98009-3761


Tacoma Calligraphy Guild. 2009 South 12th ST, Tacoma, WA 98405-3019


Windwriters. 661 Ranch House Lane, Ellensburg, WA 98926

No website


Write On Calligraphers. PO Box 277, Edmonds, WA 98020-0277




Sharon Lee Hanse


Both at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, WV,,, 304-372-7873. Fees: Commuter $143.10 (no meals); Resident (with meals) Dorms $214.14, Holt Lodge single – $258.66 or Pair – $334.98. Craft program catalog:




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


Edmonton Calligraphic Society.

Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer:



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.


Fairbank Calligraphy Society, Victoria, BC.


Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild, Kelowna, BC.


Warmland Calligraphers of the Cowichan Valley, Duncan, BC


Westcoast Calligraphy Society, Vancouver, BC.



Calligraphers’ Guild of Manitoba.


Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto.


The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa.
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild.


July 2015. Reggie Ezell: Two weekends. Reed Deer College, Red Deer, AB, Canada. Joyce Howdle,
work: 403-342-3526.




Barbara Calzolari Workshops

Barbara’s website:




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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