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CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
International Calligraphy Conferences:
2017: LetterWorks, the 2017 International Lettering Arts Conference, will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, near Salt Lake City, June 24-July 1, 2017
2018: Seattletters 2018, the 37th International Lettering Conference, will be held July 14-21, 2018 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
Photos from Letterforum, the 2006 Conference hosted by the Washington Calligraphers Guild (logo: Julian Waters)
Workshops and classes:
Washington Calligraphers Guild workshops are held on weekends in the spring and fall.
Calligraphy classes in the Washington area.
John Neal's comprehensive list of national calligraphy workshops and events
Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats are week-long calligraphy workshops in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.
New York City Society of Scribes workshops
Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society workshops
Southern California's Society for Calligraphy workshops
Chicago Calligraphy Collection workshops
Paper & Ink Arts
Ships art supplies, fine papers, books and gift items to amateur and professional
lettering artists around the globe.
In addition to his enormous selection of calligraphy books, John
Neal supplies calligraphers with tools and fine papers. Publishes Letter
Arts Review magazine and Bound
& Lettered, with practical information on bookbinding
Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers
& Teachers of Handwriting (specializing in pointed pen scripts)
Calligraphy Guilds and Societies in the U.S. and Canada 2017
(compiled by Tammi Jo Klajnbart of Summit Scribes)
The Association for the Calligraphic Arts has been suspended.
Logo below by Julian Waters.
Videos worth viewing
Why Write? Penmanship for the 21st Century by Jake Weidmann presented at TEDxMileHigh
Turning Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ into a work of art -- PBS NewsHour presentation
PBS Newshour report Is cursive handwriting slowly dying out in America?
One page PDF shows
10 different calligraphy hands using both broad-edged and pointed pens.
Renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson was commissioned to letter and illuminate The Saint John's Bible in 1998.
The Digital Scriptorium is an image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in US museums and libraries.
Digital images from The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Bestiary: the story behind a medieval manuscript
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin offers images of its collection of Western, Islamic and East Asian manuscripts.
Irish Script on Screen: digital images of Irish manuscripts
The History of Visual Communication
Elif Ayiter's short course, from caves to computers
Clare Tames' blog, "A Beginner's Guide to Calligraphy"
Louona Tanner's calligraphic collection on Pinterest
Washington DC Collectible Fountain Pen Supershow
Art: Pat Blair