Next Program Meeting

Handwriting Workshop

New Date!

Saturday, February 9, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Space limits participation to 20 people, Middle School age and older.
Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please register by informing Monica Cimino of your intention to attend at

The instructor will be Joanne Wasserman and she describes your workshop experience as “the opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the valuable and lovely cursive script. Come and refresh your personally expressive skillfulness, or, come to learn the art of penmanship for the first time. You will receive instruction and guidance in forming all of the letters' shapes - there are 26 Capitals and 26 ‘minuscules’! - which can be connected,one to another, using easy, rhythmic movements of the hand. Moreover, you'll discover through a regular writing practice that the cursive script embodies an aesthetic rationale that is stimulating to the mind, eyes, and hands, as it fosters clarity, consistency, and legibility - this is your personal labor as a creative act.”

There in no cost for this workshop.
It is open to the public.

We will be meeting this month in the Social Room at:

Concord-St. Andrew's Church

5910 Goldsboro Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817

See below for directions.

(Above: Luca Barcellona)

Christine Tischer

rogram meetings are generally held at Concord-St. Andrews Church, 5910 Goldsboro Road
at the intersection of River and Goldsboro Roads in Bethesda, Maryland.

Meetings offer the fellowship of calligraphic colleagues. Each meeting features a program, such as a lecture, field trip or demonstrations on a variety of topics. Meetings are held regularly from September to May (except January) and are free and open to everyone. Information about meetings and other Guild activities is published in the Bulletin.

Directions: From the Beltway (Rt. 495) take the River Road exit (39) south towards Washington. Turn left onto Goldsboro Rd. The entrance to the church parking lot is about 40 yards on the right. The Chapel (door #6) is at the rear on the left side (as you're facing the front of the church). Social Hall entrance is the first door on the left side of the church (door #7).
Map of meeting location.

Highlights of past meetings


WCG Board meetings: Open to all members. At Guild Board meetings, the annually elected Board of Directors develops and carries out Guild policies as well as leads the committees of volunteers that prepare Guild activities. Many board members are relatively new to calligraphy, but devoted in their interest. Come to a Board meeting to find out how you can help the Guild grow!


Julian Waters

Julian Waters


Right: Julian Waters' demo for Blackletter workshop (larger view)


Left: Fractur by Julian Waters



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Anne Lane

Logo at left by Anne Lane