Artwork by Sheila Waters for her series of articles in Letter Arts Review magazineWCG members who teach calligraphy classes in the Washington area:

  • Sheila Waters’ private classes at 851 Boyle Road, Fairfield, PA 17320, two miles from Emmitsburg, MD (one hour from Baltimore or Rockville).
    Instruction and individual help is given on any broad-pen style of calligraphy and with personal projects. Sheila teaches all day on alternate Saturdays throughout the year in her large studio with all her collected resources available for study. Sheila Waters  FoundationalAs instruction is entirely individual, students of all levels can come and go, as their commitments permit, between the hours of 10am and 5.30pm. Beginners are welcome and they can learn a lot from exposure to the ongoing work of more experienced students. There is no set curriculum.
    As far as we know this is the only class of its kind on the East Coast.
    Snacks are provided but bring your lunch. Class size is very small with a maximum of ten. Fee is $50 for each visit.
    For dates contact Sheila at or 717-642-6637.
    About Sheila Waters.
  • Marta LegeckisIn Washington, DC as part of the Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts programs:
    Marta Legeckis teaches Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand on Tuesdays, October 9 to December 4, 2018 — 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 20),
    as well as Introduction to the Italic Hand on Tuesdays, October 9 to December 4, 2018 — 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 20).

  • In Washington (and occasionally elsewhere), Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant To Be Calligraphy regularly teaches Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy and Brush Lettering.

  • At Montgomery College, Silver Spring/Takoma Park,
    Joanne Wasserman is teaching
    Introduction to Calligraphy - Chancery Cursive, Italic Script for all levels on Wednesdays 12:00pm-2:30pm
    from September 12 to November 14, 2018, and classes on
    Special Topics in Calligraphy on Thursdays 1:00pm-3:30pm
    from September 13 to October 11, 2018, on Pointed Pen Calligraphy, and Modern Illumination Initial Capitals with Joanne Wasserman
    from October 18 to November 15, 2018, on Modern Illuminated Capitals.

  • At Plaza Artist Materials, Rockville Store,
    Joanne Wasserman is also teaching the following workshops:
    Calligraphy Art - Uncial + Half Uncial Script 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    October 6, 2018 or January 5, 2019
    Picture Writing, Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform-, Word Art 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    November 3, 2018 or January 26, 2019
    Modern Illumination Initial Capitals 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    November 24, 2018 or February 2, 2019

  • In Oakton, VA the Fairfax County Parks & Recreation Dept. offers courses from 10am-12:30pm on successive Thursdays at Oak Marr Rec Center with Gretchen Elson:
    Beginning Calligraphy
    6 classes beginning Thurs, Sept 13th from 10 a.m. - 12:30
    Italic: Basics of this beautiful script hand
    5 classes beginning Thurs, October 25th from 10 a.m. - 12:30.
    No class on Thanksgiving.

  • Elinor Aishah HollandLearn the art of Arabic calligraphy with Elinor Aishah Holland's weekend workshops in Rockville, MD sponsored by Scripts 'n' Scribes.
    Saturdays, February 24 (10am-4pm), July 14 (10am-5pm) and September 15 (10am-5pm)
    More information and registration.

  • Boston, MA: Calligraphy and manuscript courses in Boston and Hingham, MA taught by WCG member Maryanne Grebenstein of The Abbey Studio.



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