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CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
International Calligraphy Conferences:
2018: Seattletters 2018, the 37th International Lettering Conference, will be held July 14-21, 2018 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
2019: Rendez-Vous 2019, the 38th International Calligraphy Conference, will be held from June 29 to July 6, 2019, in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, in the beautiful Eastern Townships just southeast of Montréal.
2018: IAMPETH Annual Conference 2018
August 6 - 11, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This is a wonderful week spent learning the pen arts with some of the best calligraphic artists in the country. Registration priority is given to current members.
2019: IAMPETH Annual Conference 2019
July 15 - 20, Denver, Colorado
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 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?
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.
The Aberdeen 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
Amsterdam Printing's The Benefits of Handwriting resource delves into the benefits of students learning how to write cursive. The guide includes cursive's positive influence on fine motor control, recall, self-evaluation, sequence and word connection, and later educational achievements. And it also covers the fact that the practice can lead to more legible writing which can positively affect test scores that require hand-written portions.
Art: Pat Blair