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CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
International Calligraphy Conferences:
2020 - Canceled: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia hosts Write Right Now! 2020, the World Calligraphy Conference Jun 27 – Jul 1, 2020
2020 - Red Deer's ABC 2020 Calligraphy Conference In Alberta, Canada, has been postponed until August 2021.
2021 - LEGACIES III in Dallas, TX, the
39th International Lettering Arts Conference, July 3-10, 2021 (Angie Vangelis, director)
2022 - Northern CA with Rick Paulus & Debra Ferreboeuf
2023 - Atlanta, GA with Ann Bailey
2024 - Chicago, IL with Lisa Kivland & Kathy Mandell
2025 - Alabama/Tennessee area with Dana Jacobsen
2026 - Puerto Rico with Nereidin Feliciano
Pointed Pen Calligraphy Conferences:
POSTPONED until 2022: IAMPETH Annual Conference 2020
2021: IAMPETH Annual Conference 2021
August 2 -7, Omaha, Nebraska
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 2019
(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"
How to Write Calligraphy
Washington DC Fountain Pen Supershow
July 30-August 2, 2020 at the Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, VA
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