NC Calligraphy Events

A sample of NC Calligraphy Events

From the Coast, to the Piedmont, to the Mountains!

from John Neal Bookseller 2015 January Newsletter:

The summer calligraphy conference in 2016, A Show of Hands, will be held June
25 – July 2, at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, just outside of Asheville, in the western mountains of North Carolina. There is a $100 deposit ($50 refundable) to reserve your space. Class assignments are based on your registration number, so getting your registration in early is advised. Lodging space is limited and will be in the college dorms and local hotels.

To register: You can register on the website:
You can also mail in your registration deposit of $100.

The college: For more information on Warren Wilson College, click this link:

Carolina Lettering Arts Society: Holds two workshops a year, one in the Asheville area and the other in the Southport area. Workshops are announced first to members. If space remains, they are open to non-members. Info will be posted at:

Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats. Held in the spring and in the fall. Email: Web:


Triangle: Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill):
Monthy meetings usually include a program, and at times, a mini-workshop. Meetings are from 10 am to 1 pm, with a 30-minute business meeting starting at 10 am. Location: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 Lochmere Drive West, Cary, N.C. Workshop meetings require advance registration.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
. Visiting Calligrapher: Joyce Teta Program and Workshop
Saturday, November 14, 2015. Mary Lou Young – Accent with Watercolor Squares
(as developed by Sherri (Kiesel) Thornton)
Saturday, January 9, 2016.
Julia Silbermann – Drawing Fundamentals
Saturday, February 20, 2016.
Anne Cowie – Paste Papers Program and Workshop

Starting Sept 24, 2015. Jessica Yee. CALLIGRAPHY 101 — THE OBLIQUE PEN.
Location: Sanderson High School, Raleigh, NC.
Dates: September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Fee: $125. To register:

September 26 and 27, 2015. Dan Mooney: Gilding Workshop. 8am – 5pm. Cost: $100 for TCG members. Non-members $180 which includes $30 membership fee. The workshop will held at: La Quinta Inn in Cary, at 191 Crescent Commons, Cary, NC 27518. To sign up for the workshop: More info:

Calligraphy Centre. 2522 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Ph: 336-724-5475.
November 21, 2015. Color Workshop with Jennifer Willard. 1pm to 4pm. $45
December 12, 2015. White Vine Illumination with Barbara Yale Read. 10am to 5pm. $75.00

Sawtooth Center for Visual Art. 251 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336.723.7395.
Fri. Sept. 25 | “Altered,”a free poetry reading by Jacinta White in the Davis Gallery, 6-7PM
Sat. Oct. 2 | Miniature Book Structures Workshop with Takako Takigawa
Sat. Oct. 24 | Art Journaling Workshop with Patty Pape
Sat. Oct. 24 | Leather Covers & Decorative Spines Workshop with Anne Murray
Fri. Oct. 30 | Artists on Art, a free talk with Judy Stone Nunneley & Terry Schupbach-Gordon
Sat. Oct. 31 | Word & Image Monoprinting Workshop with Judy Stone Nunneley
Through November 14, 2015. Artist Altered Books. Davis Gallery. Altered, sculpted, carved, transformed…this show explores the possibilities that exist when a book’s content and physical presence is repurposed by the artist’s hand. Featuring work by: Daniel Essig, Andrew Hayes, Michelle Moode, Martha Petty and Joyce Teta. An interactive area displaying the work of Sawtooth instructors Jennifer Herbst, Anne Murray, Patricia Pape, and Takao Takigawa will invite guests to make their own small books. Also on display is Illuminated Letters featuring gilded letters by Susan Davis and Bible Versals by the Encore Group.

Oct. 3-4. Map Your Space: Annie Cicale. Sponsored by the Carolina Lettering Arts Society. Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, Supply, NC. (Near Wilmington)
With GPS and Google Maps, you might think map making skills are no longer needed, but a hand made map can be a treasure. In this workshop we will talk about the many kinds of maps, both geographical and other kinds, and then learn ways to make them. You’ll choose a topic, and then learn the cartographic techniques for making a camera-ready version of your space, or you can make a fine painterly version to hang on your wall, but you’ll find many ways to use them. Those Tolkien maps of Middle Earth can’t be found on your smart phone, and you too might want to design a map of your own imaginary space. We will review the letterforms you know, adapting them to various places on your maps, from simple place names to complicated titles. We’ll learn some of the cartographic traditions to make your map accessible and reliable for your audience, whether it is just a map to your house from the airport, a map to the wedding reception or a fantastic place you made up yourself. The emphasis in this class will be on learning the skills needed to make a map, but with a bit of fun thrown in as well. Contact Liz Simmonds <> for details, and to register.

December 6-12, 2015. Writing for the Holidays. Annie Cicale. December 6-12, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.
From the fundamentals of hand lettering to design, this class will give you options for using your letters in many ways. Begin with the basics of using a broad-edged pen and progress to using lettering on quality paper to make gifts, ornaments or greeting cards. You can also use your new skills to make a small keepsake book. Experienced students will welcome a review of the basics and will then work on a more complex project. All levels welcome. The residential folk school in western North Carolina, offers week-long and weekend classes throughout the year in many craft areas, from cooking to blacksmithing, from quilting to woodturning, as well as many book arts. Register for classes at Or for questions, contact the folk school at 800-FOLK-SCH.

Asheville Calligraphy Emporium combines a gallery, a lettering art studio, and a classroom venue. 2004 Riverside Drive Suite-P, Asheville, North Carolina 28804.

Asheville BookWorks bookbinding workshops in Asheville, North Carolina. For more info:
September 26 – 27, 2015. Secret Belgian Binding: Hollis Fouts
October 10 – 11, 2015. Book Sampler: Hedi Kyle’s Innovative Structures: Karen Hardy
October 17 – 18, 2015. Embossed Leather Journals: Sonja Rossow
October 24-25, 2015. The Art of the Fold. Hollis Fouts
November 20-22, 2015. The Nineteenth Century Case-bound Book. Jon Buller.

Carolina Lettering Arts Society:
Holds two workshops a year, one in the Asheville area and the other in the Southport area. Workshops are announced first to members. If space remains, they are open to non-members. Info will be posted at: