Callig Member Instructors

Listed below are the many classes taught be Callig Member Instructors. If you are interested in one or more of the classes listed below, please contact the individual instructor via E-mail

An adult-education HANDWRITING REPAIR class will be offered in the Albany
area starting this February.

Those interested, please contact Kate (518-482-6763 or
for sign-up information!


Beginners and continuing calligraphy:

Tutor Marg Peachey. email for details.

Emma Peachey


I teach a series of classes in bookbinding that include SINGLE, SIGNATURE BOOKS,

SPEAKING FROM YOUR HEART explores methods to record, explore, and create
artistic ideas and themes.

SAVING YOUR RAINBOWS demonstrates a method of creating, recording, and saving
artistic techniques.


For information email me at
If you would like a brochure, please include your snail mail address.
My snail mail address is 11203 Wedge Drive, Reston, VA 20190

French Ronde
English Roundhand
or Copperplate

This elegant, formal hand is indispensable to the professional
calligrapher. Taught from the very basic beginnings it will help students of
all levels. Practiced as a fluid, calligraphic hand it will become a
favorite instead of a fearsome chore. Wedding invitation? Of course, I can
do that fancy script!

The workshop is two days long and is based on the workshop the my
late husband taught. (Dick Jackson.) Though his book is now out of print,
it has been a favorite text for this beautiful hand.

Michele Jackson Bryant

Classes at MJ Designs - March 1997

Italic Calligraphy

Learn the fundamentals of the most popular calligraphy style. An
introduction for the novice or review for those who are a bit rusty.
Instruction is tailored to the needs of the student, regardless of
proficiency level. Students will learn correct formation of letters,
simple layout & design techniques and will complete a small project. No
calligraphy experience is required. Use of the broad edged dip pen is
strongly recommended. This type of pen allows the greatest freedom in
choosing colored inks appropriate to your project. This is a 4 session
class. In addition to class time, students should be prepared to practice
5 hours weekly in order to master the skills learned in class. Class fee
is $85, registration at least 24 hours in advance. Classes with less than
4 students are subject to combination with another class or cancellation.
Supplies should be purchased prior to class, as classes will begin promptly
at the times indicated below.

Supplies: (*Available at MJDesigns) Calligraphy nib is provided by
1-2 samples of Calligraphy you like (greeting cards
are a good source)
Folder with pockets for handouts.
Two #2 pencils, sharpened
*11x14 or 9x12 Canson Sketch paper (do not get wire bound).
*One BLACK Calligraphy marker, in Broad width.
(Several brands to choose from, test them to see which
feels most comfortable)
*Calligraphy pen holder
*T-Square, clear plastic, at least as long as your sketch
* Magic Rub or Artgum eraser
*Tracing paper
*A sheet Arches hotpress paper.
*Centering ruler

1. Monday, March 3, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 1. Tuesday, March
4, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, March 10, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday, March
11, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, March 17, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday, March
18, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, March 24, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday, March
25, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions? Phone, fax, or email Laura Meek at the numbers
listed above.
Looking forward to having you in class!

3050 Five Forks Trickum Road, Suite 110-225 Lilburn, GA 30247

Classes at MJ Designs
This is a class based on beautiful Illuminated Lettering techniques of the
Italian Renaissance. In this class, we will use Illuminated Letters to
create a beautiful name plaque, that will be treasured by the recipient (or
yourself!) for years to come. Using rich color combinations with gold
paints, these letters stand apart. No prior calligraphy experience is
necessary, only a love for vibrant colors and ability to paint with small
brushes. Class fee is $50, registration at least 24 hours in advance.
Classes with less than 4 students are subject to combination with another
class or cancellation. Supplies should be purchased prior to class, as
classes will begin promptly at the times indicated below.

Supplies: 3 inexpensive brushes, sizes 0, 00, and 000.
1 sheet of Arches Hot Pressed 140 lb paper
small container (1/2 cup) for water
1 Package of blue, burgundy or green
Mulberry paper
1 pkg MJ Designs 6" Aluminum Picture
Frame, gold.
1 pkg MJ Designs 12" Aluminum Picture
Frame, gold.
1 sheet of graphite transfer paper.
Paints, gold, and patterns are provided by instructor.


1. Saturday, January 11, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm 1. Tuesday, January 14,
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
(1 long session, bring your lunch) (1 long
session, bring your lunch)

2. Monday, January 13, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm 2. Tuesday, January 21, 6:00
- 8:30 pm
Monday, January 20, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday, January 28,
6:00 - 8:30 pm

QUESTIONS? Contact Laura Meek, 770-978-3618

Teacher's note: Many have asked regarding Italic calligraphy classes.
Unfortunately, interest in a 4-6 week class has been sporadic at best, with
schedules conflicting. I am happy to offer a calligraphy class, but need a
minimum of 4 students in each one. Also, in order to correctly learn the
lettering techniques, five hours of weekly practice time outside of class
is a necessity. Students must make the time to practice. If you are
interested in a calligraphy class, please give me a call so we can get one
together. NOTE: A beginning Italic class will start in March, 1997.

Calligraphy tutoring is conducted at the following locations in
Melbourne, Australia by Karen Ter Haar, telephone number
613-9803 9326:

Monday mornings, Ashburton Community House

Monday evenings, Monash University, Short Course Department

Tuesday evenings, Vermont South Community House

Wednesday mornings, Mount Street Neighbourhood House

Wednesday evenings, Caulfield Grammar School, Jells Road Campus

Thursday afternoons, Mount Street Neighbourhood House

Saturday mornings, Ashburton Community House.

Further details may be obtained by e-mailing Karen at


Instructor: Gwen Weaver

Weekend Workshops

In the Beginning Copperplate Class, students are introduced to - and
encouraged to feel comfortable with - the oblique pen. The alphabet is
broken down into individual stroke sequences and pressure patterns that
take all the mystery away!

The Intermediate Class is for those who are already familiar with
Copperplate but may need some fine tuning or brush up. The alphabet will
be dissected and studied and students own Copperplate hand gently


This class is for those wishing to study pointed pen, but prefer the "other"
hands. We explore Roman, baby and adult, Italic, Uncial and other
traditionally chisel edged pen hands with the pointed pen. Who says we
can't do that? It's fun!

For more information please contact:

Gwen Weaver
125 College Place, Studio 22
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

5279 East Valleyside Court
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
757-366-0589 (fax and studio phone)


Instructor: Kate Gladstone

Guilderland, New York, USA

Guilderland Central High School Continuing Education Program
10-week class, 2 hours a week
registration opens 6-January-1997
classes begin 3-February-1997

As the name suggests, this is a class in handwriting improvement. Starting
with their ordinary handwriting, students will learn how to make this more
efficient by transforming it, step-by-step, into a simpler style (italic
cursive) that pre-dated today's handwriting models.

Individual problems will be eliminated -- individual character will remain.

For more information, call the Continuing Education Program at
518-861-8591, extension 3081.

Yours for better letters,

Kate Gladstone
Handwriting Repair
325 South Manning Boulevard
Albany, NY 12208-1731