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Legacies II July 19 – 26: conference on lettering & arts

legaciessmallThe Legacies Experience includes Week-Long workshops, Lectures, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Break-Out Mini Classes and many creative opportunities to learn more about calligraphy and hand lettering.

Legacies, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference will be held at the
Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.

It’s not too late to register! http://calligraphyconference.org/

For an overview of workshops, please download this Legacies II Brochure pdf.

Take a look at Break-Out Mini Classes JULY 19 – 24, 2014 – open to ages 12 and over.


  • Instruction from the best lettering artists in the world.
  • Fine Art Exhibits showcased in one the finest gallery spaces in North Dallas.
  • Week-long specialty Book & Art Supplies stores – John Neal Bookseller and Paper & Ink Arts.
  • Amazing product and technique discoveries.
  • Embellishments Trade Expo, a 2-day trade show with:
  • 90-minute and 3-hour create-and-take sessions in lettering, book and paper arts,
  • jewelry and the business of art.
  • Inspiring demonstrations
  • Hallmark presentations

The Lettering Arts encompasses the multi-faceted world of calligraphy which includes:

  • Learning how to write in various calligraphic styles like Black Letter, Copperplate,
  • Italic, Neuland, Uncial, and Roman Capitals to name just a few.
  • Handwriting, drawing and mixed media art
  • Creating expressive marks
  • Computer skills and techniques specific to lettering


  • Working with trade tools (including the computer)
  • Graphic design
  • Book and journal construction
  • Painting with nibs and brushes while using mediums like gouache, ink, gold leaf, watercolor and
  • acrylic on various surfaces such as paper, canvas, fabric and vellum.

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