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Lettering Classes & Workshops March – May 2017


Promoting & Preserving the Lettering Arts
Upcoming Workshops
IngmireCalligraphy & Composition

Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

March 20, 21, & 22, 2017

9:30am – 5:30pm

Tuition includes:

 3 full days with Thomas Ingmire, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, breaks and handout material.
Overnight accommodations are available for $75 per night (twin bed and private bath) include breakfast. HURRY only 4 spots remaining in this workshop!

If you cannot make this weekday workshop, Thomas Ingmire is teaching the weekend prior to this workshop in Waco, TX – March 18 & 19th. Contact Jeanne Dittmann for details.


7:00PM, MARCH 17, 2017 – MAKING POETRY VISUAL – Baylor University, WACO, TX

Description & Materials list

Registration Form for Snail Mail


Artwork by Thomas Ingmire
Making Poetry Visual

Baylor University – Moody Library
MARCH 17, 2017
You are invited to a free lecture Making Poetry Visual where Thomas explores the affinities between calligraphy, poetry, and music in a discussion of his collaborative work with contemporary poets. This work originated in 2004 when he met the English poet, David Annwn. The poetry collaborations continue to this day and include poets from the UK, the Philippines, Singapore, Tibet, and the USA.
The lecture is at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Riley Special Collections Reading Room on the Third Floor of Moody Library at Baylor University – elevators and stairs available. Go in the main Starbucks lobby doors (facing 3rd Street), and the elevators are just down the only hallway that goes off of the lobby. Go to the 3rd floor and signs and greeters will be there to help you find your way. Use this address for your GPS: 1312 South 3rd Street Waco Texas


A & J Illumitangled letters
NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30pm – 9:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70152 – $30

Students will learn decorative patterning techniques to create a monogram letter suitable for framing using pigment ink pens, gold gouache and watercolor. Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor.
Contact instructor with your preferred monogram letter or one will be randomly assigned.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

Textured & Tangled painting
Textured & Tangled Abstract Art
NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Saturday, April 01, 2017

9:00am – 12:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70155 – $35

Unleash the creative artist in you as we explore mixed media and design an abstract aqueous media  painting on watercolor paper. Students will be using acrylic paint, patterning and watercolor painting techniques to create this little masterpiece.
Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor for project materials.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

Paul Antonio Attong
Paul Antonio
Learning to Flourish
with Paul Antonio
MAY 2017
With over 30 years of experience, Antonio has become one of the world’s top calligraphers.
He learned how to make his own quills, taught himself how to make ink and paper, and has since mastered the art of calligraphy.His clients range from the Crown Office to Tiffany & Co. and Kate Moss.
Paul will be offering workshops and lectures throughout Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas during mid May 2017.
If you are interested in attending his workshops and/or lectures, please emailangie@txlac.org to get on the Early Bird List. We will notify people on this list BEFORE he announces the details of each workshop/lecture on his social media channels where his classes fill up in minutes. Workshops limited to 26 people.GET ON THE LIST


Artwork by Angela Vangalis
Gouache on Arches Text Wove
Pen & Ink & Lettering
THURSDAYS, APR 6, 13 & 27, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm
$85 for 3 sessions
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

1975 Puritan Drive
Irving, TX  75061
Learn how to letter with metal nibs, gouache, and a myriad of tools along with design elements and principles to design your next calligraphic piece.

$15 Supply fee due to instructor for project materials  – Parallel Pen, Pen holder, metal nibs, palette, gouache, assorted papers, hand outs and teacher supplied materials for class use.


Brush Calligraphy by Carol DuBosch

FALL RETREAT with Carol DuBosch
OCTOBER 27, 28 & 29, 2017
Hosted by Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild

MD Resort, Aurora, TX

Spend a 3-Day retreat weekend of fun and learning tricks of the trade with a day session of Envelope Artand two days of Brush Calligraphy with Carol DuBosch – PLUS extra lettering activities after dinner. Learn to write a personal script using a pointed brush and discover the many new uses for this exciting calligraphic style on a 37 acre Bed & Breakfast ranch in Aurora, TX. Just north of the Texas Motor Speedway.
You must be a member of the Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild to attend this retreat. Please visit  www.FortWorthCalligraphersguild.com for details. 6 seats remaining.

Angie Vangalis | Texas Lettering Arts Council | 214-957-1736 | angie@txlac.org |

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Register for 2017 FREE Basic Classes from the Irving Art Association


The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is open for the 2017 winter and spring classes.  


Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. Directions

Supplies provided. Please feel free to bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


2017 Schedule:   REGISTER NOW

Thursday evenings 7-9pm

  • FILLED January 5, 12 & 26 Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate Instructor Sharon Giles  FILLED
  • February 2, 9 & 16 Fiber Arts instructor Laura Griffin
  • FILLED March 2, 9 & 16  Pen & Ink & Calligraphy Instructor Angie Vangalis
  • April 6, 13 & 27 Painting – Oil/Acrylic Instructor Jane Kahler
  • May  TBA

Followup Intermediate Classes to the Free Basic Classes:

Sign up for these fee–based classes and utilize the skills learned in the basics. To register and for more information concerning cost and supplies, contact the instructor offering them.

Thursday evenings 7-9pm

March 2, 9 & 16 Intermediate Fiber Arts instructor Laura Griffin

April 6, 13 & 27 Pen & Ink & Calligraphy Instructor Angie Vangalis

May 4, 11, 18 Intermediate Painting – Oil/Acrylic Instructor Jane Kahler

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Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival Jan. 6-8


HeirloomProductions ® presents


January 7 & 8, 2017

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm · Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Grapevine Convention Center 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 410-3459 http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/

Our 21st Year in Grapevine! To purchase tickets online see http://www.heirloompro.com/shows2010/shows-grapevine-01-07-2017.html

Now Encompassing…
Art Rubber Stamping, Scrap/Memory Books,
Card-Making, Paper Crafting, Book Arts and Calligraphy Arts!



To register for Friday classes, go to http://www.heirloompro.com/shows2010/shows-grapevine-01-07-2017.html and click on class name or  call 541-574-8000,  M-F, 10-5 Pacific Time 2:00 – 3:00 PM

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Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center


The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

September 17November 13


Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

–from the website http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/the-5th-annual-juried-exhibition-of-contemporary-islamic-art/


Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).

Bahman Panahi, artist, master calligrapher and musician– “The Musicality of Calligraphy.” Reception and performance follows talk.
Oct. 1 at 4 p.m., (Dupree Theater).
Click to RSVP

Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving.  Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry.  Capacity is limited!

Geometric Art!  Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.

TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
Click to RSVP

Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5

Irving Arts Center

Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062  http://irvingartscenter.com

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Creative Arts Classes at the Dallas Arboretum


Creative Arts classes at the Dallas Arboretum give you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a number of fun and inspired classes.  http://www.dallasarboretum.org/education/adult-programs/creative-arts-classes

Using the garden for inspiration, these classes let you expand your creative skills and bring out your imaginative side. For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Class topics: fused glass, watercolor, collage, dyeing, plein air painting, mosaics, calligraphy


Fused Art Glass: Kiln Carved Glass
Saturday, April 16
This spring, whet your appetite for this versatile and magical medium with Larry Pile, instructor at Kessler Craftsman & Creative Arts Center. Using thick ceramic fiber paper, you will cut a design in relief, select transparent kiln glass and make a colorful and dimensional curved plate or flat tile in kiln glass. Get fired up to make stunning pieces


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Button Alphabet Calligraphy Workshop March 5


Kaligrafos, the Calligraphy Guild, is hosting a one day workshop on the Button Alphabet with Betty Barna. The workshop will run Saturday, March 5th from 9:30-4:30 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Cost is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. $15 is applicable towards membership if you choose to join us. For mor information, contact workshops@kaligrafos.com.

For more about Kaligrafos, see the website: kaligrafos.com

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Calligraphy Workshop with Carol Measures Scott

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Icebreaker Italic Class
Broad-pen Calligraphy

Resist the cold with the warmth of a new hobby in a class of discovery. You’ll be treated to a small class, make new friends and have lettering fun. No knowledge or experience with broad-edge pen calligraphy is required. We will cover all 26 minuscule (lower case) letters in the Italic style. The results? Pleasure, relaxation, and a great time while learning to create lovely letters.

Date: Tuesdays, beginning 2/23/16
Teacher: Carol Measures Scott
Duration: Six weeks, 2/23/16 – 3/29/16
Location: 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048
Time: 2 – 4 PM   **OR**   6 – 8 PM
Ages: 14 and up
Price: includes 12 hrs of teaching, handouts, calligraphy
graph pad, Pilot Parallel pen set
$144 – if paying by cash, check or money order
$148.88 – if paying online

Class size limited, please register early.
Questions? Email: callicarol@aol.com

Please bring: pencil, ruler, eraser, a *few* paper towels, apron (or wear old clothes), a few paper clips

Optional: note-taking supplies, folder for handouts, your own drink

If paying by check or money order please send check for $144 made out to Carol’s Calligraphy along with the completed form below to: Icebreaker Italic Workshop, 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048. Your payment secures your reservation. I am no longer able to hold spots without payment because of folks in the past canceling at the last minute. Refunds available if your spot is filled from the wait list. No refunds for missed classes.

Online payment option: To pay with PayPal send $144 + $4.88 (PP fee) to: paypal.me/calligraphy

When using PayPal please indicate the 2 PM class or the 6 PM class and also include a note with all your registration information (see below).
Registration form Registration deadline – 2/19/16
Full address
2 PM class ___ OR 6 PM class___
Payment form:

Check $144 _______ (included) or
PayPal $148.88 _______ (please pay before 2/19/16)

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Oil & Cotton October Classes for Adults

Lumen Prints with Rachel Rushing
Saturday, October 3, 1-3pmLumen printing is a fully analogue contact printing process that pushes the boundaries of what we think of as photography. Using organic materials such as flowers and various plants, we’ll explore a variety of darkroom papers to create truly luscious prints.


Building Online Portfolios with Ryan Rushing

Sunday, October 4, 3-6pm
Small business owners, creatives and freelancers, you have been asking for this class. Join this intensive and learn to build an online portfolio, blog and shop!!! Learn about useful applications and easy tools that will make your online presence SPARKLE!!!

Aluminum Plate Lithography with Adrienne Lichliter
Tuesdays, October 6-November 10, 6-9pm
Lithography is a traditional printmaking process using the principals of oil and water resistance to create a repeated image. The class will teach students the lithographic process on aluminum plates in place of stones, using tusche wash, litho crayon and image transfer. Students will leave with 3 editioned prints and a solid foundation of lithography printing

Oct 9-30 Art History for Adults
October 10 Thurmanite: Recycled Paper Jewelry
October 11 Adult Sewing Basics: The Wiksten Tank

Oct 11 Tapestry Weaving on a Frame Loom

October 16-30 Calligraphy: Introduction to Pen and Ink

October 17 Portrait Watercolor

Oct 18 – Nov 8 Intro to Screen Printing

October 18 Cyanotype with Natural Dyes
Oct 22 Oil Painting the Still Life
October 24 Organic Indigo
Oct 28 – Nov 18 Woodcut Relief


 Check the website for new listings.


817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208

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May 30 – July 25, 2015

West Irving Library

Six artist-poets combine their talents to bring you the first annual Art of Poetry Exhibit, sponsored by the Irving Art Association at the West Irving Library. The artists are drawn from membership in Irving Art Association, or one of the organizational members of IAA.

Participating artist-poets: Sharon Giles, Monika Kumari, Helen Johnson, Susan Murray, Abigail Syltie, and Janell Wimberly.

The Art of Poetry Exhibit includes poetry, quotes or sayings done artfully — incorporated into the artwork or in calligraphic style.

For more information, see the brochure: IAA2015ArtOfPoetryBrochure

West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle Road Irving, TX 75062 Telephone: (972) 721-2691.  Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon to  9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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Art Journaling LIVE June 18 in Arlington


Join us in Arlington, TX for the Art Journaling LIVE! Retreat presented by CREATE Mixed Media Retreats! You’ll spend the day learning the latest in Art Journaling and MIxed Media techniques form the industry’s TOP ARTISTS!

PLUS, when you register for Art Journaling LIVE, your ticket will include an ALL ACCESS PASS to the Great American Scrapbook Convention happening on-site throughout the weekend. You can shop for crafting supplies, take additional workshops and more! 

Space is limited so register online TODAY! 

Art Journaling LIVE! 2015


June 18, 2015

Arlington Convention Center

Arlington, TX

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AIGA Design: BIG Week begins April 13


AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. Join us for our next event and plan to be inspired and motivated to do what you do best.


  • Underground Images: SVA Subway Poster Exhibit and Lecture, 1947 to the Present
  • AIGA DFW Women’s Leadership Series
  • AIGA DFW Meet & Make
  • AIGA DFW Design Leadership Forum
  • AIGA DFW {out}spire / output


Underground Images: SVA Subway Poster Exhibit and Lecture, 1947 to the Present

April 13, 2015 // 1:00 pm

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and AIGA DFW, presents “Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present.” The exhibition brings together 62 of the myriad posters created at SVA for display in the vast New York City subway system, offering a glimpse of the history of the College and the collective talent of its acclaimed design and illustration faculty. The exhibition will be on view April 6–27 at UTA’s Max W. Sullivan Exhibition Gallery in the Architecture building, 601 Nedderman Drive, 2015. The gallery is open 9am–5pm.

On Monday, April 13, two of the artists from SVA will give lectures. Mirko IIić will talk about his recent book, Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography (written with Steven Heller) and Marshall Arisman will talk about his work, followed by a public reception. Admission is free and open to the public. Read more »

AIGA DFW Women’s Leadership Series: Cocktails and Convos

April 14, 2015 // 7:00 pm

In 2014, AIGA launched its Women’s Leadership Initiative to recognize and cultivate women’s successes in creative communities. Centered around the goals of celebration, cultivation and connection, each chapter aims to facilitate the conversation about women and leadership in its respective community.

We don’t want to start our initiative with what’s expected. Instead, we want to open up our Women’s Leadership Initiative with a couple of roundtables, some good food, wine and conversation about what we’re proud of, what we’re experiencing and what we’re hoping for in the world of women’s leadership.

$15 Members OR a “Frame of Advice”
7:00 pm, Convos
Bar Belmont // 901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Register Here

AIGA DFW Meet & Make

April 15, 2015 // 6:00 pm

We’re excited to kick off our meet-up-to-make initiative at this year’s design week. Every quarter, we’ll be hosting a multi-location meet and greet with a shot of making. Don’t worry about bringing your art box. AIGA DFW will bring the supplies. You just bring you, and your creativity.

All levels and types of makers welcome.

Stay tuned for exact locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, North Dallas and Denton.

AIGA DFW Design Leadership Forum

April 16, 2015 // 6:00 pm

As a showcase event of AIGA DFW Design:BIG Week, the Design Leadership Forum is designed to educate and inspire mid-level creatives and designers via an engaging series of live presentations.

A “TED-style” panel composed of four senior-level thought leaders will share unique insights and answer questions on which technical and interpersonal skills creatives can develop to fuel their careers.

The Design Leadership panel will be led by:
• Jennifer Bloom, Sr. Recruiter, The BOSS Group
• Doug Cox, Principal, Ride For The Brand
• Cory Davies, Director Client Services, D Custom
• Richie Morris, Sr Creative Director, Mary Kay

Seating is limited so please register today. The first 20 registrants will receive a swag bag!

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members, $5 Students
6:00 pm, Reception // 6:30, Talk
Clampitt Creative Center // 9207 Ambassador Row, Dallas, TX 75247
Register Here

AIGA DFW {out}spire / output

April 21, 2015 // 7:00 pm

AIGA DFW’s {out}spire series was crafted to inspire designers from outside of their daily routines. Join us on April 21st for a hand drawn typography show and reignite your creative spark.

Handy Work, the second show in the {out}spire series, brings together a collection of works incorporating hand-lettered typography to a casual gallery setting. Mingle with others who share your passions and discover work with fresh perspectives. Advanced ticket purchasers will receive a raffle ticket at the door, and a chance to take home a fresh slice of local inspiration.

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members, $5 Students
7:00 pm, Reception // 7:30, Output
Sons of Hermann Hall // 3414 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Register Here

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Calligraphy Start Up Workshop


Calligraphy Start Up Workshop!
Calligraphy for Beginners

Always wondered about calligraphy? Join us for this newbie class! You’ll be treated to a small class with new friends and lettering fun. No knowledge or experience with calligraphy is required. The results? Pleasure, relaxation, and a great time while learning to create lovely letters.

Date: Sunday, 4/26/15
Teacher: Carol Measures Scott
Time: 2 – 5:30 PM

Location: 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048
Class size: 5 minimum, 8 max

Questions? Email Carol – callicarol@aol.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1580027745611163/

Price: $50, includes supplies! You will take home pen, ink, graph paper & handouts.

Supplies: Please bring a pencil and a 12” or 18” ruler.

Optional: Protractor, note-taking supplies, folder for handouts, your own drink

Extra supplies available for purchase day of class.

Please send check for $50 made out to Carol’s Calligraphy along with the completed form below to: Calligraphy Start Up Workshop, 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048.


Registration form Registration deadline – 4/24/15

Name, Date
Full address
Email Phone(s)
Payment form Check ______ (included)
or PayPal ______ (add $2 – please pay before 4/17/15)

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Spring 2015 Classes


Register today…
The next session of classes start the week of March 23rd, and they’re filling up quick
Don’t be left out in the cold 
(no pun intended)!
Creative Arts Center of Dallas
Spring 2015 Classes
For more information on these and other classes and workshops
or to register online, click here.

  Too busy for an on going class? Check out our upcoming workshops…

Calligraphy – Cristie Campo


This easy monoline calligraphy class will give the student confidence to address envelopes or write a beautiful poem in calligraphy. It is easy to master and a ton of fun.



Saturday, February 28th 1 pm – 4 pm (1 day)




Nuno Felted Clothing – Suzanne Morgan


Students may choose to make a pull over tunic, a longer vest with a flirty hemline or a jacket. We will create the pieces from the instructor’s hand dyed silks and extra fine, super soft merino roving.
Saturday, February 28th & Saturday, March 7th 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (2 days)




Encaustic: 3D: Deanna Wood, Encaustic Center

Learn the basics of creating dimensional encaustic pieces. We will explore building up and sculpting the wax, creating sculptural forms with paper and fabric, and embedding objects into the wax.

Saturday, February 28th 12 pm – 3 pm (1 day) 




Steampunk Assemblage – Juli Hulcy 

Steampunk is a popular movement that fuses old world mechanics, 19th century style and Victorian/Gothic influences. You will use gears, bolts, watch springs and other found objects to create you own unique sculpture.

Saturday, February 28th & Sunday March 1st 10 am – 4 pm (2 days)




Fabulous Adventures in Fabric – Val Guignon

Experiment with various fabrics using oil pastels, dyes, rust, string, paint, heat and ice. Bring swatches of different fabrics, gloves, apron, t-shirts, and a sense of adventure.

Sunday, March 1st 10 am – 4 pm (1 day)




Drawing Realism – Maureen Killaby


This workshop provides step-by-step demonstrations on how to create textures such as metal, reflective objects, people – skin, eyes, hair, teeth – glass and clothing. Topics include an introduction of light sources, line and tonal drawing to produce modeled three-dimensional drawings and portraits.

Saturday, March 7th & 14th 10 am – 4 pm (2 days)




Poetry for the Intimidated – Joe Milazzo, CARVE

Students will read and write together to demystify the various ways in which poets and poems use language as an artistic medium. If you’ve ever felt that poetry is difficult, or resists interpretation, but have a strong desire to appreciate the distinct pleasures poetry has to offer, this workshop is for you.


Saturday, March 7th 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (1 day)




Mixed Media Painting – Katherine Baronet

Students will learn how to develop and work from concepts including text, imagery and symbolism and will leave with an understanding of layering, glazing, multi-dimensional collage, masking and patterns.

Sunday, March 8th 11 am – 4 pm (1 day)

For more information on these and other classes and workshops
or to register online, click here.


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Blackletter Bootcamp – Calligraphy Workshop


Blackletter Boot Camp – Brush Up or Start Up

Taught By Carol Measures Scott

Focus on the fabulous fun of an old and new favorite – also called Gothic, Textura and Old English (erroneously). You’ll be treated to a small class with new friends and lettering fun. Some basic experience with a broad-edge pen is required.

Date: Sundays, 2/22/15 and 3/8/15 (2 parts)

Time: 2 – 5 PM both days

Location: 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048

Class size: 5 minimum, 8 max

Price: $60 for all six hours!

Questions? Email callicarol@aol.com

Supplies: Westwind graph pad (or similar), Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8 mm (green cap), ink of choice, 18” ruler, pencil for ruling (B, H or 2H are good)

Optional: protractor, note-taking supplies, small (18” or less) drawing board, 2 colored pencils

Please send check for $60 made out to Carol’s Calligraphy to address above along with the completed form below to: Blackletter Workshop, 7121 Oaklawn, Sachse, TX 75048.

Some supplies available for purchase both days. Please email callicarol@aol.com for details.

Registration form

Name Date Address
Email Phone(s)
Payment form:
Check ______ (included)
PayPal ______ (add $2 – please pay before 2/19/15)


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“Brushing in” the New Year: Chinese Art & Calligraphy




“Brushing in” the New Year 

An Exhibition of Chinese Art and Calligraphy in

Celebration of the Lunar New Year

Co-sponsored by the 

Organization of Chinese Americans-DFW

Works by Maria Feng-Yung Shieh, Yu-Shou Chang, Kevin Kai Hung Chan and Brandy Thomas will be featured at the Artists’ Showplace Gallery, 15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas 75248 from February 6 – March 28, 2015

Please join us for an Opening Reception on Friday, February 13th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Meet the artists, enjoy magnificent artwork, Chinese instrumental music, the “Lion Dance” and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Maria Feng-Yung Shieh was born in Taiwan in 1943.  At age 21, she married an American and moved to Dallas.  Her husband, employed with the United Nations, took the family to live around the word in countries such as Indonesia and Thailand. Ms. Shieh began Chinese watercolor painting while living in Bangkok, studying under Mr. Lim Eow, master of the Lin Nan Style of painting.  Later, she would go to China to take an intensive course in the art of Chinese painting at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou.  Ms. Shieh has five paintings on permanent exhibit at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures in Corpus Christi.  Her work has also been exhibited at the Irving Arts Center, the Association of Oriental Arts, the Dallas Convention Center, and at the Plano Asian Heritage Festival.


Birds and Flowers by Yu-Shou Chang

Yu-Shou Chang, born in Hebei, China, graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.  She studied under master professor Liu Yu-Shan for more than twenty years, specializing in the painting of birds, flowers and plants.  After moving to Taiwan, she became painting instructor at the National Taiwan University, and Taipei JianGuo High School.  Her works have been exhibited widely throughout the country, having been invited to participate in prestigious exhibits such as Taiwan Corners, National Fine Art Exhibition, Taiwan Contemporary Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition.

Her works have also been added to the Taiwan National Museum collections.  Yu-Shou Chang currently resides in Dallas and teaches at the Chinese cultural activity center.

Kevin Kai Hung Chan, born in 1940, was educated in Hong Kong.  In 1964, he graduated from the Chinese University in their first graduating class.  Following graduation, he taught Chinese literature and calligraphy at St. Paul’s College, the first school established in Hong Kong in 1851, a post he held for thirty-five years.  In 1996 he immigrated to the U.S. and has taught Chinese calligraphy in Dallas for seventeen years.  He has held many exhibitions of Chinese calligraphy individually and jointly in Hong Kong, Japan and Dallas.

He is the current Vice Chairman of Dallas Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Association, a position he has kept for the last fifteen years.

Brandy Thomas attended Iweeta McIntosh’s Chinese watercolor class thirty years ago, wanting to learn better brush control.  These began an ongoing fascination with Sumi painting and the secrets of the Chinese paint brush.  Among these secrets are the philosophies of the Four Treasures (rice paper, bamboo brush, sumi ink, and ink stone) and the Four Gentlemen (bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom.  Brandy is multi-talented – an artist, textile designer, sculptor, painter and Chinese Watercolor instructor.  She has also done large installation murals for such Dallas institutions as the Conspiracy Museum, the Gaston Oaks Baptist Church, and Hillcrest Church.  Brandy is a member of the Irving Arts Association and is a Lifetime member of the Association of Oriental Arts (Tao Arts, an Association Member with IAA).



Tucked away in the corner of a strip center at Arapaho and Coit Roads in Dallas, the Artists’ Showplace is a unique 12,000 ft. space that sponsors internationally renowned artist/instructors in monthly workshops throughout the year. For information about upcoming workshops please visit www.theartistsshowplace.com. For more information call 972-233-1223 or send an email to theartistsshowplace@gmail.com

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Reggie Ezell: 26 Seeds: Year-long Calligraphy Course


The Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild is pleased to offer internationally known calligrapher Reggie Ezell presenting his class 26 Seeds, A Year to Grow. Reggie will be leading his workshop beginning January 3, 2015. There are currently 7 seats available on a first-come-first served basis. This is an opportunity to study with Reggie for one year (every other month) and enjoy fellowship with members of the Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild.


Member of the Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild or
SWCC Guild affiliation — join now 
• Have knowledge of the ductus, proportions,
calligraphic terms and pen angle of at least one style.
• Understand how to hold a broad-edge pen-holder
and nib and how to load a pen using a brush.
• Be comfortable with writing several sentences of
properly proportioned letters.



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The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art


The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

October 25th to November 29th, 2014

Opening Reception: November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30pm

For more information about the Texas artists involved see the exhibit flyer: Islamic Art Revival PR_Texas Artists

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) in partnership with LuminArté Gallery presents an international exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art with an opening reception to the public on November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

This prestigious international exhibition includes artwork in a variety of styles and media, inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture. In this installment, 46 artists are participating from 17 countries including the USA, the United Kingdom, Iran, Bulgaria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Japan, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Singapore, Lebanon, Switzerland, Qatar, Mexico, and Cuba. The public opening and reception is on November 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm; and a full color catalog will be available during the exhibition. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public; and many artists will be in attendance. In addition, a special presentation of the Islamic Art Revival Series Experience 2014 will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center on Sunday, November 9 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.eisemanncenter.com/tickets/
Participating artists:
Ameena Khan, Anila Agha, Anna Chupa, Anne Francey, Anne Polashenski, Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman, Asma Chaudhary, Bilo Hussein, Carolyn Brown, Charlotte Noruzi, Christina Altfeld, Daisy Rockwell, Della Reams, Dick Simon, Ethan Rice, Fawn Atencio, Gabriel Sanchez-Viveros, Hedieh Fard, Helen Zughaib, Hend Al-Mansour, Hilda Hiary, Husny Dahlan, Islam Aly, Jon Barlow Hudson, Jon Young, Karen Karlsson, Katarina Öberg, Kelly Crosby, Leo Tecosky, Marie Bourget, Nadia Tiseo, Naoko Morisawa, Paul Glenn, Rene Culler, Ruby Jaffrey, Saberah Malik, Sarah Ahmad, Shady Eshghi, Shafaq Ahmad, Shakil Khan, Sheila Fraga, Sheila Klein, Shirine Osseiran, Sudi Sharafshahi, Yasaman Moussavi and Zahra Nazari
This year’s juror is Dr Iftikhar Dadi , an Associate Professor at Cornell University, Department of History of Art, and is the Chair of the Department of Art.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Karin Oen, the Director of Education at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, will give a lecture on October 25 at 7:30pm.
Shirine Osseiran, a Lebanese visual Artist who lives and works in London, will speak on November 1 at 7:10pm. Osseiran studied Art at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands), holds a BA in painting from Chelsea college of Art and Design & an MA in Fine Art with PGcert for T&L in Higher Education from Kingston University. The title for her talk is “Love, Colour and Power ”
Jamie Labar, Owner of Luminarte Gallery, will hold a lecture on November 9, at 12:30 at the Eisemann Center. The title of her talk is “South Asian Women Artists”
Dorothy Masterson, Director of the Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, will hold a lecture on November 15th at 4:00pm. The Title of her talk is “Geometric Art: A Worldwide Phenomenon”
Dr. Pamela Patton, Professor and Chair of Art History at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, will speak on November 22 at 4:00pm. The title of her talk is “The Life of Symbols in Medieval Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Art”

Artist Workshops:
Artist workshops in Calligraphy will be held by participating artist, Ruby Jaffrey on November 15 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Artist workshops on Sacred Geometry will be conducted by LuminArte Gallery Director, Matt Anzak on November 22 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Email workshop inquiries to matt@luminarte.com

About IARS
At IARS we believe that art is a Universal Language. We are passionate about Islamic art as a translator and connector across generations and cultures. “From heart to heart, through time.” Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) includes a diverse group of women and men. We are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art as a means of building awareness and exposure to the art itself and enhancing cross-cultural understanding among people from all walks of life. Through our Islamic Art events we promote education in the arts of the Islamic world and encourage vibrant cross-cultural exchange amongst all faiths and cultures. In doing so, we build cultural bridges between the Islamic cultures and rest of the world.

About LuminArte Gallery
LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

Sarah Ahmad Untitled I

Sarah Ahmad Untitled I

Islam Aly Echoes

Islam Aly Echoes

Gabriel Sanchez Resplandor 2

Gabriel Sanchez Resplandor 2

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Kaligrafos Oct. 11 Meeting: Embellishing Envelopes


The October meeting of Kaligrafos will be Saturday, October 11 at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Room 217. Park on the north side of the building. A program on Embellishing Envelopes will be presented. Meeting times are 10-12. Come early for coffee and fellowship.



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Discover Calligraphy Mini Workshop


Curious about calligraphy?

Take a quick dip into this refreshing “pool” to find out how much fun calligraphy is! We will enjoy an afternoon of discovery with the special tools for pointed-pen calligraphy.

Sunday, 8/31/14, 1 – 5 PM

Ages 14 – 94, no previous experience necessary

Class fee $30, supply fee $9

Register online (link below) or call 469-429-0275

Questions? Private message Carol’s Calligraphy on FB.

Don’t miss the fun!

Sachse Parks & Recreation Meeting Room, 5560 Hwy. 78, Sachse, TX 75048
Map to workshop location: https://goo.gl/maps/UqDze

Register here:

Scroll down to Participant Information,
Click on Activity to reveal drop down menu,
Scroll down toward bottom to Discover Calligraphy
Proceed with registration from there.

For registration questions, call 469-429-0275.


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Contemporary Scripts with Mike Gold Oct. 4 & 5


Contemporary Scripts with Mike Gold

October 4-5, 2014 $140

Mike is an internationally respected and published calligrapher/lettering artist with a strong background in design and holds a master’s degree in visual communications.

Mike’s passion for lettering carries over into his fine art.

Check out Mikes’ web presence: http://www.abbeygolddesign.com/home.html

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061

Priority registration is given to Kaligrafos members until 30 days prior to workshop. http://www.kaligrafos.com workshops@kaligrafos.com



Kaligrafos will host a slideshow on Friday, October 3 where Mike will present his work “Falling in Line”

In the talk featuring Mike’s work and the work of those that influenced him, Mike describes how he fell in love with line and letters while also discussing how he fits into a distinguished lineage of calligraphers, both Western and Eastern. While Mike makes readable letters by day working as a senior designer at American Greetings in Cleveland, his personal work is more concerned with making visual works that incorporate the essence of calligraphy without depending on the calligraphy solely for meaning. The talk presents both the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde sides of his work.



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Jeri Wright: Watercolor Flowers Sept. 20


Kaligrafos presents:


Join us for a mini workshop with Jeri Wright and learn to make flowers with your Automatic Pen.

When: Saturday – September 20, 20149:00 a.m. to Noon

Where: Irving Art Association Located at: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving,TX 75061.


Supplies to bring:

• Automatic Pen – Size 6 (preferably), or size 5
• Watercolor Palette (inexpensive type is fine)
• Spritzer
• Paper towels
• Small water pot
• Small pointed brush
• Micron Pigma pen (#05) or black fine point ink pen
• Paper – watercolor paper in tablet is fine, arches text wove (just be sure your paper can take a wash)
• White gouache
• Plastic well palette (for mixing colors)

$3.00 supply fee for handouts.

CALL JERI at (972/998-5442) OR EMAIL at jeribill2003@yahoo.com & RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW. http://www.kaligrafos.com

For information on Kaligrafos membership, see http://www.kaligrafos.com/join_us/join_us.html


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Origami Cards – August 9th Meeting of Kaligrafos

R_Garlington_Card 1

The first meeting of the Kaligrafos season is August 9th with Rick Garlington presenting Origami Cards. Join us at the First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Room 207. We meet form 10-12 a.m. with a coffee / catch up time beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more about Kaligrafos, see the website at http://www.kaligrafos.com/


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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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The Virgina and Forrest Green Mezzanine Gallery
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082

This exhibit features artwork by the distinguished faculty of Legacies, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference along with some of the most talented calligraphers in the world. A display of more than 100 hand-lettered and decorated envelopes are also on display.

Most of the works presented are original, hand lettered and painted, some incorporate digital media. This is a great opportunity to see the fine art of calligraphy in two and three dimensional applications.

A reception in honor of the participating artists is July 20, 2014 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

SPECIAL HOURS: This exhibit is open from 11:00am – 11:00pm July 19 – 24, during the 33rd International Lettering Arts conference and Break-Out sessions are open to the public where you will discover, learn and create!

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Break-Out Workshops at Legacies II


Break-Outs at Legacies II


Legacies, 2014 Calligraphy Conference logoLegacies II, is the best kept secret for hands-on design, book making, painting, computer and lettering workshops taught by the best instructors in the world!

There is still time to register now to study with the best calligraphers in the world for an entire week or a half week.

If you can’t make it for the week, visit an evening lecture or spend a day attending Break-Out sessions. Legacies Day Pass information is listed HERE.


CPE Certificates available upon request. All sessions comply with one or more TEKS in Art, Math, and History for most grade levels.

Break-Outs at Legacies II - July 19-24, 2014

Break-Outs are 90-minute and 3-hour mini classes that are just enough to get you inspired and recharged. Featured sessions start July 19 and run through July 24th.The more Break-Outs you take, the less it costs per session!

Sessions are filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Subjects include, Bookbinding, Gelli Printing on Scarves, PMC Jewelry, Watercolor Florals, Brush marker Florals, Lettering Basics in Italic, Roman Hand, Pointed Pen, Blackletter, Neuland and Jubilee, Pocket Organizers, Gilding with Gold, Lettering on Porcelain and much more. Over 40 sessions to choose from by 15 fabulous teachers!




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Embellishments Expo
JULY 22 & 23, 2014

Join us at Embellishments and see what’s new and creative at our Vendor Show and our week-long vendors John Neal Bookseller and Paper & Ink Arts will be on hand for not-so-easy-to-find books and supplies!

Do you have a special product to sell or demonstrate to creative people?
Be a VENDOR for a day or two at Legacies’ Embellishments Expo – July 22nd & 23rd at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, TX.
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Attend Opening Night 

JULY 19, 2014
dinner and evening presentation with Ewan Clayton, author of his new book, The Golden Thread, who talk about the place of handwriting in our lives. Is it really going to disappear?

Ewan will share the findings of studies done at Xerox PARC which show handwriting is very unlikely to disappear and in fact needed for the kind of work that writing does for us.
Paid reservations required by July 15th. $50. Lecture only $15.
Tickets for lecture are available at the Eisemann Center For Performing Arts ticket office.
Other keynote evening presentations are Monday, July 21st and Friday, July 25, 2014. More details next newsletter.


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Calligraphy in North Texas


Join the Keller Public Arts Board in welcoming the Kaligrafos Group to Keller Town Hall for ‘Calligraphy in North Texas‘ as they share the diversity of calligraphy as an art form. The exhibit will be available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm from April 1st to the 25th. A reception recognizing the calligraphers of Kaligrafos will be held Thursday, April 10th from 7 to 9 pm.

From the Ancient Greek kallos meaning “beauty” and graphe meaning “writing,” calligraphy is defined as “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner.” Calligraphy has been used over the centuries in religious art, inscriptions, birth and death certificates along with many other formal documents. Today’s calligraphy serves both a functional means and design for fine-art.


Kaligrafos is an organization of the Dallas Calligraphy Society which was formed in 1980 by a group of students and professionals and serves as an active forum for the study and promotion of calligraphy and its related arts. Members create pieces of fine art, letter poems and quotations, address envelopes, and do all types of lettering for advertising and design.

This exhibit is free and suitable for all ages.


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LEGACIES II – Lettering Arts

Legacies II

JULY 19 – 26, 2014 

Legacies, 2014 Calligraphy Conference logoWorkshops are filling up at Legacies II, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference. This week-long gathering of creative people is truly a unique experience to be with many who have a common thread of interest.

It’s the best kept secret for hands-on design, book making, painting, computer and lettering workshops taught by the best instructors in the world!

Visit the Faculty page featuring our distinguished faculty members and their workshops.
Break-Outs at Legacies II - July 19-24, 2014
Embellishments Expo features 90-minute and 3-hour mini classes (called Break-Outs) along with vendors offered throughout the entire week. If you can’t make it for the week, you might want to get a Day Pass and spend the day with us at Legacies. Break-Out sessions and Day Pass information will be announced later this month.


Do you have a special product to sell or demonstrate to creative people?
Be a VENDOR for a day or two. July 22nd & 23rd at Embellishments Expo.
Limit is 10 vendors – sign up now!
Partner With Us - Texas Lettering Arts Council
You can participate as a valued contributor at the conference through various legacy levels. Please PARTNER WITH US before March 31st for maximum benefit.

Pony Express Hand Decorated Envelope Contest

Pony Express Logo by Martin Jackson

This contest is open to anyone who has an interest in calligraphy. For details and complete rules visit

Send a HAND DECORATED and addressed envelope to:
Legacies II
P.O. Box 3126
Coppell, TX  75019

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Friday, Mar 14, 2014 OR

Friday, April 11, 2014*

10:30am – 4:30pm
$60 plus $5 supply fee
TXLAC Instructor
Learn the proper way to write
the Italic Hand using a broad-edged
calligraphy pen.
Knowing how to use the tool makes all the difference.

This is a great class for beginners or if you just need a refresher to prepare your skills for Legacies!

* April 11th class is a continuation class with a $20 supply fee – Beginners welcome either session.

PLEASE CALL BEFORE 6:00PM, THURS, MAR 12th to sign up to avoid cancellation.

Classes held at:
105 W. Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX 75069

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2014 “Written Expressions” Reception March 16


Two great calligraphy associations in the DFW area have combined forces for a stellar exhibition of the art: Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild (FWCG) and Kaligrafos, the Dallas Calligraphy Society. You’re invited to the reception, to be held Sunday, March 16 from 2-4pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions / Maps



For photos of the 2013 exhibit, go to http://www.kaligrafos.com/calendar/Exhibitions.htm

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Free Basic Calligraphy Class in March


Angie Vangalis is our expert instructor for IAA’s FREE Basic Calligraphy Class, held on Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014  (Thursday evenings at 7pm). The class will focus on the Italic Hand. The Irving Art Association (IAA) offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm.

For the supply list see Calligraphy Flyer 2014

To register, please fill out the online registration form on the Free Basic Art Classes page. IAA also offers free basic classes in colored pencil, calligraphy and printmaking in 2014. Other FREE IAA activities: Painting Groups.


For more information contact the Instructor Angie Vangalis at angie@txlac.org.

About the Instructor:

Angie lives with her exceptional husband and three children near Dallas, TX.
She has been an artist all her life and holds a BA in Art. Her passions include Calligraphy, Zentangle and Philanthropy. She is the past president of IAA and is currently the organizer for the upcoming Legacies II, The 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference – July 19 – 26, 2014.

For more about Angie, see her websites:http://angievangalis.wordpress.com and http://www.avgraphics.net.

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Harvest Crittenden Workshop: Lyrical Lombardics

Lyrical Lombardics

Harvest Crittenden, a master penman, will be teaching a workshop titled Lyrical Lombardics on March 1-2 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving. Kaligrafos, the Dallas Calligraphy Guild is hosting the workshop. For more information, visit our workshop page on our website:




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From Concept to Finish Jan. 11

Is that blank piece of lovely artist’s paper intimidating you? You’ve had some classes and are feeling more comfortable with one or two calligraphy hands. Now you want to make real things! Projects are so fulfilling, but how and where do you start? We will have fun together looking at methods of working and developing your ideas. Hands-on brainstorming will be part of the adventure.

Carol Scott will be taking us from concept to finish at the January Meeting of Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Guild. We meet the second Saturday from 10-12 at the First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Room 204-enter on the north side of the building where we place a Kaligrafos sign. Social time begins at 9:30. Come and join us January 11th.


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Legacies II Workshops Posted



Legacies, 2014 Calligraphy Conference logoJoin us at Legacies, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference held at
Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and
Eisemann Performing Arts Center
Richardson, TX on 
July 19 – 26, 2014.
Faculty has been announced and workshops are posted!
Embellishments Expo will feature 90 minute and 3 hour classes along with vendors offered throughout the entire week.So, if you can’t stay for the week, you can get a Day Pass at Embellishements and take a few Break-Outs to inspire your creative spirit! We are in the process of getting CPE certified…cross your fingers!

If you have a project that is related to the lettering arts, and interested in teaching a Break-Out session at Legacies, please see details and apply online by January 31, 2014.   www.CalligraphyConference.org

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Legacies II, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference early registration

Register for Legacies!
SEPT 1 – NOV 30, 2013

Legacies, 2014 Calligraphy Conference logoLegacies II, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference will be held at the the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and Eisemann Performing Arts Center in Richardson, TX
July 19 – 26, 2014.

Legacies will also feature Embellishments Expo – 90 minute and 3 hour classes and vendor booths offered throughout the entire week open to the public.

Save $100! Now is the time to Pre-Register with an Early Bird deposit to get at lower registration number (for better chance of getting your class choice) at Legacies. Early Bird Registration ends NOV 30, 2013 – look for the PRE-REGISTER. Visit www.CalligraphyConference.org for details and to register.

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Kaligrafos Meeting: Ornament Lettering and Craft Sale Nov. 9


The November meeting of Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Guild will take place on November 9th from 10-12 at the First United Methodist Church in Richardson, room 217A. It is located at 503 North Central Expressway in Richardson, just south of Arapaho.



Debi Sementelli will be demonstrating how to letter on rounded objects such as ornaments. In addition, we will be holding our annual craft sale. Come and find wonderful gifts for the holidays as well as be inspired to create your own. http://www.kaligrafos.com/

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