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We Have a Scholarship Winner!
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2016/2017 Calligraphy & Art Related Classes
Offered by Colleagues Members

Karen Eighmy: “Introduction to Calligraphy: Roman Foundational, Italic, Blackletter”, Wednesdays, February 1, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 (no class 2/8), 6:30-8:30pm; Scott Highlands Middle School, Apple Valley; 651-423-7925

Judith Michalski: “Beginning Calligraphy”, six sessions, Thursdays, February 2 – March 16 (no class on February 16), 6:45-8:45pm;, 612-668-4326

Judith Michalski: “Beginning Calligraphy”, six sessions, Tuesdays, February 14 – March 21, 6:30-8:30pm;, 651-774-3073

Kris MacDonald: “Pointed Pen Calligraphy”, Tuesdays, February 28 – April 11, 6:30-8:30pm; Minnetonka Center for the Arts,, 952-473-7361 x.16

Lori Tews: "East Meets West: Intro to Pointed Brush Lettering”, Tuesdays, February 28 – March 14, 5-7:30pm; Wet Paint Artists Materials and Framing, index.php/event/intro-pointed- brush-lettering/, 651-698-6431

Kris MacDonald: "Continuing Calligraphy”, Tuesdays, April 25 – May 16, 6:30-8:30pm; Minnetonka Center for the Arts,, 952-473-7361

Kris MacDonald: “Italic Calligraphy”, Thursdays, March 2 – April 6, 6:30-8:30pm; Hopkins Community Ed.,, 952-988-4070

Kris MacDonald: "Pointed Pen – Part 1”, Sundays, March 5 – 12, 1-4pm; Minnesota Center for Book Arts,, 612-215-2520

Kris MacDonald: "Pointed Pen – Part 2”, Sundays, April 2 – 4, 1-4pm; Minnesota Center for Book Arts,, 612-215-2520

Lori Tews: "Intro to Italic Calligraphy”, Wednesdays, April 5 – 26, 5-7:30pm; Wet Paint Artists Materials and Framing,, 651-698-6431 index.php/event/intro-italic- calligraphy-lori-tews/


Pat Barrett: "Italic Miniscule”, Saturdays, February 18, 24, March 4, 10:00am-12:30pm; White Bear Center for the Arts, 651-407-0597


Pat Barrett: "Italic Miniscule”, Saturdays, March 25, April 1, 8, 10:00am-12:30pm; White Bear Center for the Arts, 651-407-0597

Additional classes will be listed as they become available.


LetterWorks Arts Conference: June 24 - July 1, 2017

The 36th International Lettering Arts Conference will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Eager-to-learn commercial and fine artists of all skill levels bring their passion for hand lettering to learn from highly-regarded scribes from around the world.


The 2018 International Calligraphy Conference


Colleagues of Calligraphy Library

The Colleagues has an extensive library inventory. Members have access to a multimedia library of books, videos, slides, magazines and a variety of newsletters. Items can be checked out from September through May.

Contact our Librarian at for additional information. Please write "CoC Library" in the subject line of your email.

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The Jo White Scholarship Award (JWSA)
has been established by the Colleagues of Calligraphy.

It is a pleasure to announce that Brenna Jordan is the winner of the 2017 Jo WhiteScholarship Award!
Brenna joined the Colleagues of Calligraphy in 2014 and regards her membership as an invaluable part of her calligraphy development. She has attended many CoC workshops as well as the Midwest Art and Lettering Retreat, and has frequently volunteered to write reviews of these events.
Brenna has been lettering for over 25 years and has her own business (https://calligraphybybrenna. com) in Duluth, where she lives with her husband and three children. 
Brenna requested funding for in-depth calligraphic instruction from the renowned Tim Botts of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She plans to have both face to face instruction with Tim as well as correspondence and online learning sessions.
In her application, Brenna stated that she would like to learn how to design pieces that incorporate not only attractive design, technique and use of color, but also how to use the art of calligraphy to convey meaning and depth of language. She added that Botts’ extensive training in brush calligraphy, different tools, and papers (while he was living in Japan) will provide additional learning opportunities. 
Upon her completion of study, she will give a presentation on the experience and show the work she created. 
The Colleagues of Calligraphy Board of Directors thanks the scholarship committee for its careful consideration in selecting our 2017 recipient.
We heartily congratulate Brenna and wish her well in the coming year of calligraphic study!

We encourage members in good standing to consider applying for the scholarship. Applications now being accepted and are due January 31 of each calendar year. Call for Applications, Facilitator Guideline, Juror Guidelines, and Application.


The Colleagues Portfolio Group invites members to apply for juried participation. Its purpose is to provide to members higher goals and challenges.

Invitation, Application, Jurying Procedures,
and Trajan Worksheet.

Juried Show Selection Process


Local Art Supplies Online Supplies and Information Sites of Interest
Art Materials Daniel Smith Edina Art Center
Wet Paint John Neal Saint John’s Bible
Blick Paper & Ink Arts Minnesota Center for Book Arts
    Paradise Pen
    Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats

Tool and Feather

Cropped B

Ink and pens