Memphis Calligraphy Guildsince 1987

since 1987


(displayed with most current first)

Pointed Pen Calligraphy Class

Class Location:
St. George’s Church
2425 Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Maggie Naylor
901-753-0194 (h)
901-482-9977 ©
contact Maggie at for registration

Pointed Pen Calligraphy

6 week classes
beginning March 6, 2017

Dates: (TUESDAYs)

Time:  6:00-8:30 p.m.
Cost:  $175 plus supplies
    All Levels are WELCOME!

    Beginning Calligraphy Class

    Where: Pinot's Palette Cordova
                   8225 Dexter Road #103
    When: Tuesdays April 12, 19, & 26, 2016
    Cost: $150 (includes all supplies)
    Click "Attend Event" to register. 

    You are invited to the following event:

    Multiple events from:
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM
    - to -
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9:00 PM (CDT)
    Pinot's Palette Cordova
    8225 Dexter Road

    View Map

    Share this event:
    In this class you will be introduced to the elegant italic hand. For 3 weeks you will learn and practice these beautiful letters. I will give you all the information you need to know about pens, inks, papers, and good reference books.  All materials are included in the cost of the course. Bring a pencil, ruler, and scissors. 

    How much does it cost? 
    $150 for 3 weeks, all supplies included.
    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
    The studio is off of Germantown Parkway, on Dexter. Corky's is the best landmark.  There is plenty of parking in front of the store.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    Contact me at

    Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

    Can I update my registration information?

    Share this event on Facebook and Twitter

    We hope you can make it!

    Roann Mathias

    Layering with Letters Workshop by Roann Mathias

    Workshop Description

    In this workshop, you will learn how to create multiple layers using text. This kind of layering creates interesting patterns, as well as a sense of depth in your art.  Using gesso, acrylic paint and acrylic mediums on paper, we will paint on and scrape out letterforms.  Neuland will be the primary style of lettering for this class, so there will be time spent reviewing that hand.

     Roann should need no introduction to our guild as an accomplished calligrapher and teacher.  Roann is a mixed media artist specializing in calligraphy. She designs greeting cards, stationery and calendars for Conception Abbey’s Printery House. Other clients include Cleo, Abbey Press and DaySpring. Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review and Somerset Studio Magazine, and exhibited at Chicago’s Newberry Library. She has taught workshops to guilds around the country, and was on the faculty of Island Magic in 2007. See some of her work at or

    Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2016
    Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
    Where: Memphis Northeast Police Precinct
                  6850 Appling Farms Parkway (Whitten Exit North off of I-40)
    Cost: $100 members, $125 non-members
    To Register: Contact Ann Rabinovitz (901-757-2403)
                          1696 Belledeer Drive West, Cordova, TN 38016
    Make checks payable to Memphis Calligraphy Guild
    Questions? Contact Roann at 901-737-5614, or

    Supply List:


    • Grid pad (8 squares per inch)
    • 1 Sheet Arches hot press watercolor (140#)
    • 1 pad Strathmore series Acrylic Pad, 12"x18" (available from Dick Blick)
    • And any other miscellaneous medium to heavy weight white paper that you might want to experiment with.

    Tools for Writing:

    • Parallel Pen, size 6.0 (Blue cap)
    • Automatic pens, whatever sizes you have
    • Coit Pens
    • Large size speedball nibs (C1 and C0)
    • Flat brushes that you can use with acrylic paint (1/4, 1/2, and any larger ones that you already         have.) Large flat brushes, 2-3 inches wide, and a few small round brushes.

    Other Tools:

    • Water containers, several yogurt size cups to hold mixed paints, cloth rags, paper towels, popsicle sticks, large flat palette knives (preferably plastic), scissors, old credit cards


    • Any acrylic paint that you may already have. If you are going to buy any, 3 colors that you like (fluid acrylics if available).
    • Matte medium, Gesso, light molding paste


    •    Oil pastels, China marker, Stencils

    Pointed Pen Calligraphy Classes for Beginners

    6 week classes
    When: Thursdays beginning February 11, 2016 ending March 17, 2016
                 (Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 2, 10, 17)
                 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Where: St. George's Church 2425 Germantown Road, Germantown, TN 38138

    Instructor: Maggie Naylor
                        901-753-0194 (home) 901-482-9977 (cell)

    Cost: $175 for the 6 week class, plus supplies

    Take an in depth journey into the art of beautiful handwriting with this 6-week session of calligraphy classes.

    Learn how to create beautiful letterforms using pointed pens which are the common style used to created Copperplate and Spencerian calligraphy and are being used today by many calligraphers particularly for wedding calligraphy.

    Have fun putting your new skills to use by practicing addressing envelopes, and other simple projects. 

    Great class for beginners who have never picked up a calligraphy pen, but also great for all levels to continue to grow and perfect the art of calligraphy. 


    Please send your Name, contact phone, and email to: to register, 
    then follow up with payment to finalize your registration.

    Fee can be paid through PayPal using my email address ( 
    or checks mailed to me at: 1583 Cherry Park Drive, Memphis TN 38120

    Memphis Calligraphy Guild will host Reggie Ezell in 2017!!

    The Memphis Calligraphy Guild is hosting Reggie Ezell's "26 Seeds: A Year to Grow" in 2017.  This is an opportunity not to be missed if you are truly interested in learning calligraphic hands and techniques. 2017 is the last year that Reggie will be teaching. For more information on course content, visit Reggie's website at or email at 

    Each session is a two day weekend, 9 to 5, meeting every other month.
      Dates in Memphis are: 
    Feb.4 &5, 2017
    Apr. 1 & 2, 2017
    June 3 & 4, 2017
    Aug. 26 & 27, 2017 
    Oct 21 & 22, 2017 
    Dec. 9 & 10, 2017 

    Place: Memphis Northeast Police Precinct
                6850 Appling Farms Parkway (Whitten Exit off of I-40)

    Cost: $1625 for the year-long workshop (this is based on 12 students and will be adjusted down if there are more than 12 students).

    Registration: $125 deposit to hold your place. You may make six payments of $250 each after the initial deposit is made. If you need a different payment schedule let Ann Rabinovitz know. 

    Make checks payable to Memphis Calligraphy Guild. 
    Mail to 1696 Belledeer Dr. Cordova TN 38016

    Questions? Contact Ann Rabinovitz 901-757-2403 or

    Beginning Calligraphy

    Roann is teaching beginning calligraphy classes at the Memphis College of Art.

    October 5-21, 2015
    Register by Sept 28
    Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9:30
    6 sessions, Tuition $255, Materials $15

    For older event notes, please search the archives in the sidebar.

    Make checks for workshops payable to Memphis Calligraphy Guild
    Mail to
    Ann Rabinovitz
    1696 Belledeer Dr. W., Cordova, TN 38016

    For questions telephone Ann at
    901-757-2403 or