Workshop schedule 2021-22


Oct. 16, 20, 23 and 27  Barbedor, Paris 

“Text and Texture – Calligraphic Marks and Nature” online

Open to public (English/French translation)

Nov 12-13, 19-20  Cape Friends of Calligraphy, Republic of South Africa

“Drawn and built-up Capitals, study of works by Hermann Kilian” online


Jan 15-16 and 22  Chicago Calligraphy Collective, Chicago, IL  

“Drawn and built-up Capitals, study of works by Hermann Kilian” online

Feb 17-21 Letters California Style, Pomona, CA  Society for Calligraphy Southern California

“Sequence” in-person

Feb 26-27, March 5  Pacific Scribes, Santa Clara, CA

“Drawn and built-up Capitals, study of works by Hermann Kilian” online

March 12, 16, 19, 23  Portland Society for Calligraphy, Portland OR

April 2-3 The Carolina Lettering Arts Society 

“The Foundational Hand” online

May 7-8, 11 Cinque Ports Scribes UK

“Drawn and built-up Capitals, study of works by Hermann Kilian” online

June 25 – July 2 Write on The Edge, International Calligraphy conference,

Sonoma CA

“The Form of Nature and Calligraphic Textures”  In-person

Sequence workshop, Legacies III International Calligraphy Conference

July 6-8, 2021 19:00 AM-4:00 PM CT

Click link below to register.

I have been fascinated by the process of creating accordion books and series of pages with calligraphic lines and marks. The core of this workshop is the meaning of the text and the main content is calligraphic forms. I will instruct different exercises to create calligraphic textures and lines with the form. We will assemble all exercise sheets in a book form, and will construct accordion books and/or series of individual pages with selected exercise. Basic layout design, composition, use of colors and mediums will be presented.

I look forward working with you at the conference!

DRAWN AND BUILT-UP CAPITALS, Study of works by Hermann Kilian

Open registration has started for Drawn and Built-Up Capitals coordinated by Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild

This class has been filled. Thank you!

Dates: Thursday September 23, Friday 24 and Sunday 26, 2021

Times: Mornings – 10:30 am to 2:00 pm MDT with a 30 minute break (estimated at noon).

The Eventbrite link is

After you register, visit the Event Page to download the supply list.

When the Zoom link is available, it will also be accessed on the Event Page.

Text and Texture Workshop in May 2021

“Text and Texture – Experimental Calligraphy” workshop has been coordinated by The Gentle Penman. It is for all levels, and the registration has been opened to the public. If you are interested in, please check the link below.

Dates: 14-15, 21-22 May, 2021 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

Thank you!

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Thank you for visiting my website. My new site will be up soon. For now, here is my upcoming online workshop schedule.

January 16-17, 23 “Drawn Capitals/Hermann Kilian”  Calligraphers Guild, Japan

February 13-14, 20 “Text and Texture/Folded Pen” Calligraphers Guild, Japan

February 26-28 “Drawn Capitals/Study of Hermann Kilian”  Washington, DC

March 19-21 “The Foundational hand” SFC, CA

April 10-11, 17-18 “Text and Texture/Calligraphic Marks and Nature” Australia

May 1-2, 8-9 “Sequence” Australia

May 15-16, 13 “Text and Texture” Hong Kong

May 29-31 Birmingham, AL

June 11-13  “Drawn Capitals/Study of Hermann Kilian” SDSFC, CA

June 19-20, 26 “Drawn Capitals/Study of Hermann Kilian” South Korea

July 3-10, Legacies International Calligraphy Conference, TX