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WELCOME!

Calligraphy is thriving in beautiful Birmingham, Alabama!

Hi! My name is Leah Dueffer, and as the current president, Id like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the exciting world of calligraphy through our guild website!

   

The Birmingham Calligraphy Guild, Les Enlumineurs, seeks to promote the art of beautiful writing in the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Our membership consists of a very diverse group of calligraphers, from the hobbyist to the full-time professional and every level of interest in between. We come from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Kentucky and many of our members travel to Birmingham to participate in the numerous learning opportunities hosted by the guild.

If you would like more information about the guild please contact either Leah or our membership chair, Jim Davis.

FEATURED:
Our guild was recently featured in the Paper & Ink Arts blog. You can view the article by following the link below.

Paper and Ink Arts Guild Showcase

NEXT MEETING
ORIENTATION FAIR

The Birmingham Calligraphy Guild will be holding our annual Orientation Fair on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook) community meeting room. 
We're looking for members to showcase your expertise! If you can demonstrate a calligraphy hand or  a type of artwork that goes along with calligraphy, we'd love your help! Please reply back so we can get you on our lineup.
We'd also love for members to bring finished pieces to display in the room. This could be envelopes you've made or received or framed pieces. 
If you would like to participate in the Orientation Fair, please reply back and we'll be expecting you! You'll receive a welcome packet from the Guild, and as you move along to each station, you'll receive handouts that you'll be able to take home.
So far, we will have demonstrations in:
Zentangles
Spencerian Script
Italics
Copperplate
Calligraphy in the world of Harry Potter
Colored Pencils
Watercolors
Please join us!
Leah Dueffer,
guild president

NEXT WORKSHOP:

November 12 and 13
The Holiday Flourish and Italian Hand with Heather Held
this workshop has a waiting list

Contact: Workshops

We have a full year of great workshops and fantastic programs! See the complete schedule >>

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

ORIENTATION FAIR

October 1, 2016
9 am - 1 pm
Emmet O'Neal Library

There will be members' work displayed as well as demonstrations of quite a few calligraphy styles and other types of art that often accompany calligraphy work. See below for more details.

Valentine Card Slideshow

We will be having a Valentine card exchange for next Valentine's Day. A workday has been set up to work on cards November 11 at the Emmet O'Neal Library.

GUILD CALENDAR: