Rachel Yallop

Large Italic using Automatic Pens


Rescheduled to January 7

9a.m.  2p.m.

(with an hour break for lunch at noon)


Will be via zoom

and available for 30 days


Supply List

• Lots of paper for practice, eg. layout or lining paper. Perhaps some cartridge/drawing paper or a textured paper for more finished pieces
• Automatic pens in the larger sizes, eg. 4, 5 and/or 6.
• Free flowing ink. I use Pelikan 4001.

Sherrie Loveler Marking Time - Introduction to a Daily Practice

9 Jan 2023

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Will be via zoom

and available for 30 days


Sherrie Lovler learned calligraphy in high school and has given workshops in lettering and related topics since she was 22. She has taught at several international calligraphy conferences, Ghost Ranch, Letters California Style, various museums, art centers and guilds, as well as accredited classes at Northern Arizona University. Her passion is in calligraphic painting, where the mark is not bound by letters. She was interviewed in Letter Arts Review issue 35:3 and is the author, illustrator and designer of On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy, which won a gold medal for Most Outstanding Book Design from Independent Publishers Book Awards (2016). Her work can be seen at

Holly Monroe

Calligraphy as Spiritual Discipline

January 21 & 22, 2023

10a.m. -5p.m.

On-line via Zoom



Joining God and Self, Word and Image with expressive calligraphy gives you the ability to deepen your personal spiritual growth as well as touch the lives of others….bringing encouragement and hope. Learn to practice your passion for calligraphy to create unique, life giving designs. We will meditate on and think through your selection of thought provoking words, choosing the phrases that speak to you and learn to arrange them in a variety of impactful layouts. Interpret the spirit of the text with imagery, decoration, flourishes and multiple lettering styles changing the weight, height and mood of the letters, first in pencil layouts and as time permits, finalize with watercolor, colored pencil, simple collage or with other tools and materials that you have with you. Create a simple portfolio in which to carry your designs home or gift them to another. Whatever your faith or spiritual bent, you are welcome in this class as we “feed the soul by making meaningful words beautiful.”


Past Workshops

The Business of Calligraphy

Holly Monroe

Monday September 19, 2022

5 -8 Eastern Time

Member RSVP

The entrepreneurial spirit has struck, and you realize…I need to know about pricing my calligraphy and maximizing my income. And where do I find clients? Join Holly Monroe as she offers a 3-hour peek into her studio, while sharing tips from her 42 years of experience. Additional topics include studio organization, types of projects that customers ask for, licensing your work with a publisher, shows, teaching, managing your schedule and workflow, reproducing your originals, order form and contract, advertising, meeting with the ‘custom’ client and basic taxes for a sole proprietor. Learn what special supplies and materials Holly uses as well as the hardware and software that make her business go. Anything else you would like to know? Please ask! Students are invited to submit their top 3 questions in advance or during the workshop. Handouts included.



10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Village Corner German Restaurant and Bakery

6655 James B. Rivers Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain, GA

This class will be limited to 12 participants



Nancy Hays Hills shared her beautiful Coptic bound journals with FotA during the May 2022 meeting.

In this workshop we will use the single needle technique to make a Coptic bound book, approximately 6½ x by 10 inches closed, 13 x 10 inches when fully opened. This non-adhesive structure features an exposed spine with visible chain stitching that lays completely flat when open, making it ideal for journals. Each participant will make one blank book to fill as you see fit! Conservation quality materials, including Nancy's preferred Arches Text Wove paper, will be provided.

You need only bring yourself and a pencil.

If you have any of the following you may wish to bring them:
small self-healing mat, appx. 12 x 8½ inches (Please do not bring anything larger)
12 inch ruler
small awl
bone folder 
There is no need to buy anything before the workshop. A list of supply sources will be provided after the workshop, should you wish to buy tools or materials to make additional books.

We will have a one hour break for lunch. 

If you have any questions about the book making process, please contact Marcia Watt at

Questions about the workshop, contact Katy Burge at

Marcia Watt is currently a calligrapher and book artist in the Atlanta area. Previously she was the Preservation Librarian at Yale University and at Emory University. She first studied calligraphy with Robert Palladino at Reed College and the Portland Museum of Art. Her first book binding teacher was Gisela Noack, Head of Library Conservation, Yale University. Marcia's work has been exhibited in several locations around the U.S and in China. Her awards include first place in a Southeast Guild of Book Workers exhibit and third place at the Nantong International Contemporary Craft Biennale. Currently she is collaborating with a bookbinder/conservator to recreate an 11th century Benventan manuscript.

Spencerian Workshop


Bill Kemp (in person)

Sunday July 17


Contact with questions


Bill Kemp’s Spencerian Workshop

will be held at 550 Pharr Road

Atlanta, Georgia  30305


(workshop will be limited to 20 people)

“Weaving words”

Blending calligraphy with the textile arts

 Two ONLINE evening sessions

26 • 27 April |  7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


Inspired in traditional textiles we will try to rescue their weaving technique, designs, graphics, motifs and color palettes. We will search for the color scheme, predominant & complimentary colors and accents. Study their designs, the character of line and drawings, the texture and pattern in order to mingle and blend calligraphy with the textile arts. With this knowledge we will design alphabets that will resemble our textiles. It’s my intention to share with you my own experimentation and findings and hope you will find new solutions to your calligraphic compositions from this new perspective. We will add stitches and even make books with the use of the sewing machine.

So let´s start weaving!

and again for your convenience:

General Workshop Information


Katy Burge 

Workshop Chair

Contact info: or text at 678-910-8273


Mail your check, payable to FOTA, to our guild treasurer Barbara Leasure at:
Barbara Leasure (FoTA Workshops)
30 Mimosa Court, Oxford, GA. 30054
Use electronic Transfer:
Accepted Methods: Zelle/Popmoney

For Venmo use ATL_FOTA

IMPORTANT:  Please see registration form/guidelines for more detail and cancellation policies

Online Workshop Registration Form and Guidelines

In-Person Workshop Registration Form and Guidelines

Workshop Etiquette Form

FotA Expense Reimbursement Form


When applicable for In-Person Workshops

In person workshops will be held at 550 Pharr Rd. NE Building, Atlanta GA

550 Pharr Rd NE building (Info here)

Set up time : Anytime after 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (unless informed otherwise)

Workshop costs haven't changed, and we generally keep it at these prices. 

1-day workshop:      $85

2-day workshop:    $175

3-day workshop:    $225



Changes may occur if the workshop attendance/sign-up is low. For those who've signed up, you'll be given a choice. For example: If, as a group everyone agrees, the costs for workshop will increase to make up any differences for workshop expenses. With previous workshops with low sign-up, the increase has varied from $15 to $40.

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