Workshops

John's Schedule of upcoming classes
photos from workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Workshops with John Stevens 2017

 

São Paulo, Brazil | February 25-March 1, 2017 | Picts from Workshop>


Dallas Year Long Class | May 13 & 14,  October, 20-22, December 2 & 3, 2017, Feb 16, 17 2018

Texas Lettering Arts Council | Multiple classes with the same participants. This format allows us to reach for more, investigate more deeply, beneath the surface, into the lessons that lettering, calligraphy and design offers with time between for reflection and practice.read more


Chicago 2017 | August 5-6 and 12-13, 2017 | 2 consecutive weekends

Roman Capital Workshop. We work the first weekend with a week in between to practice independently and meet the following weekend. We will continue the workshop with same participants. Studying Roman is intense, fatigue is managed with time to reflect.


Cheerio 2017 | September 24-29 , 2017 | In the mountains of North Carolina

“Stability, then movement” Class Description

 

Upcoming Workshops

My first 32 page book of calligraphy from the 1990’s. There were 3 total, each featuring a quote done in a unique style of pen or brush calligraphy. This book was “pre-digital” age, meaning that I did the paste-ups on mechanical boards including any type which was set by a typography house. Very analogue.

Important Calligraphy resources:

Letterworks Conference: The 36th International Lettering Arts Conference will be held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Over four hundred artists, educators, entrepreneurs, historians, authors, students, and hobbyists are expected to be in attendance.

New York Society of Scribes Founded in 1974, and based in New York City, the Society is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines.

Chicago Calligraphy Collective We are an organization of individuals pursuing this beautiful art by study, collaboration and practice, practice, practice!

Texas Lettering Arts Council Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for the lettering arts while creating cultural awareness of the lettering arts community.

John Neal Books: Specialty supplier of Books and Materials for calligraphers and book artists. Also publishes some books.

San Francisco Public Library Harrison Collection: A wonderful collection of calligraphy and book arts. A must visit/see.

Manuscript page: Precious manuscript, stolen from Turin archdiocese, recovered in Florida

Vatican Library: Sources of beautiful, historical manuscripts

British Library: 30,000 images that you can look at up close.

Morgan Library: Very fine collection of books and manuscripts. Many exhibitions

NYPL New York Public Library: Photos of archives/illuminated manuscripts

Calligraphy Centre | Joyce & Jim Teta; Calligraphy and Cheerio Retreats (where I teach)

J-LAF | Japan Letter Arts Forum Organization for western calligraphy in Japan. Exhibitions, articles and workshops. A Wide array of exhibitions & learning opportunities.

Guide to picking brush pens for calligraphy.