Our Atlanta Guild is committed to the continuing education of our membership.  We are fortunate that we have been visited by many national and international professional teaching calligraphers and lettering artists through the years. 

On this page you will find:

  • A list of our upcoming workshops

  • General information on our workshops

  • A link to the workshop registration form

  • A link to the workshop etiquette form

  • A link to the FotA Expense Reimbursement Form

Due to the pandemic, workshops will take place on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

The following Workshop has been Postponed  

- Look for New Date to be announced soon -

Diane Stum Fekete

Italic & Introduction to Broad Edged Pens

Are you new to Italic lettering?

New to using Broad edged nibs for Calligraphy?

Looking for an Italic refresher class?

Access the supply list here

This workshop is designed just for you!  Learn the elegant Italic letterforms that developed during the 15th century Italian Renaissance.  We’ll cover letter, word and line spacing; learn tips and tricks for working successfully with broad edged pens; and discuss layout & design principles.  As time permits, we’ll use Zoom tools and features to “share” student work for feedback.  Additional insights for left-handers!  This is a four-session (3 hours each) online workshop via Zoom.


This workshop is for Friends of the Alphabet exclusively, and will be limited to 20 students.   The workshop fee is $95, payable to Friends of the Alphabet.   If you know someone who is not in the Guild, but would like to learn more about Italic and broad edge pens, please share this information.  They are welcome to join the Guild for the usual membership fee of $24 in addition to the $95 workshop fee (total $119).  

Diane Stum Fekete has been a calligrapher, instructor and artist for

more than 25 years.  She’s taught calligraphy, book binding, paper

decoration techniques and mixed media painting for art guilds, home

school associations, community college and private clients, as well as

at Naropa University in Boulder CO.  She has been an active member

of several calligraphy guilds and served as president of Michigan

Association of Calligraphers.  In her current artwork, Diane

explores the intersection of western calligraphy and abstract

painting, which she exhibits locally, nationally and internationally.


Diane joined FotA after relocating from Colorado to Georgia in

mid -2018.  She has been instrumental in getting our Guild ready

for online workshops.  We are very glad to have her!!


September Online Workshop

Diane Stum Fekete

Text & Textures

September 19, 2020

more information coming soon!!



October Online Workshop


Julie Wildman

October 17 & 18, 2020

more information coming soon!!



November Workshop

Heather Held

November 6, 7 & 8, 2020

We had Heather scheduled, and she still has the date reserved for us. 

In person or online tbd


Mail your check, payable to FOTA, to our guild treasurer Lori Rausch at:

FOTA WORKSHOP, c/o Lori & Jim Rausch 

361 Clipper Bay Drive, Alpharetta, GA. 30005-4226


Use electronic Transfer:  

Bank of America / Zelle, thefriendsofthealphabet


For more information, please contact:

Katy Burge 

Workshop Chair

Contact info: or text at 678-910-8273

Possible Future Workshops

Sherri Thornton

Dates TBD 


Rachel Yallop from England

Date: March 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2021

Topic: TBD


Loredana Zega
Date: TBD

Topic: May be Roman Caps

Paul Antonio
Topic: TBD
Date: TBD


Pat Blair
Date: TBD
Topic: TBD

General Workshop Information

When applicable:

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.

Click here for the Workshop Registration Form

Click here for the Workshop Etiquette Form

FotA Expense Reimbursement Form

Click here