​​​​​Summer Boot Camp for Calligraphers

With the talented and always fun

Carrie Imai

FREE to all our Guild members

Never used a dip pen in your life?
Taken every calligraphy workshop ever offered

(both in person & on-line)?
Somewhere in between?

We have the summer on-line calligraphy program to tighten up your nibs and loosen up your lettering!!!










Carrie will instruct newbies on exactly how to use a straight edged dip pen
This program will have something for EVERYONE
Beginner to Seasoned Calligrapher


We will meet online bi-weekly in June, July, & August
Mondays from 7-9 p.m. EDT
June 7 & 21; July 12 & 26; August 16 & 30


We will begin with how to properly use a Straight edged dip Pen
We will look at Italics, Foundational, and Uncial lettering styles
You will be a stronger calligrapher at the end of the summer wherever your starting point


She has been instructing for 35+ years, and loves helping each student find their own best letters
You can expect to see a marked improvement in your writing
And expand your knowledge of what makes a good alphabet

Carrie is famous for showing calligraphers how to make their letters dance

Plan to join us every other Monday as we have fun and inspire one another to  excel

Supply List  and Calligraphy Bootcamp Flyer

Rachel will be joining us for a workshop

Beyond the Literal Letter

October 2 & 3

9 a.m until noon both days

Workshop price is $60

More details coming soon

Past Workshops

FREE to all our Guild members

Calligraphy on Ice

Monday, March 22, 2021

7 - 9 p.m.

On-line with Andrea Alvarez Reno

At the intersection of Calligraphy and Cookies, you will find our first Guild sponsored program of 2021.  Yes, that is right, this is a delicious freebie for you!


This is NOT a cookie decorating class, this is a class especially for calligraphers, by a calligrapherAndrea Reno will provide us with recipes and much helpful information for making outstanding cookies, but in the workshop, we will look at how we calligraphers can write with icing.


If you haven’t already checked out Andrea Reno’s luscious work, go to her website at

Andrea has presented this workshop to the Chicago Calligraphy Collective.  She made a video on Instagram and FB with Royal Icing instructions. The link is below.

 (whenever she says Chicago Calligraphy Collective, think instead FotA 😊 )

All supplies can be found at Michael’s or at Andrea’s favorite bakery supplies links below.

A handout with supplies, recipes and suppliers is found on the Members Only page.

We will video tape the Workshop, so you will have access to it for a month.

Need not have cookies to watch the video, if you just make the icing

You can practice on parchment paper.  But why not have cookies, every letter guaranteed delicious!

These are the links to Andrea's videos on her social media platforms:

Instagram: @arenocalligraphycakes

Facebook: Andrea Reno Calligraphy & Cakes


notes from Andrea:  On the facebook group , the majority of the audience is Hispanic

so you will find videos in both Spanish and English.

                                     The videos you will find are for making royal icing and another one for making royal icing flowers.

The royal icing flowers video is not part of the class, but it is there if someone wants to give it a try,

                                     Please remind everyone it is not necessary to have iced cookies for class, because they can

practice on parchment paper, but it definitely makes it more fun to have them.

I hope you will join us Monday March 22 at 7 p.m.!!

Pat Blair Atlanta Guild MC logo.jpg

Julie Wildman

Alphabets Inspired by Nature













On Zoom

Suitable for all levels

Saturday, April 10

from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Check out the following documents

Supply List for the class and Basics for Zoom Workshop Attendees




Pat Blair

Copperplate Masterclass

On Zoom

Copperplate experience suggested

Saturday & Sunday, May 15/16 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.


Supply List for the class and Pat's website

Julie Wildman Nature Alphabet
Workshop Yallop Calligraphy

Rachel Yallop

Drawn & Shaded Letters

Demonstration EXCLUSIVELY for

Friends of the Alphabet













June 14 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Supply List



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.