The Colleagues of Calligraphy based in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. is pleased to have you visit our digital home. We hope you enjoy what you find here and see why we think the world is a more interesting place wherever calligraphy is found.

The Latest News

06.11.18  Grab your pens and paper and get thee to your local brewery! Our next MeetUp is at Pryes Brewing Company (map) tomorrow, June 13. Show up at 7:00 pm—we’ll stay as late as we want or until they kick us out. Then, on Wednesday, June 27 it’ll be at Able Seedhouse and Brewery (map), starting at 7:00 pm as well.

04.28.18  Challenge #5 is waiting for you at our CoC Practice Project! Check it out under "LETTERING" on the Calligraphy Calisthenics page.

03.11.2018  It is a pleasure to announce that Erin Dung is the winner of the 2018 Jo White Scholarship Award! Read about her plans for calligraphic study here.

05.09.18  Jean Formo, our programs director, has put together an excellent guide for how to arrange a meaningful one and one-half day study time at HMML or a two and one-half day visit to study the manuscript holdings at HMML. The article tells you exactly how to do it, all the steps involved, and in what order to accomplish everything. Read it here.






President’s Message


I am fond of saying that when you discover calligraphy, and others who share your love of the art of beautiful handwriting, you have found your tribe.

From the look and feel of lush papers to out-of-the-ordinary surfaces lettered with rich inks, pigments or paints, hand-made lettering simply takes our breath away.

Maybe you are new to appreciating or learning about calligraphy. Perhaps you are a long-time student or master of this art.

Whatever your background, I invite you to explore how we express our passion for calligraphy. Our members are a generous, welcoming group of people, eager to learn from you and share what they know.

This website, newly re-designed as of July 2017, enables us to be more interactive. We expect and are excited for how it will change and develop over time.

I invite you to share your thoughts and ideas about what you find here – or would like to find – by contacting me at president@colleaguesofcalligraphy.com.

Maura Lynch


Mission Statement

Our mission is to PROMOTE the critical practice of calligraphy as a craft and as an art form, and to ENCOURAGE individual excellence, and to FOSTER a wider appreciation and a deeper understanding of calligraphy, its history and applications through the free interchange of ideas and techniques.

Art credits this page:  Diane von Arx – Colleagues of Calligraphy logo

Copyright for all art resides with the Colleagues of Calligraphy or the originators of the works. No reproduction is allowed without the express written permission of the Colleagues of Calligraphy or the individual artists.