Programs & Workshops
Our members’ skill levels, ages, and interests make for an exciting learning environment where information and experiences are exchanged.
Our monthly program meetings are held:
• September through November and February through May
• On the third Saturday of the month
• From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Social time from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., with the meeting and program beginning at 1:00 p.m.
• At Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, usually in the Jackman Room on the lower level
Non-members may attend one Colleagues program during our September through May activity year.
The Colleagues of Calligraphy is proud to bring in instructors from the U.S. and all over the world to teach in-depth workshops lasting 2-4 days. Generally the two-day workshops are held on a weekend. Each day is six hours of instruction. Class size is limited.
Details of workshops are posted online 6-8 weeks before the class dates. Find links for registration by clicking on an event below. Payment to secure a place is made online. Current dues-paying members are given first priority for placement (click on Become a Member at the bottom of this page).
In the event demand for a workshop seat is greater than capacity, a lottery draw of registrations is used to determine class participants.
Occasionally, event details may change. Please check back to make sure you have the most current information.
2017-2018 Programs, Workshops & Events
Join us for a hands-on exploration of the art of cut letters.
Join us for a visual adventure as we travel along with calligrapher and teacher Yukimi Annand as she shares insights and examples of her focus on experimentation.
Yukimi will guide us in using tools as extensions of our hand as we create marks and design alphabets to write our chosen texts in various ways. Study of layering, tones, basic design layout and composition, and use of line and space in Japanese calligraphy will be presented for making effective textures.
In this hands-on program, brush painter Bob Schmitt will share his process in creating 16 paintings paired with original Chinese calligraphy inspired by traditional Zen artists and teachers.