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Masscribes offers its members and interested non-members many opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge of calligraphy and its related arts. World-renowned instructors, as well as New England’s accomplished calligraphers and lettering artists, provide instruction and share their talents in a variety of workshop formats. Workshops have included instruction in italic, copperplate, pointed pen, gilding, paste paper and even business tips for the calligrapher. Visit our website frequently to view the most up-to-date opportunities to enhance your calligraphic repertoire.

 2017 Workshops

  • April 8-9, 2017 "Sumptuous Surface- Collage Book" with Jacqueline Sullivan
  • September 16-17, 2016: "Ruling Pen Rules!" with Michael Clark
  • 2017 Reggie Ezell: Masscribes is privileged to be able to bring Reggie Ezell to teach his year-long course.

Sumptuous Surface - Collage Book with Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan Flyer

We will develop a rich surface as pages for our books with a series of exercises, using simple materials - mainly paint and gesso. We’ll build layers, starting with mark making and Asemic writing. We'll cover and uncover portions of those layers. We will omit and add text as we go, balancing visual activity and quiet, discovering from within what leads to the best integration of our ideas and feelings. Covering, uncovering, discovering! Our final project will be a sewn book made from one sheet of watercolor paper. The flaps and folds of this artist book provide many creative opportunities for cut-outs and collage. There are no limits to the imagination!



WHO: Beginner to Advanced

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, April 8th and 9th, 2017, 9AM - 5 PM

WHERE: Sportsman's Club, 576 Nichols St., Norwood, MA

LIMIT: 18 Participants

NOTES: Scholarships are available for members in good standing. All participants must be current Masscribes members. The total cost for this workshop will be approximately $135-$145 plus supply fee The workshop is limited to 18 participants. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis. Refunds will be given only if we are able to fill the vacancy from the waiting list.


 2016 Workshops

  • April 9-10, 2016 "A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye" with Amity Parks 
  • May 21-22, 2016 Dan Mooney
  • September 17-18, 2016: Carl Rohrs
  • 2017: Reggie is coming! Masscribes is privileged to be able to bring Reggie Ezell to teach his year long course.

Further workshop plans:


Fall 2015:

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord will be offering a one day workshop entitled Book-play on November 7, 2015. This fast paced, fun workshop is packed with ideas! There is no sewing and you will leave with a number of small books and many new ideas for making cards and gifts. Registration will be in early fall.

Spring 2016:

April 9-10 of 2016, Amity Parks will be coming from Missoula Montana to teach Fearless Pages. Amity has been featured in Bound and Lettered Magazine, Volume 11 number 2, and you can see her work at Registration for this workshop will be in January of 2016 with a $50 deposit to hold your space.

Also on May 21-22 of 2016, Dan Mooney will me teaching another workshop on gilding.

Carl Rohrs will be here September 17-18, 2016. Topic is TBA.

2017: Reggie is coming! Masscribes is privileged to be able to bring Reggie Ezell to teach his year long course one last time before he retires and hangs up his travel gear. We will be accepting deposits of $100 beginning in March of 2016. Because of the extensive preparation needed for this class and the need to book the room far in advance we need to ask for deposits early. At that time we will be able to tell you the anticipated cost for the six sessions and an overview of the course content. Dates are March 4/5, April 22/23, June 17/18, August 12/13, October 7/8, December 2/3 (all 2017)