We are a learning guild with members at all levels of experience. By sharing a love of hand-written letters, we build friendships and a greater confidence in our art.
Various types of day and evening classes involving many styles of lettering are available through area adult education and town recreation programs. Classes on related subjects which can enhance hand-lettered work (such as bookbinding, paper and card making, rubber stamping, watercolor and reproduction techniques) are also available in the Rochester area and some are taught by Guild members.
The Guild holds many “working” meetings, which appeals to students with a wide range of skills and interests.
In 2004, the Guild hosted nationally-known calligraphy instructor Reggie Ezell. Reggie presented a comprehensive look at the many skills necessary to do fine calligraphy.
Eight of our members attended Letterforum 2006; we spent a week immersed in calligraphy and visiting with calligraphers from around the world. This was the largest group from our guild to attend a conference. Several members also attended Odyssey 2010 in Boston. New friends were made, and old friendships were strengthened. We all grew in our art.
Members have attended many calligraphy conferences over the years, and brought great skills and ideas back to the guild.