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The Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild is a non-profit organization for calligraphers of all skill levels.

We meet monthly in the Boise area, and anyone interested in learning calligraphy is welcome!


Welcome to the Inkspots!  

If you are interested in calligraphy in any way, please contact us. We'd love to meet you and help further your calligraphic pursuits! 


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Inkspots Calligraphy Exhibit 

"Be the Light"

Go to our Gallery to see our members' entries to our annual Inkspots Calligraphy Exhibit.  The Exhibit travels each month to select Treasure Valley public libraries for display. 


Upcoming Events

    • October 07, 2022
    • October 08, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • College of Western Idaho Boise Campus 1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709
    • 7

    Fall Workshop 2022

    Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2022

    Please join us for a 2-Day workshop taught by our very own Inkspots member, Karla Hamilton.  Her White Vine instruction was so well-received this year that we asked her to teach us something else from her wealth of experience. She is delighted to introduce us to the  Foundational hand, which has many applications and uses in calligraphic compositions. 

    This workshop will be held at College of Western Idaho (This is an Inkspots event; CWI is not a sponsor or affiliated). Class supply list is below with possible updates. Registrants will be notified of workshop info updates and confirmation.  Open to any skill level.  Class size is limited to 16, so sign up today to secure your seat. 

    Examples of Karla's Foundational work:

    Tentative Supply List

    Speedball C 1 (or comparable Mitchell or Brause). I prefer the Speedball for ease of use especially for beginners

    Pen staff (straight holder)

    Pencil for drawing lines

    2 HB wood pencils - sharp


    9 x 12 Marker layout pad



    Drawing board for paper

    Ink of your choice - black or walnut

    • November 21, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • College of Western Idaho Boise Campus 1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

    Inkspots Guild Meeting

    Monday, November 21, 2022

    6:30pm - 8:30pm

    CWI:  Boise Campus Pintail Building 

    1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

    Room:  APIN 1204 

    TOPIC:   Pointed Pen Uncials with Lea Bateman-King

Past events

September 19, 2022 September Guild Meeting NEW DATE/ROOM
August 18, 2022 Inkspots Picnic and Swap Meet
August 06, 2022 August Pen Meet NEW LOCATION
May 19, 2022 May Guild Meeting
April 30, 2022 Pen Meet
April 21, 2022 April Guild Meeting
March 17, 2022 March Guild Meeting
March 04, 2022 Fraktur Workshop with Nina Tran
February 17, 2022 February Guild Meeting
January 20, 2022 January Guild Meeting
November 18, 2021 November Guild Meeting
October 23, 2021 Fall Workshop with Carrie Imai
October 22, 2021 It All Begins with a Mark
September 16, 2021 September Guild Meeting: Field Trip to Wheelhouse Letterpress
June 19, 2021 Pen Meet
May 22, 2021 Workshop: Copperplate Garden with Barbara Close
May 20, 2021 May Virtual Guild Meeting
May 13, 2021 May Board Meeting
May 01, 2021 Pen Meet
April 15, 2021 April Virtual Guild Meeting
April 08, 2021 Board Meeting
March 18, 2021 March Virtual Guild Meeting
February 18, 2021 February Virtual Guild Meeting
January 21, 2021 January Member Virtual Meeting
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Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild
P. O. Box 265
Eagle, Idaho 83616

Email us at: info@idahoinkspots.org 

The Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild is a registered non-profit corporation (D) with the State of Idaho, No. 630468

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