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calligraphy guild

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 

"Obscure Words"

Go to our online 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. The current exhibit schedule is listed in the Gallery. 


Upcoming Events

    • October 27, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 2701 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642

    Artful Gatherings and Nature Wanderings
    Evening Presentation with Connie Furgason

    Connie will be here the weekend of October 28-29 teaching our Inkspots' fall workshop, and on Friday, October 27 we will host her for a lecture. This event is free of charge and is open to anyone interested in calligraphy, even if you have not registered for the workshop.  

    A variety of artwork and influences from where Connie began to where the process has taken her. Includes calligraphy, landscape, florals, and some abstract.

    Please let us know if you can join us on Friday, October 27, 2023, 7pm, at Scentsy located at 2701 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642. 

    Directions: After turning into the main entrance from Pine you'll turn right and take the first left. You can park to the west of the tower (the main building) and there is a door on the west side. 

    • October 28, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 29, 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • 2701 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642
    • 11

    Idaho Inkspots Workshop with Connie Furgason:
    Italic Variation

    Saturday, October 28, 2023 and Sunday, October 29, 2023
    The workshop will be held at Scentsy.

    Directions: After turning into the main entrance from Pine you'll turn right and take the first left. You can park to the west of the tower (the main building) and there is a door on the west side. There will be a sandwich board sign to direct people.

    Regular Registration with new membership:  $195
    Discount Registration for current members:  $175

    Working from basic Italic letterforms we will invite variation to counterspace size, letter height combined with pressure-release on downstrokes to create textured letters. The result offers interesting visual texture and contrast along with some dance within the letters and words resulting. Basic Italic required.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy: If you need to withdraw, a full refund will be issued 14 days before the class begins. Otherwise the tuition fee is forfeited unless a wait-listed student can take your place.

Past events

September 21, 2023 September Guild Meeting
August 17, 2023 Picnic and Swap Meet
May 18, 2023 May Guild Meeting
April 22, 2023 Spring Workshop with Carl Rohrs
April 21, 2023 Carl Rohrs Evening Presentation: Germany in the Twenties
March 16, 2023 March Guild Meeting
March 04, 2023 Pointed Brush Online Workshop with Brecken
February 16, 2023 February Guild Meeting
January 19, 2023 January Guild Meeting
November 21, 2022 November Guild Meeting
October 07, 2022 Basics of Foundational Hand Two-Day Workshop
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

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

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