Guild Members Only

On January 11, 2020 the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association will decommission its extensive calligraphy library. We have many popular and out of print editions to expand your own collection. At this members-only meeting, the books will be dispersed through a free lottery.
Please join us to show support for your guild.
Note: This is your only opportunity to participate in the free lottery.
Refreshments will be served, so please RSVP by January 6, 2020.

  • Date: January 11, 2020
  • Location: Carlo Ditta, 1445 MacArthur Ave, Harvey, lA 70058
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM



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The deadline has been extended. Don’t miss this opportunity to be among the first to take Maria Helena Hoksch’s new course on Modern Copperplate. Maria Helena will be teaching this class at the upcoming IAMPETH conference in Denver and it has quickly become one of the most popular courses.

You may register on our web site via PayPal or email Debbie at to reserve a space. See the posting below for futher information about time, place, fee & suppplies.

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Copperplate in the 21st Century

A Modern Version for Today – Intermediate Skill Level Workshop

Saturday, April 13th 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday, April 14th 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Carlo Ditta, 1445 Mac Arthur Ave, Harvey, LA 70058

$80 via PayPal

This class will take a look at so-called modern calligraphy, seen everywhere nowadays. Chances are you either love it or hate it. I hated it, till I decided that if I can’t beat them, join them. I chose to benefit rather than lose out, by taking a closer look at this popular approach to lettering. So should you.

Maria Helena Copperplate at New Orleans Lettering Arts Association
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February Calligraphy Meeting

Medieval Manuscripts

Join us on Saturday, February 16 for a presentation on medieval manuscript page layouts with Sondra Venable, then use these techniques to create a page layout of your own. Sondra will have books on hand as well as work of her own.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 · 9:00am – Noon


A poem of 2-3 stanzas, or a quotation of similar length

A sheet of hot-press watercolor paper, 9″x12″, or 11″x14″

Graph paper or other practice paper

Black ink

Pen with broad nib, 1-2 millimeters wide

Red, blue, and white gouache

Gold ink or gouache

Small cups or palette for mixing gouache with water

Small, pointed brushes


Carlo Ditta Meeting Room, 1445 MacArthur Ave, Harvey, LA 70058

Email Eugenia to register for this meeting

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Houston Calligraphy Guild Retreat

The Houston Calligraphy Guild is hosting a retreat on Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Sunday February 17, 2019 and one of our members is teaching a class!

Patti Adams will be teaching Color in Calligraphy. There will be other guild members from around the Southwest teaching classes including Folded Pen, Bernd Letters, and Watercolors.

Learn more and register here!

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