CalligraFair 2017

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NOTE: Please RSVP to let us know if you’ll be joining us.  RSVPing does not guarantee a seat for the demos.  Demo seating is limited to 50 guests and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Join us and other SoCal letterers and calligraphers at our first CalligraFair in Monrovia, CA!


CalligraFair is a FREE event open to anyone interested in calligraphy and lettering.

This 2-day event will have:

Our goals are to bring awareness to the calligraphic arts and foster community among local calligraphers. This is a wonderful opportunity meet other SoCal letterers and calligraphers, learn new skills, and share your knowledge and love for the lettering arts.

To register, click HERE


Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017
10AM to 4PM


Smitten on Paper @smittenonpaper
114 E. Lemon Street, Monrovia, CA 91016

Photo courtesy of @smittenonpaper

Check out this Parking Map.


Saturday, May 6

Time Instructor Demo Topic
10:15 -11:00AM Bryan Chabolla OP/Off-Hand Flourishing
11:15AM – 12:00PM Tia Kim Brush Lettering
1:15 – 2:00PM Younghae Chung Pointed Pen Flourishing
2:15 – 3:00PM David Grimes Text Lettering & Engrosser’s
3:15 – 4:00PM Daniel Palacios Vectorizing Lettering

Sunday, May 7

Time Instructor Demo Topic
10:15 -11:00AM Dave Mark Pointed Pen Letter Variations
11:15AM – 12:00PM Victoria Kibildis Italic Lettering
1:15 – 2:00PM Bonnie Nelson Envelope Addressing
2:15 – 3:00PM Kristi Darwick Brush Pen Copperplate

Check out demo details HERE.
Learn more about our wonderful instructors HERE.


Photo courtesy of @johnnealbooks @foxandquills and @masgrimes

John Neal Bookseller

We’re excited to have JNB on site!  They’ll be selling popular and all-time favorite calligraphy books, nibs, inks, papers, penhodlers, and other goodies.

Preorder now through Monday, April 17.  Be sure to add item “LA17” to your cart to indicate that this is a preorder that is to be picked up at the CalligraFair.   Start your preorder here: Preorder with JNB.

Be sure to check out a few of our instructor‘s personal favorite supplies and tools for ideas!


The beloved Fox+Quills shop will be coming down from The Bay Area!  Hooray!

Come check out their hand-crafted leather pen rolls, home-made iron gall ink, finetec watercolor sets, oblique penholders, envelopes, and all the fabulous goodies you can find on their Fox+Quills Etsy shop.

For preorders, please contact Suzie at by Thursday, April 20.


David Grimes, one of our amazing instructors from Portland, OR, will have prints, penholders, and other wonderful goodies calligraphy goodies for sale!  Be sure to check it out.


Come hangout with your fellow calligraphers and letterers in the Study Hall!

The study hall is a designated area where you can practice, learn, and share your knowledge with other calligraphy enthusiasts. It will be an open space where you can bring your supplies and geek out over beautiful lettering with friends.
We highly recommend you check it out!