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Calligraphy Centre & Cheerio Retreats

Calligraphy Centre is made up of  professional calligraphers, book artists and teachers. It is also home to Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats; a premiere learning facility. Calligraphers from around the world gather to study in the mountains of North Carolina to work with the best calligraphers & lettering artists in the world.

Coming in 2020:
Joke Boudens | Spring Cheerio | May 3-8, 2020

Fall 2020 classes have been postponed due to the pandemic.

John Stevens | Autumn Cheerio | September 20-25, 2020

Barbara Calzolari | Artist Retreat | October 25 – 30, 2020

Message from Jim & Joyce

Photos from Spring 2019 | Italic Variations-John Stevens

Photos from May 2018 | Thomas Ingmire Class

Photos from September 2018 | John Stevens Class

Photos from October 2018 | Pamela Paulsrud Class

2017 CheerioWorkshops:  John Stevens | September 24-29 , 2017 | Photos ! |Joyce Teta & Artist Retreat | October 22-27 (class info>) | Photos!! | Photos from Spring 2017 with Thomas Ingmire | Photos from Spring 2016 | Fall 2016

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The studio of Joyce Teta features calligraphic services such as wedding invitations, certificates, envelope addressing and other social & business types of calligraphy & special commissions. She also teaches classes in her studio.
John Stevens offers a complete lettering & graphic design studio for logos, calligraphy & lettering for brand identity, packaging & book jacket design & documents. John also teaches classes at Calligraphy Centre. Both artists do one of a kind artworks by commission.

If you‘re new to calligraphy and would like to learn calligraphy, visit our resources page and our blog; Calligraphy for Beginners Blog> | We also feature Beginning Classes as we want to encourage people of all ages to experience the wonders of the written word.


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We teach calligraphy on many levels: from beginning classes, taught locally, right up to advanced retreats (in which we bring in the world's top instructors. Teaching calligraphy and related subjects is a passion for us. You could say we believe in a calligraphy lifestyle, rather than a collection of hand skills. We hope to meet you in a nurturing, learning environment.

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We offer these services

Wedding Invitations (full package) and/or envelope addressing We custom design invitations or we can follow your idea. Honorary Resolutions & Certificates We have custom designed and written many of these documents, from honoring a school teacher to major CEO’s and Leaders in Government Prose & poems (for you or as gifts) From simply writing out a poem to commemorative works of poetry for clients like Maya Angelou Graphic design services This skill set is helpful when you need to be able to reproduce a work. We can show you options and ultimately the best way to go about this. And…of course, we teach calligraphy; everyone from beginners to the advanced have attended our classes. Teaching is a passion of ours and we excel at it. We have programs for every level. (see teaching & Cheerio) It might be helpful to read “How to order custom calligraphy”

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