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Cheerio Calligraphy Workshops

Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats are a well known calligraphy & bookarts workshop / retreat held twice a year in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. For one week in the spring and one week in the fall, participants have access to quality, uninterrupted study / work time, and exposure to two world-renowned calligraphic or book artists. The beauty of mother nature and absence of most twentieth century trappings provides the perfect inspiration. Relax and learn.

2017 Classes:

2017 will be another great year for calligraphy in the Blue Ridge mountains. Here are the dates, so mark your calendars:
(Class descriptions will be posted asap, but it is recommended that you get a deposit in if you want to work with one of these teachers as they have been filling fast)

Thomas Ingmire | May 7-12, 2017

John Stevens | September 24-29 , 2017

Joyce Teta & Artist Retreat | October 22-27


2016 Classes:

Spring | Pamela Paulsrud | May 1-6, 2016

Fall | Georgia Angelopoulos | September 25 – September 30, 2016 | Photos

Fall 2 | John Stevens | October 23-28, 2016

PHOTOS from past Cheerio Workshops

Georgia Angelopoulas | September 2016

Just Finished| October 25-30, 2015: John Stevens…

Pictures by David Gasser of our week. 

You can view pictures from John’s 2014 Workshop here.

Photos from Yukimi’s Spring 2014 Workshop

Photos from Carl Rohrs Spring 2013 workshop

Photos from John Stevens | September 2014 session.

Photos from Laurie Doctor & Steve Skaggs | May 2015

Photos from | Thomas Ingmire | September 2015

Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats have hosted workshops with the worlds finest western calligraphic & book artists: Thomas Ingmire, Ann Hechle, John Stevens, Georgia Deaver, Peter Thornton, Suzanne Moore, Nancy Culmone, Julian Waters, Sheila Waters, Brody Neuenschwander, Denis Brown, Alice. Ewan Clayton, Carl Rohrs, Monique Lallier, Thomas Hoyer, Laurie Doctor, Hazel Dolby, Tom Perkins, Gaynor Goffe, Christopher Haanes, Anne Cowie, Yves Leterme & Yukimi Annand.

Read Laura Capp’s Blog about the recent October Cheerio 2014 (with photos)

Previous Classeses for 2014 : Spring | Yukimi Annand |Photos

People have travelled from all over the world to study with top calligraphic artists and book artists. They have come from: United States, Canada, Guatemala, Argentina, Bermuda, France, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Iceland, Israel, South Africa, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia


Cheerio History Joyce & Jim Teta started Cheerio in 1984 so that calligraphers would have the opportunity to study with internationally recognized scribes for an extended time at a reasonable cost. Cheerio offers a beautiful mountain setting in North Carolina where calligraphers can gather twice a year to study, relax and hang with friendly lettering artists from all over the country.

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