If you are looking to start at the beginning with calligraphy, than this is a back to basic and common sense approach to learning the lettering arts. What you will find at this site is quality content and a method of study to develop the building blocks of a lifelong study personal to you.
The content on this page comes from an expert with over 30 years in hands on calligraphy instruction. Joyce Teta began her love of letterforms as a child at Marymont School for Girls in England, where the Nuns introduced students to the Chancery Italic hand with a broad-edged pen. With more than 20 years of study and experience in the field, Joyce brings a level of professionalism and dedication to her work that has won her fans and clients in the Winston-Salem area.
Joyce has also been an active participant in the promotion of calligraphy in North Carolina for the past 20 years. She has taught calligraphy at The Sawtooth Center for Visual Art, Winston-Salem State University, Salem College, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Forsyth Technical Community College (Teacher Certification), as well as workshops right in her studio. In 1996, Joyce was voted Winston-Salems’ Artist of the Year and was given a solo exhibition at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art.
Joyce has shared her sources of learning, by hosting many workshops in the Winston-Salem area, inviting well known guest instructors from Europe and the US to teach their art, so that many could benefit from “working with the best” as she says. She has been an all around cheer-leader for the advancement of the art of calligraphy in the Triad.
In 1984, responding to the need for a more in depth learning experience, Joyce and her husband Jim began CHEERIO, a twice yearly, week long calligraphy retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. It has been going strong ever since.