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workshop guidelines

Birmingham Calligraphy Guild
Workshop Policies and Procedures



  • Most workshops are open to all skill levels.
  • The instructor may request the level of student skill.



  • Registration is open to all members when the workshop is announced.
  • Registrants will be added to the participant list in order of deposits received.
  • If the workshop is full, individuals will be added to the waiting list. (See deposit information below.)



  • Deposits should be sent to the Treasurer/Membership Chairperson:
  • JIM DAVIS - 477 O'Neal Drive, Birmingham, AL 35226
  • A nonrefundable deposit of $40 per workshop is required to hold a place in the workshop.
  • Write the name of the workshop on each check.
  • Each individual will be notified of his/her status by the Treasurer via email when his/her check arrives.
  • Checks will be deposited upon arrival.
  • Note: The checks of individuals who are placed on a waiting list will be deposited when a place becomes available. If no place opens, the check will be returned or destroyed.


Workshop Fees:

  • Members' Fee is the announced fee; non-members’ fee is an additional $25.00
  • The additional $25.00 is not the Guild's membership fee.
  • If a non-member wishes to become a member of the BCG, they may join by paying the Guild Dues ($25) in a separate transaction.
  • Payment of the balance of the workshop is due 30 days prior to the workshop.
  • If the balance is late or not paid by 30 days prior, a registrant will be required to pay any future workshop fees in full at the time of registration.
  • If someone wishes to register for a workshop within the 30 days prior to the workshop, they must pay the full amount at that time.
  • Refunds of the balance are given only under the following circumstances:
    • If someone takes a registrant's place – replacements will be sought first from the waiting list, and then by soliciting other members and guilds.
    • In the case of a death in the immediate family – defined as a spouse, child, or parent.
    • If the workshop is canceled.


Cancellation of the workshop:

  • In the case of a workshop cancellation, the deposit and the remainder of the workshop fee, if collected, will be returned.
  • The workshop will be canceled if the minimum number of registrants have not sent in their deposits.