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Valuable hints and tips can often make the difference between success and failure in creating a piece of calligraphy.

Every calligrapher at some time or another runs into a problem or an opportunity and doesn’t quite know how to deal with it. Many solutions are found in the excellent books that our calligrapher/authors have produced over the years. But, there will always be some unique method, some obscure tool, some art material, or some device that has been found to do just what you need for a particular project.

A few of these ideas are provided on a rotating basis for all calligraphers whether or not they are ACA members. However, the larger body of information in Hints and Tips will be available to all ACA members at no charge and to non members for a small fee.

We encourage you to dig deep into your bag of tricks and send us your hints and tips on how to “make a silk purse out of a sows ear” when a calligrapher comes across and unsolvable problem.


Members may access the full area of the "hints and Tips" by logging in on the home page. Use your email address as your name and your full zip code as your password. For example:

User Name: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Password: 890011234 (for zip 89001-1234)

Once you have registered, the site administrator must unblock your account before you will have access.You may wish to email the administrator after registering.

Non ACA members may access the full area of "Hints and Tips" by paying a fee of $10. They will then be able to use their own user name and passwor for a year to access Hints an Tips. Or you may become an ACA member for $35.00 and have access to these and other benefits. As with an ACA member, the administrator must unblock your account after you register.

To see a sample tip select: Getting Started


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