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Don will be teaching two six-week sessions of Italic Calligraphy for Beginners and Others this spring. Both of these sessions are identical. Here's the schedule:

  • Session One - Feb 24 through March 31
  • Session Two - April 7 through May 12

Classes will be held every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.

The class room is located at 3801 Computer Drive, Suite 101, in north Raleigh. Computer Drive is the first left intersection off of Six Forks Road south of the I-440 Beltline. Number 3801 is the Capital Pediatric Building on the left about a block from Six Forks. Suite 101 is the Team Nimbus offices, at the rear of the building.

The cost of the course is $160. Don will need a deposit of $80 to hold your space; you can pay the balance at the first session. Send your check or money order to:

D. King Calligraphic Studio
317 Killington Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

The cost of the tools and materials you'll need is about $70. When your deposit is received, Don will provide you with an order form to use to purchase these items. Also, $4 will be collected at the first session for a few items that he will provide. You will also get a list of some other items you probably already have, or can find at any art store, along with some other helpful information.



Jean Rigsbee at the Bare Wall Art Gallery and Framing, 5230 Holly Ridge Drive (adjacent to Holly Park Shopping Center on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh), carries a great selection of artworks for your home or place of business, including a complete selection of Don's prints. She's also a very creative and service-oriented framer.

The Mail Box Plus, 6040-A Six Forks Road (Twin Forks Office Center) in Raleigh, has been operated by Ms. Brenda Burke in the most genteel and customer-friendly way possible for over 27 years. In addition to her comprehensive mailing and shipping services, she carries an extensive display of Don's prints, clocks and plaques. You'll enjoy your dealings with her!


“RUGGED CROSS” is a three dimensional calligraphic portrayal of the last seven things that Jesus Christ said as He was dying for all our sins at Calvary. The calligraphy was done in dark brown gouache on random pieces of wood veneer which were then arranged on the cross, between visual characterizations of the two other men crucified with Him that day at Golgotha. The piece measures 25” x 40” x 6”. The work was completed in July, 2009. It is presently on display at Don's church, Friendship Baptist Church, 5510 Falls of the Neuse Road in Raleigh. Everyone is cordially invited to attend Sunday morning worship services with Don and his wife, Edith, and take the opportunity to view the work in person.

Also on display there are his “SIX BIBLICAL PIECES”, a set of six large framed verses, each in a basic color of the rainbow and a calligraphic style appropriate to the verse.

“LIGHT” is a 30” x 22” collection of Biblical verses about God as Light, written in white and yellow gouaches on a purple paste paper ground. It was created in 2006 and is presently on display at a private retreat facility at Kerr Lake. Full-, half- and quarter-size giclee prints are available.

(All of these pieces are available for sale; for details.)

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