The Edmonton Calligraphic Society is a non-profit organization formed in February 1986. The objective of the society is to develop and refine calligraphy and related crafts among members and to introduce and promote calligraphy as an art form to the general public in and around Edmonton. If you wish to see previous posts, please go to our Blog page.

Membership is available on EventbriteNext year memberships will be available beginning in the Spring of 2021 for the 2021/22 Membership year. 

DUE TO THE COVID EPIDEMIC, OUR NORMAL CALLIGRAPHY YEAR, AND ALL OF THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE EDMONTON CALLIGRAPHIC SOCIETY HAS REQUIRED A CHANGE IN FORMAT DELIVERY. WE ARE WORKING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN EXCITING YEAR OF CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTION AND DEMONSTRATIONS DELIVERED TO YOU, VIRTUALLY. 

Next Event: National Handwriting Day Celebration!

January 23rd, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:20 PM MST via ZOOM

Instructor: Julie Wildman

Information:

Tickets are now available for our National Handwriting Day Celebration event with Julie Wildman. This event is open to anyone and is suitable for all levels of writing or calligraphy. There is a small registration fee. Click on this link to find out more or to register: Eventbrite Tickets.

 

 

February Letters & Lines Theme
 “BLACK & WHITE WITH A SPLASH OF COLOUR”

Black ink on a sheet of bright white watercolour paper with just a touch of colour…so simple but so beautiful!  Create a whimsical versal on your page with a black monoline pen and fill it up using your watercolour pencils and a bit of water.  Use 2 pencils held together and create a large Italic letter, outline it in black and Zentangle in or around it with your gel pens. Imagine Japanese or Chinese brush letters with a simple bright red chop in the corner.

 

FIVE times per year, the Edmonton Calligraphic Society (ECS) hosts General Meetings. General Meetings are designed to provide ECS members with the time and space to practice their calligraphy, gain valuable feedback and advice from fellow letterers, and learn about upcoming calligraphic events and volunteer opportunities.

This Membership year will be delivered virtually. Normally, General Meetings are typically hosted on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 8:50 PM at the Millwoods Library, Seniors and Multicultural Centre, 2610 Hewes Way NW, Edmonton, AB. 

A reminder that our membership year is from July 1st to June 30th. 

 

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Ink Drops December 2020

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SURPRISE! We have an additional Zoom Session! Next Meeting: January 6, 2021 7:00 PM MST via ZOOM Instructor: Leslie Winakur Illuminated Manuscripts Presentation       January Letters and Lines Theme: Because we... READ MORE

Ink Drops, November 2020

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Next Meeting: December 2  7:00 PM MST via ZOOM    Instructor: Sally Towers-Sybblis Watercolour Christmas Cards December Letters and Lines Theme: “Dream” What is a dream?…images, ideas, emotions, goals?…visions of sugar plums? Find... READ MORE

Ink Drops, October, 2020

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Next Meeting: November 4 7:00 PM MST via ZOOM Instructor: Reggie Ezell Carolingian Calligraphy for Beginners           November Letters and Lines Theme: November -“A TO Z” (Get intimate with... READ MORE

September Ink Drops, Part Two

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Member Projects These four botanicals are from Alexis’ from Barbara Close’s Copperplate Garden workshop. Kathy G.’s gifts for her grand-nieces and nephew.                       Amy gave a workshop at a winery in British... READ MORE

Ink Drops, September/2020/Part One

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Next Meeting: October 7        7:00 PM via ZOOM Instructor: David Gasser Standing on the Shoulders of Giants —Roman Letters       October’s Letters and Lines Theme: “TEXTURE” The overall texture of a composition influences how... READ MORE

Ink Drops, August 2020

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Happy August! As a retired teacher, I always feel a ‘twinge’ when the calendar flips over to August, as it signalled that my summer was more than half over. Most of us were... READ MORE

Ink Drops, July, 2020

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Hello COVID Calligraphers! Well, these last few weeks have been very exciting! The programming we have initiated with our professional calligraphers is gaining attention, both across Canada, and into the US! As people... READ MORE

Ink Drops June 2020

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Hello ECS Members! This crazy COVID pandemic has really cast its net far and wide, causing major upheavals in our lives. Your ECS Executive also had to deal with the reality of the... READ MORE