The Edmonton Calligraphic Society (ECS) offers regular classes and workshops throughout the year, taught by both local calligraphers and out-of-town guest instructors. Whether you’re an experienced calligrapher or just getting started, there’s sure to be a class for you!

Introductory/Refresher Classes

Introductory/Refresher classes are typically held within the context of a General meeting. If you’re just getting into calligraphy, or want to brush up on basic skills, these classes are a great way to get your feet (or pen) wet!

Workshops

Workshops offer more extended and highly focused training. A typical workshop involves instructional time, where a new lettering skill is taught to workshop attendees, along with time to practice and complete lettering exercises. Most importantly, the workshop instructor has the time and expertise to provide feedback on letterform and the composition and design of calligraphic art.

Workshops are arranged to meet the emerging needs of hand-lettering artists. They take on many forms. Examples of past workshop formats include:

  • Evening and daytime 3-hour workshops
  • One-day (6 hours) or two-day (12 hours) weekend events
  • Extended study (classes which take place over a number of weeks or months)

If you have questions about whether a workshop is right for you, don’t hesitate to email the Workshop Chairperson at workshops.ecs@gmail.com

How to Register 

There are two ways to register for a class or workshop.

1. Register at an ECS General Meeting

ECS members are invited to register for workshops at ECS meetings by submitting a completed registration form and a cheque for the full registration fee. Registration dates for particular classes will be distributed through Ink Drops (our online members newsletter). Registration will only be accepted at the designated meeting, and not at subsequent meetings. Registration cheques are to be made payable to the “Edmonton Calligraphic Society”. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

Unless otherwise stated, class/workshop supplies are not included in your registration fee.

See the Membership page for added benefits of being an ECS Member.

 

 

2. Register through Eventbrite.ca

Registration to classes and workshops is offered to both the general public and ECS members via Eventbrite. Details on how to register via Eventbrite, including the day on which registration opens, are provided on the event-specific pages listed in the Upcoming Classes and Workshops section below. Note that when you register through Eventbrite, an additional service fee may apply.

Registrations are not accepted by mail or through the ECS website.

Unless otherwise stated, class/workshop supplies are not included in your registration fee.

 

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Below, you’ll find a listing of our upcoming classes and workshops. For our most recent events, classes and workshops check our blog.   See the Membership page for added benefits of being an ECS Member.

 

Classes

(Introductory/Refresher):

Introductory/Refresher classes are typically held within the context of a General meeting. If you’re just getting into calligraphy, or want to brush up on basic skills, these classes are a great way to get your feet (or pen) wet!

September 5th

Italic: Please register on Eventbrite if you are not yet a Member of ECS.

 

October 3rd

Brush Lettering – Special Event.

Register on Eventbrite if you are not a member of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society or click on the photo below for more information.

 

 

Our Edmonton Calligraphic Society is delighted to invite local lettering artist, Kelly Klapstein, to our October 3 meeting. She is a brush-letter expert who has travelled the world giving workshops, and we are proud to present our fellow Edmontonian next month. She will provide pens to use and paper necessary for the lesson. Space is limited, so don’t delay in getting your ticket!

 

 

 

November 7th

Writing on Black

December 5th

TBA

February 6th

Blackletter

March 6th

Monoline

April 3rd

Glorious Graphite

May 1st

TBA

 

2 Day Workshop with Kerri Forster

Folded Pen

September 29th & 30th/2018

10 am to 4pm.

Registrations will be taken at September’s meeting or on  Eventbrite.

 

One Day Workshop with Barbara Keir

February23rd/2019

10 am to 4pm

Textura Quadrata .

 

One Day workshop with Sally Towers-Sybblis

April 27th/2019

10 am to 4 pm

TBA

Two Day Workshop with Heather Held

Pointed Pen

June 15 & 16th/2019 from 10 to 4.

 

 

 


 Member-Taught Calligraphy Classes

In addition to the classes and workshops provided by the ECS, our members teach a variety of introductory and advanced workshops and classes on lettering, handwriting, gilding, and more. These classes and workshops are offered throughout the Edmonton area. For a listing of upcoming member-taught classes, visit our In The Community page.