The Edmonton Calligraphic Society (ECS) takes pride in introducing and promoting lettering arts and calligraphy to communities in Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area. Help us meet our mission!

Commission Custom Calligraphy

Commission our calligraphers to hand-letter nametags, invitations, cards, or thank-you notes for your next meeting, conference, seminar or social event. Learn more about hiring a calligrapher here [link].

Host a Live Demonstration

Add value to your next event by having our members demonstrate calligraphy and lettering arts. We can teach your event attendees the basics in a guided class, or create custom pieces for attendees to take home (hand-lettered name cards and bookmarks are popular!). We’re also available to speak about the benefits of cursive writing and lettering arts, and are happy to talk about the many learning opportunities offered by ECS membership.

Our lettering demonstrations are a great fit for arts-oriented events (e.g., theatre, musical or dance performances), and can be scheduled as a welcoming activity or intermission activity.

Community fairs and other promotional events are also a great setting for the public to try out lettering tools and get advice and encouragement from skilled lettering artists.

Want to talk more about hosting a live demonstration at your next event? Contact us and we’ll work with you to customize the activity to meet the needs of your audience.

Support the P.E.N.S. Program

The P.E.N.S. program is an innovative program that aims to preserve, teach, and nurture the use of cursive writing in elementary schools in Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area. Through the P.E.N.S. program, experienced calligraphic artists provide Grade 3 students and their teachers with 18 hours of cursive writing and lettering arts instruction using an easy-to-follow cursive writing curriculum.

Learn more about P.E.N.S., including how to bring the program to your school here.

Attend ECS Exhibits or Displays in the Community

The ECS hosts a number of public events throughout the year, where members of the public are invited to view the work of, and engage with, local calligraphers and lettering artists. You can find a calendar with our upcoming events. We would love for you to join us!

Calligraphy Classes

Please go to the following websites to find more Calligraphy Classes taught by members:

Metro Continuing Education

Paintspot

Calligraphy: City of Edmonton

Winter/Spring Classes and Events in the Community

May

Modern Script, Saturday, May 27th from 10 am to 4 pm, City Arts Centre, Course Code – 590265, Teacher: LynnAnn Babuk

Beauty and the Brush, May 28, The Paint Spot, Teacher: Jeanine Alexander

August 

Celtic Lettering, 3 Monday nights 6:30 to 9:30 pm. City Arts Centre, Course Code 596268, Teacher: LynnAnn Babuk

September

Etsy Pop-Up Sale, Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, Shaw Conference Centre, LynnAnn Babuk

 

The ECS enjoys being active in the community and welcomes your ideas and invitations. Please contact us to organize serving in one of the above ways or to inquire about other possibilities.