Next Meeting:

March 1st, 2023

Doors open at 5:45 pm

Barbara Pankratz – “Decorated Envelopes” – In-Person- Meeting at Millwoods Senior & Multicultural Centre.

This class is part of an ECS meeting. To take part in ECS meetings a Membership is required which gives you access to the Monthly Meeting Classes.

Information about each Monthly Meeting is sent out to the Membership prior to each Monthly Meeting.  Watch for it in your email.

The 2022/23 year format:

The Edmonton Calligraphic Society (ECS) will be a combination of in person and online classes at the General Meetings for the 2022/23 Membership year. Below is a table indicating Instructors & Topics. The dates in black are an In Person Meeting (you can find more information on that below. The online meetings (indicated in blue) will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm MST via ZOOM.

Instructors and Topics for 2022-23

Sept. 7, 2022     Carolyn Wagner          Indigenous Theme Card

Oct. 5, 2022      Jeanine Alexander       Artist Trading Cards

Nov, 2, 2022     Violet Smythe              Button Lettering (ZOOM)

Dec. 7, 2022     Jacquie Myers              Snowflake Names and Words (ZOOM)

Jan. 4, 2023     Joy Deneen                   Copperplate Minuscules (ZOOM)

Feb. 1, 2023     Amy Bollana                 Brush Lettering (ZOOM)

Mar. 1, 2023    Barbara Pankratz          Decorated Envelopes

Apr. 5, 2023    Peggy Marce                  Drawn Letters

May 3, 2023    Pauline Baynes             Pointed Pen

In person meetings:

To take part in ECS meetings a Membership is required which gives you access to all Meeting Classes.

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.

In-person General Meetings are typically hosted on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:45 PM at the Mill Woods Library, Seniors and Multicultural Centre.

Below, you’ll find a quick overview of a typical ECS monthly General Meeting.

5:45 Doors open for setup.

It is recommended that you arrive early to get yourself setup and organized for the class. The best seats do go quickly. This will give you time to check out all that the Edmonton Calligraphic Society has to offer:  members are invited to browse the library and supplies, pick up a name tag or supply kit, buy a door prize ticket and set up their “For the Love of Letters” for sharing. Take an opportunity to view and discuss lettering work done in the past month. (Please click on link to learn more about For the Love of Letters).

6:00    Call to order

6:15   Evening’s Activity:

Learn to Letter: TBA

Project: TBA

7:30  For The Love of Letters  segment

7:40   Break – Take time to walk around the room and see everyone’s work. Great opportunity to share insights and get tips on lettering, tools, paper, inks. Learn from other letterers.

More time for browsing the library and supplies, pick up a name tag or supply kit, or buy a door prize ticket (cash, cheque or credit)

8:00   Evening’s Activity resumes.

8:45    Exit Room


Each meeting includes a one to two hour class, typically led by an ECS member. Introductory/Refresher Classes typically focus on a particular lettering style (e.g., Script, Uncial, Foundational, Blackletter).

Workshop and Special Events are posted in Ink Drops.  For other information, please see our Website or Facebook.

A reminder that our membership year is from July 1st to June 30th. For more information, please go to our Membership Page.

Meeting day is the first Wednesday of each month.

RM 231, Mill Woods Senior & Multicultural Centre, 2610 Hewes Way, Edmonton, Alberta