Next meeting is March 4th/2020.
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.
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 “Letters and Lines” for sharing. Take an opportunity to view and discuss lettering work done in the past month. (Please click on link to learn more about Letters and Lines).
6:00 Call to order
6:15 Evening’s Activity:
Learn to Letter: B nib
Project: Accordion Book
7:30 Letters and Lines Theme: “Bouquets and Blossoms”
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.
Workshop & Membership sign up, 3 Bags Full Monthly Draw AND supplies for sale (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).
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