Classes and workshops will be either online or in person. REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ONLY ON EVENTBRITE.  Our first major 3 day workshop will be online this October. The Mentor Meetups are small group gatherings that are in person. Members of ECS will receive information on all upcoming events via email/Ebulletin.

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!

General Meeting 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!



September –  in person – Neuland Now with Barbara Keir

October – in person – Falling for French Ronde with Brenda Foster & Jeanine Alexander

*November – ZOOM – Copperplate Majuscules with Joy Deneen

*December – ZOOM – Christmas Boxes with Barbara Close

*January – ZOOM – Flourish with Heart with Heather Held

*February – ZOOM – Art Deco for Calligraphers – B nib – with Gemma Black

March – in person – Paper Parfleche & Popsicle Sticks with Peggy Marce & Margaret Poznansky

April – in person – Spencerian Splendour with Renita Land

May – AGM & Social


Mentor Meetups:

Held at The Paint Spot’s Artelier

10 AM to 4 PM

Register on Eventbrite for our  Mentor Meetups & workshops for a small fee. Please note that they will not be posted on Eventbrite for registration until the month they occur with details of the event.

September:  Mentoring

October: Begin with Blackletter & Lefties , Earl Peavoy – to register Eventbrite

November: Mentoring

January: Handwriting Day, Fluids & Inks

February: Mentoring

March: Pressure & Release &  Painted Backgrounds, Gail F. & Mary W.

April: Flourishing, Valerie Lewis

Please bring your lunch and a water bottle. 

Come and enjoy ECS’s Mentor Meetups.


Two Day Workshop



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


How to Register

Register through

Registration dates for particular classes will be distributed through Ink Drops (our online members newsletter). 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.

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

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.


One Day Workshops



Series of Classes



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.