DUE TO COVID19, ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ONLY ON EVENTBRITE.  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!

THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE GENERAL MEETING CLASSES. THIS IS AN ECS MEMBER BENEFIT AND MEMBERS HAVE ACCESS TO THEM. 

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 edmcalligraphy@gmail.com.

How to Register

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

1. Register at an ECS General Meeting

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID19.

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.

 

Workshops

Two Day Workshops

In 2 classes, Heather deconstructs the process of designing & illuminating Victorian vines. Saturday, May 7 & 14 from 9:30 am – 12 pm MDT

About this event

The process of designing in pencil is a core skill for calligraphers to pursue. In this 2 part class, we will deconstruct the process of designing and colouring these ornate Victorian vines. Rather than copying designs, you will learn how to see the underlying structure and create original designs every time you approach the paper.

During our first class we will be working with pencil and paper. This simple skill of using pencil on paper is peaceful and enlightening. We will look at methods of study, research, and finding inspiration from a variety of sources for your designs. You will have enough time between the two classes to work on your pencil designs. Students will be encouraged to keep a small journal for sketches & recording inspiration. Our vines will come to life through pointed pen drawing, watercolour, and gold leaf during the second class. Both sessions will be recorded and registrants will have access to the links until June 30, 2022.

These wonderful vines are so ornate and luxurious when they are completed and can augment your calligraphic work. You will be amazed at what you can create!!

Please visit this Eventbrite link for all the details and to reserve your space!

One Day Workshops

Series of Classes

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Mentor Meetup

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Member-Taught Calligraphy Classes

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID19.

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.