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.


Added Value/In the Community

We are committed to introducing and promoting Calligraphy as an art from. Invite our artists to do demonstrations of hand lettering at your business events, meetings, socials, conventions and festivals. Two to four  artists will work three hour shifts at your function. Longer time committments can be negotiated.

In advance of the event , we will collaborate with you to design an original take-away item. At the event we will personalize this item. A standard item (always available at no extra cost) is a bookmark bearing our logo on which we will write the patrons name in their choice of lettering styles.

We will bring along our newly updated banner, some art pieces, information on upcoming classes and on our Write Now handwriting initiative. A ‘Try It’ station can be added for extra interest as patrons explore and experiment with a variety of writing tools.

Typically, organizers provide us with a donation of $100-$200 per event. We can provide a donation form to meet the requirements of your accounting practices.

Sometimes there are costs incurred with special designs and products and those would be discussed and agreed upon as needed.

We find we are booking up quickly! We need a minimum of 3 months notice.

Summer Festivals and Events must be booked before March 31 of the year.



ECS offers support for those wishing to improve their handwriting or learn a logical and legible writing style.

Using the Getty Dubay Italic Handwriting Series, we offer our in-school P.E.N.S program, inservice training and curriculum overview to educators.

Private tutoring is available for all ages by trained and experienced instructors.

For more info…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.  We would love for you to join us!


Calligraphy Classes


Classes and Events in the Community

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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.