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
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).
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