Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild Kitchen Classes
The following is a list of experienced instructors and some instruction possibilities. In the past they have taught BVCG workshops, private lessons, at Community Centres, at Kerby Centre or in programs around Calgary. You can put together your own class. More classes are listed on our website.
HISTORICAL AND TRADITIONAL CALLIGRAPHY ALPHABETS - Uncial, Italic, Gothic (also called Black Letter or Old English), Copperplate, Carolingian, Spencerian, Roman Capitals using traditional tools and techniques.
VERSALS AND DECORATED LETTERS
Learn about decorating those large main capital letters in this mostly drawing class. They make great feature letters for scrapbooks, journals, or special verses and cards. Colouring pens, paper and handouts are supplied for this two-hour session. Pre-drawn letters will be available for beginners and the younger participants to use as their models.
ZENTANGLES – THE ARTISTIC DOODLE ART
Create modern designs and express your creative self with this workshop.
Learn the secrets to fun new alphabets that you can use every day to make your pages special. Use these letters in your journals, a scrapbook, a card, wherever. In this two-hour session you will create a small project.
CREATE A CARD – NEULAND CALLIGRAPHY
Use a special calligraphy pen to make these interesting letters, and create a project or card. Pens, paper and handouts are supplied for the two-hour session.
CREATE A BOOK – AN EIGHT-FOLD BOOK
Create an eight-fold book using copy paper, scissors and a bone folder. Calligraphic doodling using a special calligraphy pen will decorate the book. We will also use erasers as stamps to add interest.
VISUAL JOURNALING – AN INTRODUCTION
Try out some fun easy monoline lettering styles with some quick loose drawings that will go well in any journal. It’s so much fun to record small parts of our lives, and be able to look back at them later.
The following instructors are offering “Kitchen Classes” in small groups or private lessons, listed according to the quadrant of the city where each lives. The average fee is noted. Please confirm with the instructor at the time of booking.
Groups of four or more:
$20/$35 per person per session (confirm details with each instructor)
$35/$55 per hour per person (confirm details with each instructor)
Karin Huehold - firstname.lastname@example.org - I love teaching watercolour - it can be used in so many ways - backgrounds for your letters, drawing letters with a brush, filling nibs with beautiful colours, etc. I also love using line to design my work...find your own design style, draw your words and shapes and watercolour them in.
Renate Worthington email@example.com I have a passion for lettering styles of all kinds, and teach a variety of letterforms, using different nibs, pens, markers and brushes.
Kerri Forster firstname.lastname@example.org I like to teach ruling pen, pointed brush and pointed pen lettering.
Margaret van Diest email@example.com I like teaching the basics of calligraphy…Bookhand, Uncial, Blackletter, so that students understand the pen angles and learn to use pen and ink (after a felt marker).
Valerie Louis firstname.lastname@example.org I am a certified American Cursive Handwriting Instructor and I like to teach Pointed Pen Lettering, Cursive Handwriting for adults/children and Illumination www.letterartsemporium.com
Information is also available by calling (voice mail) 403-271-8228