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General Workshop Registration Information
Do not postmark your registration prior to the registration start dates!

Non-members are welcome to register for an additional charge of $20 per workshop. If they join the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild within a year, the membership fee will be reduced by $20 for the first year.

In most cases, registrations are welcome until one week before workshop commencement; however, classes fill quickly so we encourage you to enroll early to avoid disappointment. Please check with our Workshop Registrar to confirm availability.

Full payment is required with your registration. No postdated cheques please. Send a separate cheque for each workshop. Make cheques payable to the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild. Your cheques will not be processed until after the class. There is also the option of paying via Pay Pal which will be available on or after the registration date starts.

Fees are non-refundable, except in special circumstances.
No cell phones in class please.

Your personal contact information is used by the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild for the purposes of workshop correspondence and is not shared by the Guild with any other organization.

Please contact our Workshop Registrar for more information on class registration, or phone 403-271-8228 and leave a message.

Visit our Gallery to see artwork by members and students.

Techniques for Decorated and Illuminated Capitals
with  Susan Keyes

This workshop focuses on the decoration and illumination of Lombardic and Black Letter Capitals. We will explore techniques used in historical manuscripts and by engrossers who made formal documents in the 19th century including: shading, vines, split color caps, filled caps, filigree, turning leaf, diaper patterns, tooling, ornamentation, and engrossers boxed caps.

The steps to construct elaborate border treatments will be set out.

This workshop is for all levels of experience although some knowledge of Lombardic and Black Letter scripts would be helpful. These letterforms will be supplied to use as a basis for decoration.

Date: Saturday, September 28, & Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4pm
Fee: $100.00 members / $120 non-members (includes a $10.00 supply fee)

Registration begins:           
Members – June 17, 2019       
Non-members – June  24, 2019

 See more Info and registration form HERE )  (PDF -   get Acrobat reader)

 Click HERE to pay via Pay Pal

Dry Brushing the Romans - with a side if embossing
with  Loredana Zega

This is a very special four-day class which I've fashioned for the BVCG. The first few days will focus on Roman capitals. Our study is based on the magnificent inscription on the Trajan column in Rome - agreed by calligraphers to be one of the most important letterforms. My approach to these marvelous letters is a little different. I believe the way I create my Roman capitals could in fact be one of the ways they were actually written on the stone. In this special workshop, I will teach you how to use dry brush technique to create Roman capitals. I will also explore with you how to blend colours, create 3D effects and combine beautiful embossing in order to design a truly unique piece.

This is Loredana's second time teaching us here in Calgary - and she is back by poplar demand. Her class is sure to fill up quickly. Join us for a great four days of calligraphy, embossing and designing.

Date: Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4pm
Fee: $325.00 members / $345.00 non-members

Registration begins:           
Members – June 17, 2019       
Non-members – June  24, 2019

 See more Info and registration form HERE )  (PDF -   get Acrobat reader)

Click HERE to pay via Pay Pal

Stay tuned:
Carolyn Qualle - February 8-9 (TBA)
Ann Purdy – March 28-29 (TBA)

Amity Parks - May 21 - 24, 2020 (TBA)

Workshops are held at St. Andrew's Heights Community Hall, 2504 - 13th Avenue NW, Calgary, unless otherwise indicated.

Calligraphy Classes

Many of our members are available to teach small kitchen style classes in their homes, and some are available to teach in your home.

Click HERE for ideas and contact information about Kitchen Classes and Beginner Calligraphy classes


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