Workshops



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 the class is confirmed. 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.


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The Artistry of the Edged Brush:
with Betty Locke


Have fun discovering what a simple half inch brush can do in creating lovely flowers. We will do brush manipulations that create tulip, iris, daffodil and daisies and many more. Supplies are few. You will need your pad of practice paper, a half inch brush gold sable series 850 with the acrylic handle is ideal, a palette with watercolour paints hardened into it or if you have no palette a child’s box of colours may do. You need a water container. If you have any of the old computer paper which has the green lines on it, the back side of this paper is ideal to learn these strokes.

Saturday September 23rd  and 
Sunday September 24th
9AM to 4PM

Registration begins June 21, 2017
Members $90.00
Non Members $110.00
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All Levels welcome

Brush Textures:
with Loredana Zega
 The brush is a soft tool and though it requires total focus, self-confidence and patience, it creates marvelous traces of colours and textures. This dry brush technique goes well with making all kinds of patterns, creating a feeling of 3D space. You will be thrilled at how beautiful dancing on the edge of the brush can be! The subtle lines and soft touches of the brush will change your view of how calligraphy exercises should be: light and soft. We will be working on two alphabets, italics and gothic, but you could work also on the alphabets that you are already familiar with. The second day we'll be having fun making textures by combining different weights and colours!

Saturday October 14th and 
Sunday October 15th
9am To 4pm

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION FOR THIS CLASS ONLY
Kensington Art Supply
120, 6999 - 11 Street SE,
Calgary, AB



Registration begins June 21, 2017
Members $175.00
Non Members $195.00
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All Levels welcome

BIG BRUSHES and WALLS:
with Loredana Zega

When we go bigger and bigger, the proportions of the blank spaces between and within the letters becomes a more challenging task. We will work on wall design ideas and make smaller sketches for a final project that could be realized on your mural space back at your home. We will of course talk about the use of appropriate colour for both in/outdoor spaces. Sweet calligraphy exercises with bigger brushes on large paper rolls will open your horizons and you will finally feel more free and confident with your letters!

Monday October 16th and 
Tuesday October 17th
9am To 4pm
Registration begins June 21, 2017
Members $175.00
Non Members $195.00


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All Levels welcome

The Medieval Page with Line Fillers:
with Debbie Thompson Wilson

This is a class that will include instruction on illumination, gilding (using real gold leaf), pen-decorated versal capitals, working on real vellum and touch on medieval page layout and design. The first day will be devoted to illuminating and gilding the medieval line-filler* on watercolour paper and a real vellum scrap. These true "miniatures" make great stand-alone artworks and are perfect for scraps of watercolour paper and vellum. *A line filler is a decorative devise that fills the remainder of a line in a manuscript that is not fully occupied by text. They can be patterns, pen swirls, foliate designs or real and imaginary beasts and figures. They were initially popularized in Celtic and pre-Carolingian manuscripts and became very popular in English 14th century manuscripts. The second day we will create pen-decorated versal capital letters & look at medieval page layout & design. Our inspiration will come from the Luttrell Psalter and other 13th and 14th century manuscripts.

Saturday November 25th and 
Sunday November 26th
9am To 4pm
Registration begins June 21, 2017
Members $130.00
Non Members $150.00
(price includes $20.00 for materials brought by instructor)

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Suitable for all levels (some watercolour experience helpful)






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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