Learn Calligraphy - Hand Lettering or update your skills

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.

The Bone Alphabet
with Kerri Forster

This is a playful lettering style that was developed to teach pen manipulation. With an edged pen you'll take your foundational/bookhand and Italic to a whole new level - put a new twist on them, so to speak!

Previous lettering experience is advised, you'll want to brush up on your foundational/bookhand for sure.

We'll play with a variety of tools including parallel pens and papers, learn some new techniques, and design some funky interesting letters.

Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee:      $ 90.00 Members
             $110.00 Non-members

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Illuminating Medieval Birds, Bugs and Blooms
with Debbie Thompson Wilson
We’re delighted to welcome back Debbie with a class that will feature medieval birds, butterflies, bugs and blooms. Debbie will instruct us on illumination and gilding (using real gold leaf). We’ll paint high realism flowers from 15-16 century manuscripts and learn how to cast shadows in gold gouache grounds for a 3-D effect.
Debbie will start the weekend showing us how to gild and then we’ll paint a bird from early medieval times. She will also show us how to create the lovely late medieval violet and lady bug featured here (for a colour photo check the BVCG website). Although this is more complex, she will teach it with step by step instructions, including gold gouache (gold gouache will be supplied).
Debbie will provide a lot of examples and some black and white line engravings and woodcuts that people used as patterns, both for illumination and needlework in the late period. She will bring lots of examples of border work and inhabited capital letters. We will be working no bigger than 4 inches by 6 inches.
If you have a specific image you would like to work on, please bring it along. There will be time for guided personal projects. Suitable for all levels (some watercolour experience helpful)

Material fee of $15 includes a brush, gold gouache, gold leaf and gilding medium, various supplies and handouts.

Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee:      $ 150.00 Members
             $170.00 Non-members
(includes $15.00 fee for materials provided by instructor)

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

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Put your name on the waiting list


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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