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General Workshop Registration Information
The Bow Valley Calligraphy is offering both in-person and ZOOM workshops at this time. Here are some things you will need to know for our online ZOOM workshops.

·         Registration will only take place through Eventbrite.

·         Full payment is required with your registration.

·         Member registrations will begin two weeks before non-member registrations begin.

·         Eventbrite fees will be paid by the attendee.

·         Fees are non-refundable (the workshop will be recorded).

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.

In light of Covid-19 restrictions being relaxed there are both in person workshops and ZOOM onLine classes scheduled. There is information about many on-line workshops in our eBulletin. To receive the eBulletin click the link (big blue button) at the bottom of the page.. 


From Pencil to Paper with Ann Purdy
October 16 & 17, 2021

Join Ann Purdy as she shows how wonderfully versatile the graphite
pencil can be in creating letters of different styles. Through the process of drawing letters, you will develop a sharper eye for detail in your letter forms. This will naturally lend to improving other calligraphic hands as well. You will be shown ways to refine shading to enhance the smooth texture graphite can offer. Ann will share some practical techniques from her experience as a hyper-realistic graphite artist and how they can be applied to delicateness of graphite lettering. After creating the foundation for using graphite, you will have an opportunity to experiment with integrating a bit of watercolour to a graphite piece. 

Date: Saturday, Oct 16 & Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Fee: $90 Members / $110 Non-members  

Fees are non-refundable unless your spot is filled from a wait list.  

Location: Kensington Art Supply, 6999 11 St SE #120,Calgary, AB 

COVID note: After much deliberation we have decided that to ensure the safety of all and especially our most vulnerable, attendance at this workshop will require proof of full vaccination for all participants. Fully vaccinated is defined as having two doses of the vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the second dose.   
Please note that the workshop will be held at Kensington Art supply and there may be unvaccinated staff or customers in the store.
We suggest that people wear a mask when they arrive for the workshop and until they are seated at their desk. The studio will be set up with three rows of 6 desks so that each participant will have their own table (no sharing). When seated, participants will be 6 feet apart (actually, a little more than that) and so they can safely remove their masks while seated.

Please do not register/pay prior the dates below

Members Sept 1, 2021 

Non-members Sept 8, 2021

To Pay by Cheque

PayPal link  

To Pay by Cheque - Registration Form Click  HERE


Carl Rohrs

Click HERE or link below for full class description:

Dates: A three-day online workshop
Tuesday, November 2
Thursday, November 4
Saturday, November 6
Times: Mornings – 10:00 am to 1:30 pm MST with a 30-minute break (estimated at noon). There will also be a half hour at the end (1:30 to 2 pm Mountain Time) for questions.

Cost: $125 CAD plus Eventbrite fees (estimated at $6.50 CAD).

Maximum 99 participants.
No refunds
There will be a private Facebook page for homework and feedback.
All sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for 30 days after the workshop.
Click HERE for the Eventbrite link to register
Members will receive the Eventbrite link in an email on June 14, 2021. Make sure your membership is up-to-date. If you are not sure, contact On June 22 registration will open for non-members and the link will be available on our website.

For more information contact: Thea Lynn Paul -

Drawn and Built-Up Capitals
Study of works by Hermann Kilian
By Yukimi Annand

Hermann Kilian (1929 – 2004) was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer whose work was epitomized by classical simplicity with an underlying tension within every letter. I first saw his original work in 2016 at the Klingspor Museum Offenbach, and found his works to be full of life. As I progressed in my study, his original letterforms and works became my spiritual nourishment.

To draw capital letters successfully, understanding the skeleton geometry form and the contrast of thick and thin strokes of Roman Capitals is very important. Studying the Trajan form makes your form rich. In this workshop, we will start by drawing skeleton forms to understand the form, space and valance. We will study how weights were added on the form in traditional way. Then we will analyze some of Kilian's unique letterforms and design, and learn how he drew his letters and compose his works. At the end of course, we will draw our chosen quote with unique drawn/built-up capital letters.

The technical instructions given in this workshop are designed to help you become proficient in using your tool to draw built-up capitals. I hope this study of Kilian’s works will increase your interest in drawn capitals, as well as give you fresh ideas to develop your own forms.

Dates: A three-day online workshop,

Thursday, September 23
Friday, September 24
Sunday, September 26

Times: Mornings – 10:30 am to 2:00 pm MDT with a 30-minute break (estimated at noon).

Cost: $125 CAD plus Eventbrite fees (estimated at $6.50 CAD).
Maximum 99 participants.
No refunds

Yukimi's workshop is SOLD OUT

There will be a private Facebook page for homework and feedback. All sessions will be recorded and available to attendees for 30 days after the workshop.

Click HERE to view more of Yukimi's work.

In person 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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