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.

Ann Purdy "From Pencil To Paper" (Postponed till later. stay tuned)

Amity Parks (Postponed till later. stay tuned)
Bold and Blended - Chunky Capitals and Minuscules in Belgian Bister Inks

This class will be spent learning a broad edged pen version of a chunky Roman capital alphabet and its matching minuscules. This fun and bold hand has a more casual and contemporary look than its more formal cousins. The details are what make this hand exciting and we’ll practice the pen manipulation that allows for dynamic stroke transitions. The boldness of this lettering style creates lovely textures and white spaces. Once we’ve learned the alphabet, we’ll add some colour. This hand lends itself to fun colour blending when spaced tightly, as the bold strokes stay wet and allow for bleeding from one letter to another. We’ll play with a type of powdered watercolour/ink called Bister that I discovered while in Belgium, to get some gorgeous and transparent colour effects with our lettering. Exercises will allow you to develop a firm knowledge of the structure of this hand, so you can then create some interesting layouts using it and other contrasting hands. Before we finish we’ll get out our pencils and add some graphite effects to our lettering to really make it pop. To finish our pieces I'll introduce a technique of dyeing papers with the Bister inks and we'll create some collaged frames for our chunky letters.
This is the same class Amity taught at Rendez-Vous 2019

Fee:  Members $375.00
Non Members $400.00

Fee includes a $25.00 supply fee

Sorry postponed till later

Benoit Furet  (POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 2021)

Filigrees study of gothic decoration with examples taken from 14th century manuscripts

Details will be available in a later eBulletin.
Rendez-Vous 2019 Conversation with Benoit Furet

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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