CAGT Meetings

NEW! The Guild is offering access to monthly members meetings through Zoom and/or at Neilson Park Creative Centre. Registration is required for in-studio attendance.  Meeting Dates, Topics and Details for 2020/21 are provided below.

CAGT meets at Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) in Studio A 2 on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., as scheduled. Guests are welcome to attend one general meeting to learn about the Guild. For more information, please contact us at info@calligraphicartstoronto.ca.

Meeting Format

New! September to June—members can attend monthly meetings in the studio and to access our library and/or participate on-line in the Zoom format for planned presentations. In 2021 there will also be a combination of in-studio and/or guest presenters on-line via Zoom. Invitations and passwords will be emailed prior to the monthly meeting.
ZOOM! To join our on-line meetings, download Zoom (www.zoom.us) on to your computer or mobile device.
You can also join using your landline or mobile phone without video—similar to a conference call. In that case, you do not have to download Zoom. Dial 647-558-0588, then enter the Meeting ID, then password.
Tips for participating via Zoom

Meeting Topics

We’re looking for ideas and for people who might like to either lead or share or co-host on-line or in the studio. Contact Ramona Matthews.

Meeting Opportunities

Both CAGT and NPCC offer additional open studio time. Pay $5 on the day. These are opportunities to work with others, get inspired and receive help from experienced calligraphers.

Calligraphy Kit

Bring your kit to meetings or classes so you have your learning tools on hand!  Contents can include sketchbook and/or notebook and pencil/lead holder, silent pencil sharpener, ruler, bone folder, scissors, tracing paper, cutting mat and knife, glue stick, markers, pen holder/nibs, ink and tools or materials you prefer. All calligraphers must bring a mask and a table covering to participate in the studio.

Meetings 2019/2020

Thursday, September 10

Nibs & Numbers: the Broad Edge Edition—Mark Lurz
Studio will be open for Library access plus a livestream Zoom meeting is planned. Registration is required for in-studio and/or to obtain your password plus receive a handout and material list.
Register by email info@calligraphicartstoronto.ca with subject heading ‘Number it Up’.

Thursday, October 8

Designing Borders—Michele Nidenoff
It’s Culture Days! We welcome Members, Friends and the arts community to a free live stream Zoom presentation starting at 8 p.m. Registration is required for in-studio and/or to obtain your password plus receive a handout and material list. Register by email info@calligraphicartstoronto.ca with subject heading ‘Border Design with Calligraphy’. Studio will be open for library access.

Thursday, November 12

Annual General Meeting—election of Executive Board and other business begins at 7:00 pm.
An Artist’s JourneyLily Yee-Sloan
Lily shares her personal story of a 40-year love affair with letters. Slideshow begins at 7:30 pm, join via Zoom.

Thursday, December 10

Seasonal Card Exchange

Sunday, January 10

Lunar New Year and the Brush

Sunday, February 14

Nibs & Numbers: the Pointed Pen Edition—Salman Khattak

Thursday, March 11

Pointed Pen—Heather Victoria Held

Thursday, April 8

Washi Works

Thursday, May 13

2021 CAGT Exhibition Reception

Thursday, June 10

Contemporary Brush Lettering—Julie Wildman

Thursday, July 8

Summer Fun

Thursday, August 12

More Summer Fun