Learning the Art of Calligraphy

The Calligraphic Arts Guild offers courses featuring local, regional and international instructors primarily at our studio facilities at Neilson Park Creative Centre. Open to youth and adults, CAGT members have registration priority and non-members pay a small additional cost.

New this September! On-line courses have arrived on the Zoom platform. Save on CAGT course fees throughout the membership year (September 1st to August 31st) by signing up for NPCC and CAGT memberships.

Interested in modern or traditional calligraphy? Learning scripts using tools such as the broad edge pen, pointed pen, brush, marker? Art techniques from illumination, book and paper arts? Individual course information details will help ensure the best fit for your skill level and interest.

Reserving your spot in a course is easy! On an individual course page, fill out the required information, select your payment option then wait for the Programming Coordinator to contact you.  Following confirmation, payment is due in order to hold your place.
E-Transfer payment to register@calligraphicartstotonto.ca or cheque to the Programming Coordinator. After the Early Bird date, Late registration fee is in effect.

Prior to registering please take a moment to read our Program Policies and Information, Payment Information and Privacy Policy. Contact our Programming Coordinator with any questions. programs@calligraphicartstoronto.ca

NOTE: CAGT will continue to offer all of our courses in respect of COVID-19 Policies and Protocols and access to Neilson Park Creative Centre Facilities. We will inform registrants of any changes to our programming.

2020 and 2021 Courses

Spencerian with Salman Khattak is an on-line course Thursday Evenings September 17 and 24, 2020 and October 1, 15, 22, 2020
Carolingian Morphed Beyond Recognition with Reggie Ezell is on an-line course Saturday October 24, 2020 open to Members and Friends
Printmaking meets the Accordian with Liz Menard Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8, 2020
Fraktur Plus with Mark Lurz Thursday Evenings January 28, 2021 February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 2021
Freewheeling: Design without Fear with Lily Yee-Sloan Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21, 2021
Wedgebrush Florals with Phyllis Macaluso Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18, 2021
Modern Calligraphy with Lee Thureson Sunday May 30, 2021
Alphabet Garden: Victorian Versal Letters with Heather Victoria Held Saturday October 23, 2021

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Spencerian with Salman Khattak is an on-line course

Thursday Evenings September 17 and 24, 2020 and October 1, 15, 22, 2020 EST 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Zoom platform.
Registration opens August 1, 2020. Places still available. Don’t miss out!

Registration closes September 10, 2020

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Carolingian Morphed Beyond Recognition with Reggie Ezell

Saturday October 24, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST on Zoom platform
Registration Opens September 10, 2020; Registration Closes October 17, 2020 or at class capacity. For Members and Friends

Familiarity with a broad edge pen and /or the Carolingian script is recommended

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The Artist’s Book- Printmaking meets the Accordian with Liz Menard

Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8, 2020 in studio
Registration Opens September 10, 2020; Registration Closes October 31, 2020 or at class capacity.

All levels of Artists and Calligraphers are welcome!

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Fraktur Plus with Mark Lurz

Thursday Evenings January 28, 2021 February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 2021
Registration December 1, 2021. Registration closes January 21, 2021

Intermediate skill level or familiarity with Gothic Black letter script

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Freewheeling Design without Fear with Lily Yee-Sloan

Saturday March 20 and March 21, 2021
Registration Opens February 1, 2021. Registration closes March 13, 2021

All skill levels – Artists and Calligraphers!

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Wedgebrush Florals and the Embellished Envelope with Phyllis Macaluso

Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18, 2021
Registration Opens March 1, 2021. CAGT will honour registrants from 2020 first, then if class is at capacity you will be placed on a waiting list and/or for contact for future opportunities.

All skill levels – Beginners welcome!

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Modern Calligraphy with Lee Thureson

Saturday May 29, 2021
Registration Opens April 1, 2021 Registration Closes May 22, 2021 or at class capacity.

All skill levels

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Alphabet Garden with Heather Victoria Held

Saturday October 23, 2021
Registration Opens September 1, 2021 Registration Closes October 16 or at class capacity.

All skill levels

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