Learning the Art of Calligraphy

The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto 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; non-members pay a small additional cost.

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 E-Transfer payment to register@calligraphicartstotonto.ca or PayPal or cheque submitted c/o CAGT 56 Neilson Drive, Toronto M9C1V7 . After the Early Bird date, Late registration fee is in effect. The Programming Coordinator will contact you – please be patient.  For hands-on courses, after confirmation of your registration by the Programming Coordinator, payment is due in order to hold your place.

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.

2021-2022 Courses

Sumi Marks and Colour with Sally Penley: an-line course Saturday May 8, 2021
Open to Members and Friends of CAGT ($40 CDN) and and Non-Members ($50 CDN)
Passionate Pointed Brush with Julie Wildman: an-line course presented at our monthly member’s meeting on June 17, 2021
Open to Friends of CAGT ($25 CDN)
Freewheeling: Design without Fear with Lily Yee-Sloan: postponed until late summer 2021 with a new spin, possibly on Zoom format.
Alphabet Garden: Victorian Versal Letters with Heather Victoria Held: Saturday October 23, 2021
Fraktur Plus with Mark Lurz: postponed until 2022
Printmaking meets the Accordion with Liz Menard: postponed until 2022
Wedgebrush Florals with Phyllis Macaluso: Saturday April 23, 2022
Modern Calligraphy with Lee Thureson: Saturday May 28, 2022

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Sumi Marks and Colour with Sally Penley

Saturday May 8, 2021 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on Zoom platform.

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The Artist’s Book—Printmaking meets the Accordion with Liz Menard

Saturday March 26 and Sunday March, 2022 in studio
Registration Opens April 8, 2021; Registration Closes May 28, 2021 or at class capacity.

All levels of Artists and Calligraphers are welcome!

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Freewheeling Design without Fear with Lily Yee-Sloan

Summer 2021
Registration Opens

All skill levels – Artists and Calligraphers!

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Fraktur Plus with Mark Lurz

Postponed to 2022 Thursday Evenings in studio to be determined
Registration opens Registration closes

Intermediate skill level or familiarity with Gothic Black letter script

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Wedgebrush Florals and the Embellished Envelope with Phyllis Macaluso

Saturday April 23, 2022
Registration Opens March 1, 2022. CAGT will honour registrants from 2020 first, then if class is at capacity you will be placed on a waiting list and/or to contact for future opportunities.

All skill levels – Beginners welcome!

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Modern Calligraphy with Lee Thureson

Saturday May 28, 2022
Registration Opens April 1, 2022 Registration Closes May 22, 2022 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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