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  WINTER 2022

  • All registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. You may mail or e-mail your registrations. Your place will not be guaranteed until payment is received.

  • In the event that we reach our class maximum on the first day of registration, all names will be put into a hat and drawn randomly.

  • We have estimated the costs on the basis of a minimum number or students per class. We reserve the right to cancel any class that has insufficient numbers.

  • Except in the case of a class cancellation, your fee cannot be refunded, as workshops will all be recorded.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.


Payments can be made by:

- E-transfer to

- Cheque (NO post-dated cheques. Please provide a separate payment for each workshop. Cheques will be deposited the week prior to the workshop)

Download the Autumn 2023 brochure here

Super Saturday- Weaver Writing
with Marg Larratt

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023

9:00 am-4:00 pm 

Instructor: Marg Larratt

Where: Knights of Columbus

5579 47 Street, Red Deer

Cost: Members $60

Non-Members $75



Catered Lunch Provided

Have fun learning "Weaver Writing", a whimsical pointed pen script. Weaver writing is named after its creator, Gwen Weaver, who was a talented calligrapher from the United States that passed away in 2013. This lettering style can be used for all types of projects such as envelopes, cards, invitations and broadsides. We will create cards that will incorporate this lettering and make use of those beautiful scrap pieces of paper that we hate to part with.

See brochure for supply list.

Mid-Century Pen Moves
with Sue Greenseth


Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15, 2023

10:00 am- 1 pm


Instructor:  Sue Greenseth

Where: Wherever you feel comfortable. This class is                         offered via Zoom

Cost: This class is FREE to all members

Travel back several decades with Sue Greenseth and learn this unique and whimsical alphabet that became popular in the 1970's. These letter shapes greatly influenced many calligraphers fifty years ago, but they are just as relevant today as they were then.

In this workshop students will practice steeply turning the pen to create interesting letter strokes. Different sizes and variations will be covered. Through study and practice of these unique shapes, you may be inspired to take your own lettering to a new level!

Inspired by the work of the late Arthur Baker, this letter style relies on smooth and sharp pen turns.

See brochure for supply list.

Book It
with Karen Wimmer


Wednesdays, October 25 and November 1, 2023 

6:30 pm- 9 pm 

Instructor:  Karen Wimmer

Limited Space Available

Where: Moose Hall

140 Petrolia Drive

Cost: Members $60

          Non-members $75

Come spend a couple of evenings and learn a variety of bookbinding techniques and styles- we'll even throw in a few ideas that can be used in a variety of ways (e.g. altered books, cards, scrapbooking, etc). We'll start with a basic pamphlet stitch structure, adding complexity and variety with each subsequent design, culminating with a leather-bound journal. Most of the supplies are included in your registration fee so you won't get overwhelmed gathering supplies for the various projects.

See brochure for supply list.

Cascading Capitals
with Suzie Beringer


Saturday and Sunday: November 18 and 19, 2023

9 am- 4 pm MST via Zoom

Recording will be available if you are unable to attend live

Cost: Members $120

          Non-members $135

Where: Zoom

Instructor:  Suzie Beringer

Creating tiny delicate Roman Capitals and allowing their placement to become a major part of the design is the focus of this workshop.

First let's look at mono-line Roman Capitals-working through their basic shapes and proportions. Next we will dress them up with delicate serifs and last, but not least, creating lovely waisted strokes. As we begin using the pointed pen, we will talk about scaling down our letterforms as we breathe life into them.

With a series of carefully planned exercises, we will take these capitals on a ride by taking off their training wheels (guidelines)...and letting them fly! By carefully thinking about the axis of each letterform you will create a visual texture of cascading, trickling and thoughtful scattering of letters. These will be based off your design. We will also use color and mica in our lettering designs. At the end of this workshop, you will walk way with a great resource booklet that will record all of your ideas and notes.

See brochure for supply list.

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