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  FALL 2019

  • All registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis beginning August 2019.  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.

  • Your cheque will be cashed on the registration deadline date.

  • Except in the case of a class cancellation, your fee cannot be refunded after the registration deadline unless there is a waiting list. Materials are often purchased and cut according to number of participants.
    If there is no waiting list and you are unable to attend, consider sending another member in your place or make arrangements to pick up your package of materials and/or class notes.

  • Please ensure that you arrive on time to the classes so that interruptions are minimized.  When class is over, please clean your own station before you leave!  We only have our space & instructor for the allotted class time, so please be ready to leave when class is finished.

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


Payments can be made by:

- E-transfer to LAG.payment@gmail.com

- Cash

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

- Credit card (via Square at meetings)

You may cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the workshop and receive a refund. After that point, you are responsible for finding a replacement to take your place or forfeit your payment.

Power Pages

When: Sat. and Sun. Sept. 14 & 15, 2019

            9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Instructor: Barbara Close

Registration Deadline:  First come, first serve

Where: Sunnybrook Farm—Calder School

             4701 30 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H7

Cost: $150 (Members)
         $170 (Non-Members)

This is a layout and design technique course that presents gentle ways to use your lettering skills and create page design and artful compositions without fear. It’s a fun and exciting approach to “filling the page” with more than practice alphabets, while also using white-space as an element. We’ll work from small to medium to large scale projects. Confidence will build as your page designs are created. You will amaze yourself and others with your accomplishments. This class is suitable for all levels but will be enhanced if you are comfortable with one hand. Barbara is an internationally known calligrapher, designer and instructor with a studio located in Southern California. Her work can be seen in both national magazines and private collections. Barb thoroughly enjoys teaching and sharing, which is evident in her gentle encouraging style.

You can see more of Barb’s work at: www.barbclose.com

Eco Printed Fall Book

When: Friday, Oct. 4 and Mon. Oct. 7, 2019

                6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Sally Towers-Sybblis

Registration Deadline:  First come, first serve

Where:  Sunnybrook Farm—Calder School

             4701 30 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H7

Cost: $35 (Members) 
         $45 (Non-Members)


Learn how to take a variety of fall leaves and print them onto watercolour paper using a process known as Eco Printing. Sally will demonstrate the technique on Friday evening and then you will have the weekend to prepare your paper at home. When you return Monday evening, you’ll take your leaf-imprinted pages and construct them into a small book with an accordion binding. A simple lettering style will be shown to fill your pages with your favourite fall quotes.


When: Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 6:30-9:00 pm and

            Sat. Oct. 19, 2019  10:00 am—11:30 am 


Registration Deadline: First come, first serve

Where: Sunnybrook Farm—Calder School

             4701 30 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H7

Cost: $20 (Members)
         $30 (Non-Members)

Join us for this self-guided activity to create a keepsake for yourself (or a one-of-a-kind
Christmas gift) of a sandblasted tile—a fun way to use your calligraphy. Friday night you will arrive at Calder School with your layout complete and sized to fit a 12" x 12" tile—alternately you may choose to do four 3" coasters. There will be a variety of tile colours and patterns for you to choose from. You’ll apply the masking material and cut out your patterns Friday night and then Saturday morning we'll head down to Metalstrip & Coatings to sandblast the tiles and share in the big reveal! If your schedule allows, we can plan a group lunch when we’re finished. Examples and guidelines will be provided to participants.


All supplies provided except for an exacto knife.

Contact Karen or Roxanne for more info.


When: Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019                  6:30 pm— 9:00 pm 

Instructor: Jo-Anne Rogers

Registration Deadline: First come, first serve

Where:  Sunnybrook Farm—Calder School

             4701 30 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H7

Cost: $50 (Members)
         $60 (Non-Members)

Have you got lots of different nibs in your lettering toolkit but you’re not too sure what to do with
them? Let’s play with some of them in this four week class. Each evening we’ll focus on a different
tool and quickly explore a nifty lettering style. We’ll also end each class with a quick and fun project.

Tools will include:
• Monoline—Pencil and marker
 • Broad edged nib                        
• ‘B’ nib                                        
• Pointed Pen                              

Suitable for all levels of calligraphers including beginners.