FLC Seniors Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the fine art of decorative letter writing. It is an art that anyone can learn. Come and join the Seniors Calligraphy group and explore this beautiful art under the guidance of our instructors Renate Worthington and Margaret Van Diest.

Supplies may be extra. A list of supplies will be emailed before each class.

Location: FLC Seniors Room -Trico Centre

When: Wednesdays from 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Class size is limited.


Free Capitals and Monoline

1. Free Caps  are loosely based on Italic Capitals without flourishes so they can be written as a "unit" with a   slight slope and approximately a 30 degree pen angle.

2. Monoline Letters  are a very vertical script  based on a bookhand type of alphabet.  We will use a pencil, ballpoint pen or a Micron pen.


Instructor:  Margaret Van Diest

Date:  Wednesday, September 12 - October 17, 2018

Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Seniors  Room, Trico Centre

Cost:  $42 for 6 weeks


Drawn Letters

Versals, Kersals, Block letters, Fancy letters...these are the gorgeous styles we will be exploring in this class.  A pencil, eraser and fine-tipped pen or marker are the basics.  Pencil crayons, sparkly pens, bits of coloured paper are the additional glitzy items that will give your work a "Wow".  Suitable for all levels of expertise or creativity.

Instructor:  Renate Worthington

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 24 - November 28, 2018

Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Seniors  Room, Trico Centre

Cost: $42 for 6 weeks                                                                                                     


Calligraphy for Beginners (Neuland and Funky Letters)

1. Neuland is an all capital alphabet mainly written at 90 degrees  and 0 degrees.  Using a chisel edged tool we will learn the alphabet and do some fun techniques to make it more lively.

2. Funky Letters are fun letters that can be incorporated with Neuland or be a script on its own. We will use a chisel edged pen or a monoline tool(ball point or pencil).  The sample is only a guide and  you will create your own letters.


Instructor:  Margaret Van Diest 

Date: Wednesday,  January 9  - February 13, 2019 

Time:  10-15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Seniors  Room, Trico Centre   Cost: $42 for 6 weeks



Casual Pointed Pen

We will be creating a casual, happy lettering style with a flexible pointed pen and ink.  Your own handwriting plus instruction on other lettering styles will help you compose some unique words. Good marker layout paper will be smoother for this fine nib.  (Nikko G or Speedball C-6 nibs).


Instructor: Renate Worthington

Date:   Wednesday, February 20 - March 20, 2019

Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Seniors Room, Trico Centre

Cost: $35 for 5 weeks



The Calligraphic Playbook  (Advanced Class)

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adam - This playbook is a place where you will give yourself permission to experiment, create, test and play! Different lettering styles are probable.  Experimenting is expected.  Complete disasters are possible.  Masterpieces are likely.  The best part is that all your efforts are recorded to be enjoyed, replayed or reinvented later.  Each person will create different pages even with the same instruction. You will need a coil notebook for ink or paint and a variety of tools. Having a playbook to hold your ideas is a great thing to continue.

Instructor: Renate Worthington

Date:  Wednesday, March 27 - May 8, 2019

Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Seniors Room, Trico Centre

Cost: $49 for 7weeks

For further information about a class contact the coordinator listed below.

Contact & Coordinator:   Connie Houlden 403-271-4103 

Contact by filling out this e-mail form ([email protected])