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 Senior's Room -Trico Centre

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

Class size is limited.


 FALL CLASSES 2017

Old English Letters

This is a formal lettering style.  It is often used for quotations, Christmas cards and special occasion cards or certificates.  Any chisel(square-tipped) marker or pen will work for the main letters. We will "fancy up" the capitals with a fine pointed nib or marker.  Some supplies will be available at the first class.  Please bring a pencil, eraser, ruler and practice paper.

Instructor:  Renate Worthington

Date:  Wednesday, September 13 - October 18, 2017

Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Senior's Room, Trico Centre

Cost:  $42 for 6 weeks

 

 

Graphite Magic & Pointed Pen Elegance

This class will take us from the amazing letters made with "just pencil" to fancy "Victorian" letters made with pen and ink.  Pointed pen nibs have two tines that meet at a point and create a thick line with pressure.  There will be some for you to try.  Please bring an HB (32) pencil to the first class as well as an eraser, ruler and practice paper. Supplies will be available at the first class.

Instructor:  Renate Worthington

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 25 - November 29, 2017

Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Senior's Room, Trico Centre

Cost: $42 for 6 weeks

                   

                                      Graphite                                                                           Pointed Pen

 


WINTER CLASS 2018

Calligraphy for Beginners (Details to follow)
Instructor:  Margaret Van Diest
Date: Wednesday, January 24 - February 28, 2018
Time:  10-15 am - 12:15 pm
Place: Senior's Room, Trico Centre
Cost: $42 for 6 weeks

SPRING CLASSES 2018 

Italic Letters 

Nice spacing, an even slant, thin lines or thick strokes - these will be our focus as we learn and practice Italic letters, an elegant alphabet suitable for beginners.  Pens and markers or nibs and ink are all appropriate.  Some supplies will be available at the first class.  Please bring a pencil, eraser, ruler and practice paper.

Instructor:  Renate Worthington

Date:   Wednesday, March 7 - April 11, 2018

Time: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Place: Senior's Room, Trico Centre

Cost: $42 for 6 weeks

 

 

Legend

The Legend alphabet was designed as a type face in the early nineteen hundreds by Ernst Shneider known as Lagenda.  It has a distinct Eastern flavor and is very elegant.  The ascenders and descenders are similar to Carolingian but there are a lot more twists and turns to this script. Legend is both upper case and lower case script. It can be done quite vertically but is best done at a slant to retain the essence of the hand.

Instructor: Margaret Van Diest

Date:  Wednesday, April 18 - May 23, 2018

Time: 10:15am - 12:15pm

Place: Seniors Room, Trico Centre

Cost: $42 for 6 weeks



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 (calligraphy@flcseniors.ca)