CAGT will be on hand at the upcoming Scriptus show on Sunday November 2, 2014. Please join us for lettering demonstrations and for an opportunity to purchase antique and new fountain pens, ink and paper.
Watch this FREE 30 minute video to learn the basics of Scribus software. Scribus software is also FREE and it will enable you to apply your calligraphy and design skills to professional publishing documents.
We’re pleased to have a show at Alderwood Public Library running from September 18 to October 29. Entitled “Beautiful Letters,” it showcases previously exhibited work and some new pieces as well. This library is an open and bright space and, in addition to framed works, you’ll be delighted by our free-standing letters of the alphabet in large format contributed by a dozen members and Friends of our guild.
We thank Kerry Morton, branch manager, for this invitation to promote our guild and the lettering arts in this our fortieth anniversary year.
Alderwood Public Library is located in south Etobicoke. Hours are Mondays 10:00 – 8:30; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 – 6:00; Thursdays 12:30 – 8:30 and Saturdays 9:00 – 5:00.
Ramona, our Programming Coordinator, has put together a complete list of the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto’s course offerings for the 2014/15 season. This list is available in our newly designed Courses/Workshops section of our website. Please review our extensive course offerings at:
Workshop with Debbie Thompson Wilson: The Gothic Illuminated Letter
We’ll start the day by learning to gild (using real gold leaf) and illuminate (using watercolours and gouache) on some simple examples of Gothic art and lettering. We’ll be using some modern gilding materials and Debbie will demonstrate some quick and easy ways of applying gold leaf as well as explaining historical methods. In the afternoon we will work on gilding and illuminating an initial letter of your choosing (examples will be provided) from the Middle Ages. We’ll also construct a simple book in which to keep and protect these small gems of art.