Calligraphy workshop

ligatures_may We have finalized the details for our first calligraphy workshop!

The workshop will be held Saturday, May 10 from 1:00-4:00 at Coach House Books (80 bpNichol Ln, U of T campus).

Calligraphy expert Kevin King will host a three-hour workshop on the basics of calligraphy. Kevin became interested in calligraphy through his work as a Type Designer & Typographer at Canada Type & the Coach House Press in Toronto. With the help of the Toronto book binder Don Taylor, he began taking lessons from the master Toronto Calligrapher Susan Shand, who he still continues to study under. Susan taught him not only the basic techniques of Calligraphy, but also the underlying theories and principles of the art.


We will be offering a supplies package at the cost of $55.

For our workshop, we will only be working with a very small set of tools. We will be working with calligraphy markers and a selection of fountain pens that will help us become acquainted with the basic techniques of calligraphy, and simple 11x17" graph paper sheets. The beauty of calligraphy is that you do not need a huge set of expensive tools to create beautiful work. We encourage students to bring along any calligraphy pens that they may already own, as this could be a great opportunity for you to learn more about how your tools work and to use a tool that you are already comfortable with.

The fee also includes a calligraphy workbook that students can take home.

Space for this workshop is limited! Please RSVP here no later than Wednesday, May 7. An email will follow with payment instructions.