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Capital Immersion: Brush, Pen, & Pencil with John Stevens

24 July • 9:00 am27 July • 4:30 pm

FOUR DAY WORKSHOP – July 24 to 27, 2020

Join us for this incredible workshop with renown master calligrapher John Stevens, invited by the Société des calligraphes de Montréal to teach right here in Montréal. An event not to be missed!

The workshop will be given in English.


In this class we address both stability and freedom; solidity and fluidity. The broad-edge brush shows us the kinetics or anatomy of our beloved Roman letters. Technique centers around flat brush and then a smaller, longer hair brush (slow, deliberate movements).

We closely look at inscriptional letterforms, break them down to analyze them, to get clear about form while developing technique. 

When we are confident about our forms and writing, we trust our instincts, and this in turn allows creative leaps. Alphabet Evolution is honoured, yet personal expression is a desirable quality. 

How do we progress our work?  

What part of letterforms are fundamental or essential (immutable) and which part is mutable/creative?  In this part, we explore variations:

Working with both brush and pen, we look at variations: the creative side, so that we take it further than just practicing letters and techniques.


A list of required materials will be sent out to all participants.

The workshop will be held at the Monkland Community Center, 4410 avenue West Hill, Montréal (QC) from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on July 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2020.

Level : all levels welcome



Please write to Mathieu (info@societedescalligraphes.orgto reserve your spot on the waitlist.

Already a member of La Société des calligraphes de Montréal? Benefit from  our ”member” pricing for this workshop. If you aren’t already a member, our yearly membership fee is only 40$. Save 110$ on this workshop by becoming a member now! 

Price: 500$ for the 4-day workshop (member price, 650$ for non-members)



24 July • 9:00 am
27 July • 4:30 pm
Event Category:


La Société des calligraphes


Centre communautaire Monkland
4410 W Hill Ave
Montréal, Québec H4B2S9 Canada
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