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October 2017

Brush Textures with Loredana Zega

28 October 2017 • 9:00 am29 October 2017 • 4:30 pm
Collège Rosemont, 6400 16e avenue
Montreal, QC H1X2S9 Canada
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Oeuvre par Loredana Zega

The brush is a soft tool and though it requires total focus, self confidence and patience. It creates marvellous traces of colours and textures which is why this dry brush technique goes so well with making all kind of patterns, making a feel of 3D space. You will be thrilled how beautiful is dancing on the edges of the brush!

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November 2017

Calligraphy Exhibition: Nooks and Crannies of Montreal

14 November 2017 • 10:00 am20 November 2017 • 5:00 pm

La Société des calligraphes de Montréal presents its calligraphy exhibition Nooks and Crannies of Montreal from November 14 to 20. Come to the vernissage on Thursday November 16, from 6-8 pm. RSVP on Facebook Come watch calligraphy demonstrations by Saskia Latendresse and Christian Bélanger on Saturday and Sunday November 18 and 19, from 2-4 pm. RSVP on Facebook Looking forward to see you at the exhibition opening or the demos!

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December 2017

Calligraphy market

14 December 2017 • 7:00 pm9:00 pm
La Petite Cuillère, 3603 rue St-Denis
Montréal, Québec H2X 3L6 Canada
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Our annual holiday calligraphy market will take place soon! You can get a head start on your holiday shopping and find unique items: calligraphy tools, books, prints, greeting cards, bookmarks and more.

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February 2018

Members’ Meeting: Ink Sampling

22 February • 7:30 pm10:00 pm
Monkland Community Center, 4410 W Hill Ave
Montreal, Québec H4B 2S9 Canada
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For our next meeting, there will be a special presentation by Marie-Hélène Gaudreault, the creator of the Tête de plume inks which are locally in Montreal.  Mme Gaudreault will share about her process of making these natural inks.  Everyone will have the opportunity to test these inks, as well as a variety of others.  For this ink sampling, all you need to bring is your favourite writing tool.  We have a great door prize, and there will be some inks…

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April 2018

Ruling Pen Workshop with Rachel Yallop

21 April • 9:00 am22 April • 4:30 pm
Collège Rosemont, 6400 16e avenue
Montreal, QC H1X2S9 Canada
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The ruling pen is a very versatile tool, not least because it comes in more than one form: the folded, the pointed and the Cola pen. Even then, there are different shapes within these groups which affect the marks made.

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Workshop: Copperplate Variations with Rachel Yallop

23 April • 9:30 am3:00 pm
Monkland Community Center, 4410 W Hill Ave
Montreal, Québec H4B 2S9 Canada
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This class is about looking at the essential components of the copperplate style and exploring a new way of looking at it. Many of the ‘rules’ are the same, but stroke terminals, joins, spacing, and letter shapes can all be altered to make a style which can be fine and elegant, or fun and quirky.

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May 2018

Members’ Annual General Meeting 2018

17 May • 7:30 pm10:00 pm

La Société des calligraphes invites its members to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday May 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Monkland Community Centre, 4410 West Hill Avenue, Montreal. In order to vote in our elections, you need to have paid your annual dues. If you haven't paid yet, you can do so at the door in cash or with a cheque ($40). Calligraphy Gallery: Bring work that you have created this year (including…

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July 2018

Summer Workshop: La ligne et la surface

25 July • 9:00 am29 July • 4:30 pm
Collège Rosemont, 6400 16e avenue
Montreal, QC H1X2S9 Canada
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This 5-day workshop led by Denise Lach and Birgit Nass will combine the line and the surface: we'll explore the interaction between the two elements, the hierarchy, contrast, balance and composition.

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August 2018

Bel Canto Concert and Calligraphy

16 August • 7:30 pm9:30 pm
Kahwa Café, 331 Avenue Mont-Royal Est
Montréal, Québec Canada
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La Société des calligraphes de Montréal and Opéra Café Concert will present "Bel Canto et Calligraphie". Selections from Rigoletto, Il Barbieri di Siviglia, L'italiana in Algeri will be performed, while Saskia Latendresse and Louise Rousseau interpret the music with pen and paper. The evening will take place at Kahwa Café (331 avenue du Mont Royal Est) on August 16th at 7:30PM. Purchase of food and beverage is required and donations are welcome. View event on Facebook

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September 2018

Watercolour for Calligraphers: A Colourful Partnership with Lorna Mulligan (Part 1)

16 September • 9:00 am4:30 pm
Collège Rosemont, 6400 16e avenue
Montreal, QC H1X2S9 Canada
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In this two-part workshop, we will discover the magic that is watercolour. On the first Sunday we will work on basic exercises in colour mixing, water-to-paint ratios, simple washes, glazing and brush manipulation. We will begin the second Sunday with an overview discussion of this material. For the rest of the day, emphasis will be on developing an imaginative, individual approach to help us seamlessly combine watercolour with our calligraphy. 

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