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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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Watercolour for Calligraphers: A Colourful Partnership with Lorna Mulligan (Part 2)

23 September • 9:00 am4:30 pm
Collège Rosemont, 6400 16e avenue
Montreal, QC H1X2S9 Canada
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Two Sundays - September 16, 2017 and  September 23, 2018 Watercolour washes and colourful details add expressiveness to our calligraphic pieces. Either for backgrounds, lettering, borders or painted imagery, one needs to understand at least some of the basic skills of this enchanting medium. 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. During the one…

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October 2018

Members’ Meeting

4 October • 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Monkland Community Center, 4410 W Hill Ave
Montreal, Québec H4B 2S9 Canada
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Détails à venir!

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Fall Calligraphy Market

28 October • 10:00 am5:00 pm
Espace POP, 5587 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V4H2 Canada
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For the first time, we will have a fall edition of our annual calligraphy market!  Come shop for tools, books, original works, greeting cards, holiday gifts and more! Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM Where: Espace POP - 5587 Parc Avenue, Montréal QC H2V 4H2 Calligraphers: Marco Chioini, Joy Deneen, Mathieu Doucette, Saskia Latendresse, Lorna Mulligan & Inis Sansalone

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November 2018

Vernissage — The Saturday Calligraphers

7 November • 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Bibliothèque Benny, 6400 rue Monkland
Montréal, QC Canada
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The Saturday Calligraphers, members of La Société des calligraphes de Montréal invite you to their exhibition on the theme of Children. The exhibition will take place at the Benny Library in NDG (6400 rue Monkland) from November 4 - December 1, 2018. Visit the library's website for opening hours.

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