Seattletters 2018 Conference by Elyse Viotto

Texte original calligraphié par Elyse Viotto

Translation: Patricia Shallow

On July 15, I left for Bellingham to participate in Seattletters, my second International Calligraphy Conference. I was charmed by the campus with its view of the bay and magnificent sunsets. I found my “calligrafriends” from last year (Letterworks 2017) and met many new people.

Le campus de l'université de Western Washington à Bellingham
Western Washington University Campus in Bellingham

As my first choice, I had chosen the class of Master Penman Pat Blair, the White House Chief Calligrapher. I had heard a great number of positive comments from students who had taken her course last year. As Copperplate is my favorite hand, I wanted to learn her technique and better understand its subtleties.  The course lasted five days. The first two were spent reviewing the lowercase and capital letters and learning how to plan for and add flourishes to ascenders and descenders. The remaining days were dedicated to the creation of two projects: a long text and a word or simple phrase against a watercolour background. Continue reading “Seattletters 2018 Conference by Elyse Viotto”

Annual General Assembly: Thursday, May 25, 2017


On May 25th, 2017 at 7:30 pm our annual meeting will take place at the Monkland Community Center,  4410 West Hill Avenue, Montréal.  (metro Villa-Maria, bus 103 to Grand Boulevard + 7 minute walk / or bus 162 to West Hill Avenue).

You’ll be able to enjoy seeing the work done by your fellow members during the past year. You are welcome to bring a personal work in progress or a completed calligraphy project.

You may even win a door prize!

N.B.  The date for membership renewal was May 1st.  Members must pay dues to be eligible to vote. If you haven’t already done so, you can pay at the door, in cash ($40) or by check payable to La Société des calligraphes de Montréal.

We are really counting on your presence on May 25; thanks in advance for your participation.