Calligraphers’ Guild of Manitoba

Fostering creative expression through hand lettering and related arts

We share a passion for the art of hand lettering. Fellow calligraphers inspire us to do our best, and in the process we all discover our own unique creativity.

The Calligraphers’ Guild of Manitoba offers instructional workshops and classes with local and national artists. Classes offered include: traditional and contemporary calligraphy, and book and paper art.

We welcome all those interested in hand-lettered expression, from beginner to professional, to share our enthusiasm and join us.


Kathie McIlvride
Kathie McIlvride

Sheila Beauchemin, vintage flower frog
Repurposed vintage flower frogs are perfect for storing twiggy art tools in a pretty way.

The CGM has made the decision to hold virtual classes and gatherings for the next few months. For more information, email Calligraphers’ Guild of Manitoba.

Upcoming Zoom workshop:

Stylized Bensgothic Lettering
Class instructor: Violet Smythe

Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2022
1:00pm to 4:30pm CDT

The fee is $35/person, based on an attendance of 10 students. Please register by October 26th. Students will have access to the recording of the workshop for 30 days.

Information sheets (PDF), Stylized Bensgothic Lettering

Violet Smythe, Stylized Bensgothic Lettering
Violet Smythe

Last updated: 2022-10-10