Workshops

Calligraphers’ Guild of Manitoba

Fostering creative expression through hand lettering and related arts

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.

Past workshops

2017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2013

Upcoming workshops

Clear Carve block printmaking
Class instructor: Ann Rivera
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Woodhaven Community Club
200 Glendale Boulevard, Winnipeg
9:30am to 4:00pm

Fee: $50 (members), $60 (non-members)

Please join us on Saturday, September 22 for a session of printmaking with Clear Carve blocks. Learn the basics of creating a reproducible image that can be used as a framed artwork, greeting cards, bookplates, and more.

Register early to secure your workshop seat.

Ann Rivera is a Winnipeg born and raised artist. Inspired by early exposure at the Winnipeg Art Gallery children’s program and her “hobby artist” great aunt, art has been a life long pursuit. She completed a BFA in painting at Brandon University in 2010. Although the vibrant colours of oil and watercolour paint attract her, she has recently been exploring the various techniques of printmaking at Martha Street Studio (Manitoba Printmakers Association).

printmaking block, Ann Rivera

printmaking, Ann Rivera

Paste paper and painted Tyvek
Class instructor: Edith Banman
Saturday, October 20, 2018

St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive, Winnipeg
9:30am to 4:00pm

Fee: $50 (members), $60 (non-members)

Supply list

  • tools to make creative marks – combs, rubber stamps, netting, string, sponges, lego
  • a plastic covering to protect your work area
  • an old shirt or apron to protect your clothes

paste paper and painted Tyvek

Modern calligraphy
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Woodhaven Community Club
200 Glendale Boulevard, Winnipeg
9:30am to 4:00pm

Fee: $50 (members), $60 (non-members)

Additional information available soon.

 

Workshops, 2017-18

Button alphabet, April 28, 2018
Class instructor: Violet Smythe

Adventures in watercolour, a techniques class
April 29, 2018
Class instructor: Violet Smythe

Adventures in watercolour, Violet Smythe

Paper marbling, March 24, 2018
Class instructor: Janet Carroll

class participant, Paper Marbling with Janet Carroll

class participant, Paper Marbling with Janet Carroll

A handmade journal for the changeable mind!
January 27, 2018
Class instructor: Lauren Campbell
Handmade book with removable pages, Lauren Campbell

Breaking the Rules, October 21, 2017
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride

Mark and letter making with a ruling pen.
Kathie McIlvride, ruling pen and sumi ink

 
Beginner’s Uncial, September 16, 2017
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride

Fun variations on this traditional script.
Kathie McIlvride, Uncial

 

Workshops, 2016-17

Landscaping the Page, April 28 and April 29, 2017
Class instructor: Laura Eriksson
Laura Eriksson, The Sea

Fraktur (a form of Gothic lettering), February 25, 2017
Class instructor: Theresa de Guzman
Theresa de Guzman, Fraktur

Crossed Structure Book Binding, November 5, 2016
Class instructor: Lauren Campbell
Lauren Campbell, crossed structure book binding

Roman Capitals, October 15, 2016
Class instructor: Ike Derksen
Ike Derksen, Roman Capitals

Paste Paper and Painted Tyvek, September 17, 2016
Class instructor: Edith Banman
Edith Banman, painted Tyvek

 

Workshops, 2015-16

Calligraphy on the GO! and Developing a Personal Script,
May 7 and May 8, 2016
Class instructor: Sharon Zeugin
Course details, PDF
Sharon Zeugin, Calligraphy on the GO!

Lettering on Occasion: Copperplate for Beginners, Saturday, March 19, 2016
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Kathie McIlvride, Copperplate lettering

Sign Painting, February 13, 2016
Class instructor: Ike Derksen
Sign painting class participants at work.

Pens, Paint and Paper, January 16, 2016
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Pens, Paint and Paper

Beginner’s Gothic, November 14, 2015
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Kathie McIlvride, Gothic

Beginner’s Uncial, October 17, 2015
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Kathie McIlvride, Uncial

 

Workshops, 2014-15

Beginner’s pointed brush, May 16, 2015
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Kathie McIlvride, Jump Sing Laugh Dance

Bookbinding, March 14, 2015
Class instructor: Janet Carroll
Janet Carroll, handmade books

Decorating book covers with Tyvek, January 17, 2015
Class instructors: Edith Banman and Charlotte Konrad
Edith Banman, Tyvek book cover

Beginner’s Italic, November 8, 2014
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Kathie McIlvride, Thank you.

Strong Lines, Working with the Pilot Parallel Pen, October 4–5, 2014
Class instructor: Alice Young
Alice Young, strong lines

 

Workshops, 2013-14

Fun with capitals, April 12, 2014
Class instructors: Charlotte Konrad and Kathie McIlvride
Charlotte Konrad, variation of Roman capitals.

Paper marbling, March 8, 2014
Class instructor: Janet Carroll
Marbled paper. A CGM workshop.

Neuland, February 15, 2014
Class instructor: Ike Derksen
Ike Derksen, Neuland.

Foundational script, January 11, 2014
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride<
Kathie McIlvride, foundational script.

Painted letters and words, November 9–10, 2013
Class instructor: Lorraine Douglas

Workshop participants, starting with basic monoline letters, created unique watercolour painted letters, words and quotes.

Lorraine Douglas, Shanti.

Creating a handmade journal, October 19, 2013

Class participants, following the instruction of book artist Charlotte Konrad, created two unique journals using two types of binding, and an abundance of beautiful paper and decorative bits.

Charlotte Konrad, handmade journal.

 

Workshops, 2013

Monoline, May 20, 2013

Twelve dynamic letter art layouts were presented by Kathie McIlvride at her monoline workshop. Using these layouts as a starting point, participants filled their hand-crafted journals with lettering.

Kathie McIlvride, monoline lettering.

Uncials, April 6, 2013

After completing a beautifully prepared workbook, participants created perforated monograms at calligrapher Kathie McIlvride‘s full day Uncial workshop.

Kathie McIlvride, Uncial monogram.

Italics, March 2, 2013
Class instructor: Kathie McIlvride
Kathie McIlvride, Italic.

Paste paper, February 16, 2013
Class instructor: Edith Banman
Edith Banman, paste paper

 
Last updated: 2018-09-10