Meetings 2018 – 2019

CAGT meets at Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., as scheduled. Guests are welcome to attend one general meeting to learn about the Guild. For more information, please contact us at info@calligraphicartstoronto.ca.

October 11, 2018: Foundational Script with Ramona Matthews; AGM

7:00 pm: Meeting starts

Board members will greet you at 6:30, if you want to browse the library.
Ursula will look after your thirst with a punch, the rest can bring snacks.

This is also our AGM. Election for new Board Members.
If you like to help us on the Executive or a committee, we would love to have your support.

Foundational Script: Bring a broad edge tool

November 8, 2018: Salman Khattak introduces us to Arabic calligraphy

6:30 Library opens, with time for socializing; potluck snacks are always appreciated
7:00 Business
7:20 Break
7:30 Programme
We welcome our own Salman Khattak this evening to introduce us to Arabic calligraphy.
If you haven’t already, you’re encouraged to listen to Salman discuss the link between his religious faith and his calligraphy practice in an interview with the CBC. Click here
What to bring? Salman writes:
“I will have some reed qalams and paper for people to play with but if people want to learn to cut their reeds (I will bring some 1/2″ bamboo stake) they can bring a sturdy knife and a small piece of scrap wood with at least one flat side. We will be using glossy paper. I have some but if you can bring a finger painting pad from the dollar store or Curry’s that’ll be great.”

January 13, 2019: Flourising with Starlee Lively Ordorico

Sunday, Jan. 13, we meet at one o’clock in the afternoon.

February 10, 2019: Decorated Paper with Susan Mentis

Meeting starts at 1 pm. Wear your art clothes or aprons as its hands-on play!

There will be a material fee and members will be encouraged to bring a range of art materials and papers in addition to experiment with. Supply list to follow.

March 14, 2019: Collaboration

CAGT collaboration night for our upcoming exhibition.

April 11, 2019: Guest Speaker

Library opens 6:30. Meeting then presentation at 7:30 pm.

May 9, 2019: Calligraphic Exhibition and CAGT 45th Anniversary and NPCC 20th Celebration

An evening of delights from refreshments to art and calligraphy.

June 13, 2019: Summer Script

Doors open 6:30 pm. Simple script for summer play

Material Exchange
Pen Pal
Gallery Challenge

Library Books
Outstanding books? Please return them now.

Social Evenings
Officially our Guild does not meet in the summer.  The Guild may reserve space at Neilson Park Creative Centre for the Thursday evenings of July 11 and Aug. 8, 2019. These are opportunities to work with others, get inspired and receive help from experienced calligraphers.

Summer Meet-Ups in July and August

If you’re in town, let’s get together and enjoy each other’s company, discuss and display calligraphy pieces we are working on, learn something new, snack a little and maybe even get a head start on exhibition artwork. Consider these bonus get togethers!

Officially our Guild does not meet in the summer.  The Guild may reserve space at Neilson Park Creative Centre for the Thursday evenings of July 11 and Aug. 8, 2019. These are opportunities to work with others, get inspired and receive help from experienced calligraphers.

Calligraphy Kit

Bring your kit to meetings or classes so you have your learning tools on hand!  Contents  can include sketchbook and/or notebook and pencil/lead holder, silent pencil sharpener, ruler, bone folder, scissors, tracing paper, cutting mat and knife, glue stick, markers, pen holder/nibs, ink and tools or materials of your preference.