Join us in our January 24th and March 6th Zoom meetings!

We are delighted to have Joy Vanides Deneen as our presenter in our January and February 2024 meetings!

Joy will be teaching Copperplate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST in the following dates:

  • January 24, 2024 – lowercase letters
  • February 28, 2024 – uppercase letters – moved to March 6, 2024

These programs will be held online via Zoom and we will be starting earlier than usual at 6 p.m.


· Oblique penholder (if right-handed) or straight holder (if left-handed)
· Favourite pointed nib (Joy will use a Nikko G during the class)
· Smooth paper to print worksheets (Joy recommends HP Premium 32 paper)
· Small container or inkwell with walnut ink or sumi ink
· Matches (for prepping brand-new nibs)
· Paper towel and small jar of water

About Joy

Joy Vanides Deneen is a calligrapher and writer. She specializes in custom calligraphy and hand engraving for PR events, brand activations, weddings and special occasions and has worked with companies like Google, Louis Vuitton, The Ritz Carlton, Lululemon, Royal Bank of Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. Calligraphy is the synthesis of what she loves: art, language, and human connection.

Joy is a past president of La Société des calligraphes de Montréal and served on the committee for Rendez-vous, the 2019 international calligraphy conference. She is also a core contributor to UPPERCASE magazine, where she writes about art, design and community.

You can find her on Instagram as @imaginejoy and you can view website here: