Classes & Seminars

Westcoast Calligraphy Society Online Workshop:  via Zoom

Wedge Brush Magic with Doris Major

Join us for a delightful afternoon painting botanicals with a wedge brush. Doris will lead you through the basic strokes and set you on the path to creating beautiful pieces, envelopes, and borders.

DATE: Sunday, April 7, 2024
TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific
with a scheduled 10 min. break
WCS Member Fee – $35 CDN
Non-Member Fee – $45 CDN
US Registrants – please contact Violet Smythe first for registration details.

The class size is limited to 25 participants only.


Registration for WCS Members Opens March 4, 2024.
Registration will be opened to other guilds March 20, 2024.

Class will be recorded and the recordings will be available for 1 month.


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Westcoast Calligraphy Society Online Workshop:  via Zoom

Humanist: The Elegance and Simplicity, with Judy Detrick

A perfect place to begin studying calligraphy, this hand provides a firm foundation for learning just about any style of lettering. Capable of countless variations, it appeals to seasoned calligraphers as well as those just beginning. Starting with a few Humanist scholars in Italy, this script was refined during the Renaissance, and became the model for the first Roman typefaces. Its classical beauty and clarity make it an excellent script to serve as a hand for a manuscript book.

DATES: Wednesdays, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 2024 (8 hours of instruction in total)

TIME: 10 a.m. – Noon Pacific

Class limit set to 25 students // Minimum Number: 15

WCS Member fee (residing in Canada) $165 Cdn
WCS Member fee (residing in the USA) $189 Cdn (this price includes PayPal service fee)
Non-Member fee (residing in Canada) $180 Cdn
Non-Member fee (residing in the USA) $204 Cdn (this price includes PayPal service fee)

Registration opens on May 22nd, 2024 and closes on September 4th, 2024

NOTE: Registration will open on July 4th, 2024 to other guilds if there are spots to fill.

Recordings of every session will be provided within 24 hours of the session and will remain available for two months following the last class.

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We encourage individual members who want to study something, or with someone, to speak to the Seminar Coordinator or to an Executive member to see how they can help facilitate a class.

Any classes or seminars that are arranged will be advertised on this webpage.

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Class Refund Policy

Once a payment has been made and a confirmation has been issued, a class place will be reserved for the registrant. If a cancellation must be made the participant must first seek a replacement from the wait list (contact the class coordinator). The wait list will be established in chronological order. If there is no wait list the participant must find a replacement or forfeit the workshop fee. Emergency cancellations will be handled at the discretion of the Coordinator.

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