Classes & Seminars

CASCADING CAPITALS with Suzie Beringer

Westcoast Calligraphy Society’s first Online Seminar – From the comfort of your home, meet up with friends and learn from this brilliant instructor. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

APRIL 15 & 16, 2022  10 am to 4 pm, with a break for lunch.  Supply list TBC.  Class recordings will be available for a limited time to class registrants.  Class size is limited to 25 participants.

In this workshop we will begin by looking at monoline Roman Capitals and working through their basic shapes and proportion to one another.  We will then begin to add serifs/weight, change size while making them all relate to one another.  Then, with a series of carefully planned exercises, we will begin to take these capitals on a ride by taking off their training wheels (guidelines) … and letting them fly!  The end result will be a visual texture created by the cascading, trickling and scattering of letters – based on your design.

To register please fill out the form below (click on Cascading Capitals Seminar link) and mail with your cheque, payable to Westcoast Calligraphy Society, to

WCS c/o 1816 Haro Street,  Vancouver BC V6G 2Y7.  E-Transfer available. Contact Anne Seymour at  seymourd@shaw.ca, along with a scan of your registration form.

Cascading Capitals Seminar

Please note:  all fees for classes are non-refundable unless there is someone to replace you on the list.

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Anne Seymour is our current Seminar Committee Chair.  We encourage individual members who want to study something, or with someone, to speak to Anne to see how they can help facilitate a class.

Any classes or seminars that are arranged will be advertised here.

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  • (PDF files must be viewed with latest version of Adobe Reader)
  • Registration Forms may be obtained from the Communications Chairperson.
  • Please put the name of the class in the subject line.
  • All class fees must be submitted in Canadian Dollars.

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.

Questions about the workshops? Contact the Communications Chair.