The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto (CAGT) was founded in 1974 by Calligrapher Alf Ebsen and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1975. A resident group at NPCC for 20 years, CAGT has continued to provide opportunities for the study of calligraphy, its history, cultural traditions and application for all ages through classes, workshops and exhibitions.
CAGT meets at Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC). The second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. as scheduled.
Dates: March 9, April 13, May 11, and June 8, 2017
Regular membership is open to all, regardless of calligraphic ability. Yearly fee September to August is only $125.00, including the NPCC membership of $100.00 with access to Guild classes, workshops, library resources, CAGT exhibitions and NPCC privileges such as discounts to stores and Art Galleries. (Payable to NPCC) Sign up for NPCC and CAGT memberships here
A new CAGT Guild website is in the making!! Our interim web home is under Resident Groups on this NPCC website. Follow us on Facebook“Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto” and on Instagram.
Our annual exhibition Calligraphic Confederation is May 23 - June 11, 2017, in the NPCC Hall Gallery. Reception and talk is on June 8, 2017
Mark your calendars! October 29, 2017 CAGT members who will be demonstrating atScriptus Toronto’s Pen and Writing Show, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yong Street, Toronto 9 am to 4 pm.
Programmes – Guild Meetings. A variety of educational and hands-on activities about the calligraphic arts from Guest Speakers, Artists and outings.
March 9, 2017: Contemporary Copperplate with Priyanka Rego
April 13, 2017: Roman Capitals with Mark Lurz
April 20, 2017: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Struggle & Story: Canada in Print
May 11, 2017: Artwork in the Making
June 8, 2018: Calligraphic Confederation Exhibition Talk and Reception