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 almost 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.
Meetings 2017 - 2018
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: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14, 2017 and January 14, February 11, March 8, April 12, May 10 and June 14, 2018.
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
CAGT is on-line with a new web site www.calligraphicartstoronto.ca and also found under Resident Groups on this NPCC website. Follow us on Facebook“Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto” and on Instagram in the future.
Our Annual Exhibition in the Neilson Park Creative Centre Hall will start on Monday, May 7 and run until May 27. The title this year is “Calligraphers on the Go” and will explore the many aspects and joys of travel. Please join us for a reception and Artists’ talks on Thursday, May 10 at 7pm.
Programmes – Guild Meetings. A variety of educational and hands-on activities about the calligraphic arts from Guest Speakers, Artists and outings are planned from September to June. Our Calligraphic Year of Back to Basics for 2017-2018 includes working with lettering arts materials from Gouache to Gold, with Calligraphic History, Design and Decorated letters.
For our upcoming classes and workshops please visit the Classes and Workshops page