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There are many artists with excellent credentials, too numerous to mention here. These selected instructors have influenced my development:

Laurie Doctor

Reggie Ezell

Suzanne Moore

Brody Neuenschwander

Amity Parks

Pamela Paulsrud

Don Taylor



Calligraphy lettering tools

New to Calligraphy?

Find resources on lettering basics

Favourite classic books that cover multiple styles:

  1. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters, 2006 (now in its third printing)
    Hardcover with concealed spiral binding, 126 pages, published by John Neal Bookseller.
  2. Written Letters: 33 Alphabets for Calligraphers by Jacqueline Svaren, 1985
    Paperback perfect bound, 74 pages, published by Taplinger Publishing Company.

Check out DVDs and streaming videos:

  1. Calligraphy: a multi-part series with Reggie Ezell.
    Available to order online

Take a class. Join a guild.

In addition to these guilds in southern Ontario, there are many throughout Canada and internationally. Do a Google search to find a guild near you.

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto

Calligraphy Society of Ottawa

Hamilton Calligraphy Guild

Royal City Calligraphy Guild

Shop for supplies

My go-to list:

Aboveground Art Supplies

Curry’s Art Store

John Neal Bookseller

Paper & Ink Arts

The Japanese Paper Place

The Paper Place