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

Reggie Ezell

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