The Canberra Calligraphy Society was founded in 1986, when three friends gathered and called for people interested in calligraphy to come together. The Society was formed and since then has gone from strength to strength, maintaining a membership of roughly 60 calligraphy enthusiasts. In 2016 the Society celebrated its 30th anniversary and is looking forward to another exciting 30 years of calligraphy in Canberra. As ideas and techniques change the penmanship also evolves. Tutors for workshops are sourced from amongst our members, interstate and international calligraphers.
Workshops are held once a month at the Urambi Village Community Hall in Crozier Circuit, Driveway B, Kambah, usually from 1 pm–4.30 pm on the 4th Sunday of every month, except December and January. Once or twice a year the Society organises weekend workshops with visiting tutors.
CCS members can access current and past newletters on the Members page.
Bookings are now open for Gemma's Fraktur workshop on 22 - 23 October 2022. Unfortunately, the Committee has had to revise the fee for this workshop due to increased costs. The fee will now be $150 for a member ($225 for a non-member). A non-refundable deposit of $30 will be required (as in the past).
The procedure to book for this two-day workshop is
send an email to the Workshop Coordinator (email@example.com) to register (if you have already sent a message to Pam, she will be in touch with you directly);
wait until your place is confirmed by Pam BEFOREpaying the deposit;
pay the remaining balance by the date that Pam will give you.
We regret that the fee has increased and hope you understand that while we try to keep costs down, we also have to manage our funds wisely.
The May 2022 newsletter is out now - please go to the Members Page to view online.
Payment and Refund Policy - Workshops
The Payment and Refund Policy has been updated and approved by the CCS Committee at the February 2022 meeting. Please read the revised policy in the Workshops page.
The Society continues to welcome new and returning members for 2022. For renewing and new members, please go to the Membership page for instructions. The Society wishes to welcome our newest member, Janet J., our first new member this year.
Annual General Meeting
The 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on the 22nd August, 1330 hours, held via Zoom due to the ACT lockdown. Highlights of the AGM included:
The passing of a Special Resolution to amend the CCS Constitution;
The election of the Society Office Bearers and Committee Members - for the full list please go to the Contact page; and
A presentation of the Society's events and achievements for the past year. The PowerPoint presentation can be viewed through this link.