The Art of Calligraphy is being offered in a series of workshops in the run-up to the festive season.

Upcoming Calligraphy Workshops at Keremeos Family Centre


“Most folks enjoy hand written and artistically decorated cards. letters and presentation pieces,” says Dave Cursons, who will direct the workshop series.

Saturday afternoon workshops run from 1:30 to 3 p.m., November 16, 23 and December 7.

There will also be one evening workshop from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday December 4.

They all happen at The Family Centre at 310 Veterans Ave, in Keremeos.

Cursons is the part-time coordinator for Similkameen Family Literacy and has been  practising calligraphy as an art since he was a youngster.

The beauty of the hand written word is an especially important art as we move into the highly efficient and standardized digital culture. Penmanship is practised  less and less.

There is real joy and excitement in producing written work in one’s own style using pens, inks, brushes and various papers.  Materials are provided in the workshops for a $3 fee.

Participants are welcome to bring their own writing tools and other materials.

“Getting together as a group is a way to explore and to have fun in refining  our own particular approaches to standard and stylized letter forms,” says Cursons.

Pre-registration is required at 250-499-2352. Call 8 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.