Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Ornamental Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

For those who are already comfortable with cursive writing and are looking to further improve their penmanship, Carolyn will be demonstrating various ornamental elements that can be used in your everyday handwriting to add an elegant touch to your written work. Whether you are using handwriting for social correspondence or personal journaling, Ornamental Penmanship will add a beautiful flair to your writing.

Supplies: a pen you are comfortable writing with and an A4 ruled paper pad

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Jan
12
1:30 PM13:30

Modern Calligraphy with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional script calligraphy that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to explore traditional Italic and Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Bone Script with Aline Chan

Bone (or “Osteon”), is an alphabet that is done with a broad edged pen – a 6mm Parallel pen is recommended. Working with this alphabet promotes awareness of the white shapes between and within the strokes.  Bone lends itself to close placement of letters, and calls for framing white spaces with its broad black strokes as you explore pen twists, rotations, pivots and slides. A great hand for designers, calligraphers and letter lovers, Bone is a modification of the classical upright bookhand and was invented by scribe Jacqueline Svaren in 1972.

This alphabet works well when written without guidelines. Once you are comfortable with the letterforms you can experiment with various ways of using this hand, through a series of demonstrations and design exercises. Bone is organic, fun, warm, and assertive; it is essentially drawing with shape.

Supplies: 6.0mm Pilot Parallel pen, fountain pen ink, A4 grid paper pad, pencil, ruler

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Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

Modern Calligraphy with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Hand Lettering & Wax Seals with Kata Law

Learn creative hand lettering using a variety of media with Kata (IG: @kataish). Hand lettering is a form of artistic expression that transforms the written word into beautiful pieces of art. It’s perfect for all types of illustrative and decorative projects, from label making and card writing to journal keeping!

In addition, Kata will also show you how to work with sealing wax and brass stamps to add a vintage touch to your creative projects and written correspondence.

Supplies: Brush pens, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and blank paper pad

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Neuland Monoline & Broad Edge Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Originally created as a font by Rudolph Koch for the Klingspor Type Foundry in 1923, Neuland is an expressive and bold calligraphy style. Using 6.0mm Pilot Parallel pen, Aline will show you two variants of this style: Monoline and Broad Edge. This style of calligraphy is especially suited to graphic work with a modern look.

Supplies: 6.0mm Pilot Parallel pen, fountain pen ink, A4 grid paper pad, pencil, eraser, ruler

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Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to explore traditional Italic and Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Mar
2
1:30 PM13:30

Ornamental Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

For those who are already comfortable with cursive writing and are looking to further improve their penmanship, Carolyn will be demonstrating various ornamental elements that can be used in your everyday handwriting to add an elegant touch to your written work. Whether you are using handwriting for social correspondence or personal journaling, Ornamental Penmanship will add a beautiful flair to your writing.

Supplies: a pen you are comfortable writing with and an A4 ruled paper pad

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Mar
16
1:30 PM13:30

Art of Journaling with Kata Law

Transform your journals into more than just a written record of your day! Use them as creative outlets with beautiful illustrations and drawings to capture your thoughts. Kata (IG: @kataish) will show you different techniques and tricks using a variety of media to add an artistic touch to your memoirs.

Supplies: Your journal and any art supplies you are comfortable using (ie: watercolours & brushes, brush pens, colour pencils, fineliner pens and etc)

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Mar
30
10:30 AM10:30

Modern Calligraphy with Anne Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Mar
30
1:30 PM13:30

Hand Lettering & Wax Seals with Kata Law

Learn creative hand lettering using a variety of media with Kata (IG: @kataish). Hand lettering is a form of artistic expression that transforms the written word into beautiful pieces of art. It’s perfect for all types of illustrative and decorative projects, from label making and card writing to journal keeping!

In addition, Kata will also show you how to work with sealing wax and brass stamps to add a vintage touch to your creative projects and written correspondence.

Supplies: Brush pens, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and blank paper pad

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Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Phidon x Local Pop-Up Market & 3rd Annual Lamy Event

It’s a double-feature, pen extravaganza! Support local and join us as we host the final Phidon x Local Pop-Up Market of the year. Artisans and craftsmen (Evything Studio, MacLellan Books, Wanderlust Watercolours & Yenderings) from our own backyard will be visiting with their beautifully handcrafted stationery and writing accessories. We will also be holding our 3rd Annual Lamy Event on the same day to showcase the entire product line-up of this popular German pen-maker. There will be a special discount on all Lamy products, as well as demonstrations and Q&A opportunities.

As an added bonus, we will be joined by pen blogger Azizah Asgarali of Gourmet Pens! She will be holding a meet-and-greet at Phidon and sharing her love for all things fountain pens with fellow penthusiasts.

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Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Alin

Learn the basics of traditional calligraphy! Alin Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to explore traditional Italic and Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.

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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Spencerian with Alin

Give your written correspondence a more traditional aesthetic! Seasoned calligrapher Alin Chan will show you the basics of Spencerian Script, the 19th-century calligraphy style upon which modern cursive writing is based.

Supplies: Pencil, eraser, ruler, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), grid paper pad
 

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Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Galt Holiday Open House

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‘Tis the season! Join us as we kick off the holiday season in Galt alongside several other local shops. If you haven’t visited our downton in a little while, be sure to drop by and greet our new neighbours. We will be hosting a writing station in our workshop room, so come prepared to write and decorate your Christmas cards!

Pens and inks will be provided, not to mention refreshments and treats as well. We can also help you put a beautiful wax seal stamp on your card to add a bit of vintage flair

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Modern Calligraphy with Anne Marie

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad
 

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Art of Journaling with Kata

Transform your journals into more than just a written record of your day! Use them as creative outlets with beautiful illustrations and drawings to capture your thoughts. Kata (IG: @kataish) will show you techniques and tricks using a variety of media to add an artistic touch to your memoirs.

Supplies: Brush pens, pencil crayons, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and your journal!
 

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Cursive Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and Rodia pad or lined paper.

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Scriptus Toronto Pen Show

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The biggest pen event in Canada is back for another year! Join us as we travel to Toronto to share our love of writing and drawing with fellow pen-thusiasts at Scriptus, the Toronto pen show. This year, we will be joined by the talented Kata Emmerton-Law (IG: @kataish) at our table, who will be demonstrating a variety of inks and all the fun things you can do with fountain pens and more! Whether you’re a seasoned fountain pen user, or just a little bit pen-curious, we’re sure there will be something at the show just for you. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our show specials!

Free entry.

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Line Drawing with Anne Marie

Take your written pieces to the next level! Line drawings are the perfect complement to handwritten projects from party menus and framed quotes to greeting cards and notebook keeping. With a few simple illustration techniques, Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you how to add some elegant flair to your writing.

Supplies: Fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, pencil crayons and blank paper pad

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Modern Calligraphy with Anne Marie

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT; Additional spots available for Nov. 10th workshop.

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Oct
13
1:15 PM13:15

Scroll-Modified Calligraphy with Salman

Using a Pilot Parallel pen with a modified nib prepared by our newest teacher, experienced calligrapher, Salman Khattak (@salmankhattak), you will take on beautiful calligraphy projects with a focus on adding extra flair and ornamentation to your work in this 2.5-hr workshop.

Supplies: Scroll-modified Pilot Parallel pens (6.0mm), fountain pen ink or Pilot cartridges, A4-sized grid/blank paper pad, pencil, eraser, ruler

Cost: $50/person + HST; supplies extra.

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Hand Lettering with Kata

Learn creative hand lettering using a variety of media with Kata (IG: @kataish). Hand lettering is a form of artistic expression that transforms the written word into beautiful pieces of art. It’s perfect for all types of illustrative and decorative projects, from label making to journal keeping!

Supplies: Brush pens, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and blank paper pad

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Tenth Anniversary Celebrations

Phidon Pens first opened its doors in September 2008 at 63 Dickson Street. Ten years later, we are still amazed by the passionate community who have continued to visit us, and ever grateful for the support you have all given to us. What an incredible decade it has been!

On this occasion, we would like to invite friends old and new to come join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary on September 14th & 15th, 2018. There will be lots of gifts and prizes to be won, not to mention all the fun events we have planned. As is tradition, we will be running our hugely anticipated anniversary sale as well.

Come join us for coffee and tea next weekend! We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you!

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