benefits for members of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society

  • Four issues of the Edge each year – our 32-36 page colour magazine (with occasional inserts on how to write calligraphic scripts)
  • CLASnews – our frequent e-mail newsletter to keep you in touch with news of the calligraphy and lettering arts world, including listings for workshops, courses and events
  • Discounted LiveOnline courses fees

  • Discounted Certificate of Calligraphy entry fees

  • Exclusive access to the National Diploma of Calligraphy

  • Free entry to the CLAS annual Art & the Letter exhibition, held at the AGM day

  • An invitation to enter work for the CLAS Living Letters exhibitions
  • Discounts on calligraphy items from L Cornelissen and Son (part of the AGM attendance package)  

Your annual subscription runs from the month you join

Overseas members pay a surcharge to cover airmail postage

subscription rates 

  • UK member = £40
  • EU members = £45 (includes Air Mail surcharge of £5)
  • Overseas members (non-UK, non-EU) = £50 (includes Air Mail surcharge of £10)  

25% discount to all first time members and under 30s 

special offer  (limited period) to new members  

L Cornelissen and Son Ltd offer a discount (including p+p) to new CLAS members for a set of Schmincke Calligraphy Gouache paints (Wooden box – 12 metallic tubes, 20 ml, instruction leaflet). Normal retail price £95. To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime offer please use the special Schmincke Calligraphy Gouache order form you receive with your joining pack.  

  • CLAS UK members: £68
  • CLAS EU members: £73
  • CLAS overseas members: £78

If you wish to make a donation please go to Shop Payments page.






image courtesy of David Simons

new membership  

Print out and complete this new membership application form.

NB: If you wish to pay by Direct debit please follow this link  to set up a mandate and not the instructions on the form, as we are in transition to a new system. 

download here

renewing membership

  • Direct Debit –you will receive an email notification from GoCardless, please follow the instructions.
  • If you do not renew by direct debit then:
      • do a bank transfer, (CAF 40-52-40 Account 00031828)
      • send a cheque to the membership secretary
      • EU/ROW: please click here to pay using Paypal

    Please include a reference with your payment, your membership number (if you know it), and your name.

    For all other queries email

Alternatively you can write to the Membership Secretary:

  Meg Chapman
  9 Northview
  ME15 7UE