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
  • Non-UK member = £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 with 12 metallic tubes, 20 ml, instruction leaflet). Normal retail price £110. 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.  

  • £85 plus p+p (£5 for UK and the actual postage cost applicable to individual countries outside the UK)

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 (Once you’ve made the payment).


download here

NB: If you wish to pay by Direct debit please follow this link  to set up a mandate. 

Fee payment for new or 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)
      • Credit/debit card pay using PayPal please click here
      • send a cheque to the membership secretary

    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