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 
  • 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 
  • UK student rate = £30 (full time education in the UK, concession runs September to August) 
  • EU members = £45 (includes Air Mail surcharge of £5) 
  • Overseas members (non-UK, non-EU) = £50 (includes Air Mail surcharge of £10)  

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

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