WOOL: Westcoast Odyssey of Letters is a biannual one-day conference held on the last Saturday of September. This is an opportunity to get a taste of calligraphy in the company of 60 like-minded people. Details of the Conference, including the registration form, are on the Conference Page. Early bird deadline for registration is April 25, 2016.
Join us for WORDS ON THE DARK SIDE with Sherry Springall and Wendy Cowley
Join Wendy and Sherry as they lead you to the dark side of lettering.Be prepared to learn a spooky lettering style. We will be lettering words to accompany our exhibition theme “Things That Go Bump in the Night”. These words will be kept and displayed along side the exhibition at IKE Barber at UBC in October. More details on the meetings page.
We have produced a perpetual calendar as a fundraiser for the Society Calendars are coil bound and have a hook for hanging. All full pages are laid out like January one below. The others are cropped to allow you to see the artwork better. This project was spearheaded by Carolynn Dallaire and Carole Youds who cajoled and then prodded the artists and saw the work through completion at the printers. Months and dates were lettered by Nan Maione. The calendars include another page about our Society which includes two more calligraphic pieces. Calendars are $13 each, 2 to 4 are $12.50 each and 5 or more are $12 each. these make great gifts for for any occasion. Make them extra special for your family members by putting in your family’s special days before you give it as a gift.
To order perpetual calendars send us an email.
Laura Eriksson will be teaching us how to make uppercase Gothic letters. In the fall we studied the lower case, now learn some capitals to add to your repertoire.
Sue Andrews, UBC Librarian, will talk and show pictures
featuring the jewel of UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections –
their 800 year old Medieval Papal Document.
Why it is called a Papal Bull? Join us and learn why,.
Our November meeting features a program on Tips and Tricks for Calligraphers. It is preceded by a Bake Sale (great goodies for holiday entertaining at good prices) and our AGM. This is an election year, so members should be thinking of how they can serve.
A wayzgoose was at one time an entertainment given by a master printer to his workmen each year on or about St Bartholomew’s Day (24 August). It marked the traditional end of summer and the start of the season of working by candlelight. Later, the word came to refer to an annual outing and dinner for the staff of a printing works or the printers on a newspaper.
This event is Saturday, October 31from 10 to 4 in the Alice Mackay room at the Central Branch of VPL We will be lettering names on bookmarks for free and will also have our perpetual calendars for sale.
Join us as Laura Eriksson shares with us her love for “All Things Gothic”. Perfect timing for a special Halloween card or to get an early start on a piece for next year’s exhibition, “Things that go bump in the night”.