Join us as Catherine Cooper shares her technique of using layerd watercolour papers and lettering to add framing, depth, texture and/or colour to a composition. You need to bring a sheet of painted watercolour paper. We will be cutting the paper into small pieces so it doesn’t have to be a picture just colour on the paper.
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. The early bird deadline has passed, but thee is still room, although some of the classes are now full. Get your registration in NOW!
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.
Socializing is the focus of our June meeting! Everyone is asked to bring a small plate of goodies to share so we can eat while we visit! The library will be open from 7 to 7:30 so you can get some books to use over the summer months. Catherine Cooper will be demonstrating a watercolour technique. You’ll get the paper to do your own sheet over the summer. Yes, you still get homework over the summer. You need to bring your completed sheet back in September to be able to do the program acivity.
Join us for a special meeting. John Cogley, the owner of Daniel Smith Artist Materials in Seattle, will be demonstrating some of his products that are suitable for calligraphy. We’ll also get a chance to try some of them out. We enjoyed testing Daniel Smith Walnut Ink in January. At this meeting you will get to try even more hands on.
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.
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,.