Making calligraphy more visible in our community, a traveling exhibition of Westcoast Calligraphy Society’s work will be on display at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. for the month of September. On September 26th at 1p.m. come and learn how to create your own decorated letter. From 1 p.m. to 4 .m. calligraphers will be demonstrating different styles of calligraphy get your own personalized bookmark for free! We will also have our perpetual calendars for sale.
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.
Would you like to be beter acquainted with our fellow calligrpahers? Then come to our June meeting. After a minimum number of announcemens the party begins. Socialize, eat, talk, listen share!. Bring a small plate of savoury or sweet finger food for the sharing table. Punch and water will be provided.
BUY! BUY! BUY!
We are clearing out previously donated items (books, paper, magazines, tools, etc.) and they will be for sale at rock bottom prices. Bring your loonies and toonies. (There will be NO opportunity for you to bring personal items to sell at this meeting.)
Exhibition pieces are due at this meeting. The theme is “Deams”. Your pieces need to be matted and freamed in a siler frame either 12 inchews by 16 inches or 16 inches by 20 inches. Please have the Exhibition Release Form completed to hand in with your pieces.
Want to learn just what is a Versal? Sherry has been
exploring the history of Versals and has found that there
are different styles of lettering associated with Versals and
many different approaches to drawing them, from heavily
decorated to very modern interpretations. We will start
with the basic shapes and expand from there.
Pencil, eraser, ruler
Pigma pen or similar – a very fine one (.01) and a thicker
one (.5) (approx)
Paper – bond printing paper is fine
No experience necessary. No need to pre-register. Your first meeting as a guest is always FREE!
Join Cheryl as she shows us how she uses capitals in her layouts to create spaces and add colours. There won’t be detailed instruction on how to form the letters, but you will go away with a a basic understanding of the three step process that Cheryl uses.
We studied the lower case copperplate script at our January meeting. In March, we will examine the capital letters and how to make them. If you weren’t at the January meeting, no problem, you can learn the capitals first!
We are combining a review of the various hands and techniques from our past programs with this years exhibition theme “Dreams.” We are hoping this will inspire you to start thinking about what you could produce for our new exhibition.
We will each begin with our own sheet of paper and then others at your table will also work on your paper according to the directions. At the end of the evening everyone will go home with their original sheet of paper folded into a small book.
Your favourite calligraphic pens (include an oblique pen holder and nib if you have one)
Ink, Coloured pencils, water colours if you prefer, scissors,
Exemplars from past programs if you have them: copperplate, uncial, italic, Weaver writing, brush lettering, monoline….