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!
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.
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….
An Introduction to Copperplate with Renée Alexander
Intrigued by this elegant pointed pen script? Learn some of the basics with Renée. She recommends a Gillot 303 nib and an oblique pen holder. (The Hunt/Speedball one is fine).
We have ordered enough nibs for everyone and they will be available for purchase at the meeting (approximate cost $1.00). You will need to bring your own oblique pen holder.
DeSerres have the Hunt oblique holder listed in their online store for $2.59. You can probably buy it locally in their retail stores.
Renew your Membership!
This is membership renewal time, so remember to bring your membership form and cheque. It is great if you can put them together in an envelope. It makes things easier for our membership secretary, Adonna.