Join us for our May 27 Meeting on Versatile Versals



Versatile Versals

with Sherry Springall

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)
Coloured pencils,
Paper – bond printing paper is fine

No experience necessary. No need to pre-register. Your first meeting as a guest is always FREE!

Special Days Perpetual Calendar


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.

We’re out in the Community! Come and see us.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Sunday, June 6

Making a decorated letter bookmark. We will guide you through a step-by-step process to make your own decorated letter  on a bookmark. Registration will be through Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.

Book Arts Fair

Saturday, June 20

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Vancouver Public Library, Downtown Central  Branch, lower level Peter Kaye and Alma VanDusen Rooms

We will be lettering your names on bookmarks for FREE! We will also have our perpetual calendars for sale.


Join us for our February Meeting on the 25th.

Dreams – Techniques and Retrospective
with Sherry Springall and Wendy Cowley
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….
Paper will be supplied.

Join us for our January 28 Meeting.

Come and join us for the first meeting of 2015!

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.