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.
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.
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”.
JUNE SOCIAL AND SALE
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.
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.
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)
Paper – bond printing paper is fine
No experience necessary. No need to pre-register. Your first meeting as a guest is always FREE!
Capturing Colour with Caps with Cheryl Tasaka
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.