This year our June Social is a three pronged event.
#1 Black & White exhibition pieces are due and will be put on display for all to admire.
#2 Visiting and Eating. Please bring something sweet or savoury for our buffet table. Plates, napkins and tea and coffee will be available. Join your fellow calligraphers and find out what they have planned for the summer.
#3 Declutter Event
Our first WCS de-clutter event! Our June 27th meeting is your chance to bring your overstocked artists’ supplies to the tea – things you know you’re never going to play with again.
Lindsay and Jan will set up 3 groups of tables for your unloveds:
You can place them on a table for anything that is free and up-for-grabs.
Price them and hope that someone else is looking for that exact same thing (pocket the profit or donate to WCS).
Place them in the Trading Post category and negotiate an exchange with another member.
If you have items you want to donate without having to mind the store – Lindsay and Jan will take responsibility for your donations.
Nothing will find its way into the landfill if we can prevent it.
Registration is now OPEN for WOOL: Westcoast Odyssey of Letters to be held at the Scottish Cultural Centre on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Details and registration form are now available on our Conference page.
Martin Jackson will be talking about how he is able to join his two passions, Butterflies and Calligraphy, to create beautiful art. This is a rare opportunity to hear Martin and see his work.
Our first Calligraphy Circle will be held at our April 25/2018 meeting. Please join our CIRCLE of sharing, learning, helping and practicing calligraphy skills and techniques.
How Do You Do This?
Bring: A project of some sort to work on or not – your choice.
Questions: Be prepared to ask questions on how to do something that may not be working for you. Or ask someone who is working on a project “How do you do that?” “What tool are you using?”
Advice: Would you like some advice on how to fix your layout or choice of lettering,
ink, colour, etc?
Demo and Hands On Table
There will be some graphite and sumi ink supplies to try out. Do you have a new tool or supply you would like to share? Perhaps, you have something you bought ages ago and don’t really know how to use. Maybe somebody can give you some advice.
Violet Smythe, one of our talented members will be teaching a one-day class on Ben Shahn letters for us in May. Registration is now open. More details on the Seminars page.
Join us as we look at the ordinary pencil. This is a wonderful tool for lettering. The number of techniques that graphite can be used for is large. We will be looking at two techniques.