Show and Share: Rendez-vous 2019 @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Rose Wong will be presenting on her five day class  Bold & Blended – Chunky Capitals and Minuscules in Belgian Bister Inks with Amity Parks.

Other Conference attendees will also share their work.


Art Nouveau Roses with Margaret Cottle @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Art Deco Rose

with Margaret Cottle

Margaret will be sharing a simple technque she learned from Gemma Black for creating these lovely stylized roses. Gemma was happy to let us share this technique with all our members.


Margaret will provide handouts and a small piece of good paper for a finished product

Supplies to Bring

  • Watercolours
  • Water Container
  • Small pointed brush
  • Pencil, Ruler, Eraser
  • Practice Paper


Celebration Book and your Calligraphy Toolbox @ Peace Church
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Celebration Book

with Sherry and Wendy

We’ll be making a simple 16 page book. We’ll be providing paper from one of our old archive books. Once the paper is folded it is sewn together with a simple pamphlet fold stitich. We hope you will use this book to keep track of our calligraphic year.



Calligraphy Tool Box

What are considered basic supplies? What things are nice to have? Sherry and Wendy will be showing you some of the things in their tool boxes and giving you a chance to try some of them out. This is your chance to try before you buy!

Exercises for Calligraphy and Freeform Miniscules @ Peace Church
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Exercises for Calligraphy with Jennifer Isobe

We're not talking about drawing ovals or practicing pressure and release 
here. We're talking about exercises for your body so that when you are 
busy doing calligraphy you don't have to deal with sore muscles! 
Jennifer will take us through some simple exercises that we can all do 
at home prior to and during our time spent at our desks. After we've 
done some beginning exercises, we'll look at

Freestyle Minuuscules with Wendy Cowley

These fun minuscules are drawn letters with relatively wide interior 
spacing to allow for lots of fun decorations.  We'll first draw our
letters with a pencil and then go to town with adding embellishments! 
Midway through we will stop for another short exercise session. 
Hopefully, we will all find that when we make time for exercising we 
don't have sore muscles when we finish.
Supplies to Bring:
Fine Line Pen (e.g. Pigma or Staedtler fineliner or similar) 2 sizes are 
nice if you have them.)
Paper (marker paper or bond paper or ....)

October 28 Zoom Meeting. @ Your home
Oct 28 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm


with Violet Smythe

We hope you will join us as Violet takes us on a journey looking at one of Ben Shahn’s  lettering styles, Bensgothic. She will show us her stylized variations and how she nests, stacks, and uses colour. This is an interactive program so you will have the opportunity to do some lettering. It is strongly suggested that you have a folded pen like the New Horizon
Nib (favoured by Yukimi Annand) or a Luthis Libelula or Tim’s Pen or a cola pen that can create fine line. If you don’t have any of these, you could opt for a stiff drawing nib
(pointed) or a Brause ¾ mm nib.

What to have on hand…
1. Folded pen(s) [and or Brause 3/4mm nib or
a stiff drawing nib]
2. Inks ? your favorite inks (sumi, walnut,
bister, other…) / liquid watercolor like
Ecoline (optional)
3. Paper ? good bond or Strathmore 400
series sketchbook or text wove or
something you like to work on that takes
ink and or watercolour
4. water containers

5. Paper towels
6. Twinkling H2Os, Yasutomo paints or
Finetec or similar
7. White gouache or Dr Martin Pen white or bleed proof white
8. Dark paper or cardstock
9. Palette with 5 or six wells
10. A brush for loading
11. Pencil or pen


November 25 Zoom Meeting
Nov 25 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm


This is NOT an election year, so the meeting should be short. Main order of business will be approving our financial statements which all members received with their October/November Bulletin.


Mike will give us a talk on Pointed Pen Spencerian.