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 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: Pencil Ruler Eraser 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 ....)
USING YOUR PILOT PARALLEL PEN
Have fun at WOOL on Saturday and then spend Sunday learning at more depth. The Pilot Parallel Pen is a versatile tool that sometimes seems intimidating. Learn the ins and outs of this pen and how to use it.
More details coming soon.
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
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
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.
POINTED PEN SPENCERIAN WITH MIKE WARD
Mike will give us a talk on Pointed Pen Spencerian.
Let’s all socialize via Zoom. Bring your tea, cookies, and Christmas cards. Since we can’t do our normal card exchange, you will have an opportunity to show your card to the members AND perhaps tell us something about the process of creating it. As always participating in the card exchange is optional! We want to enjoy your company!