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!
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Miniscules
with Maurlle de los Santos
It’s not Copperplate, Engrosser’s Script or Spencerian. It’s “Modern
Calligraphy”. Some think this means anything goes, but anything goes often
results in just a mess. Join us as Maurelle takes us through a lower case
alphabet. You can participate in this program with a simple pencil and piece of paper or you can try out either a straight pen and ink or an oblique one! This is up to you
and to the supplies you have!
Modern Calligraphy Majescules
with Maurelle de los Santos
Maurelle guided us through the miniscule alphabet last month. This month she takes us on a tour of the majescules. Once again, you can participate in this program with a simple pencil and piece of paper or you can try out either a straight pen and ink or an oblique one! This is up to you and to the supplies you have!