Have you ever wondered what is the best pointed pen nib for you? Join Wendy at this “Round the Table” session prior to the February meeting. She will have many different pointed nibs for you to try plus a handy chart to keep track of them! This session is FREE, but is limited to the number of people that can fit around a table or two. Please e-mail Wendy if you are going to come.
Dr, Kwakkel is a professor at UBC and will show us how he has examined
medieval letter forms and traced their development over time. Dr. Kwakkel
was previously at the University of Victoria and has done similar talks for the
Fairbank Society. This promises to be an illuminating talk.
Thanks to our member Merilee Hughes for making the contact with Dr.
Kwakkel and coordinating this exciting talk for us.
Adding Colour to Monoline Romans
with Wendy Cowley
We’ll do a quick review of basic Roman capitals and proportions and then we’ll look at a simple technique for adding colour to these letters.
Ruler, pencil, eraser (These are essential for this technique)
Watercolours (Pencils or pan colours)
One piece of paper that can withstand some water (not printer bond) Arches text wove, hot press watercolour paper , mixed media paper or similar.
Graph paper will be supplied.
REVERSED PIANO–HINGE BOOK
with Heidi Stolp
We will be making a book! Heidi has made covers, spines, tabs, cutting templates and inside pages for a book for each of us. Also provided will be glue, beads, thread and the use of needles.
Supplies to bring:
small watercolour brush
X-acto and small cutting board
a few gel pens and watercolour pencils (only if you have them)
black micron (03-05 or 08) or equivilant waterproof black pen
We should go home with a finished book and might even have some decorating done on our pages!
Calligraphy Card Circle
with Susan King, Sherry Springall and Wendy Cowley
Our Circle will start with demonstrations from the document camera for all to see featuring a few different techniques to use with cards or other art pieces.
After the demo’s stations will be set up so you can choose to try a technique or two – depending on the time. There will also be another station that is self explanatory for making another card.
Our Calligraphy Circle is open for asking questions or for guidance from other members on things you need to know.
This should be a fun evening of CARDS, CARDS, CARDS
Supplies to Bring:
Bubbly and Brie: Exhibition Preview and Society Retospective
While working on the Journal, our archives revealed that the first ever calligraphy
meeting was a “wine and cheese” party.
To celebrate our Retrospective Journal, to be issued at the June meeting,
and toast our Through Rose-coloured Glasses Exhibition, we would like to repeat
the theme of the inaugural meeting. We may even have some original journals on display.
WCS will supply the non-alcoholic bubbly and asks members to bring charcuterie style nibbles to share – keeping in mind the ”wine and cheese” theme.
Don’t forget chocolate (or whatever sweets you fancy), because there can never
be too much cheese or chocolate!
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.
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
- Water Container
- Small pointed brush
- Pencil, Ruler, Eraser
- Practice Paper
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 ....)