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. Please bring your piece framed (if possible) and complete the form in duplicate.
#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. 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:
1. You can place them on a table for anything that is free and up-for-grabs.
2. Price them and hope that someone else is looking for that exact same thing (pocket the profit or donate to WCS).
3. 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.
Join us for our Triple Threat Evening: Exhibit, Social and Garage Sale
Bring your pieces for our 2018 Exhibit Black and White. Pieces should be matted and framed. Lindsay has been working hard and we have 3 venues for our exhibit in the next year. Let’s make sure we have a good showing.
As we say good bye to regular meetings for the summer, we celebrate by having more time to socialize with each other. Please bring a small plate of finger food to share. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Three categories for your decluttered goods: Give away, swamp or sell. If you choose to sell, you can choose to give the money to the Society or keep it to buy more supplies for you! Remember, select what you will bring carefully. Throw your junk away, don’t bring it to the sale.
Focus on Seattletters
Join us as members who attended the International Calligraphy Conference Seattletters which was held in Bellingham this summer show and share the work that they did in class.
There will be a short video presentation of the conference and then members will be free to wander around the tables and view the work and talk to the partcipants.
AGM, Bake Sale and Envelopes
This is our Annual General Meeting. This is a non-election year! The meeting should be brief. Notification of any special issues will be in the October Bulletin.
This is our annual Fund Raiser.
Bakers: Enjoy yourselves and bake up a storm. What you make is up to you. Jams, jellies, etc. are great too! Bring your goods for the sale pre-packaged and pre-priced.
Eaters: Isn’t that all of us! Bring cash!!! Why not bring a friend too and they can get some homebaked goods as well.
A number of our members have participated in Envelope Exchanges and have received some wonderful envelopes in the mail. Come and see what they have received and learn a little more about exchanges. Wendy organizes an exchange each January and perhaps you might like to participate next year.
The Krafty Envelope with Brigitte and Rose
Brigitte will be sharing her technique for using white gouache and brush pen on kraft envelopes and cards.
We will supply:
White gouache, Kraft envelope, Kraft card, handout
Supplies to Bring:
A favourie round brush (size 3 to 6)
Black Brush Pen (Brigitte’s favourite is The Tombow Fudenosuk hard tip which is the one with a blue pen barrel) Don’t have this brush pen? Here’s a link to the pen Brigitte likes, so you can see which one you have will work. https://store.opusartsupplies.com/sagro/storefront/store.php?mode=showproductdetail&product=90660
Palette or small container to mix the gouache in
Eraser (a kneadable one is great if you have one)
Paper Towel or rag
Join us as we ring in the holiday season. Bring a small plate of finger food to share (tea/coffee/punch) will be provided. There will be live piano music and an opportunity to raise your voice in favourite songs of the season. You can take this as an opportunity to give Christmas cards to fellow members if you wish.
Good Food, Good Fellowship, Good Fun!
WITH SHERRY AND WENDY
Please join Wendy and Sherry and learn about the history of weather grams and then make one. All materials will be supplied including the ink. Please bring a writing tool of your choice and a container to hold your ink and a loading brush.
Advance planning: Try writing a ten word or less poem that is generally seasonal or nature related – of course it can be on any topic you like.
There will be a list of poems that you can choose from so don’t worry about having to write one.
Black and Vermillion Sumi will be supplied. Please bring a pen that can be dipped AND/OR Black and Red Felt Pens.
Paper will be supplied.
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.