@ JerJericho Hill Centre 4196 West 4th Avenue Vancouver BC MEETING TIMES Library 7.00-7.30 p.m.icho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


A calligraphy circle is a sharing. We would like everyone to participate. The success of this sharing depends on YOU! What do we EACH need to do to make this not only a success, but an opportunity for learning and FUNL

Bring: A project of some sort to work on or not – your choice.
Question: Be prepared to ask questions on how to do something that may
not be working for you. Or ask someone who is working on a project “How do you
do that?” “What tool are you using?”
Advise: Would you like some advice on how to fix your layout or choice of lettering,
ink, colour, etc? Bring your work and let others help you out. This would just be individually or in a small group, not in front of the whole gathering.
Demo and Try Out
There will be various forms of graphite and some sumi ink to try. Do you have something you would like to share? Bring it along and let others try it out. Maybe you have a fantastic …. Demonstrate it to individuals or a small group.

Two Passions: Butterflies and Calligraphy @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Two Passions: Butterflies and Calligraphy

with Martin Jackson

Please join us for an exciting evening with Martin as he shares with us his love for calligraphy and butterflies. See how he has combined these two loves into exciting artwork. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear Martin talk about his work.

Ben Shahn Lettering @ Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ben Shahn Lettering

with Violet Smythe

Ben Shahn (1898-1968) holds a special place amongst American lettering artists of the twentieth century. He was a painter, printmaker and photographer, as well as a creative inventor of letterforms. We will take his modern ‘versal’ and hand drawn letters as inspiration for our own forms. Violet will teach us this hand using colourful inks, as well as metallic and white inks on dark paper. Let the possibilities unfold!
Supply fee TBA.

SUPPLY LIST (please bring):
• Folded pen(s), inks – your fav colour(s), liquid water colour(optional)
• Twinkling H2Os, Yasutomo paints or finetec or similar
• White gouache or Dr Martin Pen white or bleed proof white
• Paper – Genoa bond or strathmore 400 series sketchbook or text wove or something you like to work on that takes ink really well
• Dark paper or cardstock
• 2 water containers
• Paper towels
• Palette with 5 or six wells
• Brush for loading

Download the registration form Ben Shahn Class

June 27 YearEnd Social and Declutter Event @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Exhibit, Social and Garage Sale!! @ JerJericho Hill Centre 4196 West 4th Avenue Vancouver BC MEETING TIMES Library 7.00-7.30 p.m.icho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Garage Sale:

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.



Sparkle with Sherry Springall @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


with Sherry Springakll

Join us as Sherry shows us many ways we can add “sparkle” to our calligraphy.

More details soon.


Calligraphy Circle: Seattletters @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Calligraphy Circle

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! @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Bake Sale

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

Come join us as Rose shares postage tips, handy for the upcoming 2019 envelope exchange.

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.
Palette or small container to mix the gouache in
Water container
Eraser (a kneadable one is great if you have one)
Paper Towel or rag
Pencil Crayons
Gel Pens

Christmas Tea @ Fireside Room, St. Philip's Church
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

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!


Weathergrams @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm



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.