Black and White @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Black and White with Sherry Springall

Black and White is the theme of our next exhibition. We’ll be lettering individual letters on small black and white squares and combining them to form words.


Squares of paper will be supplied.

Pens: a small selction of broad, pointed and fine tip if you have them. Remember we will be writing on small squares (apporximately one inch!)

Writing fluid: black and white

Practice paper

Dynamic Calligraphy @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dynamic Calligraphy with Renée Alexander

Come join Renee to learn how to put some flare into your compressed Italics.

Materials Needed: Broad Edge nib but not too small – medium size. Consider Speedball 2 or 3, Brause 2 or 3, Mitchell 1 or 2, Pilot Parallel 2.4

Ink of your choice, layout paper to practice on (paper that won’t bleed with ink), pencil, ruler, eraser.


AGM, Bake Sale and Art Sale @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


  • Approval of Financial Reports published in the October/Novembe 2017 Bulletin.
  • Elections
    1.  These will be the first elections held under our new bylaws which were approved at the AGM last November. 2017 WCS Constiution and Bylaws 
    2. We will be electing three directors: President; Secretary-Vice President; and Treasurer.
    3. All directors will be elected for a two year term which starts on January 1, 2018.
    4. Chairpersons of Standing Committees also need to be elected. The number of Standing Committees has expanded with the shrinking of the number of Directors. The jobs didn’t disappear they were just reassigned


Come and join our society for our sweetest fundraiser of the year November 22, 2017 – after the AGM. Please consider making/baking something for the sale. Think Christmas. Cookies and bars, preserves, tarts, spiced nuts – whatever gets your tastebuds tingling.
Please bring your goodies wrapped and packaged in suitable sizes, ready for sale
complete with price tags. (Pricing not too high and not too low – what you think is right). For the benefit of those who may have allergies. If your baking contains nuts, please label it.
When you arrive at the meeting just place your baking on the sale tables. The other ingredient we need for a successful sale is customers to buy the wonderful assortment of goodies.
Consider bringing a friend. It will be a fun evening.


Have you ever wanted an original piece of framed calligraphy by Carl Rohrs? or a Connie Furgason painting with lettering, or a collage piece of Gemma Black’s work (could be a print and not original)? Anita Boyd-Johnson donated several pieces of her collection to WCS when she downsized and moved to the Island. Some of them will be used for door prizes at our WOOL 2018 conference. The executive decided that we will have a silent auction with a minimum bid (yet to be determined) for 10 of the pieces to be held after our AGM along with the Bake Sale.
A poster will be sent out with more information later.
There will also be a selection of brand new Chai mats in various sizes. Quite a few are black mats which goes really well with our Exhibition Theme for the year. There are a few new Exhibition frames and some smaller wooden frames which will also be for sale.

3D LETTERS with Sherry Springall @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


with Sherry Springall

Sherry Springall

– credited to Andrea Taylor who has given me permission to use her handout. She was taught by Anne Cicale.

We will be drawing with pencil a geometric style letter then learning how to paint it with a graded wash.

Supplies Needed

Pencil, eraser, small ruler.

Brushes – small to medium – round or pointed

Water container, plastic lid or small palette, paper towel


Dab of Paynes Grey Gouache

1 sheet of 11 x 14 Sketch 65 lb

If you want to do a finished letter on better paper please supply your paper for this. Paper with a bit of “tooth” works well.

Graphite Techniques with Wendy Cowley @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Graphite Techniques

with Wendy Cowley

The ordinary pencil is a wonderful tool for lettering. The number of techniques that graphite can be used for is large. We will be looking at two techniques. In the first we will be drawing letters with pencil and then shading them for effect. In the second we will start with a ground of graphite and by using an eraser and then a  pencil we will make our letters pop.


  • Mechanical pencil (with a good eraser on the end) or a sharp HB pencil with eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • (If you have a Pentel Clic eraser or a MONO eraser bring them – don’t purchase  them for the program.)
  •    A broad brush for brushing off eraser crumbs is useful
  •  Paper (Bond paper will work, but a slightly thicker paper with a smooth surface would be nice. A rough surface works too, but it can give a quite different effect)
Calligra-weaving with Rose Wong @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


with Rose Wong

Join Rose as she leads us through the process to make a woven joint
exhibition piece on our Black and White Theme.

Be prepared to write out an alphabet in your favourite hand using shades of
black and white and grey mediums.

Supplies to Bring:
Your favourite writing tools and ink or medium of your choice that fits
the colour gradations listed above. You may be working on black, white
or grey paper.
An exemplar if needed for your alphabet.
Paper strips to work on will be provided.

@ 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.

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.