Calendar

Oct
24
Wed
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.

Nov
28
Wed
AGM, BAKE SALE and ENVELOPES! @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

AGM, Bake Sale and Envelopes

AGM

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.

Envelopes

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. https://store.opusartsupplies.com/sagro/storefront/store.php?mode=showproductdetail&product=90660
Palette or small container to mix the gouache in
Water container
Pencil
Eraser (a kneadable one is great if you have one)
Paper Towel or rag
Pencil Crayons
Graphite
Gel Pens

Dec
5
Wed
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!

 

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

WEATHERGRAMS

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.

SUPPLIES:

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.

Feb
27
Wed
Round the Table Calligraphy with Wendy Cowley @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Pointed Pen with Wendy Cowley

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.

Medieval Script with Dr. Erik Kwakkel @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Mar
27
Wed
Adding Colour to Monoline Romans @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Supplies:

Ruler, pencil, eraser (These are essential for this technique)

Watercolours (Pencils or pan colours)

Water container

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.

Apr
24
Wed
Reverse-Piano Hinge Book @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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:
scissors
bone folder
small watercolour brush
water container
X-acto and small cutting board
ruler
pencil
coloured pencils
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!

May
22
Wed
Calligraphy Card Circle @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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:

TBA

May
25
Sat
Line Dances: Flourished Borders with Heather Victoria Held @ Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West
May 25 @ 9:30 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm

Line Dances: Flourished Borders

with Heather Victoria Held

The offhand flourish is a powerful design tool that can be used to create imaginative border designs. Using straight lines, refined curves and foliate elements we can create stunning borders and accents that will enhance your script lettering. Your flourishes can become as detailed and intricate as you like as we progress through the class. Colour can be added with watercolour or coloured pencil or you can choose to leave your designs in pen and ink. See what emerges on the paper.

This class is open to all skill levels.

Required Supplies:
Straight or oblique penholder with medium flexible nib such as the Zebra G
Either McCaffery Brown Ink, McCaffery Penman’s Black Ink or Old World Iron Gall
Ink
Bleedproof White with mixing brush
Pencil, Eraser, Metal Cork Back Ruler (at least 5”), Note taking supplies, Paper
Towel, small water dish
Your Favourite practice paper such as Rhodia or Maruman (Gridded or Blank)
A few sheets of cardstock dark colours as well as ivory/cream cut to 5” x7” size.
An alternative to ivory cardstock would be 140 lb. Hot Press Watercolour Paper,
or Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper. Bring what you have, and we will play!

Optional: (Bring the following supplies if you want to add colour to your designs)
A few coloured pencils in floral colours, or watercolour/watercolour pencils with
small pointed round watercolour brush and water dish.
Gold Gouache or Gold Watercolour

Note: These designs can be done entirely in pen and ink without additional colours but
are spectacular when colour is added. I will be using coloured pencil, watercolour
pencils and watercolour for the various designs. Bring anything you like to use or
opt to travel light for this class.

Heather will be using:
Metallic Watercolour or Gouache or Gold Leaf
Watercolour Pencils
Dianne Townsend Pastels (Terrages in Blue and Green)
Sakura Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen
Daniel Smith Watercolour (John Neal sells a Dot Card of her favourite colours)

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