Neuland: Fun Variations with Violet Smythe @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Neuland: Fun Variations with Violet Smythe

Violet will again lead us in our study of Neuland. This time we’ll concentrate on some of the many fun variations you can do with this lettering style.
Broad-edged writing tool:
(Felt calligraphy pen – some highlighters have chisel ends,
Pilot Parallel pen, automatic pen,
Speedball C series size 0, 1 or 2)
Ink if needed for your tool

Frame your Work: with Randy Green @ Jericho Hill Centre, West Art Room
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Frame Your Work with Randy Green

Randy Green, owner of Frame Right Picture Frames in Burnaby, will give us some
tips and tricks of framing. Many of us have simply been using the Society provided
white mats and silver frames for years. Now that framing is up to us, how can we find
the perfect mat for our work?

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.