November 22 is our AGM at 6:30 pm, followed by a Zoom presentation by Lily Yee-Sloan at 7:30 pm:
AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY: The First 40 Years.
Join us for Lily’s slide presentation featuring personal stories about the people and vents that have shaped her as an artist. She’ll talk about her growth as a calligrapher, share lessons from the stumbling blocks she’s tripped over and discuss tips for staying motivated. Whether you’re starting out as a calligrapher….or you’ve been lettering for years….or you’re stalled, we hope you’ll find something in Lily’s story that speaks to you and sheds light for the journey ahead.
ENGROSSER’S SCRIPT WITH MAXIE PENA
Engrosser’s Script is a pointed pen style of calligraphy that emerged from English Roundhand and flourished in the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is commonly executed using a pointed metal nib inside an oblique pen holder. Engrosser’s Script can be aptly described as drawing rather than writing due to the slower pace and the broken-down nature of the letter forms. Frequent pen lifts between strokes mimic precision techniques used by metal engravers, making this script akin to engraving on paper.
In this program, we will go through exercises to grasp the fundamental shapes essential for Engrosser’s Script, and then proceed with a systematic approach to learn how to construct the lowercase alphabet.
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Maxie Peña is a Filipina calligrapher based in Vancouver, Canada. She fell in love with the pointed pen in 2016 and has taught both online and in-person workshops since 2019. She received her Certificate of Proficiency in Engrosser’s Script from IAMPETH in June 2023 and is currently working on her Certificate of Excellence for 2024. Connect with her on Instagram @maxiecalligraphy or check out her website maxiecalligraphy.com.