Join us for our November 22 Zoom Meeting

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.

 

Join us for our in-person June 28 Social

Our In-person social.

Let’s Socialize!  We will have non-alcoholic beverages and sweets from the Bear Country Bakery. Feel free to bring a small plate of savory finger food to share.

Our DECORATED LETTERS will be on display and  photographed for our website gallery.

STUDY GROUPS      Violet and Wendy will share their experiences in participating in a small  zoom study group that has met for the past two years. They will share lots of examples of their calligraphic works.

Join us for our April 26 in-person meeting

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN for CALLIGRAPHERS AND LETTERING ARTISTS with

VALERIE AKKERMAN

 

Valerie Akkerman is a graphic designer, lettering enthusiast, instructor and a member of the Westcoast Calligraphy Society. She will take us through an exploration of the Elements of Design and find ways to understand and apply them to your calligraphy journey. You can check out Valerie’s lettering style on her Instagram account. Calligraphy & hand lettering: @valerie_akkerman Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/valerieakkerman

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Join us for our February 22 Zoom Meeting

POINTED PEN UNCIALS with

BARBARA CLOSE

Barbara is an internationally known calligrapher/artist who teaches in southern California, across the USA and Canada.  She thoroughly loves teaching and sharing with students. She also teaches on-line global classes and loves the idea of reaching so many people. Her work includes a wide variety of lettering styles and mixed media applications.  Her work is exhibited across the country and is included in many private collections.  It has a creative passion while showing the exhilaration of discovery in playful experimentations; skilfully executed.  She has taught at several International Lettering and IAMPETH conferences; designed the logo for Somerset Studio Magazine; designed The Calligraphy Collection font cartridge for Cricut; and designed several greeting cards for Marcel Schurman, now Papyrus.

Follow Your Heart is a philosophy that shows in her work, and continues with growth, heart and inspiration.

Join us for our january 25, 2023 zoom meeting

THE ENCHANTED LETTER with

HEATHER HELD

Enchanted Letters are rooted in Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, but have a distinct Victorian flair.  These flourished script letters are embellished with florals and foliate accents and can be combined with calligraphic script lettering. The designs are based on my work in offhand flourishing, floral design and Victorian needlework. I hope you become Enchanted with these graceful letters.