Meetings

DUE TO COVID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,  ALL MEETINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM. JOIN US FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME.

Regular meeting location:

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Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through November except July and August at Peace Church, 659 52 AVE E, Vancouver, BC V5X 1G8.

The business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by the program.

Library takes place from 7-7:30 p.m. before the meeting.

Access to the church basement is at the back of the church. Parking is at the parking lot across the lane in the church hall parking lot or on the street.The level entrance is on the side of the church on the lane.

Click on the image to see a full size listing of our programs to April 2022 which will all be via Zoom.

OCTOBER 27 MEETING

Lettering in a Circle: Transform your Lettering into a Perfect Circle

with Suzanne Cannon

In this class we’ll transform our hand lettering from a straight line into a circle!  It’s a super fun way to add a creative boost to your projects.  Lettering your message in a circle makes your viewer move in to take a closer look at your work because they can’t read what you’ve written in a single glance!  Add in little simple embellishments and this could be a birthday or wedding card or wonderful piece for the wall, or even some artwork for a rubber stamp.

Supplies – you’ll need a pencil, ruler, a compass and a little math, but don’t panic.  Breathe.  I’ll guide you through it!  You might want to think about a simple one line saying or simple sentiment.

I will demonstrate with a 2mm Mitchell Roundhand nib and ink (and provide liners for this size nib in Italic proportions) – it’s a really good size for this project – but you could even use a pencil.

Your finished project will be a cool hand lettered quote in a circle ready for the holiday season.

 

SEPTEMBER 22 MEETING

The Speedball Nib with Violet Smythe

Description:
Speedball Vintage A nib: Program based on workshop, online, with Randall Hasson
Using the A nib (sizes ranges from A-0 to A-5) Violet will lead us through a number of warm up exercises, single stroke poster letters and show/demo other lettering styles.

Supplies for A Nib Program: Vintage A Nib Monoline

  •  Speedball A nibs sizes A0 and / or A1 – A0 is the largest nib…  I will demo with a A0  because it will show up well on screen
  •  Straight pen holder 
  • Nicely flowing inks like walnut or sumi (whatever ink will work on your paper really)
  • Graph paper with 1” grid (8 squares) – choose from a smooth finish (dark and light grid color) OR 1/4″ grid paper OR layout paper or smooth bond paper