Meetings

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.

JUNE 22nd SUMMER SOCIAL

Come and admire our new exhibition pieces centred on this year’s theme: “Writing Home”. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry Springall will demonstrate how to create the Bird of Hope.  There will be an instruction sheet to take home.

MEMBERS’ MARKETPLACE

   

Lindsay McArthur will have her pottery showcased for sale

Violet Smythe will present her cards and select calligraphy supplies for sale.

Enjoy conversation, cake and punch.

The doors will open at 7 pm and a brief formal meeting starts at 7:30.

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MAY 25th  In-Person MEETING

                           ARTISAN INK AND THE NEW CALLIGRAPHER:  Hand-made Ink and the Return to Penwork with

TIM McLAUGHLIN

A new generation is taking on the hand-made script. Join Tim McLaughlin as he shares some of his approach to ink-making and pen work.

Tim has been teaching ink making workshops for over 6 years.  His investigations into natural colour began as natural dye research for the Vancouver company Maiwa, where he is presently director of production for the Maiwa School of Textiles.  His ink production has been exhibited at the Penland Gallery in North Carolina.  His journals, writings and photography may be found online at tmcl.ca. 

We are going to make every effort to make our space
safe for our members.
THERFORE:
• Masks are mandatory
• Please provide your Proof of Vaccination
• We will serve tea and coffee but ask that you
bring your own mug.
• We will have the seating spaced apart
• Food will not be available, but you can bring
your own snacks
• All surfaces will be sanitized to the best of our ability

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

APRIL 27TH MEETING

VERY FREE VERSALS &

ITALIC VARIATION SAMPLER with

CONNIE FURGASON

 

During our time together Connie will demonstrate the basic characteristics of Free Versals and pinpoint the steps to transition from regular italic into variations.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 23RD MEETING

FOLDED PEN with

KERRI FORSTER

Kerri Forster will present an introduction to the Folded pen with it’s wide variety of stroke possibilities: thicks; thins; splatters; freedom!

 

MARCH 23RD MEETING

FLORAL FLOURISHES with

HEATHER VICTORIA HELD

 

The beautiful world of offhand flourishing is peaceful, meditative and traditionally done without the use of pencil or planned designs.  This can often be intimidating for beginners, but in this class you will gain confidence as you start to put your strokes together to create delightful Spring Flourishes.  Nature will be our guide as we add florals and leaves with soft touches of colour. Once you understand a few basic strokes, you will be amazed at what you can create.  The possibilities are endless for these beautiful designs that emerge almost magically on your paper.  Good for all skill levels.

JANUARY 26 MEETING

BASIC ITALIC

with

KERRI FORSTER

 

A beginner Italic class to help you get started with this beautiful hand everyone should learn. And to help those of us who have studied italic before work on some sloppy habits,.

You will need a broad edged nib , paper and ink. A more detailed supply list will be sent out prior to the meeting.

 

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NOVEMBER 24 MEETING

AGM

This is our Annual General Meetin and elections will take place.Is it your turn to take on a role?  Financial Reports will also be approved. Following the adjournment of the AGM the following program will start.

CANADIAN BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE WITH RICHARD DRAFFIN

The Canadian Books of Remembrance commemorate the more than 120,000 Canadians who have given their lives in the service to our country. The eight Books on
Parliament Hill have been lettered,  lluminated, and bound by hand. Currently, the calligrapher responsible for new entries and corrections is Richard Draffin of
Ottawa. His presentation on these national  
treasures will BEfrom a calligrapher’s point of view. He will discuss scripts, tools, materials, design with personal experiences working on the Books of Remembrance.

A short Youtube video on the Room of  Remembrance where the Books are displayed was  opened in 2019

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