Tim McLaughlin will be presenting an In-Person talk:
Artisan Ink and the New Calligraphers:Handmade Ink and the Return to Penwork.
It is a surprising fact that image-based social media has ignited a return to calligraphy and pen work. A new generation is taking on the hand-made script. They are also rethinking ink and pigment production as artisans. Join Tim McLaughlin as he maps the creative landscape and shares some of his approach to ink-making and pen work. Tim’s journals, writings and photography may be found online at tmcl.ca
This will be our first In-person scheduled meeting since Covid,.
• 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
Connie Furgason will demonstrate the basic characteristics of Free Versals via Zoom. In her presentation entitled VERY FREE VERSALS and ITALIC VARIATIONS, she will also pinpoint the steps to transition from regular italic into variations.
Heather Victoria Held will be presenting Spring Floral Flourishes via Zoom. The beautiful world of offhand flourishing is peaceful, meditative and traditionally done without the use of pencil or design planning. 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 a soft touch of colour to these graceful flourishes. 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.
Our February meeting will be held on Feb. 23 via Zoom. Our feature presenter is Kerri Forster. She will be showing us tips and tricks for using a folded pen. Learn a wide variety of stroke possibilities. Thicks, thins, splatters, freedom!
Our membership year runs from January to December, so you get the best value if you join us now! Our first four programs of the year will be via Zoom and feature amazing Canadian calligraphers. Each program will feature a two-hour class which will be available as a recording for the rest of the month. That’s amazing value for $40.00 and there is still the rest of the year at no further cost :-)
Our January and February programs feature Kerri Forster from Calgary. In January she will be teaching Basic Italic. This is the hand that many associate with calligraphy.
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 AGM, Richard Draffin will talk about the Canadian Books of Remembrance.
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, illuminated, 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 be from 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