Monday, November 29, 2021

Next gathering: Saturday, December 11, 2021


Annual Christmas Brunch!

Waco Calligraphy Guild’s annual tradition of a Christmas party has already begun. Food sign-ups have been circulated, gift and card “rules” explained at the November meeting, and planning is in full swing. If you have not been, it’s a fun and festive time, full of lots of smiles and laughing with maybe not so much hugging this year! 

Details for card exchange and gift exchange are in the December newsletter. Location will be emailed to members. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

November meeting details:

Saturday, November 13, 2021; 10 am
In person (masked); Zoom not available

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

How to Draw Versals

Versals are simply hand-drawn letters using multiple strokes. For the November program, Suzi Ickles will lead us through a process to learn the basics of drawing calligraphic versals. Many styles are possible, but we will concentrate on a basic lower-case form that can be used in artwork, cards, or sketchbooks. Once drawn the versals can then be painted or decorated to fit the finished product. 

Supplies to bring:

pencil and eraser 


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

October meeting details:

Saturday, October 9, 2021; 10 am

In-person (masked); Zoom on request
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

Asemic Writing 

Isaac Montgomery, a Baylor student who joined WCG last year, will present the October program on asemic writing, and introduce asemic poetry. Asemic writing is marks with no “semantics” or words, and a form of mark-making used by contemporary calligraphers. “It looks like writing, but we can't quite read it.” Isaac will describe his 100-page thesis on understanding and critiquing asemic writing.

If a member wishes to attend via Zoom, please contact Suzi Ickles by Thursday, the 7th for the Zoom link.

Supplies to bring:

§     A dip pen with ink that flows well, or a cartridge pen, or a Micron Pigma (any ink pen that flows well on paper) 

§   unlined paper for writing

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Next meeting: Saturday, September 11, 2021

In person (masked) & via Zoom 10:00 a.m.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 800 N. New Road, Waco, TX

Art Journaling with Kim

How can you make Art Journaling an EVERYday activity?  Using a reference, we will explore different techniques to capture the object or emotion in your journals. This will be a fun lesson that will get those artistic wheels turning! Zoom link will be emailed to members a day or so before.

MORNING (free) PROGRAM Supplies to bring with you:
Journal or watercolor paper
Watercolor paints, brushes, water container, etc.
Black Micron fine liners, Pencil

After Kim Lamberth’s morning program on art journaling, she will teach an afternoon workshop on EVERYday Storytelling. In this fun, lively workshop, we will use storytelling, calligraphic, and art skills to bring our EVERYday art journals to life.  By using techniques from different artistic mediums: writing, painting, photography, as examples, you will learn simple ways to add life and interest to your art journaling practice. 

This workshop is appropriate for beginning or experienced art journalers and will start by creating an EVERYday watercolor journal ($5 supply fee due that day), designing your opening page, and using different styles and structure within your pages to make your EVERYday practice easy and fun! No Zoom will be available for this session.

The focus will be on using what you have, building on what you know, and learning new techniques that will help you create something that is uniquely you. You are the storyteller, and your EVERYday journal will tell your story. 

Non-member price is $35 for the workshop. See September newsletter for a detailed supply list. 

Registration Form for September Art Journaling   Please try to register by: Sunday, Sept. 5!!!

TO REGISTER:  Use this link. No paper copy needed! 

Pay via PayPal at this link.   Select SEND, log into your account, enter the amount ($20 or $35) and add “art journaling workshop”, then complete the transaction.