Thursday, December 30, 2021

January meeting details:

 Next meeting:

Saturday, January 8, 2022; 10:00 a.m.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church (masked)


Zentangled Valentines!  

Cindy Boney will present Zentangle-Inspired Valentines for the January program. She will provide simple Zentangle "step-outs," or guides, from which to choose to decorate your valentine card. While Cindy is not a certified Zentangle teacher, she has enjoyed following along with Zentangle Project Packs and creating her own unique Zentangle tiles using strings, frags, and Zentangle patterns.

Supplies to bring:
#2 pencil
micron pen (03 to 05) or any other type of fine line marker
your favorite paper adhesive
a sketchbook or blank copy paper for practice.
Optional: Brush marker for lettering, charcoal pencils in black and white.
Cindy will supply one of each: card base, heart cut-out, and papers to Zentangle for the front of the card.

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 sickles@hot.rr.com 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