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. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Next meeting: Saturday, August 14, 2021

 In Person
at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

10 am and Zoom

Brush Lettering Basics

For the August morning program, Karon will introduce us to the world of “brush lettering.” Those 2 words can mean many different things to different people, so Karon will narrow it down for us with an introduction to the various types of brushes that can be used for lettering (there are many!).  Then we will learn how to hold the brush to get the desired thick/thin lines so distinctive of calligraphy. After feeling comfortable with that, Karon will teach us some basic letters to start our journey. Zoom link will be emailed to members the day before the meeting.

For the afternoon workshop we will deep dive into the details of each lower-case letter. The workshop will last from 1 to 4 pm and will cost $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Registration link is below; Zoom will also be available.

Supplies: For the morning program you will need the Tombow Fudenosuke black pen; they are sold as a pairone softer tip and one harder tip.  (available in stock/online at Walmart and MC Arts.), a pencil/eraser, ruler. Paper will be furnished.

For the afternoon workshop, if you have a pad of Canson XL marker paper bring it (optional, but available in stock at MC Arts). Karon will have a supply of the paper for sharing.  Also bring a glue stick, ruler, and scissors. If you want to add some color to your lettering, consider a set of the Tombow Fudenosuke Colors in stock from MC Arts. Also good are the small tip brush pens from Pentel Brush Tip Sign pens. (Not recommended are the larger Tombow Dual-Brush pens.) Other brands of small brush pens that you already have will also work well.

 Karon will provide: Cardstock for a project that will hang, string/yarn and beads, hole punch, and two-word phrases for the project.

Registration Form for Brush Lettering

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

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

Monday, June 28, 2021

Next gathering: Saturday, July 10, 2021

meet at 10:00 a.m.
in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church parking lot
for a …

Field trip!

WCG July Gallery Walk in Clifton, TX

Saturday, July 10, 2021 Itinerary
We will carpool/caravan to Clifton as a field trip and group to visit and enjoy their gallery scene with lunch at the Corner Drug Café. 


List of Galleries and Locations
First Stop:  Market at the Mill ( 317 W. 3rd Street

Second Stop: L.A. Thompson Gallery-Fine Arts ( 114 N Avenue D

LUNCH:  1:00/1:30 ish Corner Drug Café (; Lunch Menu

Third Stop: Bronze Sculptor Jack Walker (  and Watercolorist Betty Graham, Bosque County Emporium, 121 N Avenue D

Fourth Stop: 219 Artisan Market
) 313 W 5th St

Fifth Stop:  (Tentative) Curtis Callaway Photographer, Explorer, Environmental Journalist (  123 Art Alley