Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Next meeting:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Starts early at 9 am!

Christmas Card Designs

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…, so what better way to join in the fun than make some holiday cards. Cindy Boney will teach us not only fun and festive ideas, but also practical as we will be using up those paper scraps we seem to collect. Cindy will provide at least one white or craft colored card base for everyone. She will also have a LOT of scrap paper.  We will have fun turning scraps into cards!  Bring what you already have from the following list; no need to go buy anything new.
Supplies to bring:
PAPERS: scrap-booking papers, left over Christmas paper, gelli prints, watercolor washes, anything Christmassy
ADHESIVES: your favorite! glue stick, tape runner, and/or double-sided tape
PENS: your favorite lettering pens, sparkle pop, gelli pens, and gel pens
EMBELLISHMENTS: washi tape, Baker’s twine, stickersCUTTING SUPPLIES: scissors, paper punches (circles, borders, etc.)

Monday, September 30, 2019

Next meeting:
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Gettin’ Inky in Inktober
We are gettin’ inky in Inktober! For the October program, you will be experiencing hands-on traditional and contemporary letterpress printing. Virginia Green, owner of BlackHare Studio, will inform members about the art of letterpress printing. A brief history of letterpress, along with tools and traditional techniques, will be discussed and presented through a variety of printed examples and demonstration. You will also learn about the contemporary digital process to inform you about how your calligraphy can be printed traditionally on a letterpress. Just bring an apron! 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Next meeting: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Magnificent Monoline with B Nibs
Roxanne will lead us in an exploration of lines and letters with Speedball B Nibs. We will practice a square capital inspired alphabet and learn to add text to a curved line. Roxanne will share additional monoline techniques that she learned from Cora Pearl. Anyone staying for the Lettering Jam Workshop may continue their exploration in the afternoon. 
Supply List for Program
  • Speedball B nibs and straight holder 
  • Black ink of your choice (Sumi, Higgins Eternal, etc.)
  • Practice paper such as HP 32#, Rhodia, or Canson Marker Paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • White gel pen for accents

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Next meeting: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Rainbow Uncial Lettering

Martha Cole will be teaching “rainbow uncial,” which she describes as her own whimsical, not-historically-accurate, “uncial-inspired” hand with a fun color-mixing technique she learned from Carol Dubosch.

Martha has been lettering since she was a teenager. She loves learning new hands, especially quirky broad-edge alphabets. Her favorite calligraphers include Tim Botts, Carol Dubosch, and Carrie Imai. She has been a member of the Austin Capital City Scribes since 2011, and a member of the WCG since 2018. She is currently President of the Capital City Scribes.

·         6 mm (or 3.8 mm) Parallel pen (Martha will have some extras to borrow as well as some new-in-box to purchase. If you are bringing your own, please remove the cartridge and rinse out the pen as we will use it as a dip pen.)
·         Winsor & Newton calligraphy ink in Dark Blue and Yellow Ochre (MC Arts is ordering some bottles), or 2 of your favorite water-soluble inks that mix well
·         two pipettes and a six-well plastic paint palette
·         graph paper                                                       

Martha will bring plenty of ink and extra supplies to share.