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! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jN5DdWBjB34E_FFPTog7nx1OuNVQMnX43DkKafkFg9Q/edit.

Pay via PayPal at this link.  https://paypal.me/WacoCalligraphy?locale.x=en_US   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 (https://www.marketatthemillclifton.com/shop-gallery) 317 W. 3rd Street

Second Stop: L.A. Thompson Gallery-Fine Arts (https://www.facebook.com/lathompsonart) 114 N Avenue D

LUNCH:  1:00/1:30 ish Corner Drug Café (http://cornerdrugcafe.com/); Lunch Menu  http://cornerdrugcafe.com/menu-3/)

Third Stop: Bronze Sculptor Jack Walker (https://bronzesmith.com/jack-walker-2/)  and Watercolorist Betty Graham, Bosque County Emporium, 121 N Avenue D

Fourth Stop: 219 Artisan Market
https://www.facebook.com/
219ArtisanMarket
) 313 W 5th St

Fifth Stop:  (Tentative) Curtis Callaway Photographer, Explorer, Environmental Journalist (https://www.curtiswcallaway.com/about)  123 Art Alley

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Next meeting: Saturday, June 12, 2021

 

Back home, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church!

800 North New Road, Waco, Texas  10 am 

After 14 months away, the Waco Calligraphy Guild will be in our regular meeting place for the June meeting, thanks to the church board. Hallelujah! Social distancing will be observed with table placement; please bring and wear a mask. In addition to meeting in person, we will also plan a Zoom link for those who prefer to stay home or are out of town. The Zoom link will be emailed to all members the day before the meeting.


June program: Prayer flags

Prayer flags/banners have been around for thousands of years, but todays artists are putting their own spin on the ancient tradition. A growing number of people are using these small but meaningful flags as an outlet for expressing their hopes, and the design possibilities are endless. It essentially begins with an INTENTION that can be expressed in a meaningful word, phrase, or image. We will be creating two things:

As a group, we are creating a banner for St. Matthew Lutheran Church as a reuniting gift that can be hung in their foyer. Each person will write a WORD or MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE on one flag portion in the hand that they prefer. You can use markers, colored pencils, or watercolor.

Individually, you will use cardstock to begin creating the shape of your individual flag pieces. Lisa will have banner templates on hand for you to use. For your individual flag you are welcome to embellish your pieces as you wish and as time allows. Some prayer flags are made with fabric and can be placed outside on display in your garden! They bring added beauty to any environment.

If you have any questions prior to our gathering in June, please reach out and email Lisa at:  eyecre8@msn.com

Supplies Needed:
Card Stock/Scrapbooking Paper
Glue Stick and/or glue gun/gallery clips
Ruler or Straight Edge
Fabric Scraps torn into strips
String/Yarn/Jute
Scissors
One Hole Punch
Markers/Colored Pencils/Watercolors
Possible Optional Embellishments:  buttons, rubber stamps/ink, glitter pens, decorative ribbon, mini clothespins.


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Next meeting: May 8, 2021

 

May meeting in person!
9 am - 11 am

Since the April meeting in the park was so successful, we are meeting again in person for May, this time at Nexus Esports , 600 Columbus Avenue in downtown Waco. Though it is a gaming venue, it’s also perfect for us with big tables, lots of room, and a BIG screen for projecting. To accommodate their business, we will meet from 9 to 11 am. After the meeting we can stick around and have lunch at their Save Point Sandwich Shop; check out the great menu at  Save Point Sandwich Shop.

Faux calligraphy becomes very real on tag bookmarks  

Join Amy Taylor on May 8 for a lesson on Faux Calligraphy and the making of Scrappy Tag Bookmarks!  We will start off with some tips and tricks and variations on Faux Calligraphy with a few minutes for practice and experimentation.  Then we will create some layered, colorful, happy tag bookmarks!  Amy will walk you through the steps to construct your masterpiece, then we will use our Faux Calligraphy to embellish our tags with cheerful sentiments.  We can't wait to see you - it's going to be amazing to get to learn and share together!


Materials: DO NOT buy anything! There will be plenty of supplies to share.  If you have these items, please bring:

·        Scissors

·        Single hole punch

·        Glue stick

·        Ribbon/fabric strips for ties

·        MONOLINE lettering tool - Sharpie pen or Sakura Glaze pen are my two favorites!

·        Pencil and eraser if you're not comfortable just going for it on your lettering!

·        Scraps of fun paper - hand painted, scrapbook, or ephemera (old tickets, music paper, book paper)