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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

No meeting in July

Next meeting: Saturday, August 10
Rainbow Uncials with Martha Cole

Friday, May 31, 2019

Next meeting: Saturday, June 8 at 10am

treasure your story
Everyone has a STORY and your story is made up of hundreds of little day-to-day moments.  In addition to portability and simplicity, we will discuss layout, color, and adding words. Because what is a story without words?! We are  calligraphers, after all! This month Kim Lamberth will help us explore ways to use the new skills and tools learned over the past year to capture your unique storyline.

This program is all about you! Bring your favorite tools and supplies and we will talk about how to use those to JOURNAL YOUR DAY.  While we will not use acrylics, you are encouraged to bring pieces or strips of things you’ve made (gelli print, marbled paper) and we will incorporate them. 
Suggestions of what to bring:

  • Journal, about 5x8 or similar, or loose paper that works with your preferred medium. (Although I really recommend a bound journal!)
  • watercolors - pencils/pan/or liquid such as Ecoline
  • brush markers such as Tombow and/or colored markers
  • Permanent pen 0.3 or 0.5