Sunday, June 26, 2022

Next meeting: Saturday, July 9, 2022


Pointed Pen Lettering

Jennifer Mauricio will be teaching us the skill of pointed pen lettering on July 9. The morning program (free) will be devoted to the basics of using a pointed pen, and the afternoon workshop ($20 members; $35 non-members) will get us into the details of writing words.

Supply list (both morning and afternoon): pointed nib and holder, ink in a small container, jar for water, paper towels. The guild will provide writing paper. If you do not have basic pointed pen supplies, Suzi Ickles will have an entry level kit of a nib in an oblique holder and ink in a container for $10 for those registered prior to June 27th.

Be sure to look at Jennifer’s Instagram account (@jennifercalligrapher) for an idea of the beautiful lettering she will be presenting.


Online Registration Form for Jennifer’s Pointed Pen Workshop          
Please register no later than: Tuesday, July 5th !

TO REGISTER:  Use the following Google 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 “pointed pen workshop”, then complete the transaction. 

Monday, May 30, 2022

June meeting details:

Saturday, June 11, 2022; 10 am
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

Watercolor for Calligraphy

Sarah Pick, a member of the Central Texas Watercolor Society for 9 years, will be presenting for our June meeting.  She will be focusing on teaching the basics of water on paper.   She will show examples and demonstrate the following:

·         Damp Paper vs Wet Paper and High Pigment Brush vs Highly Wet Brush.   What causes a bloom and what causes spread and softness.

·         Flow and mix of colors on paper

·         Layering colors on paper to get a very vibrant effect vs mud

·         Various splattering effects on wet or dry paper

·         Scratching and timing on wet or dry paper

·         Softening edges with a tickle or a wet brush and the difference

·         Transparency

The idea is to help people understand how to load a brush and when and how to apply it on paper to get the effect they want.   Sarah will bring a watercolor card for each person to paint a final project.  

For supplies, please bring to the class:

·         watercolors -- at least three primary colors (blue/red/yellow) of your choice

·         scrap watercolor paper to play and learn the techniques -- ideally 140 lb or heavier and cold pressed

·         brushes -- a few of your favorites (at least 3) and maybe a square brush if you have one

·         2 portable water containers -- one for clear and one for dirty water

·         old toothbrush (optional)

·         permanent black ink pen that is NOT water soluble 

Here are a few of Sarah’s mini paintings that might be inspiration for our cards.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

May meeting details:

Next meeting:

Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Poage Park pavilion, Woodway, Texas

Happy 34th Birthday to us!
We know that next year is the big one (35 years!), but since we love to celebrate let’s party for our birthday this year, too. The box lunch and cupcakes are on us, but you must be a current member and reply via the Google form link sent out in the email to members. We will meet at Poage Park in Woodway at 10 am for a short business meeting and then enjoy a round robin program, showcasing “A few of my favorite things” presented by Roxanne Glaser, Beth Pristash, Karon Wheeless, Gena Woycheshin, and Suzi Ickles. And then stick around for a fun lunch and cupcakes. After lunch Waco is hosting the annual Chalk Walk downtown which would be a fun artsy afternoon excursion.

Supplies suggested to bring are: Pentel Sign brush pens (for the rose), Tombow Dual tip brush markers for watercolor with a small round watercolor brush (#3-6), black waterproof pen or fineliner, and embellishing pens (Glaze, glitter, etc.), scissors, bone folder, glue stick or double-sided tape, pencil and ruler. If you don’t have these, don’t go buy them; we will have plenty to share!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

April meeting details:

 Next meeting:

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

No Zoom due to type of program 

Secret Pal Reveal

Wonder what’s under all those pretty wraps? After 2 months of sending mail, delivering packages, and guessing, the time has come to find out who’s behind all those secrets. The April program is devoted to revealing who’s been sending secrets to whom. 

To the 13 people who are participating in this oh-so-fun exchange, please be sure to bring everything you have received, plus the wrapping (empty candy wrappers OK!) to show off and explain, and a “thank you” card to give to the person who is responsible for all your goodies. You will have about 3 minutes to present your stuff to the members. If you did not participate, there’s always tons of eye candy and ideas to enjoy. Everyone else can enjoy the show!