Program presenter, Kimberly Ylitalo from Tulsa via Zoom
10 am at Saint
Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas
Note: We still gather in person at the church, but our teacher will be in Tulsa on Zoom. We will watch and hear her presentation on a big screen TV. Members may also attend from their homes on Zoom! Link will be sent out prior to the meeting.
For the morning ZOOM program (free) we will focus on drawing a basic majuscule monoline alphabet, designed by Kimberly, but inspired by a fellow calligrapher’s hand lettered envelope. Using your favorite monoline drawing tool (pencil or B nibs-with sumi /ink/gouache, Pigma Graphic 1, or ZIG writer bullet point 1.2 mm), you’ll learn the letter forms of this basic alphabet. In the afternoon workshop ($30 fee) we will add numbers, practice the letterforms, then we’ll look at a fun way to decorate some of these letters using a fine line Micron pen and gold Uniball, perfect for adding a little pizzazz on your next envelope. Our projects will be lettering cards and addressing envelopes.
Supplies for morning program:
Graph paper (4 or 5 squares to the inch) that
will take your ink/marker without feathering
Pencil, eraser, ruler
Monoline pen (Speedball B-3 or B-4 nib with ink,
Zig Writer bullet tip 1.2 mm
encourage you to bring your Speedball B nibs and ink if you have them. Kimberly
will be using and explaining them in her demo. MC Art Supplies on Washington Ave.
has a selection of the B nibs in stock under their south window.
For the afternoon ZOOM workshop we will review, refine, and decorate the letters then address envelopes with several layout ideas. Member cost is $30; non-member is $40.
A lover of card making since she was very young, paper arts just
seemed a natural expression of Kimberly’s creativity. As she grew older, there
was no stopping her interest in all kinds of mediums to include drawing,
photography, quilting, crochet, theatre, choir, stenciling, embossing, font
making, calligraphy, and painting. After running a graphic design business from
home for 25 years, Kimberly has come full circle and spends much of her
retirement in Tulsa making cards, with a renewed interest in calligraphy.
Grateful for Zoom and the opportunity to be a participant and presenter,
Kimberly’s favorite thing to do is to pass along some of the fun things she has
learned from so many other gifted artists.