Saturday, December 30, 2023

Next meeting: Saturday, January 13, 2024


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


Note: We 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.

Online Registration Form for Kimberly’s Monoline Workshop 
Please register by:
Mon., January 8th
:  Use this link for the Google form. No paper copy needed! 

Pay via PayPal at this link.   Select SEND, log into your account, enter the amount and add “Monoline Workshop,” then complete the transaction.

A little about our presenter, Kimberly Ylitalo: 

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.

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