Guild Meetings & Workshop Dates

  • Sun
    07
    Oct
    2018
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    Joan Landrey – Splendid Sumi-E Markings

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    09:00:00 - 4:00pmDayspring Retreat Center, Parrish
    October 27th thru 28th (Saturday & Sunday) is fast approaching and you can expect a fun-filled two days devoted to discovering ways to revise the basic copperplate form to create new looks and personalities.  It will not be devoted to just one hand, or go letter by letter with the alphabet; rather we’ll see what we can do to create our own alphabet. Less experienced participants will be given a brief review of the basics.
    Here is the list of supplies to bring:
    • Oblique pen holder 
    • your favorite pointed pen nibs, such as Hunt 22, 56 or Gillott 303 or 404, the  G Nib or Leonardt Principal, or Zebra nib
    • a good quality layout bond paper, such as 9” x 12” Canson Pro Layout Marker
    • a sheet or two of good quality black and/or dark paper, like Canford or Strathmore ArtAgain
    • Sumi Moon Palace black ink, or McCaffrey’s  Black
    • Your favorite white medium, such as Bleed Proof White or McCaffrey’s Ivory 
    • mixing tray 
    • #2 pencils
    Reminders:
    Classes begin at 9:00 am - please be set up and ready at 9:00.
    Classes end at 4:00 pm (you may leave your supplies overnight in the room but take your valuables with you).
    Lunch is included in your cost (brown bags are prohibited).You may bring water, etc.
    Remember to turn off your cell phones in the classroom.
    Plan to have a great time!
  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    Laura Stevenson – Lost in Space

    Description:

    Calligraphy involves more than making marks on paper.  Many skills and considerations are involved in creating these marks to result in calligraphic pieces that convey the desired message.  This workshop will address one of these skills that challenges many calligraphers - spacing.  This summer at Seattletters, Ewan Clayton taught a workshop entitled “Calligraphy of the Heart: Part 2.”  He worked through a set of exercises in this workshop to help with understanding spacing and learning to relate marks to spacing.  Ewan has graciously given me permission to share this information with our Guild!

    Supply List:

    • Layout or practice paper (11x14 or 11x17 preferable; 8.5x11 OK if don’t have larger size)
    • Monoliner pen (any bullet or fine tip marker, small or medium size)
    • Pencil
    • Eraser
  • Sun
    02
    Dec
    2018

    Holiday Party

  • Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    Karen Smith – Design & Composition for Calligraphy

  • Sun
    03
    Feb
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    Penny Schwan – “ValenTangles” and Envelope Book

    This class will be a brief introduction to Zentangle® and practice with some simple “tangles” that can be applied to a Valentine “string” or used to embellish your calligraphy. Time permitting, we will also look at tangled letters and embedded letter options.

    In the second half of the class, we will make an envelope book by Meredith Jane Klein featured in “Bound & Lettered” Vol. 15, No. 3.  This can be made as a small book, a card or a gift card holder.  And don’t worry, if you are not “feeling the love” on Sunday, there will be non-Valentine options available!

    Below are supplies needed for the class.  For the Optional items, DO NOT BUY if you don’t have them.  You might not need/want to use these items, or you can borrow from me or other members.

    All the materials to make the Envelope Book (cover paper, filter paper, binding thread/ribbon, card stock) will be provided.

    Basic Supplies:  Pencil, ruler, scissors, glue or glue stick, scrap paper for practice, your choice of calligraphy pens/inks

    For Tangling:  Micron 01 pen or equivalent, soft (2B) pencil, tortillon or blending stump (I will have a few available)

    Optional:  Colored Microns or equivalent or fine tip markers, gold and/or silver gel pens

    For Envelope Book:  X-acto knife and cutting mat*

    Optional:  Bookbinding needle (preferably one with a moderate size eye), awl, tweezers, double-sided tape

    *Please Note:  If you have a copy of Bound & Lettered noted above, please bring it.  I will make a few copies of the article for those who don’t have copies and would like to follow along.

     

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmDayspring Retreat Center, Parrish

    From Carrie: “DANCIN” PEN” IS MY FUNKY TWIST ON THE ITALIC ALPHABET. IT ALL STARTED WITH THE BONE ALPHABET AND PEN MANIPULATION AND THEN RAN AMOK INTO ALL MY OTHER ALPHABETS. IT’S A NEW EXPRESSIVE ALPHABET THAT CONVEYS EMOTION AND FEELING WHEN YOU READ A PIECE OF WORDS THAT MOVE YOU. YOU WILL WRITE LETTERS THAT SAY WHAT YOU FEEL. IT’S A REAL TRIP INTO FREEDOM AND RELAXATION. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF “AHA’S”.

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    Jim and Debbie Bennett – We’ve Got Your Number

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    TEXTURED-DECORATED LETTERS
    with Mary Wildrick

    We will be cutting out a stencil to make our own, unique, letter “stem” and will use that as a basis for our decorated, embellished letters.We will start off by making a quick envelope for the 4 pieces of watercolor paper upon which we will place our fabulously beautiful letters.

    STUFF TO BRING

    • Watercolor set, #2 pointed brush
    • Water container
    • Pigma micron 01
    • Scissors, glue stick, x-acto, cutting mat, bone folder
    • Pencil and eraser
    • Paper towels
    • Embossing stylus (a smaller one, nothing big and fat)
    • Colored stamp pads
    • 6 well palette

    Additional Items for Embellishing:  a pointed pen, a brush to load it, Dr. Martin’s white, gold or metallic watercolors.

    Please DO NOT GO OUT AND PURCHASE----------WE SHARE

    SEE YOU THERE!

     

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    Karen Smith – Design & Composition for Calligraphy

  • Sun
    02
    Jun
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station

    Project Show and St. John Bible Documentary

  • Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    Beth Rubin will demonstrate a leaf-printing technique using a watercolor medium.  Laurie Yeandel will review a pencil-written Roman hand utilized by architects.  We’ll use this hand and a monoline marker to letter the Weathergrams.

    SUPPLY LIST – Bring what you have; we’ll have plenty to share.

    • HB or # 2 Pencil
    • Ruler
    • Sharpie marker or Pigma Micron marker (any size).
    • Watercolor tubes – your favorite autumn colors to paint on the leaves.
    • Small palette, mixing brush and container for water.
    • Brush to paint watercolor onto leaves – any size
    • Leaves: Smaller , interesting sized and veined (2.5 inches), and larger leaves you can print onto plain paper
    • Paper - this can be any paper you have.  We’ll have some to share……

    (Handouts,  exemplars, Weathergrams and twine will be provided)

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    Penny Schwan: Creating Bitty & Itty Bitty Books

    More Info to Come

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
    9:00am - 4:00pmDaySpring Episcopal Conference Center | 8411 25th St E | Parrish, FL

    This workshop is full.

    Participants in this workshop will be taught by Erica McPhee to draw on past experience with Copperplate Script to create their own modern style. We will review consistency
    characteristics of Copperplate and creatively manipulate those traditional techniques to “break the rules” and create an individual, contemporary style.

  • Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    Trish Pelletier | Colored Pencils: Tips, Tools, Techniques

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019
    TBDTBD

    More Info to Come

  • Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    Ann Pasquier - Calligraphy Color Stash (sampler and inventory)

    More Info to Come

  • Sun
    02
    Feb
    2020
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    Karen Smith and Laura Stevenson - Italic

    More Info To Come

  • Sun
    01
    Mar
    2020
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    Erica McPhee will demonstrate Weaver Writing - a modern calligraphy style created by the late Gwen Weaver.

    More info to come.

  • Sun
    05
    Apr
    2020
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    This meeting has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mary Wildrick will lead us in creating a Meander Book.

     

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    This meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19.

    Karen Smith & Erica McPhee will demonstrate various ways to add gold to your calligraphy.

     

     

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020
    1:00 pmWaldemere Fire Station | 2070 Waldemere Street | Sarasota, FL

    Janet Goldman will lead us in creating mini watercolors and a haiku booklet.

    More info to come.