Meeting Times

Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month…
December 4, 2014 — Social potluck night – ticketed event
January 8, 2015 — General meeting and program
February 5, 2015 — General meeting and program

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CHRISTMAS SOCIAL:  THURSDAY, December 4, 2014, 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Last date to purchase tickets is November 20th!!!
Contact the Social Committee.

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, November 6, 2014, AT 7PM
Doors open at 6:15
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

This will be a No-meeting meeting. We will have presenters facilitate multiple activities for the evening!

  • Jackie Doll – Inktense Printing
  • Debra Luhowa – Sewn Greeting Cards
  • Christina McIntyre – Designs with Alcohol Inks

Library, Paper & Supplies cabinets will be open from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm.
Reminder to return your library books!

November S.C.E.N.E. challenge includes the following options…

The number – 11
The flower – Chrysanthemum
The stone – Topaz

Feel free to use any of these elements or topics as a jumping off point to create, develop a new calligraphy skill, to experiment with, to challenge yourself, to start doing lettering, but most of all to share with your fellow calligraphers and artist friends your artistic endeavours :)

SOCIAL COMMITTEE would greatly appreciate any donations and/or help for the December Social:

  1. Old music (especially Christmas) books or sheets.  Please hand off to Francie at the November meeting. These books will be used for the fabulous décor that is planned for the event.
  2. Tickets for the December Social will be available at the meeting for $10.
  3. There will be sign-up sheets, at the November meeting, to volunteer for the day of set up/prep or evening of help for December Social.

ECS Community Outreach for December:
We will be collecting new or gently used - women and/or children’s books to be distributed to the Edmonton Institution For Women. Please feel free to bring your donated books to the November meeting.

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Edmonton Calligraphic Society is participating at the GERTA Second Wind Conference 2014! October 29, 2014, Chateau Louis Conference Centre, 8:30 to 4:30

GERTA 2013

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Alberta-Culture-Day-Sept-26-28-2014

Edmonton Calligraphic Society is participating in Alberta Cultural Days! There will be six opportunities, at three different locations, spread out over three days to see calligraphic artists in action. ECS members will be showing a few samples of calligraphic art, demonstrating lettering as well as doing customized bookmarks for the visitors at each location. We look forward to showing you what our letting is all about. Come out and enjoy the experience!

Sept 26 & 27 -Westend Seniors Activity Center, 10-12 noon

Sept 27 & 28 – Winspear Opera House, 9-12 noon

Sept 27 & 28 – Alberta Conservatory of Music, 1-4 p.m.

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Jackie Van Fossen will be the program presenter in October, with an INK BLOTS SEMINAR for us to combine with our lettering. 

Library, Paper & Supplies cabinets will be open from 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm.
Reminder to return your library books.

Newsletter: October’s issue will be distributed at coffee time :)

October S.C.E.N.E. challenge includes the following options…

The number – 10
The flower – Calendula
The stone – Tourmaline

Feel free to use any of these elements or topics as a jumping off point to create, develop a new calligraphy skill, to experiment with, to challenge yourself, to start doing lettering, but most of all to share with your fellow calligraphers and artist friends your artistic endeavours.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE would greatly appreciate any donations and/or help for the December Social:

1.     Old music (especially Christmas) books or sheets.  Please hand off to Francie at the October meeting.

2.     Tickets for the December Social will be available at the meeting for $10.

3.     There will be volunteer opportunities on the day/evening of the December 4th Social.

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, September 4 , 2014, AT 7PM
Doors open at 6:15 Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

First Meeting for our fall session :) See you there and bring a friend!

2014 Grey Nuns Exhibit

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, May 4 , 2014, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Annual General Meeting :) See you there!

EARLY REMINDER TO COMMITTEES TO HAVE YOUR YEAR END REPORTS AND BINDERS HANDED IN BEFORE THE MAY 8, 2014 MEETING

Edmonton Calligraphic Society Postcards

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 3 , 2014, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Easter Card Exchange – bring a handmade card and exchange for a handmade card.

TICKETS for the “Tropical Treats and Talents” June 5, 2014 social will be available at the meeting for $10.00 each.

Edmonton Calligraphic Society Summer Social

S.C.E.N.E:

  • Easter/ Flowers
  • Letters- A, H, T, B, U
  • Quote’s/ Haiku:  A cup of sun, a daisy, A thimble full of snow. A leaf turned red from frost’s first touch. This much of God I know. – J. Anglund

Program:

Nancy Kellock, a professional framer, will be our guest speaker. She will be bringing in some samples for viewing, tricks of the trade, and a discussion on ready-made vs custom framing. Nancy will also be open to a question and answer time, so bring your questions and ideas, as she will be the expert in the room. And what a timely visit, as this June we will be hanging the Grey Nuns Show, running June- August. This is a wonderful opportunity to get us all moving to frame our art works for this show!

REMINDER TO RETURN YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS AS APRIL IS INVENTORY MONTH

EARLY REMINDER TO COMMITTEES TO HAVE YOUR YEAR END REPORTS AND BINDERS HANDED IN BEFORE THE MAY 8, 2014 MEETING

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Join us for our second No-Meeting Meeting of this Calligraphic year! Presenters will teach Chinese brush lettering, Chigiri-e and Zentangle inspired alphabet letters. Bring your own Chinese brushes and Micron markers to use but rest assured that all stations will have supplies on hand for your use. To begin our evening you will be invited to indicate your preferred volunteer jobs for next year. Volunteer opportunities exist in all areas of our group. Check the inside cover of the most recent newsletter for a complete list of the committees and positions available to all members. Your energy and your creativity are needed now! Take a moment to reflect on what is most important to you as a member of ECS and help to design our future.

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Reminder to return your library books, bring a nametag and mug :) NEWSLETTERS will be ready for pick up at the meeting! RETURN TO SENDER – we are asking that all items belonging to ECS be returned so that we may determine our storage needs before purchasing new cabinets. anything that is property of ECS can be returned at the February/March meetings. no member is expected to store items at their home. some examples we have collected so far include: our banner, gold raffle boxes (social) and photographs. COMMITTEES THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR WORKING BINDERS VALENTINE CARD EXCHANGE – bring a card, get a card. S.C.E.N.E February challenge – Valentines/Love – Letters: F, L, R, V – Quote: Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. – Charles Dickens VACANT Positions – if you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please contact Jeanine Alexander at jeanine.t.alexander@gmail.com

  • Exhibit Chair (1) ad hoc committees formed as required
  • Newsletter….project manager (1) and proofreaders (2 for june issue)
  • Workshop…chair(1) facilities (1)
  • Public Relations (2)

Reminder that ballots will be handed out in March for the next term! UPCOMING ECS WORKSHOPS – registrations for the upcoming Carrie Imai workshop April 25 – 27 will be accepted at the meeting. ECS members’ upcoming workshops within the community: * Jeanine Alexander is teaching Uncials and Foundational MORE info on all workshops can be found on the workshops page. PROGRAM: – Paint the Town Red For the program we will be making mini valentines to randomly hand out on Valentines Day. To cover all areas of the city, our members will be the delivery system to distribute these cards in their local area, IE; the librarian when you check out your book, the coffee barista, in the produce department at Safeway, the bus driver on the way to work, and anybody else who could use a little love this winter. Mini envelopes (+/- 3 5/8” wide by +/-2 5/8 high) will be provided in an off white/cream color. What we need you to bring are any Valentine related; papers, punches, stamps, stickers, ribbons, short valentine quote’s, to decorate this mini valentine cards. In addition, feel free to bring the usual tools of the trade; pens, markers, glue/glue sticks, scissors, rulers or your favorite tool of choice. Feel free to think out of the Heart Shaped Box……maybe an accordion folded mini card, a mini pop up card, mini origami folded card. As you can see how the ideas will flow.

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

NOTE: DATE HAS BEEN ADJUSTED TO THE 2ND THURSDAY THIS MONTH. The 9 January 2014 program of the ECS will be given by our own Henry Zhao. He will be presenting a talk and slide show “Introduction of Chinese Calligraphy”. Henry is quite accomplished in his painting/lettering, with several of his works held in private collections. We are looking forward to learning about Chinese Calligraphy through the eyes of Henry. Please try to bring a mug, nametag and any borrowed library books to the meeting.

  • We will have art postcards for sale:  packages of 8 for $5.
  • Blank 11″ x 17″ paper pads:  $15 each or 2 for $25.
  • White cleaning cloths like the ones we received at the social:  $5 each or 5 for $20.
  • ECS-made measuring tape bags useful for pens and whatnots; good  in purses. They are made with fabric designed by some of our members:  $15 each or 2 for $25.
  • And always, our Special Attraction draw.

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Coming up: WinterWhiteFest It’s not too late for your $10 ticket! All tickets MUST be purchased on or before Thursday Nov.21. Firm. Contact Pat Aslund (N side), Barb Keir (W end) or Deb Luhoway (SS).

Party Night Dec 5 6:00-9:00pm @ Southminster Steinhauer United Church

Be sure you have – Your food for the Potluck. – Your own cutlery, plate and cup.

Bring (optional) – A Christmas card to display on the wall so it can be featured in the newsletter; these blank cards will be given to our church hosts for use in their outreach programs. - As many or as few cards you wish to exchange with your ECS friends. – A tree ornament with a calligraphic element for an exchange…bring one/take one. – &/or a card for a bring one/take one exchange. – Donation of toiletries for the Bissell Centre.

And don’t forget! – Wear a Fascinator (Princess Kate hat) so that you can party like a Royal ! _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

It’s BRING A FRIEND NIGHT at the ECS! Tonight is all programme, all fun. Come ready to learn and try new things with pen, paper and ink. Remember to bring a coffee cup, name tag, S.C.E.N.E. projects, and your library books. Christmas Social: WINTER WHITE FROST FEST tickets will be on sale for $10. All tickets MUST be purchased on or before Nov.21. If you miss the meeting, contact Pat Aslund or Barbara Keir.  :DEdmonton Calligraphic Society Christmas Social 2013 _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Membership renewals are due this month. Receipts will be provided at the meeting. Please remember to bring a coffee cup and name tag. Edmonton Calligraphic Society: Mail Art From our VP, LynnAnn Babuk, a description of the monthly SCENE projects :) The October ECS Meeting is coming up fast. Our monthly home project is under way. What, you do not know the schedule for SCENE 2013-2014? Well read on my friends… as there will be many opportunities and levels of commitment for you to become involved. This is how SCENE is going to work. Each month you will have three options to choose from: 1. Follow the seasonal theme, or 2. Choose one of the letters assigned to that month, or 3. Write out one of the quotes or Haiku. Note: if you choose to be an over achiever and combine all three options into your piece then you will have the admiration and a cheer from all in attendance. Now these can be as creative as you choose to make them. Any mediums, styles, any dimension you choose to work in or on. Any size or form, not limited to broadsides, books, boxes, tiles, cards, calendars, food, etc., is available to be explored. So your imagination is the only limit! These will be presented to the membership in attendance each month. To start off the program, we would like you to present the High and Low of you piece/project, i.e. what went well and what was a problem. This allows us all to tag onto your learning process, enlightening us all in our Experimental Journey. Listed here below are the SCENE monthly options through to the January 2014 meeting. If you choose, these could be done as a series or group. Or they can be a standalone piece—your call. There will be no SCENE in December as that is the Social night. S.C.E.N.E.  Lettering Program   1. October Thanksgiving/Halloween Letters- C,O,Y,W Quotes/Haiku “Thick and fast the leaves are falling, high in air wild birds are calling, nature’s solemn hymn.” Mary Weston Fordham “Wine can easily turn a simple meal into a spontaneous feast.” Anonymous 2. November Autumn Letters- D,K ,N, P Quotes/Haiku; “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.” Cyril Connolly “Withering leaves, I walk upon their voices.” Horiuchi 3. January New Year/ Winter Letters- E, J, X, Q ,I Quotes/Haiku; “It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.” Thomas Jefferson “Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.” Martin Luther _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

For the September meeting we are issuing a challenge of coming up with one word which defines what you bring to the society.  One word that you use to create a hand calligraphed piece to share with the members in our S.C.E.N.E segment of the meeting. Festivities, frivolity and fun will recommence in September. See you then! ECS Samantha daSilva Workshop _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

JUNE SOCIAL: A reminder if you bought tickets for this Thursday’s Social 6-9 p.m. @ Southminster Steinhauer Church Asian Potluck Bring your own dishes & cutlery (& chopsticks for the competition, & paintings for the Grey Nuns!) Pretty Papers Auction Rice is Nice for the Food Bank ECS June Social 2013 _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Annual General Meeting: will be short and sweet. Followed by sharing, mixing, mingling and a clearance sale of supplies and purged library books. Also, this will be our last meeting before the summer break (and JUNE SOCIAL), so any books borrowed today will not be due back until September! Pick up your tickets to the June Social – a deadline for ticket sales will be strictly followed this time! No latecomers!! ECS Spring Social Notice Those interested in taking on a new responsibility for the 2013/2014 year are invited to contact Past President, Leanne Templeton, ASAP. Thank you to those of you who have already stepped up for new roles :) ECS Tutorials _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

OPEN WORKSHOP for MEMBERS ONLY

Friday, April 19th, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at The Paint Spot Decorate and Design on fabric. Canvas bags will be available at a minimal cost. Various methods of fabric design will be demonstrated. Please bring a black micron pen, pencil, cutting tool and mat, inktense pencils, #4 round brush and small palette to mix paints. Our Fabric design…Calligraphabric… project will begin. Bring your ideas and some of your calligraphic work and words or bring your pens and ink to create a new piece of calligraphic art for the project. A demonstration of how the calligraphy can be developed into a fabric design will be presented. All members who contribute artwork will be required to sign a release agreement whereby all artwork used becomes the property of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society for use in fundraising initiatives. Workshop registrations must be secured with full payment by Friday, April 19 midnight. Cheques can be dropped off at the homes of any member of the executive or brought to the Paint Spot Open Studio on Friday afternoon. Edmonton Calligraphic Society _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Make sure to set your overdue library books beside the door this week as our amnesty on library fines ends this month! The Library committee will conduct its annual inventory, so bring back your books & magazines. Unreturned materials will begin earning a $5/item fine so give your books to a friend to take to the meeting for you if you can’t make it this Thursday. Committee Chairs, binders are due to be received also in preparation for the annual changeover of roles & responsibilities. Those interested in taking on a new responsibility for the 2013/2014 year are invited to contact Past President, Leanne Templeton, or fill in the committee information form that will be circulated at the meeting. Thank you to those of you who have already stepped up for new roles :) We will have the coffee pot on (decaf, of course), tea & snacks to enjoy while we visit. Come early (6:15pm) to browse the Library & Supplies closets. A supplies list for the programme will be sent directly to members via email. ECS Tools Of The Trade _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

DUE TO DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS… MARCH OPEN STUDIO SESSION WAS CANCELLED & EXECUTIVE MEETING RESCHEDULED

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LAST MEETING: THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Amnesty on library fines until April! After that, it’s $5/item, so give your books to a friend to bring back for you if you can’t make it to a meeting. Binders are due back by the April meeting, but you can bring yours in this March meeting if you prefer. Start searching for them now ;) Dayle & Jan will be handing out to each member the fabulous paper samples that they showcased at last meeting :D Thanks to everyone who brought treats for our February meeting! This month, we will have the coffee pot on (decaf, of course), tea & snacks to enjoy while we visit. Come early (6:15pm) to browse the Library & Supplies closets. Our programme will focus upon drawing inspiration and colour ideas from stamps. Try to bring a mug, name tag and any projects recently completed. ECS Paper Sample Folder _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

OPEN WORKSHOP for MEMBERS ONLY

Friday, February 15th, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at The Paint Spot Join in the creative fun! If you wish to participate in a group project, we will begin making folders for the committee chair binders (about 15 of them will be decorated with fabric or paint). Jackie Doll will generously provide the stuff we need, so don’t go out and buy anything! We will be using fabric paint, stencils, stamps, fabric, iron. Demo begins at 12:30 and the studio is open for you to practice new techniques, get feedback on new or in-progress artwork, or just use the time to tackle your own projects. Completed pieces on the theme of Food/Coffee will be collected for the traveling art trunk. Executive meeting starts at 3:00 p.m. You are welcome to stay and participate with your fellow members. And remember…The Paint Spot offers a discount on all products while we are in their space. ECS Gratitude Folders 2013 _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Learn to calligraph interesting and innovative numerals for your Snail Mail. Supplies: bring a pencil, ruler, eraser, a bit of paper and black markers with a variety tips (chisel, brush, monoline) and thicknesses. Throw in a few coloured pencils but leave your ink bottles and paints at home this month. Bring a card…take a card! Valentine Card Exchange (participation is optional). We are returning to the old library system… so bring your books back on time!! In an effort to get books circulating to as many people as possible, we are reinstating the old fine system of $5/per item/per month. If you can’t make it to a meeting, pass your overdue items to a friend to return for you. Don’t forget a nametag and coffee mug. Edmonton Calligraphic Society Numbers Valentine Exchange from Feb. 7th meeting 20130207-232657.jpg Great meeting tonight! Looking forward to February 13th when some of the fantastic calligraphy cards exchanged tonight will be on display when Breakfast TV Channel 7 visits The Paint Spot. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

OPEN WORKSHOP for MEMBERS ONLY
Friday, January 18th, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at The Paint Spot.

Jackie Doll will demo Gelli printing plates. This open studio time is yours to work on whatever projects you wish. Remember that The Paint Spot offers discounts on all products while we make use of their studio space. Bring whatever supplies you need to explore your creativity for a few hours. Our Executive Meeting will follow from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Members are welcome to attend and participate. ECS Gelli Open Studio _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013, AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

We had an excellent time reminiscing about the holidays, sharing artwork, news about upcoming workshops and exhibits. Thanks Wendy & Karin for the envelope ideas and templates!Edmonton Calligraphic Society - Nadia _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

OPEN WORKSHOP for MEMBERS ONLY
Friday, November 16th, 2012 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at The Paint Spot

We will be working on a project together to celebrate the 26 letters of the alphabet and 26 years of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society. Bring three quotes that relate to the theme vision and your favourite paper, pens and other delights.Then join in the creative fun for several hours. The executive meeting starts at 3:00 p.m. and you are welcome to stay and participate with your fellow members. And remember…the Paint Spot offers a discount on all products while we are in their studio. Eye-chart _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012 AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

File Box Follies begins when you get here. Doors of the church open at 6:30 and if you are buying or selling the action starts right off the hop! Each member is limited to ONE file box of items to sell. Have everything priced clearly and bring your own float to make change. Also on sale tonight are the tickets ($10) for the December Social (see graphics below) and membership renewals are due! A long time calligrapher has donated gobs of supplies including Coit pens. If you don’t know what those are…google them. These supplies will be sold in grab bags of $10 and $20…at a huge discount… one time only. Come prepared to make the rush to the ECS table where they will be sold. Coffee time and snacks will occur during the sale to allow the Calligraphic program on colour theory to begin at 8 p.m. The program will be presented by Rose Frank. Supplies list: aqua brush (if you have one) or small container of water and a round brush; watercolours in primary colours, red, yellow and blue (you can use watercolour pencils or crayons); 2-3, 5 x 7 watercolour papers (can be used on one side), we will be making a chart; and plastic lid or mixing tray to mix colours. Mail your envelope today! Be in the SCENE! _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

OPEN WORKSHOP for MEMBERS ONLY
Friday, October 26th, 2012 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at The Paint Spot

We will be working on a project together to celebrate the 26 letters of the alphabet and 26 years of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society. Bring three quotes that relate to the theme food and your favourite paper, pens and other delights.Then join in the creative fun for several hours. The executive meeting starts at 3:00 p.m. and you are welcome to stay and participate with your fellow members. And remember…the Paint Spot offers a discount on all products while we are in their studio. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012 AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Bring a nametag and coffee mug. A supplies list for the programme will be emailed out prior to the meeting. Newsletters will be available for pick up. If you know that you will not be at the meeting, please consider having a friend pick up your newsletter for you to decrease mailing costs. Library and supplies closets will be open for perusal at 6:15pm. More details will be posted as they become available :) _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

OPEN WORKSHOP for MEMBERS ONLY
This Friday, September 21st, 2012 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at The Paint Spot

There will be some supplies available to use on a project that we will work on together to celebrate the 26 letters of the alphabet and 26 years of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society. You are also welcome to bring your own project to work on while enjoying the inspiration and friendship! This is a FREE event that will be led by Jeanine and Nadia. We are gonna have some fun getting our lettering ON! See you there! If you would like you can also join us afterwards at 3:00 pm for the executive meeting. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

For those who forgot their 1-25 watercolour pieces at home, we will have a 2nd opportunity to share at this meeting + a second draw prize :) Reminder to bring “100” or “ONE HUNDRED” calligraphed on white paper with your name written small in pencil at the bottom of the sheet. Margaret would like contributions from as many members as possible for a special centerpiece for the 100th issue of the newsletter! Also, bring a nametag and coffee mug. A supplies list for the programme will be emailed out prior to the meeting. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

Saturday, August 4, 2012 Open Studio at the Paint Spot!

  • The first one worked so good, we’re doing it again!
  • Time for some creative inspiration – work on pieces for the Grey Nuns Art Show…
  • Help will be available for ideas, layouts and fun!
  • Free frames will also be available for your pieces (Each piece for the show needs to be framed and priced)

This workshop is free for Edmonton Calligraphic Society members …bring your tools and projects and lets mingle!!! _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Open Studio at the Paint Spot!

  • Time for some creative inspiration – work on pieces for the Grey Nuns Art Show…
  • Help will be available for ideas, layouts and fun!
  • Free frames will also be available for your pieces (Each piece for the show needs to be framed and priced)

This workshop is free for Edmonton Calligraphic Society members …bring your goods and lets mingle!!! _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

**SPRING SOCIAL EVENT: THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 AT 6PM**
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

This event is open to members and their invited guests. The last day to purchase tickets is May 28th, 2012. Contact Barb Keir; they are $10 each. Things to remember:

  • The event is a potluck.
  • There will be surprises & raffle prizes to win.
  • Remember to bring pasta for the Edmonton Food Bank.
  • Bring 1-25 of your 4×6 watercolour pages from the Christmas boxed gifts we received last December.

LASTA CHANCE FOR DA TICKETTSA!!!

MAY 28 isa da cut-offa ifa yo haven’t purchaseda your $10 ticketta to our Italiano themed June 7 Potalucka, Pass Da Pizza Pardee!!!    Email Barbara Keir for ticketta. but if yo don’t show, we might hafta senda Guido for da visit yo not gonna forgetta! Bringa 1 to 25 of yo 4×6 watercolor pages for da chance ata da prizes! We gonna hava da SURprizes!!! & da raffle for baskettaso bringa yo money: yusta ten ticketta for $10, tree for $5 or ifa yo ona da budgetta, one for $2 & don’a forgetta da pasta for de fooda banka! _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Our regular meeting will be short today, followed by the Annual General Meeting. Make sure to get all of your year-end reports in please. Sara N. will be leading the programme with a ‘rainbow’ colour theme, focusing on writing with our own words and stepping away from relying on quotes. Try to bring a coffee/tea mug & name tag, a piece of work for sharing/showcasing and don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the June Social. WE NEED SURVEY RESULTS IN TO PREPARE FOR CHANGEOVER MEETING! If you have not already submitted your completed survey, please download this copy and scan+email or print+mail it to: Edmonton Calligraphic Society, Suite 119 14032 – 23 Ave NW Edmonton AB T6R 3L6 ECS Member Survey 2011-12_Final Pass Da Pizza Pardee Please purchase your $10 ticket this Thursday at May 3 meeting for our Italian themed June 7 Potluck. If you’re unable to do that please phone a friend to pay & pick up your ticket for you as there are a limited number available or we might hafta senda Guido for da visit you not gonna forgetta! June 7 – Bring 1 to 25 4″x6″ watercolour pages (see attached) for a chance at prizes! There will be SURprizes!!! & a raffle for baskets so bring cash: one ticket for $2, three for $5 and ten for $10, & don’a forgetta da pasta for de fooda banka!

Edmonton Calligraphic Society June Social 2012

Edmonton Calligraphic Society 2012 Paper Contest

Edmonton Calligraphic Society 2012, Support The Food Bank

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PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Please remember to return your library books for our annual inventory count! Articles for the next newsletter will be due March 31st. Come early to the meeting to view the cabinets, doors will open at 6:15pm. Please bring work you have recently created on your own or at a workshop to share with everyone. Coffee & treats will be provided. Bring your mug and nametag! Thanks :) IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE APRIL MEETING, please download this short survey, scan and email, or print and mail it to: Edmonton Calligraphic Society, Suite 119 14032 – 23 Ave NW Edmonton AB T6R 3L6 ECS Member Survey 2011-12_Final _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 AT 7PM
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave

Hello Everyone, Our meeting will be held once again at the Steinhauer Church, 10740 – 19th Ave. Doors will open at 6:15pm for access to the library and supplies closet. This week, we will be offering Parallel Pens and Tyvek from the supplies closet. Come early for the best selection! Our meeting proper will begin at 7pm with an alphabet programme on uncial letters to follow. Try to bring a nametag, coffee mug and creations you have made lately at home or at a workshop. We love to hear/see what you are working on! The programme will be led by Jeanine A. & Wendy G., centering on a colour theme of green for March (a supply list will be sent out). Looking forward to seeing you all there. Leanne Templeton, President Edmonton Calligraphic Society ¨¨°º©j©º°¨¨¨¨°º©j©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©j©º°¨¨ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave.

Valentine’s Exchange! Meeting starts at 7:00pm. Come early to see library books and purchase supplies. Programme will be on Zentangle. A supply list will be sent out to everyone on the email list. Try to remember to bring a nametag and coffee mug. Valentine’s cards will go into a hat ~ if you bring a card, you get to take a card :D Raffle prizes, treats and galleria. Bring your stuff!

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PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 2012
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave.

Just a reminder that our first meeting of the year will be January 5, 2012 @ 7:00 pm sharp. Those wishing to view library books or purchase supplies may do so between 6:15-7:00. Please try to bring a mug and name tag to the meeting tomorrow.  Below is Margaret and Tina’s supply list for Thursday evening’s activity:
SUPPLIES
Bring your usual supplies, such as ink,
parallel pen  is optional (altho’ you will be supplied with a special tool)
ruler, and pencil
scissors/xacto knife,
cutting mat,
glue stick,
scoring tool, (wood with two roundish metal ends) (crochet hook, or roundish knitting needle would work)
bone folder

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PAST SOCIAL EVENT: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
Fulton Place….. Christmas Social for Members and Invited Guests _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2011
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave.

Please try to bring a mug and name tag to the meeting tomorrow. Nadia’s supply list has already been emailed to you. We will be starting at 7:00pm sharp! Those wishing to view library books and supplies may dig into them between 6:15pm-7:00pm. Folks have been posting photos of our events on the Edmonton Calligraphic Society’s Facebook page. You can see them here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/151228041582552/members/#!/groups/151228041582552/ Look forward to seeing you all at the Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave. Thanks! _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 2011
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave.

CONGRATULATIONS ON AN AWESOME SHOWING AT THE MUTTART! Thursday will be an exciting meeting of calligraphic minds with programming and surprises to continue our 25th Anniversary celebrations. Look for Francie’s supply list to be in your mailboxes shortly. I’d just like to remind everyone that we will be starting the meeting sharp at 7:00pm. Please come between 6:15pm-7:00pm to purchase supplies and view library materials. Membership is due this month. Please confirm your address, email and phone numbers with the Membership Committee as you renew. We will have treats for sale, so toss some twoonies into your pocket and, of course, tickets for monthly raffle prizes are $1 each or 3 / $2. To enter the draw for $50 you must bring your completed project from last month’s goodie-bag challenge!!! Christmas Social tickets will be available at the meeting! Mark your calendars for December 1st! Newsletters are in! Pick yours up in person or ask a friend to deliver yours if you can’t make it to the meeting. Back-issues will be available for a steal on Thursday… fill the gaps in your collection or gift one to a friend. Workshop committee has been busy busy busy! And the website transfer to WordPress is a go! You’ll find the bones of the new site at: www.edmontoncalligraphicsociety.ca _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

PAST MEETING: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2011
Southminster Steinhauer United Church, 10740 – 19th Ave.

2011-2012 ECS kick off is this Thursday at 7:00pm. Please bring a basic calligraphy kit and a twoonie ($2) for the programme. Thursday is drop-off day for all those participating in the Muttart Gallery show. Pieces must be wrapped securely in a black garbage bag with your name and contact info included inside. NOTE: these bags will not be sorted or inventoried at the meeting (they will be opened and sorted later at the committee’s homes) so you need to include your information inside the bags!!! It’s been a while since our last meeting, so bring your summer reading books back to the library. Membership is due in October for the new year. Please remember to bring a cheque ($40). Looking forward to a fun night! Refreshments will be provided.Muttart Calligraphy 25th Anniversary Show

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