Ink Drops, February 2017

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Our next meeting is March 1st  in Room 231 at Mill Woods Seniors and Multicultural Centre, 2610 Hewes Way, Edmonton. The theme for letters and line is “Shine On.” ECS meeting days are held on the first Wednesday of the month.

Upcoming ECS Events and Workshops

A spring workshop is planned for May 6-7, 2017. Master Calligrapher LynnAnn Babuk has graciously offered to be our guest artist and she will be teaching lettering for use in jewelry making, bookmarks, writing cards, and painting. Here is the link for registration https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ecs-and-the-small-become-great-tickets-31947268139.

 

The ECS Executive Team members have been working on the 2017-18 calendar of events. There are many interesting and creative developments in the works! We value input from our members. If there is an instructor, artist or calligrapher whose talents would benefit ECS, please let us know. We are open to suggestions!

 

ECS has again been asked to be part of the annual Free Will Players Brunch of Love fundraiser on February 5th at the Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club. Now in its 9th year, the fundraiser includes live and silent auctions, a delicious brunch and local performers. Some of the ECS Master Calligraphers will attend to promote our organization and to support the festival. What an excellent outreach opportunity! Examples of the calligraphy done by ECS volunteers will be on view at the March meeting. The 2017 Free Will Shakespeare Festival takes place at Hawrelak Park from June 20 to July 16. For more info go to http://freewillshakespeare.com/.

 

Spring is on its way, so here is an early reminder that ECS will hold its AGM in May and Volunteer Appreciation Night in June. Now is the time to check out what the Executive members do if you are considering a position on the Executive Team. There are also short term positions like Membership and Library. Talk to an Executive Team member if you are interested in these volunteer opportunities.

 

Notices

The ECS Facebook pages have undergone  renovation so that we can serve you better.

The Edmonton Calligraphic Society Facebook page is our official Facebook page which contains all of the latest and upcoming events for the ECS, as well as recommended sites on Calligraphy.

“Calligraphy in Edmonton” is an open group for Edmonton-and-area lettering artists to share information about calligraphy and calligraphy-related events. This group is hosted by the Edmonton Calligraphic Society (ECS) as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and refining calligraphy and related arts in the Edmonton area.

 

Community Workshops Instructed by ECS Members

(For information on the following events, contact the artists or the location where they are instructing.)

LynnAnn Babuk – Modern Script, Harry Ainlay High School, 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 14, 21 29. Register through EPS Metro Continuing Education at http://www.metrocontinuingeducation.ca/adult_continuing_education/new_classes or call 780-428-1111.

LynnAnn Babuk – Black Letter Gothic, Harry Ainlay High School, 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Mondays, March 6, 13 & 20. Register through EPS Metro Continuing Education at http://www.metrocontinuingeducation.ca/adult_continuing_education/new_classes or call 780-428-1111.

LynnAnn Babuk – Round Hand Script, Harry Ainlay High School, 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 4, 11 & 18. Register through EPS Metro Continuing Education at http://www.metrocontinuingeducation.ca/adult_continuing_education/new_classes or call 780-428-1111.

Shelley Banks – Parallel Pen Design Drawing, The Paint Spot on Saturday, April 8. Register at http://paintspot.ca/events/workshops/ or call 780-432-0240.

Jeanine Alexander – Parallel Pen Alphabets, The Paint Spot on Sunday, April 9. Register at http://paintspot.ca/events/workshops/ or call 780-432-0240.

Jeanine Alexander – Improve Your Handwriting, Saturday, May 13, Harry Ainlay High School. Register through EPS Metro Continuing Education at http://www.metrocontinuingeducation.ca/adult_continuing_education/new_classes or call 780-428-1111.

Shelley Banks – Five Books in Five Weeks, The Paint Spot on Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. Register at http://paintspot.ca/events/workshops/ or call 780-432-0240.

Jeanine Alexander – Beauty & the Brush, The Paint Spot on Sunday, May 7. Register at http://paintspot.ca/events/workshops/ or call 780-432-0240.

Shelley Banks – Make a Little Box and Put a Book in It, Saturday, May 27, The Paint Spot. Register at http://paintspot.ca/events/workshops/ or call 780-432-0240.

Further Notices

Red Deer College Continuing Education has a summer lettering course that you may be interested in. Textured Letters with Italics…Revisited combines a variety of techniques including painting, collages, illustrations, and other great explorations with drawn Versal letters. Create Italic forms for texts and great ideas for finished pieces. Barbara Close is instructing July 31 to August 4. Check the website for more info http://rdc.ab.ca/continuing-education/course/ESER/6083.

 

If you are teaching calligraphy and/or a related art, we encourage you to advertise on the ECS website.  The cost is very reasonable at $25/year. Your name and a description of your work will remain on the website for one calendar year. To check out the ECS artists currently advertising there, go to http://edmontoncalligraphicsociety.ca.

 

ECS meeting days are held on the first Wednesday of the month in Room 231 at Mill Woods Seniors and Multicultural Centre, 2610 Hewes Way, Edmonton. Because Room 231 is a studio space, refreshments cannot be served. There is a wonderful conversation area outside of the room where you are welcome to bring beverages in spill-proof containers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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