To keep us energized with lettering throughout the year, we’ve created the 8″x8″ Letters and Lines challenge!

At the beginning of each meeting, all ECS members are invited to display a piece that they’ve been working on. Your submission is meant to be a work in progress, not a finished piece. Your submission can be anything – use it as an opportunity to experiment with a new-to-you writing instrument/ink/paper, get feedback on work from a class or workshop, or show off your grocery list…and let the ink flow on. We’ll also provide monthly suggestions in case you’re stuck for ideas.

Remember that the Letters and Lines submissions are an opportunity to share and learn from one another. See how happy accidents and mistakes are handled. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from one another!

Make sure to bring along something you have worked on or discovered since the last meeting. We welcome both finished works, as well as works in progress, a practice sheet or even some interesting samples of lettering you and others might find inspirational.


Letters & Lines suggestions for 2018/19

September 6th/2018

No Limits

aka…What did you do on your summer holiday?

Bring your practice sheets, your finished wall art…anything else to inspire fellow members.

Did you attend a workshop…show us what you did.

Perhaps you are a fibre artist or zentangler…let’s get to know each other.


October 3rd/2018

Scary Stuff

Remember an old scary Hallowe’en song from your childhood?

Use it as a starting point for your practice pages or seasonal layout.

Write on a pumpkin, a canvas treat bag or try chalkboard lettering.


November 7th/2018

Elegant Envelopes

Search out those envelopes that made you smile when you looked through your mail. Show them off!

Search out or make some unique envelopes for the upcoming holiday season.

Check out some envelope and mail art exchanges online and get ready and set to go in February!


December 5th/2018

Let It Snow

Our annual envelope addressing activity will take place. Our partners and collaborators are waiting for our Calligraphic art. Bring a few basic supplies and enjoy the sharing of tools and treasures of others.

Following some seasonal treats, we will make a “Let it Snow” take home project.

All materials will be supplied…our gift to you this Holiday season.


February 6th/2019

Love Letters

All you need is LOVE…just that word on your practice pages, a Valentine card or other lettering projects. Time to be ‘in the pink’ or ‘paint the town red’ with your watercolours, inks or goauche.

Come prepared to sign up for our Mail Art exchange that will take place over the next 3 months.

You will send and receive Mail Art once a month in March, April and May. Practice makes perfect.


March 6th/2019

March Madness

Crazy song lyrics, tongue twisters and knock knock jokes are all up for grabs for this month’s paractice pages and layouts. Time to bring out that wild green ink, the purple metallic markers or write with a twig, an eye dropper or mop pen. Come and share the methods of your madness.


April 3rd/2019

Foolish fonts

Remember those great versals we did last year…time to revisit them and other lovely and loopy letterforms.

Why not try making and lettering in a simple booklet with many samples of foolish fonts.

Find them on Google or Pinterest and try to guess the tool used.

Try several tools. Which one is best?

This is also a great time for an Alphabet wall art piece or a Vintage style hand lettered poster.


May 1st/2019

Crazy Letters

Did you miss lettering for last months challenge…you have another chance.

How many versions of your favourite letter can you make?

Can you make a collage of crazy letters that are used in ads and other print materials?

Join us for a special evening of Calligraphic Craziness…AGM and year end project class.

Go to our Blog page to see previous “Letters & Lines.”