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 pin up an 8″x8″ piece 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.

Later in the meeting, we’ll take time to look at all of Letters and Lines submissions. In the process, we’ll get to see and discuss how different calligraphers work, what they gravitate towards, and how they handle happy accidents and mistakes. 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.


Monthly Challenges:

Here are some samples from April (Drips and Drops) and May (White at Night)

Final Challenge of the 2016/17 Year is for  JUNE: “Gratitude.”