Meetings

Members and guests of Escribiente meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. (No meetings are held in January, July and December, unless noted.)

Meeting June 2009

We feature an informative program for all levels of calligraphy at each meeting, including speakers, hands on projects, social time to meet other calligraphers, and generally a good learning atmosphere. Everyone with an interest in creating beautiful letters is welcome!

Calendar

Upcoming Programs 2019 – 2020

The 2019–20 Programs and Workshops will encourage enjoyment and experimentation around the theme of "Pointy Tools"! Our two workshops will be with Lee Ann Clark in November 2019, and Mike Gold in April 2020. – Elizabeth McKee & Janice Gable

Meet and mingle with local Escribiente calligraphers at our monthly meetings. Guests are welcome. Please note that these programs may be subject to change. (Members receive email reminders one week beforehand, and new members are encouraged to meet earlier for Q&A in the lobby.)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Social time: 6pm. Q&A in the lobby outside classroom @ 5:30pm.

Folded Pens

Presented by Elizabeth McKee and friends

folded pens

February’s program is brought to you by the folded pen!

The folded pen is a relatively new tool in the calligrapher's kit. In this program Members will demonstrate how make a folded pen out of a aluminum flashing and learn basic strokes they can make using their new tool.

You will need to bring:

  • A wooden pencil that you wish to convert into a pen
    OR chopstick
    OR 6" piece of 3/8" dowel
  • Tin snips if you have them
  • Seat cushion (optional)

Registration opens for our April 2020 workshop with Mike Gold at our February 5 meeting. Remember to bring your deposit check and Registration Rorm to the meeting.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Social time: 6pm. Q&A in the lobby outside classroom @ 5:30pm.

Pointed Brush

Presented by Elizabeth McKee

brush pens

March’s program is brought to you by the pointed brush!

The preferred tool of oriental calligraphers, the pointed brush has recently become popular in the west. For this program Elizabeth McKee will demonstrate the versatility of this tool and set up stations around the room where participants can try out different brushes that are available on the market.

You will need to bring:

  • A pad of Borden & Riley #37 Marker Layout Bright White Translucent Visual Bond paper or something similar that has both tooth and is translucent.
  • Any brushes you would like to try out or share with the group.
  • A cushion or two to boost your seat.

Elizabeth McKee was first introduced to calligraphy while teaching English in Japan in 1970. She abandoned the brush when she discovered occidental calligraphy in 1980 but in the last few years has decided to concentrate her calligraphic efforts on brush work. Her work can be seen on her website 60by62.com

More programs will be posted soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Social time: 6pm. Q&A in the lobby outside classroom @ 5:30pm.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Social time: 6pm. Q&A in the lobby outside classroom @ 5:30pm.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Social time: 6pm. Q&A in the lobby outside classroom @ 5:30pm.