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Memphis Calligraphy Guild November Membership Meeting

NOVEMBER 7, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Communion (NORTH ENTRANCE – facing Walnut Grove Rd), ROOM 301

Guest Speaker: George Harmeling
Topic of the meeting: “Embellished Borders”

Come join us for an evening of learning ways to enhance your calligraphy! Fellow calligrapher George Harmeling will share his wealth of knowledge on incorporating floral borders and flourishing into your work. Come prepared with the materials below:

SUPPLY LIST FOR EMBELLISHED BORDERS:

(The guild offers a limited number supplies to share with guests)

  1. PAPER – drawing and watercolor
  2. 05 micron-pigma mechanical pen
  3. .05 mechanical pencil
  4. Eraser
  5. Ruler
  6. Straight or oblique penholder
  7. Favorite potted nib(s)
  8. Favorite watercolors, gouache. or colored pencils – Finetec paints are fun
  9. Watercolor palette
  10. Watercolor brushes
  11. Water container
  12. Inks

We hope to see you all!

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Memphis Calligraphy Guild October Membership Meeting

OCTOBER 3RD, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Communion (East Entrance), ROOM 301

Guest Speaker: Ann Rabinovitz
Topic of the meeting: “Monoline/Clothesline Alphabet”

Come join us for an evening of fun and learn this whimsical alphabet with fellow calligrapher Ann Rabinovitz who will share with us some of her wealth of knowledge. Come prepared with the materials below:

SUPPLY LIST FOR MONOLINE/CLOTHESLINE ALPHABET

  1. Grid pad or plain paper such as multi-media paper
  2. 05 micron-pigma mechanical pen
  3. .05 mechanical pencil
  4. Eraser
  5. Ruler
  6. No more than 3 colored pencils

We hope to see you all!

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Memphis Calligraphy Guild SEPTEMBER Membership Meeting

SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Communion (East Entrance), ROOM 301

Guest Speaker: LEIGH ANN DYE
Topic of the meeting: “Tips ‘n’ Tricks to Rustle Up a Good Idea”

Tip ‘n’ Tricks for Layout and Design

Leigh Ann will show us how to showcase what you do best. Learn to develop your own ideas with help from the internet for inspiration. You’ll get a great cheat sheet to start you on the path to finding creative solutions for layout and design. Bring your questions or the problems you encounter when you create. We’ll work as a group to find solutions.

Memphis Calligraphy Guild MAY Membership Meeting

May 2nd, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Communion, Parish Hall (East Entrance)

Guest Speaker: Fellow calligrapher Maggie Naylor.
Topic of the meeting: “The Decorated Letter”

Join us for this wonderful presentation to learn how to add a layer of dimension and pop of color to your beautiful calligraphy! The beautiful letters to your left are example of what we will learn.

Materials: See below (our guild will bring extra supplies for those that are coming as guests or for those that don’t have all the materials required).

Supplies to bring:
Waterproof pen (like Micron) any size
Pencil/eraser
Color for your letter: no more than 3 colors (can be colored pencils, watercolor pencils, or regular watercolor)
small brush if you use watercolor

Supplies provided:
Drawing paper (for practice strokes)
Mixed Media paper (For your final letter)
Handouts

I am also very excited to announce our future meetings for the next three months which are guaranteed to please the eye, soul, and mind!

June, July, and August Speaker and Topic: Peggy Kunkel; 3 part series teaching us the Hand of the St. John’s Bible!

Details will follow in the next upcoming months. Also, come pick up your new member directory and help us celebrate 35 years of existence! Bring a guest if you wish as they are always welcome.

Regards,

Ana Lucia Flores
President

Memphis Calligraphy Guild JANUARY Membership Meeting

January 10, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Communion, Parish Hall

PROGRAM: Embossing and tricks to card making with calligrapher George Harmeling

Come and learn how to manually emboss your cards with the calligraphy that you have designed to impress the fortunate recipient of your work. In addition, you will learn how to embellish that card with your painted artwork to add a layer of beautiful dimension.

Materials: None

Memphis Calligraphy Guild JULY Membership Meeting

July 12, 2021  |  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Church of the Holy Communion – Parish Hall | OPTION: via Zoom

PROGRAM: “Uncials Revisited” with Memphis calligrapher Ann Rabinovitz

Come and explore this ancient calligraphy hand that has remained a classic style throughout the centuries since its early use in 4th century Greece and Rome. Tonight, MCG member Ann Rabinovitz has a presentation in which she will guide us in preparing our paper for lettering and demonstrating the Uncial hand.

Please RSVP to Ann if you plan to attend – annsrab@bellsouth.net

Supply list*:

•  Speedball C2 nib and holder, ink or gouache with mixing pan, brush to load gouache.

•  Orange parallel pen (2.4 mm)

•  Any broad edge marker about 2.5 mm wide.  (Zig, pigma calligrapher, marvy dual marker, or elegant writer 2.5.) Or alternate writing implements if you do not want to use the above.

• Water container and paper towels

•  Grid pad or paper to work on

•  Pencil, ruler, eraser regardless which tool you are working with.

*There will be a limited supply (first come, first served) of some items on hand for your use: parallel pens, ink, paper towels, pencils, rulers and erasers.

We love letters.

Please plan to attend!

Dixie

Dixie Ryall | 2nd Vice President (Programs)

NOTE:

A Zoom link was sent to members via email from George Harmeling, Recording Secretary (g.harmeling@comcast.net) on the morning of Friday, July 9.

The Zoom classroom will open at 6:00 p.m. for those who want to visit with friends, and take time to make sure the connection is working properly.

June 7, 2021  |  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Memphis Calligraphy Guild JUNE Membership Meeting

PROGRAM: “Looking for a Great Idea” with Memphis designer and calligrapher Leigh Ann Dye.

Looking for a great idea? Tonight, MCG member Leigh Ann Dye has a presentation that will show you methods for stretching your creativity. She has worked as a designer for over 40 years. She will share her tips and tricks for developing an idea. Whether you are creating an envelope for an exchange or want to make a work of art, Leigh Ann will show you how to go beyond that first thought, find color palettes and spotlight your best assets.

We love letters.

Please plan to attend!

Dixie

Dixie Ryall | 2nd Vice President (Programs)

NOTE:

Zoom link was sent to members via email from George Harmeling, Recording Secretary on Tuesday, June 1st.

The Zoom classroom will be open at 6:00 p.m. for those who want to visit with friends, and take time to make sure the connection is working properly.

March 1  |  6:00pm – 7:00pm

Zoom meeting and Program with Angie Vangalis

I am excited to introduce our presenter, Memphis Calligraphy Guild member, Angie Vangalis.

I have known Angie for several years, and she is delightful! Angie is the President of TXLAC, which is the Texas Lettering Arts Council. They exist as a non-profit devoted to preserving and promoting awareness of the lettering arts and related disciplines. I don’t know another group who does it quite like they do!

Angie is also director of Legacies 111 International lettering Arts Conference 2021. What a challenge in these times, but she is doing a fabulous job of putting it together.

Angie will present a program on the eve of the release of the 25th edition of the Speedball Textbook. Angie is one of the authors of the 24th edition of the Speedball Textbook, and she will describe the development of the 24th edition and its challenges and rewards.

Please plan to attend! – Dixie

You can reach Angie at:

Texas Lettering Arts Council
P.O. Box 3126
Coppell, TX 75019

Links to both the TXLAC and the Conference below

www.txlac.org

www.calligraphyconference.org

NOTE:

Zoom link was sent from George Harmeling, Recording Secretary on Sunday, Feb. 28th.

The Zoom classroom will be open at 6:15 pm for those who want to visit with friends, and take time to make sure the connection is working properly.