FEBRUARY MEETING and SOCIAL Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Early Bird Program from 9:00 am to 9:50 amGestures in Graphite with Terry Hausner Discover the tonal qualities of a pencil, from soft to dark gestures, lines and marks that can be used as a drawing technique and as backgrounds for lettering.
Alternate Mentoring Program from 9:00 am to 9:50 am:The Mentoring Session runs parallel with the Early Bird program. Those wishing help with their calligraphy should be at the tables outside the meeting room by 8:55am for assistance. Bring calligraphy supplies if you have them and a sample of your work; those without supplies may borrow supplies during the session. Late-comers are not guaranteed assistance.
Meeting Program from 10:00 am - 12:00 pmAn Introduction to Italian Roundhand, Minuscules with Lauren Cole This alphabet, originating in the 1600s, connects elements of English Roundhand and Spencerian Script. This is a hand that will help lighten your touch with the pointed pen.
2020 MINI WORKSHOP - MEMBERS ONLYItalic: Intermediate & Variations with Cindy Haller on March 14, 2020, 12:15pm - 2:30pm
CLASS SERIES - MEMBERS ONLY3 Weeks to Better Copperplate with Terry Hausner on March 1, 8, 15, 2020 (Designed for beginners and those needing basic review) Introduction to the Foundational Alphabet with Cindy Haller (Dates TBA in Fall 2020)
2020 MAJOR WORKSHOP - MEMBERS ONLYBatik on Paper with Debbie Dutton on April 18, 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Brush Work Design with Loredana Zega on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2020
WEEKEND RETREAT - MEMBERS ONLYSAVE the DATE: October 9-11, 2020 at Houston Marriott Westchase
COMMUNITY OUTREACHCraft Community Day at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Saturday March 7th from 11 am - 3 pm
MEETING LOCATION UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED:
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter Drive
Houston, TX 77042
MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGSThe activities and programs of the Houston Calligraphy Guild are planned and implemented by the Board of Directors. During the Guild Year which runs from September through May, the schedule includes a choice of an early bird program at 9:00 a.m. or an alternate choice mentoring program for new and current members. A short Guild business meeting takes place at 10 a.m. followed by a second calligraphy program. All meetings are held at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter, Houston, Texas 77042 unless otherwise indicated.
During the months of June, July and August, the Guild’s Summer Study Program which is for Members Only focuses on either a single calligraphic script over the three month period or a variety of related skills.