Saturday, October 19, 2013

Meeting Sat Oct 26 - Quilling

Saturday, October 26, 2013
13866 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 321-4700 map

  • 1:00 pm  
    Program: “Quilling” by Joan McCracken. 
    Joan will give an explanation of quilling and how it can be used to create intricate and unusual art.  Supplies and instructions will be provided in a hands-on opportunity to create a quilled ornament. Please bring a few dollars to contribute toward supplies.
  • Business Meeting / Refreshments to follow - Remember East Side is potluck!  Bring a snack to share.  2014 Officer Slate will be presented.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer Picnic - August 17, 2013

Come one, come all to our annual Summer Picnic at Lakewood Park!
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lakewood Park

14532 Lake Avenue

(216) 529-5697

Set up at 1 pm
Potluck meal at 2 pm
All Western Reserve Calligraphers members are welcome, as are friends, family, pets, and guests!  Lakewood Park is a beautiful setting with a big playground for the kiddos, a lovely walking path, and excellent views of Lake Erie and our downtown skyline.  Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair.  The event is rain or shine, so bring an umbrella!
In addition, we are kickstarting our 2014 Membership Drive with a drawing for a $25 gift card to Pat Catan's.  Everyone who has already paid for 2014 will have their name in the hat, and everyone who pays dues at the picnic will be eligible as well.  Don't miss a fun opportunity to turn your dues (tax deductible!) into products you can use in your work!
Hope to see everyone there for a relaxing afternoon among friends!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Meeting

You are invited to attend the Western Reserve Calligraphy Westside Meeting
Saturday, June 22 at the Strongsville Library Meeting Room

18700 Westwood Dr.  Strongsville, OH, 1-440-5530, Call Library for detail location.  The Library is located north-east of the intersection of Rt. 82/Royalton Rd. and Rt. 42/Pearl Rd. north of Strongsville City Hall/Police/Fire. It is west of the I-71 Strongsville exit.  
For WRC info call 440-895-9122 or log on to
Following is program schedule:
    1:00 PM  (Library opens) Light refreshments, meet and greet.
    1:30 PM  Introduction to colored pencil for drawing letterforms.  Materials/handouts provided.
    This will be followed by a brief business meeting.
The program will conclude with a 40-minute film entitled, “Yes You Can!” which tells the story of Clevelander Mickie McGraw, who overcame childhood polio and permanent disability to become a pioneer art therapist.  She co-founded the Art Therapy Studio which is still thriving after 45 years and has been a model for others around the world in a wide variety of settings.  The film illustrates the structure and philosophy of the Art Therapy Studio, as well as the creative techniques developed there to help physically challenged people find and restore a unique sense of self through making art.  WRC members will find this educational film encouraging for all, even those without disabilities, leading toward creativity and self expression.
We plan to finish the program by 4 PM.  The Library closes at 5 PM.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Scripts & Scribes - June Meeting Announced

Scripts & Scribes
June 6, 2013 7:00pm
Fairlawn West Church of Christ 2095 W. Market Street, Akron, OH
For further information contact Anne Gingrich (330) 836-3232
Decorated roman Variations
Presented by
Anne Gingrich & Larry Gabler
May program homework
Bristol board paper
Zig Writers or Micron Pigma .5 or .8-black or colors
Stencils: floral, favorite shapes, etc.
The next meeting will be September 5th.
Have a nice summer &
Come back in the fall brimming with ideas to share!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

May WRC Meeting Cancelled

There will be no meeting of the WRC on May 25.  We hope that everyone enjoys the holiday weekend, and we'll resume our regular meeting schedule in June.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Scripts and Scribes Meeting Announcement

This just in from our Akron area friends:

Scripts & Scribes
April 4, 2013 7:00pm
Fairlawn West Church of Christ 2095 W. Market Street, Akron, OH
For further information contact Anne Gingrich (330) 836-3232
Peter Thornton’s
Pressure sensitive romans
Presented by
Larry Gabler
This is a modernized looking Roman alphabet.
#2 or other soft leaded pencil
-graph paper would be best-
It is always show & tell time, so bring what you have been working on.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Upcoming Meetings

Western Reserve Calligraphers Meeting - Saturday, March 23, 2013
13866 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 321-4700 map

*  1:00 pm   Program:  "Decorated Versals" by Larry Gabler.  Learn to draw the structures of versals.  Then we will decorate them with colors using gel pens called GLAZE by Sakura available at Pat Catans, as well as Pentel Sliccis, individually available at Pat Catans or in 8 packs at Hobby Lobby.  Bring colors of your choice, or the above or other gel pens of your choosing.  Bring paper - glossy or any pentel paper for pens, etc.  We will have a few pens available to buy if you don't have time to stop by Catans before the meeting. 

*  Business Meeting / Refreshments to follow - Remember East Side is potluck!  Bring a snack to share.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Strongsville
"Alphabet Soup" by Carolyn Steinbicker.  Carolyn will demonstrate her cut paper collage technique of letter formation using papers, ribbons, pieces of fabric, feathers, scraps of papers of all kinds which she used masterfully in creating her Alphabet Soup framed art piece.  Bring scraps of papers, yarn, ribbons, feathers, fabric etc, scissors or x-acto knife and cutting mat, glue .....a piece of dark colored mat board or white for mounting if you have some...we will bring some too.

Scripts and Scribes

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Fairlawn West Church of Christ 
2095 W. Market Street, Akron, OH
For further information contact Anne Gingrich (330) 836-3232

More WRC to put on your calendar!

May 25 - East Side - Pricing Panel
June 22 - Strongsville 
July 27 - East Side
Aug 17 - Lakewood Park Picnic
Sep 29 - Strongsville 
Oct 26 - East Side
Dec 1 - Strongsville - Annual Meeting and Social