Meetings


Standard Meeting Dates/Time:

Dates: Meetings are on the second Saturday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from September through May.

Time: 10 am to 1 pm.

Programs: We will always have someone teaching us and sometimes we will also have Show & Tell.

See meeting dates for program description and list of supplies you’ll need to bring. Coffee and tea are not provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own.

Some of the afternoon workshops require advance registration. See individual program descriptions on this page and in the blog section.


Location:

Note: Due to Covid-19, as of March 2020, all meetings and workshops are meeting online through zoom meetings, rather than in-person. TCG newsletters will include the zoom links for the upcoming programs.

Meeting Location:
Resurrection Lutheran Church
100 Lochmere Drive West
Cary, N.C. 27518

Google maps:

Directions:
On Kildaire Farm Road, traveling south (away from downtown Cary), pass Walmart on the right. If you come in on Tryon Road, Cary Parkway, or Maynard Road, you’ll turn south onto Kildaire Farm Road. Continue past Crescent Commons and Crescent Green and turn right onto Lochmere Dr.


Program Line-Up For

2020 / 2021 Program Year

These are the scheduled programs for fall of 2020.  Programs and meetings, for the foreseeable future, will be via Zoom.

September 122020(Saturday,10am – 1pm):

Kerr Pelto sharing “Flame Capitals” — highlights from a class she took with Loredona Zega, and Carol Fountain Nix sharing “Built Caps”–  highlights from a class she took with Yves Leterme.
 
Note: NEW DATES for program (updated Oct 5, 2020) :

**October 15,2020 (Thursday) 7-8:30pm and October 20,2020 (Tuesday) 7:00-8:30pm:

 Jonathan Homrighausen will teach “Hebrew Lettering”.
**These dates will take the place of our regular Saturday meeting.

November 14 (Saturday, 10am – 1pm) 

Kerr Pelto and Sampada Agarwal will teach Neuland and Zentangle. This is a coordinated collaboration between these two. 

December 12, 2020: Meeting is TBA

 

2020-2021 Programs  – Detailed

“The Rich World of Hebrew Calligraphy”
with Jonathan Homrighausen
This meeting will be conducted in two parts, both as online meetings, via Zoom: 

Thursday, October 15th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and

Tuesday, October 20th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Please join us for both nights as we will be learning some techniques the first night, with time to practice in between, and a follow up session the second night.

Last year Jonathan treated us to a rare experience sharing the Saint John’s Bible.  We are thrilled to have Jonathan back this year to share his knowledge of Hebrew Calligraphy.  This will be a “hands-on introduction to the rich world of Hebrew calligraphy – assuming no knowledge of the language.  In two class sessions we will dive into the history and basic shapes of the Hebrew script, and learn how to write some letters.  By the time we finish you will be able to write a few Hebrew names or words, perhaps the name of a loved one, or a short phrase.”  An “ideal preparation for this workshop would be some familiarity and comfort with the broad-edge nib” (this is merely a suggestion, not a requirement for learning and enjoying the class).

TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR THIS PROGRAM:
– Broad-edge nib in any form you prefer:  parallel pen, metal nib, quill, automatic pen, reed, etc.  The larger the better!  *6mm parallel pen is a good example
–  Ink of your choice
–  Layout paper for practice:  suggested paper: Borden & Riley #37 Bright White Translucent
    Visual Bond
–  Ruler
–  Pencil
–  Eraser
–  Optional:  Tracing Paper

About Jonathan:

Jonathan Homrighausen discovered calligraphy in 2016 through The Saint John’s Bible.  He has been studying and practicing Hebrew calligraphy since 2018, and is continually fascinated by calligraphy’s connection to history, as well as its ability to embody beautiful words and explore their nuances.  He currently lives in Durham, NC, where he tries to take advantage of the rich calligraphy community of North Carolina between his other life as a graduate student.

If you have any questions or need any assistance please send an email to info@trianglecalligraphersguild.org

 


Previous Meetings, 2019-2020:

Also see previous meetings page for information on programs and instructors in previous years.


2019 / 2020 Program Year

9/14/19 – “Calligraphy Tools and Techniques”, including a Try-‘n-Buy with lots of materials sent from John Neal Booksellers
10/12/19 – “The Calligraphic Hands of the St. John’s Bible” with Jonathan Homrighausen
11/09/19 – ” Three Strokes and the Truth,” Italic with Joyce Teta, with an extra afternoon workshop (approx. $30)
11/16 & 17 – Workshop — “Gilding the Lily,” with Dan Mooney – currently full, but we do have a waiting list
12/14/19 – Winter Social
01/11/20 – “Borders and Brushes”, including working with brush markers, by Jan Hege Galloni
02/08/20 – “How to run a successful creative business and the art of addressing envelopes “, a one-day, two-part workshop by Jessica Yee
03/14/20 – Update: 03/12/20: CANCELLED “Hebrew lettering,” Jonathan Homrighausen teaching us about Hebrew lettering
04/18/20 – Note the DATE CHANGE for April – from the usual 2nd Saturday of the month to the 3rd Saturday.

Previous Programs  – Detailed

Saturday, April 18, 2020
“Introduction to the World of Fountain Pens and Inks”
with Roger Fahmer

(This meeting will be online via Zoom)

In this month’s program, our very own beloved Roger Fahmer will share his love of pens and ink as he takes us through his vast collection, sharing stories and experiences through fountains.   
Following Roger, we would like to open the remaining part of the meeting up to those who may be interested in sharing any lettering ideas or techniques.

About Roger:
Roger is a talented, self-taught man who said he “had a pen in his hand” most of his life. A prolific “collector and user of both vintage and modern fountain pens,” Roger is a member of TCG and is very well known by all of us for his exceptional, graceful and beautiful Spencerian Hand. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020: March meeting is cancelled.

“Hebrew lettering,” Jonathan Homrighausen teaching us about Hebrew lettering

Saturday, February 10, 2020
“How to run a successful creative business and the art of addressing envelopes”, a one-day, two-part workshop by Jessica Yee

Jessica will begin her two part workshop by sharing her vast knowledge of the business side of being creative. She will “teach you a proven formula on how to run a successful creative business.” She has been in business for 10 years, full time, and “will answer any questions regarding the calligraphy or creative business. Even if you don’t plan on running a creative business, it is good to know how to value your work so you can honestly share your (talents) with friends and family.”

For the second part of the workshop Jessica will demonstrate her “style of lettering envelopes and touch base on wedding, social and business etiquette on addressing envelopes. We will discuss pieces of invitations and why they are used and what pieces are traditions that we still use but are not really necessary.” Jessica will also share with us how she makes flowers, flourishes and washes.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR THIS PROGRAM
For this month’s program Jessica has asked that we bring the following:
  • 5″x7” quality envelopes, at least 2 (envelopes that will hold up to markers/ink…”so nothing from Staples”)
  • a list of names and addresses
  • Stamp(s) – consider them as part of your layout
  • (ONLY IF YOU ALREADY OWN ONE): We R Memory Keepers Punch Board or whatever envelope makers you have.  We will have some to share…
  • Watercolor Paper cut down to 10 1/8” x 10 1/8” (envelope will hold 5×7 or A7 card)     140 lbs or lighter paper.  Heavier paper might not crease as well.
  • Bone Folder (we have some to share)
  • Ink or Watercolor or Gouache
  • Calligraphic tools/markers of your choosing.  You will be lettering in your own style so please bring what you need
  • Plastic t-square, 12” ruler, French Curves if you have them
  • A calligrapher’s most important tool – THE PENCIL
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Watercolor, watercolor pencils or water based watercolor markers
  • Dish for Water
  • Brush(es)
  • Paper Towels

About Jessica:
Jessica began studying the lettering arts thirty years ago, learning from some of the world’s premier calligraphers and letter artists. The founder of The Oblique Pen finds beauty in letters and how they are created.  Jessica loves the elegant, smooth and fluid scripts that a pointed pen creates. Moreover, she enjoys meeting and working with clients, sharing in their poignant moments while bringing art to life.  
Jessica is also heavily involved in serving the arts locally.

Saturday, January 10, 2020
“Borders and Brushes”, with Jan Hege Galloni

This month’s program will concentrate on the use of brush markers and watercolor brushes to develop and design borders. Jan uses a pressure and release technique in her work with a variety of brushes to produce beautiful scrolling designs. She will take us through the steps she uses to create works that will enhance your calligraphy as well as many other artistic pieces.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR THIS PROGRAM

  • pencils, erasers
  • Tombow Fudenosuke Markers (any colors) or any brush markers you may have
  • any size round watercolor brushes
  • regular card stock paper and scrap paper for practice
  • a few tubes of watercolor of your choice
  • small paper plates/palates and small brush to mix paints
  • calligraphy ink (black, gold or a color of your choosing)
  • and last, but not least, paper towels.

About Jan:
Jan Hege Galloni is a current member of Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild and makes her home in Jamestown, NC at River Twist Homestead. She is a confirmed “artist at heart” and this is reflected in her home, her trade and many talents. She has a strong background in both Zentangle and Calligraphy, often sharing these passions through teaching, exhibiting in art shows, and creating custom invitations and painted signs.

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Annual TCG Holiday Party

Time to come together to celebrate with some delicious food. We are also looking forward to introducing some Show and Tell this year. We invite anyone who is interested to bring a piece of their artwork and to share their gifts and talents with us all!

Saturday, November 9, 2019
“Three Strokes and the Truth” with Joyce Teta

“THREE STROKES AND THE TRUTH”

Joyce’s description of our upcoming workshop. “There is a sweet logic to the Italic hand. In this introductory workshop, we will think outside the box, to get inside the rectangle, and recover the triangle. A study of sequence and shape shifting will give you a security of form. You can easily own this method of building a solid Italic hand.” This morning session will only allow for the lower case letters. She has asked that you come “with a beginner’s mind, this way you are fluid and open.”

“ANGLE, WEIGHT AND FORM”

Johnston’s wisdom. “The afternoon class will reinforce the morning process. We will construct a logic of form for the broad edge tool, along with a conscious effort to bring various conceptual elements together. Branching will be our focus. We will learn 3 conceivable variations of the Italic form; which opens the door to infinite possibilities.”

*The afternoon session will be held from 2-5:00 pm following a break from 1-2:00 pm. The cost of this session is $30.00 and is payable at the door on the 9th.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR THIS PROGRAM

For this month’s program Joyce has asked us to bring a mechanical pencil, ruler, layout paper you can see through (tracing paper can be used as well), your favorite broad edged pen and an ink of your choice.

***For the afternoon class she has suggested that Gilbert Bond unlined paper would be helpful but not required.

About Joyce:
Joyce Teta founded the Calligraphy Centre in 1984 in the Triad and is well known for her enthusiastic teaching. She’s been artist (exhibiting throughout the Southeast) and teacher (encouraging many with her generous open studio approach, as well as regularly scheduled workshops). She is one of the most inclusive practitioners, always looking for ways for others to join the fun/movement.

Joyce, a “lifer”, was introduced to calligraphy as a teenager in an all-girl school convent in London and has been a devotee and practitioner ever since. She loves letters in all forms, but has specialized in learning proper book-making techniques, hence the moniker: calligrapher & bookartist. Clients such as Maya Angelou and the mayor of Winston-Salem have commissioned her work, and her work sells regularly at exhibitions.

She is also well-known for hosting Cheerio Calligraphy Retreats, which she began with her husband Jim Teta in 1984. Cheerio was set up as a retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains where artists could gather and “work with the best”. It has gained an international following with people coming from 17 countries around the world.

She was Winston-Salems’ Artist of the Year in 1996 and has been teaching and exhibiting both in the Triad and in other locales.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
“The Calligraphic Hands of the St. John’s Bible” with Jonathan Homrighausen

The Saint John’s Bible is possibly the most ambitious calligraphic project of our lifetimes: a hand-written, hand-illustrated Bible created over thirteen years under the guidance of Donald Jackson, former chief scribe to the Queen of England. For the 2018-2019 school year, Duke Divinity School is hosting two reproduction volumes of this magnificent project.

We’ll look at copies of some of the scripts in The Saint John’s Bible to see what we can learn from them. We will focus on the script that Jackson designed for the majority of the Bible, and the story behind how he designed it. By analyzing various aspects of these scripts, tracing them, and practicing them, we can gain some insight into how these master scribes work.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

Pencils, tracing paper, practice paper (e.g. Borden & Riley), a clear plastic ruler, a broad-edged nib (your choice of size) and whatever inks or pigments you prefer using. **There is no pointed pen calligraphy in The Saint John’s Bible**

About Jonathan:
Jonathan has been involved with The Saint John’s Bible for four years, and has introduced it to hundreds of people across the country. His book on this amazing Bible, Illuminating Justice, was released with Liturgical Press in 2018. Though he has studied Roman-alphabet scripts, in his own work he is most entranced by Hebrew calligraphy, which he has been studying for the past year. In his other life he is a doctoral student in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Duke University.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Presented by TCG members:
“Calligraphy Tools and Techniques,” including a “Try-‘n-Buy” with lots of materials sent from John Neal Booksellers

 


Previous Years’ Meetings

See previous meetings page for information on programs and instructors in previous years.