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Thoughts From the President

October promises to be a very busy month for the Guild- a veritable potpourri of calligraphic experiences to enjoy! The October meeting Early Bird will feature Guild books about the history of writing. Amity Parks is scheduled to present a Major Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, the 5thand 6thof October. She will also be presenting a lecture at the home of Leslie Winakur on Friday, the 4thof October. Our Fall Exhibit will begin on Sunday, the 13thof October at the Memorial Library. The reception will be held the same day from 4-6 pm. For those of you who wish to exhibit, but have not yet turned in your paperwork, the Assistant Librarian has extended the deadline for submission of paperwork. Please have it to me NLT the 3rd of October. The artwork need not be completed until Saturday, the 12thwhen we will hang it in the gallery. Just be sure the ink is dry! We also have more room for books and items to be displayed in the locked case. If you have not picked up your Calendar-at-a-Glance, please do so at the Thursday, 3rdof October General Meeting. I will also have available an information sheet about the exhibit at the Memorial Library (library hours, parking, directions etc.) I look forward to seeing you all at the General Meeting on Thursday for popcorn and movie night.

Karen Fridlund

Recent Happenings

General Meeting - September 2019

Secret Pal Reveal!

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Mini Workshop - September 2019

Students had a great time learning about & writing with the Pilot Parallel pen. All sorts of mark-making, including circular designs, to practice the strokes! The circular designs were so much fun! Maggie showed a great tip about how to keep track of the lid for the pen! Maggie used the Parallel Pen to write her monogram, as well as her name, all connected.
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October 3rd
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Movie Night! "The History of Writing"
Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap
October 5th & 6th
9:00 - 5:00 PM
Major Wokshop: "A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye" -- *Workshop Full*
October 12th
Fall Exhibit Installation
Memorial Branch San Antonio Public Library
October 13th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Reception
Memorial Branch San Antonio Public Library
3222 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78228
October 17th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Mini Wokshop: "Alcohol Ink Cards" with Natalie Fowler
Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap

November 7th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Exploring the art of Hans Joachim Bugert with Beth Morton
Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap
No Mini Workshop in November

Upcoming Events!

October 2019 General Meeting

Early Bird: There will be a display of books about and by Donald Jackson. Also featured will be many of the publications from the Guild library concerning illuminated bibles such as The Book of Kells and The Lindisfarne Gospels.

Program: The Story of Writing by Donald Jackson, (a video presentation.) As many of you know Donald Jackson is responsible for one of the most spectacular feats of the world of contemporary calligraphy - The St. John’s Bible. Don’t miss this fun and informative “Movie Night”. You will learn about the history of writing and will enjoy movie snacks with fellow calligraphers. Hope to see you all there!
The Share Table will be set up so bring any items (finished or in progress) that you have. We all like to see what our members are working on.

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October 2019 Mini Workshop

Workshop Title - Alcohol Ink Cards
Workshop Presenter - Natalie Fowler
This month we will be learning how to use alcohol inks to make beautiful cards just in time for the holidays!

We will provide a variety of mediums and techniques to design your own unique cards, however we ask that you bring the following:
  • Alcohol Ink (3-4 different colors)
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • If you have the following items, they would be good to bring along as well:
  • Paint Pens and Sharpies - these can be used to draw and letter on top of the dried ink
  • Alcohol Ink based Markers - (such as Copic Brand) they will respond the same way but give more control
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Other News!

There is a basic list of supplies for most SACG workshops. Check the Calendar for additional supplies required for specific workshops. If you need help understanding something on the list, ask an established member. They'll be happy to help!

Join Us!

The San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild meets on the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at 7:00PM in the Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, 510 Belknap Place. An “Early Bird” Program begins at 6:30PM followed by a business meeting and program. Membership in the Guild is open to all who are interested. The dues are $24.00 annually to cover the period from July 1st through June 30th of each year. Secondary memberships are $12.00 for each family members. Visitors are welcome and may attend two meetings before paying membership dues.