Our purpose

is to promote the study and practice of calligraphy, but we also find an interest in many related arts such as bookmaking, embossing, rubber stamps, paper making, watercolor, origami, marbling, and many more.

Organized in January 1984 and based in Orlando, Florida.

 

Our members come from all walks of life and include beginners, hobbyists and professionals alike.

Here is a must read article for all of us!!!

 It is a very long and very information article on choosing the right eraser for the job.

 The web link is:

 https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2016/07/29/choosing-a-rubber-comparing-erasers/

There are other interesting articles you can go to on the Jacksons website.

 

Choosing a Rubber: Comparing Erasers

By Julie Caves · On July 29, 2016

Most people assume they know all there is to know about erasers. But there are different types for different jobs and you are more likely to get the result you want if you use the right tool. After testing different types of erasers, different brands and different methods I have discovered a few things that might help you get the most from this small but important drawing implement.

 

After thinking about the following questions I set out to see if testing would help me sort out the differences between erasers: What rubber removes coloured pencil? Do all rubbers work equally well when ‘drawing’ into charcoal with a rubber? What’s the best rubber to remove the graphite sketch from a finished watercolour painting? Why do some rubbers smear and make a mess? Why do some rubbers damage paper? Is there a rubber that will remove a graphite line in a drawing without lightening the ink line on top?

 

How will you be using your eraser?

 

An eraser removes dry medium from a surface (usually paper) but how you will be using it determines which type you will need. There are a number of things to consider when choosing an eraser.

Will you be using your eraser for:

 

creating highlights in subtractive drawing techniques, often with charcoal

removing mistakes as you start seeing your subject more clearly and your proportions start being more correct

removing your pencil sketch from underneath your finished watercolour or ink drawing

tidying up small areas and edges

removing some layers of colour to fade an area or so you can apply more on top

cleaning up a whole sheet of dirty paper

Also – what kind of paper and media will you be erasing?

Upcoming Events

 

September 11, 2016

Our first meeting of the new year at the JCC. It will start at 1PM

Our after meeting program will be a show and tell of what we did over the summer. Linda Ross will tell about Show of Hands and Judy Shears will show her Travel Journal that she made during her cruises. Please bring your show and tell item.

 

NEW! this year will be a give away table.

 If you have any art supplies or other items the scribes would like that you no longer use, please bring them to the meeting so that they can find a new home!

 

October 14, 15 and 16, 2016

Kathy Milici's Workshop

 

 

Contact us by mail:

Scribes of Central Florida

P. O. Box 1753

Winter Park, FL 32790-1753

Contact us by email as Info@scribesofcentralflorida.com

We meet once a month (September to May)

Usually the 1st Sunday of the Month at 1pm

Visit the Join Us for Location & Directions.

Visit the Officers for members of the Executive Board.