Event Calendar

    • February 16, 2024
    • (PST)
    • September 20, 2024
    • (PDT)
    Register

    Call for entries: register your entry(s) here!


    ELIGIBILITY

    Participation is open to current SfC members only. All entries must be original works of art. Submissions are limited to two pieces for each member.

    Participation is open to current SfC members only. All entries must be original works of art. Submissions are limited to two pieces for each member.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Artwork must be ready to hang, e.g. frame with picture wire and eyehooks. There is not a limitation on size of artwork. 3D pieces such as artists books are eligible and will be displayed in cases.

    FEES

    There is a participation fee of $15 for one piece and $25 for two pieces to help defray costs of art installation, reception, publications for the exhibit etc.

    20% of sales of artwork will go to the Maloof.

    If writing a check, email:  Caroline Arakaki: 

    exhibitsCA@societyforcalligraphy.org for mailing address. Make check to SfC, include on memo line: SFC Exhibit 2024

    Please register (button on this page) OR make checks payable to Society for Calligraphy.


    DELIVERY OF WORK: 

    Thursday, October 7-9, call for appointment

    Melanie Swezey-Cleaves, Assoc. Director

    Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts

    5131 Carnelian Street, Alta Loma, CA 91701

    General Information: 909.980.0412; email: info@malooffoundation.org

    OPENING RECEPTION: 

    Saturday, October 26, 2024, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    EXHIBITION DATES

    October 24, 2024 through February 16, 2025

    Exhibit Days: Fridays - Saturdays

    Hours: Gallery Hours: 12-2:00pm

    RETRIEVAL OF ARTWORK: 

    Tuesday, February 18, 2025, between the hours of 12-4pm (appointment required)

    Contact: Melanie Swezey-Cleaves, Assoc. Director,

    General Information: 909.980.0412, email: info@malooffoundation.org

    Exhibit Co-Chairs:

    Barbara Close: exhibitsBC@societyforcalligraphy.org

    Caroline Arakaki: exhibitsCA@societyforcalligraphy.org

    DEMONSTRATIONS AT OPENING RECEPTION AND THROUGHOUT THE EXHIBIT DURATION

    CATALOG

    We would like to create a catalog of the art pieces in the museum. We will need your information by October 1, 2024.

    Please submit a photo of your art and email to Barbara, co-exhibit chair: exhibitsBC@Societyforcalligraphy.org with the following information  (You can enter online as part of registration.):

    -Title of Work

    -Size of art --width x height

    -Medium

    -Sale Price or NFS

    -Contact Phone Number

    -Email


    Also, please attach this information to your piece that goes to Maloof. You can use the "tear-off" on the Call for Entries form: SfC '24Exhibit Call for Entries-8indd.pdf .


    Questions regarding catalog submission? Mina Taylor.

    • June 08, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • July 27, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online - Zoom

    REGISTRATION CLOSED


    Blossoms and Quill: A Journey in Watercolor and Words with Shreya Verma

    A Workshop on Wild Flowers & Journal Pages




    Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

    Saturdays and Sundays, June 8, 9, 29 and a review on July 27 2024,  8:30 to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

    $70     MEMBERS ONLY

    Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment may be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Friday, June 6, 2024.

    About the Workshop:

    Step into "Blossoms and Quill: A Journey in Watercolor and Words" – a cozy, creative space where wildflowers dance on the pages and words flow like a gentle stream. This workshop is a canvas for your personal tales told through art and letters.

    What You’ll Explore:

    Wildflower Wonders:

    It's all about discovery and delight in your own creative journey. You'll get to experiment with colors and shapes, crafting wildflowers that are uniquely yours, in an atmosphere that celebrates exploration and the pure joy of making art.


    Serenity in Script:

    Learn the art of peaceful Garden Grid Lettering. You’ll discover how to craft letters that whisper stories and echo the peacefulness of a quiet garden.


    Diary Delights:

    Your journal is a treasure chest of your moments. We’ll intertwine art with words, making each page a reflection of your personal journey.


    Craft Beyond the Journal:

    But the journey doesn't end with journal entries. Take your newfound skills and let them blossom in countless ways. Picture crafting personalized cards, bookmarks, gift tags, and more. The possibilities are boundless!!


    A Personal Touch:

    Here’s to the magic of making something that's all yours. "Blossoms and Quill" isn’t just about painting and writing. It’s about unlocking the universe that lies in a single drop of paint and a flick of the pen.


    There is no right or wrong to journaling. It's a deeply personal practice and through this workshop I wish to create a space for ourselves to express our thoughts and feelings without judgement or expectations. As we move through our sessions, I wish for us to embrace the idea that our journals are extensions of ourselves.


    Let’s celebrate the art of feeling good and making beautiful things together.

    The workshop will be recorded and available for three months.

    Recommended Experience: Beginner through advanced

    About Shreya

    Allow me to introduce Shreya, a gentle soul who finds solace in the beauty of nature and expresses it through the soothing strokes of watercolors. Her art is a tender portrayal of flowers and natural wonders. Shreya is not just an artist; she's also a journaling enthusiast, using words and colors to find peace amidst life's challenges. She believes in being gentle with herself, taking breaks, and embracing creativity at her own pace. Her heartfelt advice to fellow nature lovers: Create from the heart, and don't fret about others' opinions; let your art flow gently like a calm stream. 

    REGISTRATION:

    You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

    Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

    Cost: $70, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

    A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

    1. FIRST REGISTER

    2. Second, Make a payment of $70 via PayPal or check. 

    Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

    To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

    Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

    Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

    *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

    Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

    • July 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register
    PRESENTER: Nina Tran



    SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Join us for Stunt Roman Capitals where we take our beloved Roman capitals out for a spin -- Speedball style!

    Stunt Roman is a lettering style developed in the 1920s by Ross F. George, inventor of the Speedball pens and co-author of the original Speedball Textbook. Known for its contrasting wide round letters and narrow vertical ones, Stunt Roman is easy to learn and fun to write.

    In this class, we will learn the basic Roman capital skeleton forms and how they transform into George's Stunt Roman letters as well as a few variations from his Draftsman & Architect Style.

    This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 


    Zoom invitation and handouts, if any, will be sent out a few days prior to workshop date. 


    SUPPLY LIST: 

    • Marker Layout (e.g. Borden & Riley Boris Layout #37, Canson XL, etc.)
    • Your choice of monoline writing tool (e.g. mechanical pencil, ball point pens, gel pens, fine liners, etc.)
    • Ruler
    • 2-3 paper clips
    • Low-tack tape (e.g. artist's tape, washi tape, etc.)


    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: 

    Nina Tran is a calligrapher and mom of 3 living in Van Nuys, California. She teaches a variety of scripts, including Copperplate, Spencerian, and Blackletter. When she is not fiddling with letters, she enjoys reading, sketching, knitting, and hiking.

    REGISTRATION DETAILS:

    1) First, register by clicking the "REGISTER" button at the top left of this page2) Then, make payment by PayPal or check. Workshop fee is $36.

    Your registration is complete ONLY after completing the above TWO steps.

    To pay by check or if you have any questions, email sfc.solarnibs@gmail.com.

    Registration is for Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. For membership, please go to: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Membership.pdf

    NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

    • July 28, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts Lobby, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638
    Register


    This Gala was conceived by our founding member, Kitty Maryatt. Her idea has blossomed and we are preparing for an exceptional event with your participation:


    Please bring calligraphy art pieces that you may have purchased, acquired, or inherited over the years from a calligrapher you’ve admired. The art will be displayed on tables of decades—’74-’83, ’84-’93 and so on. Members can mingle through the decades with fun discussions of changes over the years.  Modern, contemporary calligraphy is encouraged as well for our current decade table. 

    Artwork must be securely framed and/or properly protected behind a water resistant barrier, as pieces will be near food and drinks.


    Hors d’oeuvre refreshments will be served. Beverages include soft drinks, coffee, tea, water. Alcoholic beverages are also available with purchase.


    Special note: Larry Brady created the logo for the La Mirada Theatre back in the ’80’s and is still used to-date.



    This is a SfC Members only event. 

    No registration fee. Please register by July 18, 2024

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 


    You must be a member both when you register and when the event is held. Click the link for membership  Join SfC 


    For additional inquires, please contact

    Barbara Close or Caroline Arakaki:

    exhibitsBC@societyforcalligraphy.org;  exhibitsCA@societyforcalligraphy.org



    • August 17, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register
    PRESENTER: Jane Shibata



    SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)



    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Make samples of decorative letters with various quick techniques that can be applied to a variety of formats, such as envelopes, bookmarks, name cards, signs, tags, cards, labels, ATCs, certificates. Try out some new ideas or variations to what you've done before.

    This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

    Zoom invitation and handouts, if any, will be sent out a few days prior to workshop date. 


    SUPPLY LIST: 

    Do not buy anything. Use what you have based on the list below. This is a suggested list.

    • Pilot Parallel Pens, 6 mm and 3.8 mm, black or any dark color cartridge/ink or Zig double ended 3.5 mm/2.0 mm calligraphy marker, black or any dark color
    • one brush marker, any dark color and brand
    • one scroll marker (or cut one from a wide marker) or scroll parallel pen
    • water based markers, any brand, black and one color
    • one highlighter, any color
    • one Sharpie, black or any dark color
    • gold gel pen (and silver if you have one)
    • one fineliner, size 05 (or any size you have), any brand
    • colored pencils, any brand
    • water soluble colored pencil and a water brush
    • any paper that will handle any of the above media, such as mixed media pad, layout paper, envelopes, card stock
    • pencil, eraser, 12" ruler
    • text: names, words/phrases

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: 

    Jane Shibata is a part-time faculty member in the art department at Santa Monica College and runs a design business specializing in the lettering arts in Los Angeles. Jane was a former City of Los Angeles calligrapher and did calligraphic contract work for the Los Angeles County Graphic Arts division. She is a long-time SfC member, currently the outreach chair on the board, coordinates outreach events, and taught many workshops for the Society for Calligraphy. Jane is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers for SfC outreach events..

    REGISTRATION DETAILS:

    1) First, register by clicking the "REGISTER" button at the top left of this page2) Then, make payment by PayPal or check. Workshop fee is $30.

    Your registration is complete ONLY after completing the above two steps. 


    To pay by check or if you have any questions, email sfc.solarnibs@gmail.com.

    Please read all details. No refunds will be issued. 

    Registration is for Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. For membership, please go to: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Membership.pdf

    NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

    • August 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom+in-person (San Dimas Library)
    Register

    PRESENTER: Veronica Phillips

    Sponsored by  Inland Empire SfC

    Saturday, August 24, 2024 10am-4:30pm Pacific time (1/2 hr for lunch)

    This workshop will be on Zoom. For those who live locally, we thought it would be great to have the option to meet together and spread out on paper-covered tables, watching the class together. As soon as a room is obtained, we will announce that. 

    MEMBERS-ONLY WORKSHOP

    $10 - this low cost is a gift to our members

    We're aiming to have more of an in-person presence, in addition to maintaining our robust online schedule. Locals are welcome to join us  at the San Dimas Library to spread out with our project and enjoy each other's company as we watch the lesson together. We'll have a sewing machine, a few stencils, and some spare paints to share.  

    San Dimas Library, 145 N Walnut Ave San Dimas, CA 91773

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:  Sending and receiving a creative hand made, professional and original greeting card is a treasure. In this workshop we will explore several different compositions, layouts and designs for your greeting card collection. We will create our own envelopes for our cards. Using a few different techniques, we will be using our gelli plate for creating the basis and fodder for the cards and envelopes. We will review a variety of different card styles and layouts while keeping the process simple and classic.

    Please note: a Gelli Plate, 8x10 or larger, will be needed for this workshop. 

    Recording will be available for two months. 




    ABOUT VERONICA: I began my Calligraphy journey in the late 80's.  I was fortunate to study with Reggie Ezell year long class program and then three semesters with Tim Botts.  My true love has always been Roman Letters.  Studying with Peter Thornton has given me the discipline and creative permission to explore this art form for many years.


    In addition to Calligraphy, I do enjoy bookbinding and all sorts of mixed media play.  I am now retired and able to enjoy the time and freedom it offers. I live in the Arizona desert and am a member of The Calligraphic Society for Calligraphy here in the Phoenix area.

    Enrollment is for current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible. No refunds. For confirmation and prompt receipt of supply list, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You do not have a spot in the workshop until you are notified by the coordinator. No refunds.

    Contact Adela and Kristi at ieworkshopsteam@gmail.com to pay by check (payable to IE SfC).

    The Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days before the event.

    Questions? E-mail Adela Reyes and Kristi Darwick at ieworkshopsteam@gmail.com

    NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. ** You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

    • September 08, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • September 15, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom - online
    Join waitlist

    SOLD OUT! Waitlist is open in case a spot opens up


    Drawn and Built-Up Minuscule - Study of Works by Hermann Kilian

    Presenter: Yukimi Annand


    Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

    Saturdays & Sundays: September 8, 14, 15  9.30am-12.30pm PDT

    $100     MEMBERS ONLY

    Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment will be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Friday, September 6, 2024.

    Workshop Description:

    Hermann Kilian (1929 – 2004) was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer whose work was epitomized by classical simplicity with an underlying tension within every letter. I have been studying his works and sharing my study of his built-up Capitals during the last five years, and I have never gotten tired of it. This time, I will share my study of his minuscules that has been lifting my calligraphy study.

    This workshop starts from understanding traditional monoline minuscule - the Foundational hand Italic hand and English Round hand - that deeply relate to Kilian’s minuscule forms. Then we will analyze several of Kilian's unique minuscule forms, and his characteristic weaving layout and composition. We will trace some of his works and draw several alphabets’ with pencils, ruling pens, pointed pens, small edged nibs and our chosen tools. We will work on two or three design projects with his minuscules that suit your chosen text.

    Once we have learned his forms, his way of design and layout, they will add vitality to our works with plenty of possibilities.

    The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.

    Recommended Experience: Some experience of calligraphy and lettering

    About Yukimi:

    Yukimi Annand is a Japanese born calligrapher, living in California. Raised on a flower farm in rural Japan she developed a great appreciation of nature. Studies in visual communication design in Tokyo led to work in the graphic design field, mostly in corporate design. Yukimi was director of Takenobu Igarashi, a highly regarded design studio, before moving to the USA in the 1990s.

    Introduced to Western calligraphy in 2000, Yukimi discovered a great passion for it that has remained with her to this day. Her work is diverse, covering every conceivable aspect of the craft. She is a skilled practitioner in all manner of scripts and her experience in the field of graphic design brings a wonderful aesthetic to her work. Equally skilled in book design and creation, Yukimi’s experimental work is often presented in this tactile form. For more than a decade Yukimi has taught in person and online around the world. Yukimi’s work has frequently been shown in Letter Arts Review as well as other calligraphic journals and books, and is held in many international art collections.

    REGISTRATION:

    You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

    Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

    Cost: $100, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

    A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

    1. FIRST REGISTER

    2. Second, Make a payment of $100 via PayPal or check. 

    Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

    To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

    Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

    Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

    *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

    Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman  & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

    • September 28, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • October 26, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online - Zoom

    SAVE THE DATE!


    Shreya Verma

    Holiday Themed/Envelopes





    Sponsored by Inland Empire SfC

    Saturdays and Sundays, September 28, 29 and a review on October 26, 2024,  8:30 to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

    MEMBERS ONLY

    *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

    Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

    • October 03, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • October 24, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions


    Webpage in progress--Registration will open soon. 

    Sponsored by 

    Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24 6:30-8:30PM

    $80     MEMBERS ONLY

    Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment may be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Friday, September 27, 2024.


    ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: Built-up capitals are infinitely variable and provide the maximum control over the letter forms. They also provide a deeper understanding of the shapes and spaces that make up our alphabet. The opportunity for variations is practically unlimited, from Trajan-like elegance to casual flair to playful silliness. And these variations can work together seamlessly.

       In this workshop, we will begin with pencilled monoline capitals and then begin building on those monoline capitals to built-up capitals, first with pencils and then with broad-edge pens.

       Then the fun will continue with variations in letters, layout, and rhythm. We'll explore how and why these elements are so dramatically different in capitals than in minuscules.

       Suitable for beginners and experienced letterers alike.

    ABOUT BETH: Beth Lee is a lettering and book artist living in Bozeman, Montana. She holds a fine arts degree in graphic design, and has worked as a freelance calligrapher and graphic designer since 1982. Beth has also taught calligraphy and book arts for 40 years, both locally and around the United States. Current work includes lettering on bespoke fly fishing rods and writing out historical documents for publishing projects. She is the calligraphy correspondent for the national Guild of BookWorkers Newsletter. Her work may be found in university and private collections around the United States.

    REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds. 

    Questions? Contact Alessandra Kawakubo at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com.

    REGISTRATION:

    You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

    Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

    Cost: $80, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

    A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

    1. FIRST REGISTER.  ( in progress--Registration will open soon.)

    2. Second, Make a payment of $100 via PayPal or check. 

    Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

    To pay by check email Alessandra for instructions, at  iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com

    Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically. 

    Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

    *Through June 30, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the remainder of May-June 30, 2024 will be included at no extra cost.

    Questions? Contact Alessandra Kawakubo at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com.

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    • October 13, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • November 13, 2024
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online - Zoom
    Register


    Sponsored by 

    Sundays, October 13, 20, 27, 1-5pm, and Critique/Review session, Wednesday, Nov 13, 6pm-7pm Pacific time


    ABOUT  THE WORKSHOP: Good design, says artist Irene Au, is like a refrigerator—when it works no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it stinks. This workshop is designed to help artists of all skill levels who use letters and letterforms better understand composition and the elements and principles of design. You will come away with a better understanding of design essentials and some layout tips of special interest to lettering artists. The workshop will include many handouts, demos, and exercises to build your design skills. The three-session course will also include a review of work a couple weeks following the instruction to give you time to complete work. Details to Follow

    ABOUT MIKE: Mike Gold worked as a commercial lettering designer for over 35 years, mostly in the social expressions business. But his real passion is exploring the corridors of calligraphy that have been less traveled, the path where words and letters are design elements with which to play with line, shape and form, where creating a visual statement is more important than writing a readable text. In both his professional and personal art, Mike breaks traditional rules to create contemporary, non-traditional work.

    Mike has an M.A. in Visual Communications and has studied with many outstanding lettering and design masters over the years. Mike has taught around the country and at several international calligraphy conferences. His personal work has been featured in Letter Arts Review many times over the past 25-plus years. He has been a juror for the Letter Arts Review annual and his work is in many private collections, including the Berlin Calligraphy Archive. He is the author of Lines to Live By (available through John Neal, Bookseller), which is Mike's take on being a non-traditional calligrapher in the 21st century. 

    EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Advanced (Some lettering experience is helpful) All levels

    Workshop will be recorded and available for four months.

    Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days in advance.

    Cost: $150, paid by check or Paypal (see details below). No refunds

    REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.  (Contact Kristi for the information on paying via paper check.) 

    MEMBERS ONLY

    You must be a member of SfC when you register and when this program is held*. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. Please click HERE to join via check, or Kristi contact at   sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org to inquire about becoming a member of SfC.

    *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

    Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman and Kristi Darwick: SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org.

    For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You are not registered until confirmed by the workshop coordinator.

    NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

    • November 09, 2024
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • November 10, 2024
    • 4:30 PM (PST)
    • In-Person Escondido Arts Center

    SAVE THE DATE--MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!


    Sponsored by 

    Saturday & Sunday, November 9-10, 2024, 9:30-4:30pm
    Escondido Arts Center - IN-PERSON

    MORE IMAGES AND INFO TO FOLLOW

    • November 23, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PST)
    • In Person San Dimas area TBA

    SAVE THE DATE

    Details to be announced soon. In Person Only. No Zoom for this program.

    Program sponsored by Inland Empire Society for Calligraphy

    • January 11, 2025
    • (PST)
    • March 08, 2025
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online - Zoom
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    Copperplate - A Systematic Approach with Jodi Denning




    Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

    Saturdays: January 11 & February 8,2025 at 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)

    Review on March 8, 2025 at 9:00 AM to 10.30AM (Pacific Time)

    $25     MEMBERS ONLY

    Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment will be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Thursday, January 9, 2025.


    About the Workshop:

    Copperplate Minuscules – A Systematic Approach

    This class will help students develop a foundation in the fundamentals of the Copperplate style of pointed pen script. The class will begin with a brief introduction to using a pointed pen, and a time for questions for students unfamiliar with the pointed pen. Participants will learn the structure of the basic strokes for the minuscules of this beautiful script, and then use those basic strokes to form the various related groups of minuscule letters. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

    Copperplate Majuscules – A Systematic Approach

    This class is a continuation of the Copperplate Minuscules class, exploring the basic strokes and structure of the majuscules of the script. Basic familiarity with pointed pen and with the Copperplate minuscule alphabet is required before taking this class. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

    The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.


    Recommended Experience: Beginners to advanced

    About Jodi:

    With no artistic background, Jodi jumped into calligraphy in late 2016 with a serious desire to learn pointed pen calligraphy, and no clue as to how to get started. After unsuccessfully trying to find local classes or resources, she began navigating the many challenges of learning calligraphy on her own. A couple years later she pursued “correspondence course” instruction from calligrapher Bill Kemp. As online courses began to be available, she continued to study, learn, and develop her traditional Copperplate/Engrosser’s Script style calligraphy.

    Jodi’s professional career in software engineering gave her a natural orientation toward detail. Her lifelong passion for training horses and teaching riding skills gave her an understanding of how to break complex skills down into “bite-sized” pieces for a less intimidating learning experience, as well as a focus on self-assessment as a tool to develop increased skill refinement which she now brings to her calligraphy instruction.

    REGISTRATION:

    You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

    Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

    Cost: $25, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

    A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

    1. FIRST REGISTER

    2. Second, Make a payment of $25 via PayPal or check. 

    Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

    To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

    Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

    Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

    *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

    Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

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