Event Calendar

    • January 21, 2021
    • (PST)
    • February 18, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    with Meredith Klein


    Workshop

    SfC Sponsored

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    Description:

    Do you love the beautiful round uncial letters? Originating in the 2nd to 4th centuries, they were the primary book hand, used in religious texts, until the 9th century. They continued to evolve and were used in the hierarchy of scripts beginning in Carolingian times. Still popular today, this elegant all-capital alphabet may be used alone or combined with other hands. In this class we begin with a version of uncials based on a 5th century manuscript.  Students will learn the basic letterforms and the rhythm of round and upright strokes that give this hand its distinctive appearance. We will then look at uncial usage by contemporary calligraphers, and students will learn ways of modernizing uncials for use today.

    Contact: Kristi Darwick 

    Contact phone: 909-274-8297

    $150

    Other Info:

    Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on one device); access to a printer is required to print some of the handouts. Workshop will be recorded
         It's not often we have the opportunity to study on a weeknight. Meredith offers 2.5 hours of solid learning each week and she'll critique our work between classes--a huge help toward learning to see and write these beautiful forms. 
         Class limited to 16 students.

    Materials Needed:

    Provided upon registration, or earlier, upon request

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Digital payment option will include Paypal's additional fees.


    • January 23, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Syeda Ullah


    In this class, you will learn how to paint elegant ocean waves using watercolor. This is a great painting to relax with and is perfect to use in scrapbooks, cards, or other crafts. I will teach you the basics of controlling your watercolor. In addition, I will also be teaching you techniques, and showing different supplies in which you all will be able to experiment with. The class is open to students of all levels from beginners to advanced! 

    $0 Program open to both members and non-members

    Recommended Supplies:

    • Ruler/Straightedge 
    • Pencil or pen to take notes 
    • Mixing Brush 
    • Pipette
    • Paint palette 
    • Paper towels 
    • Round brush size 14 or whatever large size you have 
    • Round brush size 0 or 2 
    • Two cups of water 
    • Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White or any opaque white paint 
    • Gouache (Winsor & Newton recommended)
    • Indigo blue 
    • A lighter, cerulean blue (*I will use Phthalo turquoise) 
    • A tan, yellow ochre, or sienna color (*I will use Burnt Sienna) 
    • Optional Teal to have on hand 
    • Watercolor Paper (Canson XL or whatever you prefer) 
    • hairdryer/embossing dryer
    • masking/painter’s tape
    • Optional: Glitter paint (this can be the palette kind) 


    • January 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: DeAnn Singh


    Mini Workshop

    Westside Regional

    Contact: Barbara or Judy CalligraphyWLA@aol.com

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    $25

    Description:

    New to calligraphy?  Or looking for a brush-up?  Welcome new students, as well as those who would enjoy a practical review, this session will focus on Copperplate lettering techniques and more.

    A short supply list will be sent after enrollment. Exemplar will be emailed prior to the class.

    Other Info:

    Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on one device); access to a printer is required to print the handouts.

    Zoom set-up and audio test begins at 11:45AM, 15 minutes prior to the start of the class.

    Paypal option includes non-refundable Paypal fees



    • January 26, 2021
    • (UTC-08:00)
    • May 04, 2021
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Barbara Close, Robbie Saslow, Carrie Imai

    Mini Workshop

    San Fernando Valley Regional

    Contact: Carrie Imai

    Contact phone: 818/388-6717

    Close workshop $20, Robbie Saslow $30, Carrie Imai $20

    Download the flyer

    Description:

    3 Fun Workshops

    Other Info:

    Sign up for one or all three; Pay by check or Paypal

    Materials Needed:

    Will be sent after registration

    Payment: please email Carrie for link

    • February 07, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Instructor: Victoria Kibildis


    Program

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    free

    Please note, due to a conflict, this will not be held on our normal second Saturday of the month. 

    Description:

    Legible handwriting is attainable! In this class you will learn how proper forms, combined with the rhythm of writing, will give you a personal, legible style you will want to write. No more apologizing for your handwriting.

    About Victoria:

    Classes taken over the years from exceptional calligraphers, most notably Julian Waters, Claude Mediavilla, and Jean Larcher, have inspired Victoria to continue to strive for excellence for herself and her many students.

    Her work was juried into the  The Saint John's Bible and the Art of the Book exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art, the Sarasota Museum of Art, and the 2020 exhibit at the Muzeo Museum.

    Materials Needed:

    • Wide-rule loose-leaf Notebook paper
    • Pencil and/or your favorite pen

     

    This program is open to both members and non-members. Feel free to bring a friend, just be sure they are registered.

    Questions? E-mail Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. 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.


    • February 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register



     Presenters: Janet Martorello is moderator as our founding members talk about SfC's history. Even Nancy Ouchida-Howells from the U.K. will be on hand!

    All may attend, this will be of most interest to SfC members.

    We'll be interviewing our Founding Members, to serve as an Oral History of SfC.  There will be time for our members to ask questions.

    And, if you have questions you'd like us to ask, please submit them to:

    Kristi Darwick, workshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

    Free

    • February 20, 2021
    • (PST)
    • February 21, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    with Nina Tran

    Workshop sponsored by the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter

    This class is an exploration of assorted Blackletters.  We'll begin our adventures in Textura, then transition to Fraktur and Gothicized Italic, while examining and experimenting with the letterforms along the way.  We'll tickle our imagination, test the boundaries of Blackletters, and, perhaps, discover our own Blackletter hybrid.  Day 1 will be for the study of minuscules and Day 2 for majuscules.  Oh, the possibilities! Some gothic lettering experience highly recommended. Workshop will be recorded

    About Nina: Nina Tran is a mom to three energetic kids in the San Fernando Valley.  She is passionate and enthusiastic about learning and teaching calligraphy and penmanship. Her main focuses of study are Copperplate Script, Spencerian Script, and various Gothic Hands. 

    Other Info:

    Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on with one device).

     $80 via check.   MEMBERS-ONLY
    Paypal option includes added non-refundable Paypal fees

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. THINGS COME UP AND SOMETIMES REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS NEED TO DROP. PLEASE CONTACT ALESSANDRA TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST.

    Workshop is limited to 20 participants, plus facilitator. 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 and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance ona first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. 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. Please send your check payable to IE/PV SfC: Send to Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413. Write the workshop name in the memo space.  Non-members, include a separate check for $25, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope.

    Questions? E-mail Alessandra at iepv.sfcworkshops@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.

    • March 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Syeda Ullah


    SAN DIEGO REGIONAL CHAPTER

    FREE PROGRAM

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    About the Program

    Syeda will teach us how to create gorgeous florals and leaves utilizing the triangle brush in watercolor. Not only will we cover how to paint the flowers and leaves, but sundry techniques, layouts, styles, and color combos. After demonstration, we will be doing a small project. This program is open to students on all levels, from beginning to advanced. 

    Syeda taught this session for the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter last year. We, the San Diego chapter,  are now scheduling it, again, due to popular demand.. 

    Supplies:

    • Medium size Triangle (aka Wedge or Fountain) Brush preferable for beginners (some sources are Jerry's Artarama,  Paper & Ink Arts,  John Neal Booksellers)
    •  Pencil or pen for taking notes
    • Gouache
      • Winsor & Newton recommended in contrasting colors
      • Syeda likes a blue and pink combination
    • Mixing Brush and palette dish
    • Scratch paper for practicing strokes
    • Watercolor Paper (Canson XL or any you prefer)
    Optional
    •  Glitter paint ( can be the palette kind) or Jelly Roll pens
    • Calligraphy supplies if you would like to incorporate  quick lettering into your project.

    Be sure to register to receive the Zoom invitation, which will be sent a couple days before the program.

    Questions? E-mail Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. 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.

    • March 14, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • December 12, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Host: Nancy Campbell

    social event

    San Gabriel Valley Regional

    Contact: Zoom hosting details TBD. Check back for updates.

    free

    Description:

    Exact times TBD.

    Share an evening of fun and sharing on Zoom. You are welcome to bring your art work to share. Members of any regional group are welcome.


    • March 19, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • March 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Yukimi Annand


    Workshop

    Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional

    Contact: Alessandra Kawakubo

    Contact phone: 909-839-3221

    $120

    Description:

    The Foundational Hand is based on the 10th century Ramsey Psalter (BL, Harley 2904) and was popularized by the English calligrapher Edward Johnston in the early 20th century. This letterform provides an excellent basis for understanding the structure of the minuscule alphabet. The form is based on the circle and vertical straight line, and it provides a very clear concept and a good lettering discipline.

    This course begins with analysis of 10thcentury English Carolingian to observe how the form was structured and written. Then we study geometric skeleton form of the Foundational hand. Once the form and letter spacing become familiar, we study weighted form with broad edged tool. We will practice text writing with study of basic design, layout and composition as well as usage of colors.

    As the hand’s variation, narrow foundational hand and light weighted contemporary style of the hand will be presented. This study of the Foundational Hand will seed for learning calligraphic letterforms of almost any kind.

    Other Info:

    Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on one device); access to a printer is required to print some of the handouts.

    Paypal option available. PayPal's non-refundable fees will be added

    Download the Flier

    MEMBERS ONLY


     


    • April 10, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Nina Tran


    Mini Workshop

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    $35

    Be sure to scroll entire length for details and terms/conditions.

    Description:

    This class will give you yet another reason to love Foundational Hand -- if that's even possible!  In this mini workshop, we'll study and practice the skeletal forms of Edward Johnston's (1872-1944) Foundational hand coupled with skeletal Roman Capitals.

    Because this hand is based on a circular o, it's easy and fun to learn.  No previous Foundational Hand experience is necessary.  In fact, if Foundational Hand is something you've been curious about, perhaps learning this monolinear forms is good place to begin.

    Other Info:

    This program is open to both members and non-members--price varies based on membership status. Non-members pay $10 more. For this year only (through June 30, 2021), our annual membership is discounted to $25, which gives access to our many members-only events. 
    Please review the  fine print at bottom. 

    To Pay by Check
    Members, send check for $35

    Non-members, send check for $45
    Non-members who wish to  join, contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org for a membership invoice. Please, include a photograph or scan of your membership form (found at https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf)
    to Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435

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    Includes Paypal's added fees OF $2 (non-refundable)

    NON-MEMBER $47


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    MEMBERS $37

    Questions? E-mail Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. 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 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.

    www.societyforcalligraphy.org

    • April 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • May 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Judy Detrick


    Instructor: Judy Detrick

    Workshop

    SfC Sponsored

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    $150

    Description:

    Often overlooked by calligraphers who seek inspiration from historical scripts, the Dutch masters of the 17th century never fail to astonish and motivate. Not only weris truly original script, and look at its place in modern design. We will analyze what makes the design so dynamic, and learn how to adopt the best parts of what we like about the script—feeling free to mix and match our favorite letterforms from other sources—to create a hand of our own! Learn why the Dutch masters were, and continue to be, so highly regarded by calligraphers the world over. e they virtuosos at rendering most European styles, their technical mastery paved the way for the emergence of pointed pen scripts a century later.

    The hand quite distinctly their own is our subject. In this class we will decode the construction and decorative aspects of this truly original script, and look at its place in modern design. We will analyze what makes the design so dynamic, and learn how to adopt the best parts of what we like about the script—feeling free to mix and match our favorite letterforms from other sources—to create a hand of our own! Learn why the Dutch masters were, and continue to be, so highly regarded by calligraphers the world over. 


    *Some experience with the broad edge pen is required.
    *Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on one device); access to a printer is required to print some of the handouts. 

    Other Info:

    We may add an optional fifth session on May 16.

    See flier for payment and 

    Download the Flier for payment and event details

    MEMBERS ONLY

     


    • June 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • June 13, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Yukimi Annand


    SAVE THE DATE! More information to follow!

    • July 31, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor Amy Spencer


    Save the date!

    More information to follow



    • September 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    with Kristi Darwick


    SAN DIEGO CHAPTER

    Tentatively, Saturday, September 11. More information and images will be posted, soon!

    This program will be part of our Practice Challenge. We'll be using Play Sheets as motivation to experiment and for practice. The variations are only limited by our imagination.  Kristi was inspired by Kingsley Benefield, who in turn, adopted the concept during classes with Marsha Brady. During this session, we'll walk through guided exercises to enhance our enthusiasm around the practice of calligraphy.

    You may wish to save some of your sheets for next month's activity: Meander Books.

    Questions? Kristi Darwick sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

    • October 10, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom online
    Register

    with Eva-Lynn Diesenhaus


    Sponsored by your SAN DIEGO chapter

    Sunday, October 10   1:30 PM-3:30pm

    No cost

    We'll create a box and books using one sheet of paper for each. You'll come away with a box with a lid and four books inside.  You may wish to use your Playsheets from the September program.

    For the box and lid: 

    • 90# mixed media paper (Eva-Lynn used Canson).
    •  Cut to the following sizes: 1 at 9"x9”; 1 at 4.75"x4.75”

    For the books:

    • Text weight- your practice papers or papers from the September Meeting, scrapbook paper, or another paper of your choice. 
    • Cut to the following sizes: 2 at 8.5"x 11”; 2 at 11"x11”


    Additional Supplies:

    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Eraser
    • Metal Ruler
    • Cutting Mat
    • Xacto knife with #11 blade
    • Bone Folder
    • Needle
    • Thread for binding
    • Scissor for cutting thread
    • Awl
    • Glue:  Glue Stick OR Double sided tape (1/4 “or 1/2”) such as SuperTape by iCraft (red liner) OR tape runner with double-sided tape (such as Tombo or Scotch)
    • Optional:  beads and needle and thread, used for the beads

    Questions? contact Kristi Darwick, sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 



    • October 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • October 22, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • TBA

    Instructor: Elmo van Slingerland


    workshop

    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Kristi Darwick  

    $120

    Download the flyer  

    Description:

    NOTE: EXACT DAYS ARE TENTATIVE, DUE TO PANDEMIC.  We will focus on good proportions, applying serifs, variations in letters and attention for detail and quality of form. We will use pen manipulation and pressure.

    Other Info:

    Level: Intermediate. $124 Paypal option includes Paypal fees FLYER WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW DATES, LOCATION


    • October 24, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • October 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • TBA

    Instructor: Elmo van Slingerland


    workshop

    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Kristi Darwick  

    $120

    Download the flyer  

    Description:

    NOTE: EXACT DAYS ARE TENTATIVE, DUE TO PANDEMIC. Taking the Italic hand with a broad edged pen a step further. Focusing on essential aspects of this versatile letter: construction of the letter, good proportion, quality of form and attention to detail, pen manipulation, pressure and pressure release and building up strokes. The goal is making our formal letters more dynamic and more vibrant.

    Other Info:

    $124 Paypal option includes Paypal fees FLYER WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW DATES AND LOCATION


Past events

January 16, 2021 Flora with Anne Elser
January 13, 2021 Open-Shaded Script with Anne Elser
January 09, 2021 Love, Fear and Flourishing
January 08, 2021 Pencil, Pixel, Nib and Brush
December 19, 2020 SGVRG Holiday Zoom Party
December 06, 2020 Wedge Brush Watercolor Wreath
December 05, 2020 Decorated Floral Envelopes with Schin Loong
November 21, 2020 Flourishing Text
November 14, 2020 Focus on Italics
November 12, 2020 HOLIDAY GREETINGS WITH VICTORIA KIBILDIS
October 24, 2020 Captivating Cadel Capitals with Vivian Mungall
October 18, 2020 Italic Basics: Beginners & Brush-Ups - DeAnn Singh
October 17, 2020 Watercolor Poppies and Morse Deco (ZOOM) with Mina Taylor
October 10, 2020 Illuminated Capitals (via Zoom) with Risa Gettler
October 08, 2020 Holiday Greetings with Victoria Kibildis
October 03, 2020 Introduction to Copperplate Script (via ZOOM) with Nina Tran
September 13, 2020 RESCHEDULED: Italic Basics: For Beginners & Brush-Ups (ZOOM) with DeAnn Singh
September 12, 2020 Watercolor an Original Wine Label or Jam Label -- ZOOM Program with Barbara Roth
September 09, 2020 Introduction to Gothicized Italic - ONLINE with Nina Tran
September 05, 2020 Colors Between the Letters -- ZOOM program with Barbara Close
August 30, 2020 AGM --Documentary Screening with live introduction by Kitty Maryatt
August 22, 2020 Playful Letters on ZOOM with Carrie Imai
August 15, 2020 Long Stitch Bookbinding - ONLINE with Amy Spencer
August 05, 2020 Copperplate Garden (ZOOM) with Barbara Close


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