Event Calendar

    • November 27, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Jane Shibata


    SPONSOR:  Westside Regional

    Description:

    Jane teaches practical flourishing techniques using a variety of markers and parallel pens. Perfect for your holiday cards, envelopes, gift boxes, tags, decorations and more! This class is suitable for all levels. 

    A short supply list will be sent following registration.

    Download Workshop Flyer

    Registration Details:

    Questions? Contact: Barbara or Judy (link to CalligraphyWLA@aol.com)

    Workshop Fee: $25

    For SfC members only. Sign-up either by PayPal with the Buy Now button below or by check for $25, payable to ‘Society for Calligraphy’.  Mail check to Society for Calligraphy/WLA, 2118 Wilshire Blvd. #326, Santa Monica, CA 90403

    Non-members, include a separate check for $42 for membership. Use for any SfC workshop or classes through June 2023. Make check payable to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership application: Click to Download Membership Application   Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope.  No refunds.  


    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. 


    • December 03, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • IN-PERSON - Scripps Ranch Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road, (near Scripps Poway Parkway and Cypress Canyon Road)

    Presented by Kristi Darwick

    Sponsored by your San Diego Chapter 

    IN-PERSON EVENT : SATURDAY, DEC 3, 2022, Noon - 4PM PST.

    ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: Can you picture these circles printed in place on paper or fabric, or printed, then cut-out and glued onto a writing surface? We've studied calligraphy in circles and these can be a great shape to write around. The 3" Gelli-plate will be perfect for 5x7 greeting cards. This will be an enjoyable session--a chance to get messy with your fellow art and lettering enthusiasts. All levels are welcome.

    (Kristi learned this from member, Linda Elder, when she taught it to several central California members.)

    We will provide the round Gelli Plates (3" diameter), as well as Printers' Ink, and a few other supplies. (Scroll down for the supply list.)

    Attendees will take home a mini-Gelli-plate. (We cannot mail them to those who don't attend in-person.)

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    Members-Only. Attendance will be limited.

    $5 - PLEASE NOTE--THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT


    Non-refundable unless your place can be filled from the waitlist.

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    SUPPLY LIST

    We will supply:

    • 3” round Gelli Plates (feel free to also bring your own Gelli-Plates of different shapes and sizes. Small sizes are especially nice for gaining quick results.)
    • Deli paper, rice paper, copier paper
    • Printers' inks
    • Assorted acrylic paints and inks (You may wish to bring any of your favorite colors)
    • Stencils, texture plates, and other materials for masking.


    Participants will bring:

    • A table cover--a plastic dollar-store rectangular tablecloth or shower curtain will work fine
    • Brayer (if you don't have one, we will have a couple to share.)
    • Paper: Your favorites with which to experiment. Scraps are great! You may wish to try printing on black. Fabric is great to try!
    • Any favorite colors of acrylic paints or inks.
    • Favorite stencils, plant materials, feathers, rubber stamps, and other materials (yarn or anything else you can think of—be creative!) to serve as masks; mark-making tools for experimentation.
    • Paper plate to use as pallet (we'll have a few to share for those who forget)
    • Paper towels, wet wipes, rag, etc, for cleaning your brayer (we'll have a few to share)


    Show and Share: Please bring  anything you have been working on that you’d like to share with those present.


    Give-aways: This is a good place to pass on artist supplies you no longer need, but that may be treasures to another member. Kristi will be bringing donated items to pass on.

    Questions, please contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

    Our San Diego chapter hasn't had an in-person event since March 2020. During the pandemic, we lost our regular venue. We'll meet at Scripps Ranch Community Center. (We may be able to assist with organizing carpools--please contact Kristi.) With regards to pandemic, the flu, etc., we will follow local health rules in place at the time. There should be plenty of tables to spread out and distance.

    • December 04, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Peter Greco


    SPONSORED BY SOCIETY FOR CALLIGRAPHY

    December 4, 2022 1-2:30 PM

    THIS LECTURE WILL BE RECORDED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL REGISTRANTS. Registration is open to the public, as well as all SfC members.

    About the Lecture: Peter will talk about the commitment to the traditional approach in calligraphy and hand lettering. He'll discuss the joy of creating by hand in the studio and on walls. We'll see beautiful images that highlight versatility of lettering styles, related to type as communication, and also as personalized fine art. 

    About Peter: Peter Greco specializes in the art of traditionally-inspired, hand-crafted lettering and typography. His continuous exploration and passion has enabled him to reach beyond design into the realm of fine art. He continues to design logos and lettering art by hand as well as to produce “calligraffitti” street art, hand-painted signs, and also interior and exterior typographic murals. His work has been exhibited in various art galleries in the Los Angeles area. In addition he has created an authentic body of Renaissance manuscript art as a library exhibit and as a graphic novel. For over a decade, he has been an instructor of Expressive Typography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he also teaches a calligraphy workshop. Peter is a member of the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter of the Society for Calligraphy.

    No charge

     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.

    Notes on Zoom notification:  A very small percentage of emails bounce back.  If you do not receive your Zoom invitation a couple days in advance, please contact Kristi: Zoom@societyforcalligraphy.org.

    • January 06, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register


    Sponsored by 

    FRI, January 6, 2023,  6:30-8PM PST

    No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

    By request, we'll look at the work of  Sherri Thornton. Sherri is known for both her contemporary versals, a.k.a Kersals, as well as her Word Paintings. We'll start with a very quick review of spacing for Romans.


    Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri

    These sessions are led by members, sharing what they have learned. They do not claim to be masters. Members and guests may register for any session--there is no requirement to attend all sessions. The aim is to share knowledge with newbies and to provide a refresher for those with more experience.  

    The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

    Agenda: 

    1. Share our work--feel free to bring any work/practice you'd like to share that you feel will be of interest, whether related to Romans, or not

    2. Quick review of a basic concept/technique for Romans

    3. Review the day's topic

    4. Start Project to reinforce the topic

    5. Share what we've done for the day (always optional).

    Project: We'll work on designing the letter layout for a small piece. (We'll cover color/embellishment in a future session.)

    SUPPLY LIST:

    • Sketchbook or other paper for sketching letter composition.
    • Pencil and eraser. 
    • T-square or Ruler

    Membership not currently required

    Zoom invitation and handouts  are sent a couple days in advance.

    If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .



      • January 14, 2023
      • (PST)
      • January 15, 2023
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom - online

      Presenter: Sue Greenseth


      Sponsored by San Diego SfC 

      About this workshop: We will explore the chunky and versatile hand of Neuland. By varying the x-height, customizing crossbars, using slight pen manipulations, adding outlines, and embossing, an artist can easily personalize this hand to make it applicable for almost any purpose. A traditional alphabet, a more contemporary variation, as well as ways to modify this hand will be covered.

         Part of the course will be spent covering how to emboss, and students will have a chance during class to emboss their own Neuland letters. Open to all levels. Workshop will be recorded and available for a month.

      About Susan: Sue Greenseth is a calligrapher and lettering artist in Portland, Oregon. In the 1970s, she moved from Central Illinois to Corvallis, Oregon, and found herself in the middle of a calligraphic renaissance. She has a broad range of create pursuits. Early in her career, she taught calligraphy and freelanced as a commercial lettering artist for world-renowned clients. These days, Sue continues to teach calligraphy as well as practice as a full-time artist. She loves breathing life into letterforms and animating words with a pen.

      Cost: $40, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

      REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. Not refundable.


      Questions? Contact Kristi Darwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

      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.

      Please make check payable to SD SfC and mail to Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435. Write the workshop name in the memo space.   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 at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org for digital membership registration. 

      NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without 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. 

      • January 28, 2023
      • (PST)
      • January 29, 2023
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions

      SAVE THE DATE! More info to follow

      Do you want learn Italic Calligraphy? Or want to work on why your italics don’t quite sing the way that you know they could? 

      This 2-day online course will help you learn and unify the forms that harmonize the minuscule alphabet of a formal Italic hand. We will work with various pens and ink on paper. Homework and an opportunity for feedback will follow if you wish. 

      • February 11, 2023
      • (PST)
      • Zoom - Online

      SAVE THE DATE! More info to come. . .

      Veronica will walk us through making wonderful little "blank" books. She'll walk us through some techniques to decorate the pages, and an important goal will be for us each to also incorporate various techniques we've recently learned and want to reinforce.  You might consider January's neuland+embossing (hint-hint)

      • March 11, 2023
      • (PST)
      • March 12, 2023
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom - Online

      Presenter: Julie Wildman


      Sponsor: San Diego SfC


      March 11-12, 2022  9:30am - 4:30pm (with 1 hr break for lunch)


      About the workshop: Imre Reiner was born in 1900 in Versec, Hungary. He was an artist, type designer and graphic designer who studied at the Staatliche Bildhauerschule Zalatua (Zalatua State Sculpture School), the Kunstgewerbeschule Frankfurt (Frankfurt School of the Arts and Crafts), and the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Stuttgart, where type designer, Ernst Schneidler, was his teacher. After a brief stint as a graphic designer in London, Paris, New York and Chicago, he returned to study with Schneidler, and from 1931 onwards, he lived and worked in Ruvigliana near Lugano, Switzerland as a painter, graphic designer and illustrator. 

         During his career, he created over 14 typefaces and more than 100 handdrawn alphabets. His calligraphic style is  distinc­tively his own: abstract and playful, yet drawing from his more formal, traditional lettering education. His career as an illustrator also clearly influenced his calligraphic style.

         In this class, we will look at many samples of Reiner’s work, inclu­ding his illustrations, drawn letters and typefaces. We will analyze how he created his letterforms, then try tools and exercises to mimic his style until it becomes our own. All levels. This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

       About Julie: Julie Wildman is a professional in the fields of graphic design, commercial lettering, calligraphy and workshops.

         Her calligraphic expertise is sought after for staff development classes, onsite promotional events, community programs, lettering conferences, and personal growth workshops both locally and throughout the U.S. and Canada.

         For more info about Julie: https://www.wildmandesigns.com/

      Cost: $75, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

      Pay by check or Paypal

      REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. You are not registered until you have confirmation from the workshop coordinator, Kristi Darwick.


      Questions? Contact KristiDarwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

      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. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. No refunds unless you space can be filled from the waitlist. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. 

       Please make your check payable to SfC, and send to Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435.   Please write the workshop name in the memo space.  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 inquire about paying for membership via PayPal.

         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. 

      • March 25, 2023
      • (PDT)
      • March 26, 2023
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions

      SAVE THE DATE! More info to follow

      We will focus on majuscules, a.k.a. capitals

      • April 19, 2023
      • 9:30 AM (PDT)
      • April 20, 2023
      • 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • TBD
      • 20

      Instructor:  Amity Parks


      Sponsor:  Society for Calligraphy

      More Information Coming Soon!

      • April 22, 2023
      • 9:30 AM (PDT)
      • April 23, 2023
      • 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • TBD
      • 20

      Instructor:  Amity Parks


      Sponsor:  Society for Calligraphy

      More Information Coming Soon!

      • April 29, 2023
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom - online

      SAVE THE DATE! More info to follow.

    Past events

    November 19, 2022 The Inside Curve
    November 12, 2022 Text and Texture - Folded Pen and Color Blending
    November 11, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    November 10, 2022 CREATIVE CARDS
    October 30, 2022 ONE-STROKE LETTERS WITH DECORATION
    October 29, 2022 2022 Online Exhibit/Reception - Slice of Life
    October 23, 2022 Calligraphic Dirds
    October 22, 2022 Calligraphic Dirds
    October 15, 2022 Study Group - Monoline Italic
    October 14, 2022 Versals
    October 08, 2022 Drawn to Letters: The Dutch Approach
    October 06, 2022 Whispers & Screams: Exploring the Ruling Pen
    September 30, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    September 24, 2022 Romanesque Stitch Book
    September 23, 2022 Study Group - Monoline Italic
    September 17, 2022 Uncial Uprise
    September 11, 2022 Writing on Circles and Curves
    September 09, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    September 05, 2022 Mastering Numbers
    August 27, 2022 Basic Monoline Italic
    August 13, 2022 Card Folders and More
    August 10, 2022 Once Upon a Circle
    July 30, 2022 Rudolf Koch in Color and Ornament
    July 16, 2022 Mid-Century Pen Moves
    July 03, 2022 Parallel Pen Party
    June 26, 2022 Painting a Decorative Medieval Knot
    June 25, 2022 Flourishing Decorum
    June 12, 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    June 11, 2022 Fun & Funky Versals - Outreach Program
    June 07, 2022 No Fear CASUAL ROMANS
    May 22, 2022 Paste Paper Party – More Than Fingerpainting
    May 21, 2022 Modern Flourished Borders with MiMo
    May 14, 2022 Fresh & Fancy: modern illumination inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels
    May 06, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    May 04, 2022 Elizabethan Secretary Hand - Repeat series
    April 30, 2022 Playful Pressurized Letterforms
    April 23, 2022 Playful Pressurized Letterforms
    April 21, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led - Repeat of Apr 1 session)
    April 10, 2022 Mastering Markers
    April 09, 2022 SPRING SYMPHONY
    April 06, 2022 Bold & Blended: Chunky Roman Caps with Belgium Bister Inks
    April 03, 2022 Jammin' Jumbo Junk Journals with MiMo
    April 01, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    March 26, 2022 Exploring Colored Pencils
    March 15, 2022 Introduction to Celtic Knots
    March 06, 2022 Elizabethan Secretary Hand
    March 04, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    February 12, 2022 Neuland Lettering:  Introduction & Exploration
    February 06, 2022 Victorian Puzzle Valentines
    February 04, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    January 15, 2022 Mid-Century Pen Moves
    January 08, 2022 PARALLEL PEN: DEMYSTIFYING AND BEYOND
    January 07, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
    January 04, 2022 Round Ronde, A Ronde We Go!
    December 27, 2021 Fabulous Flourishing Cards & Envelopes
    December 11, 2021 San Diego Chapter Holiday Tea & Program
    December 04, 2021 PARALLEL PEN: DEMYSTIFYING AND BEYOND
    November 20, 2021 Botanical Embellishments - Creating Wreaths
    November 13, 2021 Pointed Pen Holiday Elements
    November 05, 2021 Romans Study Group (Member-Led)
    October 30, 2021 Watercolor Fall Leaves and Morse Deco Letters
    October 24, 2021 You Inspire Me-CREATING AN ARTIST’S BOOK: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
    October 24, 2021 Everyday Uncial
    October 22, 2021 Creations at a Time of Uncertainty- Exhibit Reception - IE/PV Chapter (Virtual)
    October 18, 2021 Small Capitals with Small Landscapes
    October 16, 2021 Who's afraid of Rudolf Koch?
    October 10, 2021 Meander Books from Calligraphic Play Sheets
    October 09, 2021 Interlock Surfin’ Letters
    October 02, 2021 CONTEMPORARY BINDERS of LA PROSE DU TRANSSIBÉRIEN
    October 01, 2021 LUSCIOUS LAYERS WATERCOLOR
    September 28, 2021 Greeting Cards Galore
    September 18, 2021 Small Capitals with Small Landscapes
    September 12, 2021 Play Sheets Playday
    September 03, 2021 Romans Study Group - Member Led
    August 22, 2021 Fabulous Flourishing : Techniques for All
    August 21, 2021 Introduction to Fraktur
    August 21, 2021 2021 Master’s Lecture Series with Donald Jackson
    August 17, 2021 How Do You DOodle That? with Nancy Hays Hills
    August 07, 2021 Angels in August
    July 31, 2021 Hardcover Accordion-Spine Book
    July 23, 2021 Opening Reception: During Our Time at Home...
    June 27, 2021 Letter-locking
    June 11, 2021 Drawn and Built-up Capitals - Study of Hermann Kilian's Work
    June 06, 2021 AGM --Calligraphic Journey of Love, Nancy Ouchida-­Howells
    May 22, 2021 Exciting World of Ruling Pens
    May 16, 2021 Copperplate Capitals with DeAnn Singh
    May 08, 2021 Romans Review
    May 04, 2021 Tools Galore
    April 24, 2021 Nib Holder Book
    April 11, 2021 Dutch Masters Script
    April 10, 2021 Monoline Foundational Hand
    March 19, 2021 The Foundational Hand from Form to Design
    March 13, 2021 Triangle Brush Florals
    February 20, 2021 Assorted Blackletter
    February 13, 2021 Lecture: A Talk with SfC's Founding Members
    February 07, 2021 Practical Lessons in Penmanship
    January 27, 2021 Drop Dead Gorgeous - Kitty Maryatt Exhibit
    January 24, 2021 Copperplate Basics - For Beginners & Brush-Ups
    January 23, 2021 Watercolor Ocean Waves
    January 21, 2021 Uncial, Then and Now with Meredith Klein
    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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