Event Calendar

    • December 04, 2021
    • (PST)
    • December 05, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online - Zoom
    Join waitlist

    Presenter: Suzie Beringer

    SAT-SUN  DEC 4-5, 2021  9:30-4:30 PST (includes 1 hr lunch)

    About the Workshop: Come learn what an amazing tool the Pilot Parallel Pen truly is! In this workshop you will learn what a great letter making tool this is but also see how easily it is to manipulate this pen, making it a great design tool as well. We will also explore different ways of color blending and use different mediums, some of which you probably already own, and some you may not. This workshop will be lively, full of color, and show the potential versatility of this amazing tool. 2 day workshop - all levels welcome. Workshop will be recorded.

    About Suzie: Suzie Beringer is an artist/calligrapher who makes her home in the Pacifc Northwest. She has a degree in commercial art with a life time passion for calligraphy. She is a designer, and talented artist who enjoys teaching. Constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively. Suzie loves to share her passion in mark making and design with others. As an artist Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings. It has been said that if something around her doesn't move quickly enough it may end up with letters on it! You can see more of her work on Instagram: penstrokedesignstudio.

    Cost: $114 by check or PayPal

    MEMBERS ONLY

    WORKSHOP IS FULL. PLEASE CONTACT ALESSANDRA TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST.

    Questions? Alessandra Kawakubo at  sfcworkshops@gmail.com


    Workshop will hold 20 students, 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. PayPal's fees are not refundable. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. No refunds after handouts are distributed, usually a week in advance. 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. 

    • December 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Artwork by Ginger Cook

    Sponsored by San Diego chapter

    Free

    Take a break from your hectic holiday prep and join us as we relax  with friends, via Zoom.  We’ll learn about making the perfect cup of tea and other related factoids, before sharing our favorite affirmations.

    Beforehand, we’ll ask you to send us two or three favorite quotes/affirmations*, to be compiled and later shared with our San Diego mailing list. The aim will be for everyone to choose a favorite, or two, and create a piece of calligraphy.

    For members willing to share their resulting artwork,  the entries will be posted on our Instagram account and in our newsletter and prizes will be awarded to two members who submit (random drawing  for $25 discount to a San Diego chapter workshop). 

    *Please send your quotes/affirmations to Marsha by Dec 1.

    Questions? E-mail Marsha at sdvp@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.

    www.societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals

    • January 04, 2022
    • (PST)
    • January 25, 2022
    • (PST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - Online

    Presenter: Jane Shibata


    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley

    About this Workshop: Meld the past and the present with a seventeenth century French hand called "ronde". Evidence of very clear exemplars indicate that the ronde script was taught in school. Visually, it has some characteristics of the secretary hand and civilité type. It is also a script that can be adapted to a monolinear style for everyday writing. We will be getting up-close and personal with the original version first and then apply some modifications to make the letters contemporary. Some experience with a broad edge nib is recommended.

    About Jane: Jane Shibata teaches part-time in the art department at Santa Monica College in California and runs a design business specializing in the lettering arts in Los Angeles. Jane worked for the City of Los Angeles as a calligrapher for a few years and has done contract calligraphy work for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Graphic Arts division. She is a long-time Society for Calligraphy Southern California member who serves on the board, coordinates outreach events, and teaches many workshops for the Society for Calligraphy. Jane has also taught for a few other guilds in California and other states, SfC Letters California Style, and four international calligraphy conferences.

    This workshop will be recorded, with the recording available for one month.

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Cost: $84 by check or PayPal


    Questions? Alessandra Kawakubo - iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com

    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. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. 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 allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. 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 IE/PV to  Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413
       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.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. OR contact Alessandra to pay for membership via PayPal. Scholarships may be available for IE/PV chapter members. Contact Alessandra to inquire.

       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. 



    • January 08, 2022
    • (PST)
    • January 09, 2022
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online - Zoom

    Presenter: Suzie Beringer

    Sponsor: San Diego Chapter

    SAT-SUN  JAN 8-9, 2022  9:30-4:30 PST (includes 1 hr lunch)

    About the Workshop: Come learn what an amazing tool the Pilot Parallel Pen truly is! In this workshop you will learn what a great letter making tool this is but also see how easily it is to manipulate this pen, making it a great design tool as well. We will also explore different ways of color blending and use different mediums, some of which you probably already own, and some you may not. This workshop will be lively, full of color, and show the potential versatility of this amazing tool. 2 day workshop - all levels welcome. Workshop will be recorded.

    About Suzie: Suzie Beringer is an artist/calligrapher who makes her home in the Pacifc Northwest. She has a degree in commercial art with a life time passion for calligraphy. She is a designer, and talented artist who enjoys teaching. Constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively. Suzie loves to share her passion in mark making and design with others. As an artist Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings. It has been said that if something around her doesn't move quickly enough it may end up with letters on it! You can see more of her work on Instagram: penstrokedesignstudio.

    Cost: $114 by check or PayPal

    You must be a member both at the time of registration and when the workshop is held.

    THE WORKSHOP IS FULL. CONTACT KRISTI TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST.

    Questions? Kristi Darwick, sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org   

    Workshop will hold 20 students, 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. PayPal's fees are not refundable. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. No refunds after handouts are distributed, usually a week in advance. 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 SD SfC: 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.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Kristi regarding online membership registration.

    • January 29, 2022
    • 9:45 AM - 4:45 PM (PST)
    • Pomona Valley Art Association - Montclair

    Instructor: ED FONG


    Sponsor:  Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter 

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO MEET IN-PERSON

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Learn how to letter with a bamboo stylus. Students will watch a detailed demonstration on how the stylus is handcrafted. Participants will make their own stylus from prepared components in the workshop. Learn a beautiful modified Italic miniscule alphabet. Discover the nuances of the finest hairlines, bold sweeping strokes with wispy endings with a single tool. Pointed pen applications with the stylus will also be explored. This workshop is open to all levels, although some lettering experience is helpful. 

    ABOUT ED: Ed Fong is a Los Angeles City Council Graphics lettering artist for more than 36 years, began a lifelong passion for lettering at the age of 11 under the mentorship of his father Roy K. Fong, a student of William B. Wollman. Ed also maintains a free- lance calligraphy business, specializing in formal certificates and retirement resolutions for various corporate, municipal and nonprofit clients. His calligraphic work is influenced by the engrossing style of the Zanerian College of Penmanship in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to teaching an occasional work- shop, he currently mentors individual students in engrossing and illumination.

    We will be following protocol as it applies to the Montclair Mall on the date of the workshop. Per our PVAA contact, masks are currently recommended inside the individual retail spaces, but not required. We will keep you informed regarding any changes.

    Cost: $57 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)

    REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list.

    Questions? E-mail Alessandra at sfcworkshops@gmail.com

    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 IE/PV SfC and mail to  Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413. 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. 

    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. ** You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

    www.societyforcalligraphy.org

    • February 06, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Marjorie Grace-Sayers


    SPONSORED: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter


    About the program: Have fun making a Victorian Puzzle Valentine!

    This origami-inspired structure is folded from one large square of paper.

    It can be decorated with words and images on both sides and viewed 6 different ways. We will spend a few minutes viewing the history of this Valentine and make an easy pattern. Then we will fold our good paper and lay out our plan for the final project. No prior skills are needed and the materials list is short (use what you have on hand). You can also come up with variations and other uses for the structure.

    Come spend a couple of hours being creative!

    About Marjorie Grace-Sayers: Marjorie Grace-Sayers began studying calligraphy in 1999 with DeAnn Singh but is a life-long crafter.  She has studied and produced work in watercolor, photography, handmade books, mixed-media, paper crafts, quilting, needlework, etc.   She has taught art to students from preschool through seniors, as well as mini-classes for Letters CA, at the SfC Retreat, and at Designing Letters Studio.  She is also a retired music teacher and flutist with Bachelor and Masters Degrees in music from USC. Marjorie has been a member of the Society for Calligraphy for nearly 20 years and currently serves on the Board as Secretary. 

    Supply List: 

    For the pattern:

    • A 12 “ x 12” piece of paper (approx. 40-90 # weight) - examples include copy paper weight, solid color thinner scrapbook paper, origami paper, sketch paper, drawing paper, a paper bag, butcher paper, gift wrap, etc.  NOT Cardboard, card stock, Bristol board, etc.  We will be folding it several times.
    • An 18” ruler.
    • A bone folder or plastic knife.
    • Pencil.
    • Eraser.
    • Two colored pencils or pens (I have used blue and red).

    For the finished valentine:

    • A 12” x 12” piece of better paper (Arches textwove, mixed media paper,  good drawing paper, 90# watercolor paper if you are using paint) or you could you one of the above examples if you are not using water media - not more than 90#
    • Anything you have to decorate the Valentine (or any other theme)

    Cost: $0

    Self-registration required (will open soon)
    Questions? 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. ** You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

    www.societyforcalligraphy.org

    • February 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom

    Presenter: Yvonne Perez-Collins

    Sponsor: San Diego Chapter 

    SAVE THE DATE! We are in the process of modifying this from in-person to online. (venue still unavailable). Registration will be opened as soon as details are confirmed and updated here.

    SfC membership not required. 

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: This is an alphabet by German type designer Rudolf Koch while he worked at the Klingspor Type Foundry. He was a skilled calligrapher in his own right.  In this class you will learn the simple principles of Neuland and then also enjoy writing with the alternative letterforms.  Think of it as a guided tour but then you will be on your own and the only rule is to explore and be inspired by what you see being created.  This versatile hand is useful for broadsides, envelopes, certificates, ceramic pots, walls and posters.

    ABOUT YVONNE: Yvonne Perez-Collins taught Textile Surface Design twenty-four years that included state and national conferences. She has always enjoyed learning as much as teaching. Feeling that lightbulb moment doesn’t get old and is only better when you can turn it on for someone else. Yvonne continues to work in numerous mediums with lettering and various arts. She teaches bookmaking in San Diego libraries to various age groups. Visit: envisionitsandiego.com

    COST: 

    SUPPLY LIST:

    $2 materials fee 
    • C-thru ruler
    • mechanical pencil
    • white eraser
    • water container, few paper towels
    • watercolor set (in pan or palette not tubes)
    • 1/4” flat brush
    • 1/2” flat brush/optional
    • Speedball C-2
    • 6mm Parallel Pen
    • Walnut Ink, Higgins Eternal, or Pelikan 4001 suggested (or whatever ink you like)
    • a stamp pad of any kind, if you have one
    • general all-purpose paper for practice writing that holds ink, we’ll make our own lines white or light color ok
    • OPTIONAL:
      scrap cardstock, art paper, watercolor, printmaking paper that you can write a name or word on and later use it on a card or project.
    • Any broad edge tool you would like to write with 1/4”-1/2”

    Contact Name and email/phone: Kristi Darwick, societyforcalligraphyevents@gmail.com

    • March 06, 2022
    • (PST)
    • March 27, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Judy Detrick


    Sponsored by the San Diego chapter of SfC 

    Sessions will be recorded and available for one month, following the last session: Four Sundays. March 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:30-3PM.

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:Throughout the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, England enjoyed a surge in art, science, literature, and new world explorations. Meanwhile, existing correspondence sent to and from the Queen revealed conspiracies, plots, proposals, assassinations, beheadings and other intrigues that characterized her reign. The letters signed by the queen were written mostly by secretaries who were entrusted with protecting the interests of the queen and keeping her secrets—hence the word secretary. The handsome and modestly flourished hand they wrote is quite readable and easily learned once several unfamiliar letterforms are explained. It is also accepting of the idiosyncrasies of one’s own handwriting. In this class we will explore the script, the form of the letter itself, and ways of folding the letters for dispatch. Finally, as a form of continuing practice, we will dispatch letters of our own.

    ABOUT JUDY: Judy Detrick is a calligrapher/designer living on the Mendocino coast of Northern California where she taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than 25 years. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library. She is the author of Simply Calligraphy, A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering. 

    Cost: $120 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)

    REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. Be sure to press the registration button on this page, before paying via PayPal.


    Workshop is limited to 20 participants. 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. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list.  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 allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. 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.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Kristi to pay 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. 

    • April 03, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Michelle Morin

    Sponsor: San Diego Chapter  

    A hand-bookbinding tutorial using found and chosen materials to make custom, sewn-spine journals 

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM: In this class, we will use found materials (cracker boxes, recycled junk mail, used wall calendars, leftover or offcut art papers, etc.) to create and hand-bind satisfyingly chubby “junk journals” using long stitch and chain stitch bookbinding techniques. We’ll learn how to make a custom-fit piercing guide and how to make a piercing cradle from recycled materials.  You’ll also learn to see potential recyclable journal material all around you!     As time permits, we’ll share ideas for decorating and using your jumbo junk journals and show you a smaller, pamphlet-stitched variation on the “jumbo” journal.

    Making a journal yourself, from found or recycled materials, is incredibly freeing… and addictive. These books can be used for so many types of creative expression!  I use mine as mixed-media art journals, sketchbooks, storehouses for ideas or images I want to explore later, and as a place to stick collage art… the sky’s the limit.

    ABOUT "MIMO": Michelle Morin ("Mi Mo") enjoys learning and creating across several visual arts and calligraphic traditions, including mixed-media, watercolor, hand bookbinding, calligraphy and lettering. Mi Mo teaches Copperplate-based Modern Calligraphy and has hosted calligraphy study groups and creative exploration meetups in-person and online.  She is also a collector of fountain pens, hoarder of art supplies, avid journal-keeper and journal-maker, Programming Chair for Pacific Scribes, lawyer, and member of several calligraphy guilds.  You can find Mi Mo on Instagram @michelle.l.mo and @calligra_mi. 

    SUPPLY LIST: 

    Bookbinding supplies to have handy:

    • Strong thread or string with which to bind your book. You could use embroidery thread or other thin string if you already have it.  Choose waxed or unwaxed linen thread designed for bookbinding, if you are buying new. 
    • Beeswax - to wax your chosen thread (unless you’ve purchased pre-waxed thread).
    • Curved bookbinding (or upholstery) needle.  If you only have a straight needle you can use it, but it will be harder to maneuver. Whatever you use, your string or thread has to fit!
    • An awl or improvised tool with which to poke holes into your papers and cover.
    • Ruler, pencil
    • Piece of tracing paper, layout bond paper, or other scrap paper – cut this to the same size as the spine of your book; it will become a piercing guide.
    • Cutting tools for paper and cardboard: at least an X-Acto knife or Olfa knife; optionally, also scissors, paper trimmer, etc.
    • A few paper clips.
    • Paper folding tool (optional… for example a bone folder, or the back of a spoon, or your fingernail).
    • A few binder clips (optional).
    • A piercing cradle (optional; it makes poking holes in all the pages easier).  You can make one from the flap and one side of a cardboard shipping box, like an Amazon shipping box, or from a piece of foam board, and some masking tape (see tutorial at the end of this supply list). 

    Material for the cover and pages of the junk journal  
    (a big part of the fun is gathering the materials for the cover and the pages!)

    Cardboard box, such as a graham cracker box, frozen pizza box, or Ritz cracker box, cut and prepared as follows:

    1. Open the glued edges of the box until it is one flat piece of cardboard which will become a one-piece (wraparound) front cover, spine, and back cover for your junk journal. The narrowest side of the box becomes the spine of the book.
    2. Keep the front cover, spine, and back cover attached to each other as one piece. Trim off the top and bottom box flaps that stick out, so that the whole piece is just a long rectangle. 
    3. Optional: decorate the outside cover, for example by painting with acrylic paints or covering with collage paper or decorative paper – we won’t have time to let any paint dry during class. Your spine stitches will show on the outside of the spine.

    A collection of papers folded into signatures (see image).  The height and width of each folded signature should be the same as or smaller than the height of your book cover. Recto and verso (right and left sides of the folded signature) need not be symmetrical.  For example, if a page is really long you could fold one side in rather than trimming it. Or if it is too short you can have one side be just a flap.

    Examples of papers to collect for book pages

    • Old calligraphy practice sheets, best if 9x12 inches or 11x17 inches (or bigger).
    • The front covers from emptied pads of paper, best if 9x12 inches or bigger.
    • Pieces cut from brown packing paper or brown paper bags.
    • Scrap paper or decorative paper you didn’t like or didn’t finish on other projects, such as offcuts from big sheets of watercolor or Arches text wove or cover papers from other bookbinding projects.
    • Your art that you don’t mind cutting/binding into a book (paste paper, sketch paper,  watercolor paper, mixed-media paper, etc.) 
    • Recycle any pieces of leftover cardstock, scrapbook paper, or cardboard that are big enough to make a signature.  Freshly meal boxes, for example.
    • Old magazine pages.  For example, take the staples out of a USPS stamp catalog and voila! You have pre-folded signatures made from sturdy magazine paper.
    • Junk mail, especially if you get newsletter-formatted junk mail (bigger pages)
    • Recycled manila or other large envelopes in which you’ve received mail, like the envelope from calligraphy guild mailings.
    • Old wall calendars, old (used) wrapping paper

    **Don’t worry if the scrap or recycled paper is very thin: you can put two or more sheets back-to-back and later, after the book is finished, you can glue them together.

    **Don’t worry if all your pages are not big enough. It’s OK for some pages to be smaller than others.

    A handout will be sent in advance, with instructions/suggestions for preparing your pages and cover. 


    • April 23, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • May 01, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - Online
    Register

    Presenter: Suzie Beringer


    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

    About this workshop: Come learn how to make letterforms that will almost dance off the page. In this workshop Suzie will show you the 'ins' and 'outs' of pressurized letterforms. The beauty of this technique is that ‘you’ as a calligrapher can incorporate this into many different hands. We will primarily be working with pencil but Suzie will address different products/tools and papers as well as techniques.

    All levels welcome! This workshop will be recorded, with the recording available for one month.

    About Suzie: Suzie Beringer is an artist/calligrapher who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in commercial art with a life time passion for calligraphy. She is a designer, and talented artist who enjoys teaching. Constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively. Suzie loves to share her passion in mark making and design with others. As an artist Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings. It has been said that if something around her doesn't move quickly enough it may end up with letters on it! You can see more of her work on Instagram: @penstrokedesignstudio 

    Questions? Alessandra Kawakubo - iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com

    MEMBERS ONLY

    $104 via Paypal or check


    Workshop will hold 18 students. 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. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. 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 allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. 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 IE/PV to  Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413
       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.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Alessandra to pay 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. 

    • May 14, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • May 15, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    PRESENTER: ANDREA WUNDERLICH


    Sponsored by the SAN DIEGO CHAPTER

    All levels

    About the workshop:  "The Lindisfarne Gospels or book of Lindisfarne is, quite simple, one of the most beautiful and inspiring handwritten and illuminated books in the world, a landmark of human creative achievement and a testament of commitment and faith.“  Michelle P. Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies, University of London

    We will have a look at the book, learn about it´s history, explore the story behind. After that, let´s focus on the illuminated headings. We find out about the letterforms, we analyse, draw and discover their beauty. 

    Nothing can stop us then from creating our own alphabet, influenced by old and new letterforms, let all of this flow into contemporary design. Knowing the origins, we play and add some freshness & fancyness to create our own modern illumination.

    Workshop will be recorded and available to registered participants for one month. 

    About Andrea: Andrea Wunderlich is a freelance calligrapher & book artist from Germany. She´s working on commissions on a wide field of sign-painting, lettering, logo-design and murals.
    In her free artwork she loves to follow the historic paths of alphabets and enjoys expressive transformation into the contemporary. 
    Her art is shown both nationally and worldwide and is part of private and public collections like the Berlin calligraphy collection, the Center of Book Arts, San Francisco and the Int. Museum for Contemporary Calligraphy in Moscow.
    She is a member of German societies ars scribendi and Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach (board member), CLAS fellow (Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society), full member of LX (Letter Exchange) in London and member of Friends of Calligraphy, San Francisco.

    www.andreawunderlich.com / instagram: wunderliche_welt 

    Cost: $85 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)

    Questions? Contact Kristi Darwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

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

    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. 

       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. 

    • May 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Michelle Morin

    SPONSORED: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter


    ABOUT THE PROGRAM: In this class, we will use both composition principles and intuition (improvisation) to make fun and beautiful modern flourished borders for your calligraphy or handwritten pieces. Michelle will  use a pointed pen with metallic watercolors, but you  may use any tool and any ink you prefer (see materials list for suggested alternative  monoline or pressure-sensitive tools).
        
    These borders can coordinate with many calligraphic hands, including Copperplate-based and Spencerian-based pointed pen scripts.  Michelle has  used these borders around and in her calligraphy sketchbook pages and art pieces, on cards, and as custom stationary borders.
       Experience with preparing and using a pointed pen is recommended but not required if other tools are used. 

       In this class, we will learn:

    • How to make easy shapes that become the components of a modern flourished border
    • How to combine those shapes as you move along the page border, in either an intuitive process or through intentional planning and, if you wish, a grid system
    • How to vary the shapes and styles to create different looks, using metallic watercolors, watercolor pencils, and/or different types of pointed nibs

    ABOUT MIMO: Michelle Morin ("Mi Mo") enjoys learning and creating in many visual arts and calligraphic traditions, including mixed-media, watercolor, and hand bookbinding, as well as calligraphy and lettering using pointed pen, pointed brush/marker, pencil, and other tools.  Mi Mo teaches a Copperplate-based Modern Calligraphy and runs regular calligraphy study groups and creative meetups online.  She is also a collector of fountain pens, hoarder of art supplies, avid journal-keeper and journal-maker, Program Chair for Pacific Scribes, corporate lawyer, and mom.  @michelle.l.mo and @calligra_mi.

    SUPPLIES: 
    Your favorite pointed pen holder (straight or oblique), at least two different pointed nibs, ink, preferably in a few colors, and paper of your choice that works well with your inks and nibs.  
       These are the nibs, inks, and paper I like. You do not have to buy exactly what I use! Use what you have and what you love:

    • Nibs: a softer nib such as a Hunt 101; a slightly firmer nib such as a vintage Gillott 404 and/or a Nikko G or Zebra G might be fun to try as well. 
    • Inks: I will be using half-pans, quarter pans, or sample “dots” of metallic watercolors (i.e., rewetting dry watercolors and painting them onto the nib). My current favorite makers are:
         - Shipped from US (find online or on Etsy): Cloverset Lettering (she rotates colors often and I love her sample dots because they are bigger than average); Iuile Watercolors; Tiny Cactus Designs; Coliro Finetec.
         - Ships from outside the US, so availability/shipping time may be an issue: The Creative Kinds, And Flower Tales. (both on Etsy)
    • Paper: 
      - For class practice, anything that works with your pointed pens and watercolor pencils. Marker paper such as Canson XL or Borden & Riley #37 Boris Marker Layout will work for the pointed pens.
      - Crane’s Lettra, which is a yummy but expensive 100% cotton paper with a bit of tooth, is great for this type of watercolor pencil work and also works for pointed pen, though your nib may catch on the fibers.
      - Southworth 100% Cotton resume paper (in white or ivory,  in 24 or 32 lb) is a bit smoother than Crane’s Lettra.
      - Tomoe River (extremely lightweight, smooth, 52 gsm Japanese stationery paper) is very good for writing with pens and fountain pens. It  works with pointed pen and I love writing letters with it.
    • Watercolor pencils and a fine-point waterbrush, such as the Pentel Aquash or similar. (Or simply use a soft-graphite pencil!)
         - I suggest having a selection of warm and cool reds or pinks, warm and cool greens, a few blues and purples, a yellow, and any other colors you like.  For example, in Derwent Inktense I like Fuchsia, Poppy Red, Apple Green, Teal Green, Peacock Blue, and Mustard.  You could buy  singles from your local art store or dickblick.com if you want to try them out.
         - I suggest a good artists’ quality brand, such as Derwent Inktense or Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, because rewetting the pigment with the waterbrush will have more impact. 


    • September 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Debby Reelitz


        Sponsored by our San Diego Chapter

    SAVE THE DATE!  We'll open registration as we get closer 

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Seeing your calligraphy in a circle is an exciting design component. During this three-hour workshop, we will practice lettering on a curve and how to calculate, draw and letter a full circle of text. I'd recommend focusing on just one lettering style and applying the techniques to that one lettering style. Digital handouts will be provided prior to class.

    ABOUT DEBBY:  Debby Reelitz is a professional calligrapher in North Granby, Connecticut.  Introduced to calligraphy by her 5th grade teacher, she dabbled for years until opening her own calligraphy studio in Chicago. For more than 24 years, she has been a professional lettering artist, creating awards, gifts, commissions, chalkboards, writing on walls, teaching and much more. She has been teaching calligraphy and related skills for more than 15 years. Information can be found at her website: http://letteringdesign.com


    MEMBERS ONLY

    $35


    SUPPLIES:

    *calligraphy nib or brush for the lettering style/size you have chosen (those using a broad edge lettering style, have several sizes of nibs)

    *guidelines (straight) for the lettering style and size you have chosen

    *writing medium: ink, gouache or watercolor

    *compass

    *calculator

    *paper for lettering (paper with 25% cotton is recommended, ie: a resume paper)

    *pencil  & sharpener

    *scissors
    *tape

    *2 quotes 9-15 words long (hopefully that will be about 12-18” of text in length)


    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.


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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
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October 10, 2020 Illuminated Capitals (via Zoom) with Risa Gettler
October 08, 2020 Holiday Greetings with Victoria Kibildis
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