Event Calendar

    • July 16, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • July 17, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    Register
    PRESENTER: Sue Greenseth


    SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Travel back several decades and enjoy these unique and whimsical alphabets that became popular in the 1970s. These hands greatly influenced many calligraphers at the time, but they are just as relevant today as they were then.  

    In this 4-hour workshop, the focus will be to move the pen angle to create interesting letter strokes. Two alphabet variations will be introduced. Through study and practice of these unique shapes, students may be inspired to take their own lettering to a new level.

    ABOUT SUE GREENSETH:

    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 creative pursuits. Early in her career, she taught calligraphy and freelanced as a commercial lettering artist for world-renowned clients. In the 1990s, when e-commerce was in its infancy, she became a designer for her own online jewelry company. 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.

    Website: suegreenseth.com

    SUPPLY LIST:

    • Layout bond paper (Gilbert Bond preferred)
    • 6mm Pilot Parallel Pen (blue cap)
    • Larger dip pens for practice—Automatic and/or Horizon (optional)
    • Ink
    • Sharp pencil and eraser
    • Ruler
    • Small water container
    • A clean rag

    REGISTRATION DETAILS:

    Workshop fee $42 by PayPal - or - $40 by check. Please be sure to click on the "REGISTER" button at the top left first before making payment.  


    To pay by check, email Linda Renner at LArenner@yahoo.com. Send a check for $40 payable to "Solar Nibs" to: Linda Renner, 3223 East First Street, Long Beach, CA 90803. Be sure to indicate the class name in the memo section of your check. Non-members, include your membership form and a separate check for $42 payable to "SfC." Form can be found here:

    https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Membership.pdf.


    If you have any questions, please email Linda at LArenner@yahoo.com

    Workshop is limited to 30 participants. 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. 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

    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 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • July 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online - Zoom

    Presenter: Andrea Wunderlich


    Saturday-Sunday, July 30 and 31, 2022 9:00AM-12:00PM (PT)

    Sponsor: IE/PV

    About this workshop: In our Who's Afraid of Rudolf Koch? workshop, we explored Rudolf's world of expressive gothic letterforms.  Now it's time to have a closer look at his unique use of color and ornament. He had his own style in decorating by creating powerful ornaments and initials. Let's find out what it's all about & how we can use them for our own contemporary gothic projects.
      If you've already been a student in Who's Afraid of Rudolf Koch?, you're a Rudolf Koch addict anyway,  or maybe you have some experience with gothic lettering? Perfect! This class will add some extras to your gothic lettering.
    Level: intermediate, must have some knowledge in Gothic/Blackletter 

    Workshop will be recorded

    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 

    Questions? Alessandra at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com

    Cost: $75 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.  


    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. 

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

    • August 10, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • August 11, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • TEMPLE JUDEA - TARZANA - IN PERSON
    • 20
    Register

    Instructor:  Suzie Beringer - Registration Opening Soon

    Sponsor:  San Fernando Valley Regional

    Workshop Description:

    Circles........no beginning - no end.......looking around us we can see circular designs everywhere. As lettering artists they also provide a way for us to step away from the 'straight base line' and create something different - something fresh!

    In this workshop we will look at circles differently and how to incorporate circles into our lettering designs and lettering into our circle designs. We will stretch, pull and push the boundaries of what we think is possible in order to create something that is unique!

    'Free Writing' will be addressed and encouraged - Susie will walk you through her process and explain why she often uses this form of writing.

    There will be many samples of ideas for you to enjoy and be inspired by.

    Circles, like the soul, are never-ending and turn round and round without a stop.             Ralph Waldo-Emerson    

    Suzie Beringer is a lettering artist who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. With a degree in commercial art with a life-time passion for calligraphy and mark making, she is constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively.   Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review as well as other publications.  As a teacher she loves to share her passion for 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

    Workshop will run from 9:30am to 12:00pm, we will then break for lunch for one hour and start again at 1:00pm and finish the day at 3:30pm.

    TEMPLE JUDEA - 5429 Lindley Ave, Tarzana, CA 91356                                            Kosher Food Restrictions will apply.

    Registration Details:

    Workshop fee:  $125

    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. 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. Sign­ups 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

    Pay by check, make your check payable to SFV SfC and send to Jann Marks, 19636 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356-1030. Please write the workshop name in the memo space. Jann can be reached at callijann@aol.com Your confirmation will be emailed to you. 

    PayPal Option $129  www.PayPal.com  Log in to your PayPal account and "send" payment to carrie@carriedesigns.com. Add note with title/dates of class.

    Non­members, include a separate check for $42, payable to Society for Calligraphy (SfC), along with your downloaded membership form: SfC membership form  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with both checks in the envelope. This will give you a years subscription to all of the publications of the SfC and enable you to take all of the Zoom and In-Person Workshops for just the workshop fee. Many fun workshops have been free for members.

    Contact Carrie Imai at carrie@carriedesigns.com with workshop questions.



                        





    • August 13, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • August 14, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING, IN-PERSON
    • 20
    Register

    Instructor:  Suzie Beringer 


    Sponsor:  Society for Calligraphy


    Workshop Description:

    Just how does one go about creating a beautiful and interesting journal? Have you always wanted to create one but didn’t quite know how to go about it or been afraid to put a mark in that beautiful blank book? If so, this is the workshop for you!

    Suzie will show you step-by-step how to begin your journals with confidence, eliminating the fear of the blank page. With carefully thought out exercises, you will discover how to get jump started on the first page. Layout and design will be addressed along with capturing the essence of a photo or scene you want to re-create. Lastly, mixing images with text in an interesting way and how lettering plays a very important part in any journal.

    Suzie has journaled for many years and has kept many different types of journals. She will bring along several of them to share with you and explain how and why they were created. Many tips and tricks will be shared throughout this fun and busy workshop. 

    Suzie Beringer is a lettering artist who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. With a degree in commercial art with a life-time passion for calligraphy and mark making, she is constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively.   Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review as well as other publications.  As a teacher she loves to share her passion for 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

    Workshop will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm, including a one hour break for lunch.

    Workshop Location:

    VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING - 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230         

    Registration Details:

    Workshop fee:  $125

    There is a limit of 20 participants in this workshop. There will be a waitlist after the workshop fills.  If an opening occurs, you will be notified to return to the website and finish registration and payment.

    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. Your registration will not be confirmed until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign­ups are accepted on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from the waiting list. 

    Contact Chava Gerber at  programs@societyforcalligraphy.org  with workshop questions.

    PAYING ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD                           

    You must be a member of Society for Calligraphy when you register and when the class is held.   If you are not a member and would like to pay your membership fee by PayPal, please contact Chava at the email above for instructions.  To pay workshop fee online by credit card, click on the REGISTRATION button and follow directions until you reach the INVOICE page - click on the PAY ONLINE button and enter your credit card information.

    PAYING BY CHECK

    If paying by check, BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP ONLINE FIRST TO GENERATE AN INVOICE. Write the workshop name in the memo space of your check and make the check payable to Society for Calligraphy.  Include a paper with your name, address, phone number and email in your envelope with your check. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, also made out to Society for Calligraphy. Click here to Download Membership Application  Enclose this completed form with your checks in the envelope.  No membership refunds.  Please contact Chava at the above email address to receive the mailing address for your check(s).

    IMPORTANT: Your payment must be received either online by credit card or by check within 10 days of registering to avoid your registration from being cancelled.  You do not have a spot in the workshop until you have paid and are notified by the coordinator that your reservation has been confirmed.




                        





    • August 13, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)

    Presenter: Wendy Telford

    Sponsored by: San Diego SfC

     

    We're in the process of organizing a bonus program

    In July 2020, Wendy led SfC's first Zoom program. We had a great time making card folders, using supplies we had around the house. We decided to reprise that program, except that we'll expand with variations and additional card structures. 

    Keep your eye on this space for more information as it becomes available!

    Free Outreach Program

    • August 20, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Pomona Valley Art Association - Montclair

    Instructor: ED FONG


    Sponsor:  Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter 

    THIS IS A RE-SCHEDULE OF AN IN-PERSON WORKSHOP, WHICH HAS BEEN POSTPONED SINCE 2020.
    -->Please note the unusual workshop hours, set to coincide with our venue's open hours.

    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, but not required inside the individual retail spaces. 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. PayPal fees are non-refundable.

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

    Time includes one-hour for lunch. You may bring your own, or visit the shopping center's  food court. 

    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

    • August 27, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • August 28, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • PVAA, Montclair Place

    SAVE THE DATE!

    We are losing this venue as of September 1, 2022.  After three years all our chapter workshops being online, Nina would like to teach an in-person workshop, so  we are scheduling one last hurrah. 

    The topic has not yet been decided. 

    • September 02, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register


    Sponsored by FRI, September 2,  6:30-8PM PST

    No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

    These sessions are led by members, sharing what they have learned. They do not claim to be masters.

    Members and guests may participate in any sessions--no requirement to attend every session. The aim is to share knowledge with newbies or provide a refresher for experienced calligraphers.  

       This first session of SfC's membership year, we will review some basic structure and spacing tips. We will base our study on skeleton Roman capitals, both formal and stylized, inspired by the work of Peter Thornton. If we have time, we'll add some watercolor, just for fun.) 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. Review the day's topic

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

    SUPPLY LIST:

    Graph paper (4 or 8 squares per inch)

    Pencil (mechanical or other sharp pencil) and eraser (Kristi likes Papermates Tuff Stuff,  but any eraser will do)

    Optional activity:

    Paper that can take some water, such as drawing, watercolor, sulphate

    Pallet of watercolors

    Container of water and pointed brush (#1, 2 or 4 would be good, or a water brush )

    Markers (waterproof, or not) .08

    Lightbox if using opaque paper.

    Optional Project: Envelope

    Paper that will handle some watercolor on an envelope: such as drawing paper, sketch paper, Arches Text Wove.

    Membership not 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.



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

      Presenter: Debby Reelitz


          Sponsored by our San Diego Chapter

      1-4PM PST

      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.
      Workshop will be recorded.

      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

      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)

      MEMBERS ONLY

      Cost: $35 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)




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

         Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. 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. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, it is recommended that your check 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 let Kristi know before you mail. 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. 

      • September 17, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • Online via Zoom
      Register
      PRESENTER: Carol DuBosch


      SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)

      *** See below: correction to registration fees ***


      COURSE DESCRIPTION:

      This lively Uncial variation is easily learned and has the cursive qualities that give it such an energetic and contemporary look. This class will give you a renewed appreciation of this important historic script and a delightful new style of calligraphy to generate creativity and inspiration. Some experience with broad-edged pen calligraphy is needed.

      ABOUT CAROL DUBOSCH:

      Any day that I can open a bottle of ink, is a good day. It gets even better if I can create art, make a mark-making tool, or teach what I know to someone. Words are my muse and I love being able to use them as a lettering artist. When I hear the words, I ponder them, and savor them for a spell and then interact with them using art materials. It is absolutely the best job ever.

      I have been a calligrapher in Portland, Oregon since I was first introduced to nibs and ink in 1959 as a high school art student. In the 58 years since, I have gained a degree in Graphic Design and have studied with every major calligrapher in the US and Europe. I have been teaching college level and private classes in the Northwest along with workshops throughout the United States and most recently in Italy. I have directed three International Calligraphy Conferences in Portland, bringing 500 scribes together for a week of studying and sharing.

      I am interested in every aspect of the field of calligraphy, from the formal invitation to writing on walls. I enjoy seeking out ways to stretch the boundaries of my art. As a life-long learner, I am always looking forward to the next new thing.  

      SUPPLY LIST:

      • Pilot Parallel Pen 3.8 mm

      • Layout Bond – choose a paper that gets along with the ink in your pen and will allow guidelines to be seen when layered behind the paper.

      REGISTRATION DETAILS:

      *** CORRECTED AMOUNT ***

      Workshop fee $26 by PayPal - or - $25 by check. Please be sure to first click on the "REGISTER" button at the top left before making payment.

      To pay by check, email Linda Renner at LArenner@yahoo.com. Send a check for $40 payable to "Solar Nibs" to: Linda Renner, 3223 East First Street, Long Beach, CA 90803. Be sure to indicate the class name in the memo section of your check. Non-members, include your membership form and a separate check for $42 payable to "SfC." Form can be found here: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Membership.pdf.

      If you have any questions, please email Linda at LArenner@yahoo.com

      Workshop is limited to 30 participants. 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. 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

      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 24, 2022
      • (PDT)

      Presenter: Amy Spencer


      Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter

      Saturday, September 24, Time: 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM, with approx. 30 minutes for lunch.

      ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Romanesque Stitch books are beautiful and unusual exposed-spine books. The workshop instruction is based on Shereen LaPlantz’s description of the binding in Bound and Lettered magazine. Romanesque Stitch books open flat, which makes them perfect for sketchbooks, cookbooks, guest books, and journals. In this workshop, we will make a book, approximately 5 ½” x 6 ½”, with boards covered in decorative paper and containing a text block of 158 pages of text weight paper.  

      Students may purchase an optional kit for $30 which includes paper, board and thread. This price covers USPS domestic shipping. Registrants will all receive a detailed supply list of tools and materials (glue for example) students will need to gather and will also give dimensions for the materials in the kits for those who don’t purchase them. Some preparation before class will be required and described fully (cover the board with decorative paper and fold the signatures).  

      The focus of the instruction will be the Romanesque Stitch; basic bookbinding information will not be given much attention. For this reason, the workshop may be more approachable for those with some bookbinding experience. However, beginners are more than welcome! 

      WORKSHOP WILL BE RECORDED AND AVAILABLE FOR ONE MONTH.

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

      Cost $35. 


      OPTIONAL KITS for purchase at $30 (domestic shipping only). To help ensure timely delivery, the cutoff date to order is August 31, 2022.

      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

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

      • October 06, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • October 07, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City

      PRESENTER: Elmo van Slingerland


      SPONSOR: Society for Calligraphy

      COURSE DESCRIPTION:

      The ruling pen was designed to create technical drawings, but for several years now it has become a very popular tool amongst calligraphers. And not without reason; it is great fun to write with it. It is a versatile tool, capable of creating a wide range of forms, from dark and dense shapes to light and frivolous letters. A ruling pen can make your letters whisper and scream!

      In this workshop, we will use the ruling pen intensively. You will learn techniques to use it - from formal to informal, expressive to controlled. Positions of holding the pen, arm/wrist movement, and writing speed are features which influence your lettering. We will focus on these aspects, always with attention to the quality of line and form. 

      Level: Intermediate to Advanced


      ABOUT ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND:

      https://www.elmovanslingerland.com/


      SUPPLY LIST:

      • Layout bond paper (Gilbert Bond preferred)
      • 6mm Pilot Parallel Pen (blue cap)
      • Larger dip pens for practice—Automatic and/or Horizon (optional)
      • Ink
      • different ruling pens (can also be old ones), folded pens, cola pens, what you have
      • Watercolor, gouache (black, and some color which you prefer) or a non-waterproof ink  
      • Paper: plenty of kraft paper, copy printer paper or layout paper, some sheets of
      • Ingres or other quality paper what you prefer (size minimum A3 /11 x 17 inch approx.)
      • Old brush (possibility to fill your pen and mix your paint)
      • Water jar
      • Plate or cup to hold your paint (possibility to dip your ruling pen)
      • Pencil
      • Small ruler to rule guide lines
      • Rags

      REGISTRATION DETAILS:

      Payment details coming soon!

      Workshop is limited to 20 participants. 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. 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

      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.

      • October 08, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • October 09, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City

      PRESENTER: Elmo van Slingerland


      SPONSOR: Society for Calligraphy

      COURSE DESCRIPTION:

      During this workshop we fully concentrate on hand-drawn letters. We will use various drawing techniques, such as pencil, broad-edged pen, pointed pen and brush with gouache/watercolor.

      Through helpful exercises you will be able to expand your knowledge about several aspects of drawing letters, its possibilities, proportions, elegance and detail.

      We will focus on form similarities and different contrasts and learn about all kinds of varieties which are possible within the three basic forms roman, cursive and capital. With or without serifs, playful or more strict, bold, light, big, small, narrow and wide, smooth or rough….

      While drawing our letters, we shall always fall back on the written letter which in most cases will be our starting point.

      You will learn how to apply the hand-drawn letter (large and small format) in some compositions during layout exercises.

      Level: Intermediate to Advanced



      ABOUT ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND:

      https://www.elmovanslingerland.com/


      SUPPLY LIST:

      • Mechanical pencils: 2H and HB

      • A3 / 11" x 17" layout paper
      • Some sheets of transparent paper (preferably A3 / 11" x 17”)
      • A few sheets of good quality paper: watercolor paper (your preference), Ingres, etc.
      • (Kneaded) eraser
      • Ruler
      • Broad-edged nibs in different sizes (use a brand of your preference, but also a Speedball C2 and C3)
      • A pointed nib
      • Black and white gouache (and some other colors of your preference)
      • Watercolor (your choice of colors)
      • Pointed brushes: #2 (preferably Kolinsky sable hair or a good, cheaper alternative)
      • (Old) rough bristle brush
      • Mixing palette
      • Water jar
      • Black fine tip waterproof marker 0.25 mm
      • Larger black waterproof marker (±1.5 mm)
      • Optional: Black Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen (hard or soft-tip)
      • Optional: Bleed-proof white gouache

      REGISTRATION DETAILS:

      Payment details coming soon!

      Workshop is limited to 20 participants. 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. 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

      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.

      • October 14, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • November 04, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • Online - Zoom

      Presenter: Mark Van Stone, Ph.D.


      Sponsored by 

      Please note change in dates to: Oct 14, 21, 28, & Nov 4

      About the workshop: My teachers were the Medieval artists who made the manuscripts that enthrall us today. Having deciphered their techniques by scrutiny and experiment, I employed their ingenious improvisatory decorations in my own calligraphy work. 
These are the easiest and most improvisational Versal techniques, which is why they are so abundant in Medieval manuscripts. Like any improvisatory style, they have basic rules, but once these simple rules and methods are mastered, then the designs can grow organically.
         Workshop will be recorded and available for a month, afterward.

      About Mark: Mark Van Stone spent 1972, in Ireland and Britain, studying his first love, Celtic Manuscripts. Then, for two decades, he taught his signature Illumination and Historic Scripts workshops across North America and Europe. 

         He delved further into ancient scripts and in 1989, a Guggenheim Fellowship took him around the world studying inscriptions in Egypt, Turkey, and Southeast Asia. 

        Along the way, his interest in carved writing led to a stint in 1988-89, working as a clay-animator at Will Vinton Studios—those from that era will remember those California Raisins--and, in 1982-83, an apprenticeship with a master Netsuke-Carver Saito Bishu in Japan. 

         Mark also worked as a disk jockey and interviewer for WUNH-FM in Durham, New Hampshire in 1975-77. What started as a lark to get backstage to talk to rock stars; led to interviews with authors, activists, and presidential candidates. 

         Mark's interest in ancient scripts took him back to graduate school in 1996. A doctorate from the University of Texas in Maya Hieroglyphs, led to teaching History of Art at Southwestern College in Southern California, since 2002.

      Cost: $105, 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. No refunds.  

      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. 

      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. 

      • October 30, 2022
      • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
      • Online via Zoom
      • 97

      Instructor: Yukimi Annand  -  REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

      Sponsor: San Fernando Valley Regional

      Workshop Description: In this workshop we will play with line shape and movement by creating one-stroke letters based on Roman capitals. Our form development will be contemporary rather than traditional, and we ill play with decorative patterns and colors in harmony.

      The first half of the class: making variations of one-stroke letters with a pencil or a fine line marker. Then we will move to the ruling pen and/or folded pen to draw them with Sumi ink. We will try to get a nice balance on each letter, and write words and text with rhythm and movement.

      The second half of the class: we will apply different decorative patterns based on historical and nature forms on the letters with a fine-line marker or a pointed nib. Choosing the space to decorate and to add colors (with watercolor or watercolor pencil) will be fun!

      First half of class will run from 10am - 12:00pm, we will have a one hour lunch break, then Second half of class will run from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

      A zoom recording of the workshop will be made available to registered and paid participants for up to 30 days from the workshop date.

      YUKIMI ANNAND is a calligrapher, lettering and book artist based in Southern California. She is passionate about the beauty of the Roman alphabet and creates unique artwork with her love of calligraphic mark making incorporated with nature. She has been experimenting with the use of tools and mediums to expand her world of calligraphy. It has also been her great pleasure to share her ideas and to give workshops all around the world since 2012. Yukimi’s work has frequently been shown in Letter Arts Review as well as other calligraphic journals/books, and they have been included in calligraphy collections in Berlin, San Francisco, Moscow and private collections.

      Registration Details:

      Workshop fee is $35.00

      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. 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. Sign­ups 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

      Pay by check, make your check payable to SFV SfC and send to Jann Marks, 19636 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356-1030. Please write the workshop name in the memo space. Jann can be reached at callijann@aol.com Your confirmation will be emailed to you. Zoom information and handouts will also be emailed to you prior to class.

      PayPal Option, $35 www.PayPal.com  Log in to your PayPal account and "send" payment to carrie@carriedesigns.com. Add note with title/dates of class.

      Non­members, include a separate check for $42, payable to Society for Calligraphy (SfC), along with your downloaded membership form: SfC membership form  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with both checks in the envelope. This will give you a years subscription to all of the publications of the SfC and enable you to take all of the Zoom and In-Person Workshops for just the workshop fee. Many fun workshops have been free for members.

      Contact Carrie Imai at carrie@carriedesigns.com with workshop questions.

      Examples of Yukimi's work - "One-Stroke Letters with Decoration"




      • November 12, 2022
      • (PST)
      • November 13, 2022
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online - Zoom

      Presenter: Yukimi Annand

      Sponsored by 

      About the workshop: A  folded pen is a versatile tool that can be used as a drawing tool, a writing tool and a mark-making tool. It is a magical tool that allows us to express our own feelings in strokes and marks.

      On the first day of the workshop, we start with writing random weighted letters and make textures with them by following basic folded pen exercises. Then we will explore with different sample letterforms to make unique calligraphic textures. On the second day of the workshop, the color blending technique will be presented and we will make textures with colors. In the course of the workshop, basic design, layout and composition will be presented, and we will make several experimental calligraphic pieces.

      Good for all Levels. Workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

      About Yukimi: YUKIMI ANNAND is a calligrapher, lettering and book artist based in Southern California. She is passionate about the beauty of the Roman alphabet and creates unique artwork with her love of calligraphic mark making incorporated with nature. She has been experimenting with the use of tools and mediums to expand her world of calligraphy. It has also been her great pleasure to share her ideas and to give workshops all around the world since 2012. Yukimi’s work has frequently been shown in Letter Arts Review as well as other calligraphic journals/books, and they have been included in calligraphy collections in Berlin, San Francisco, Moscow and private collections.  

      Cost: $105, 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. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. You are not registered until you have confirmation from the workshop coordinator, Kristi Darwick.


      Questions? Contact KristiDarwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

      Workshop is limited to 20 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 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 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. 

      • November 19, 2022
      • (PST)
      • November 20, 2022
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online via Zoom
      PRESENTER: Julie Wildman


      SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)

      COURSE DESCRIPTION: Details Coming Soon 


      • January 14, 2023
      • (PST)
      • January 15, 2023
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions

      Presenter: Sue Greenseth


      Sponsored by 

      Save the dates! Details to follow

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