Event Calendar

    • December 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Schin Loong

    Workshop

    Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional

    Contact: Alessandra Kawakubo

    Contact phone: 909-839-3221

    $45

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    Description:

    In this fun, light hearted class we will create a beautiful
    flowering garden out of your pointed pen script. We will
    cover basic flourishing, floral watercolor painting and tips
    and tricks on how to mail these envelopes successfully.
    I’m excited to meet and share with you and together we’ll
    enjoy an afternoon full of beautiful flowers and nature.

    Other Info:

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

    MEMBERS ONLY

    *Event has been filled, please contact Alessandra to be put on the wait list. We do sometimes have openings. 

    • December 06, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Instructor: Jane Matsumoto


    Free Program

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick 

    Description
    Nothing indicates the holiday season more than a wreath hanging on a front door. Wreaths exude a sense of joy and a desire for peace, as its circular shape symbolizes unity and never ending love and life. Spring and Summer wreaths represent new life and growth. Autumn wreaths represent change and the circle of life. On winter wreaths, for me, leaves represent the tree of life, symbolizing health and growth, the pine needles represent peace (the Tree of Peace), the holly leaves represent hope, and the poinsettia represents good cheer. We will be combining all four elements to create a beautiful image, using watercolor techniques that you can use to make cards and decorate envelopes. The Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days before the event.

    Be sure to check out more of Jane's work at @ginkgoarts.

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

    MATERIALS NEEDED: 
    Pencil
    Eraser
    Compass, protractor, or something round to trace (4" circle)
    Pen holder and a pointed nib (only if you have one or you want to try it)
    Palette with at least 2 deep or slanted wells
    2 watercolors - green and red (such as Serpentine Genuine, Pyrrol Scarlet)
    Metallic gold pen or watercolor (such as Coliro Finetec)
    Wedge/Triangle watercolor paintbrush (angle, dagger, or pointed round brushes will work )
    Dropper / pipette
    Large cup of water for rinsing
    Small cup of water to keep clean for the palette
    Pigma Micron Sepia (03) or brown fineliner
    Watercolor paper of your choice (6x6 and a larger sheet for practice)
    Paper towel

    Here are links to supplies you may find helpful: 
    Wedge or Triangle paintbrush
    John Neal Booksellers: Silver Triangle Brushes 
    Dick Blick: Silver Triangle Brushes (#2515)
    Mister Art: Silver Triangle Brush (#2515S Medium) 
    Jerry's Artarama: 
      Beste Wedge Brush (Scroll to the bottom, it is the 2nd and 3rd brush from the end)       
      Silver Triangle Brushes (Scroll to the bottom, they are the 10th and 11th brushes from the bottom). 
    Amazon: Beste Wedge Brush (Size 6)

    Watercolors
    Daniel Smith: 
    Pick one from the green and red family (such as Serpentine Genuine and Pyrrol Scarlet) 
    Dick Blick 
    Jerry's Artarama 
    Mister Art 

    Additional materials 
    Sepia Micron 03 or similar  
    Metallic pen options for holly leaves 
    Stickles for berries

    For beginners 
    Pen Holder and Nib for pine needles 
    Watercolor Paper

    • December 13, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • Zoom - online

    Details TBA

    • December 19, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • Zoom - online

    SGVRG Party Planners: Nancy Campbell, Jane Kim, Sylvia Kowal, & Annie Lawrence

    social event

    San Gabriel Valley Regional

    Contact: Annie Lawrence

    Cost: free

    Description:

    The SGVRG is having a holiday party with a 2020 twist. It will be a virtual get-together through Zoom. As with the past December Socials at Nancy Campbell's, you will have the chance to socialize and share the art you have created during the year. We will have time to do several holiday craft projects, the instructions for the projects will be sent out with the Zoom information. 

    To attend,  send your RSVP to Annie Lawrence

    You will need to provide your own ‘pot luck’ food and drink!






    • January 08, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Speaker: Anne Elser


    lecture

    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Rosana Ang  

    free

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    Description:

    I’ll be using examples of my work in various mediums and creative themes that held my interest as an art student, graphic designer, painter, and calligrapher, that still today pull my letterform practice towards deeper meaning as a mode of self transformation and healing. I strongly believe that the challenges we all face as humans can be used for good, and to propel us all towards better health and into loving, nurturing relationships with ourselves and each other.

    • January 09, 2021
    • (PST)
    • January 10, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Anne Elser


    workshop

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick 

    $120

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    Description:

    Flourishing means to flower, and must come from within. We assume we can’t because we are beginners, because we hesitate, because our hands are shaky, our lines imperfect, and man, that dern pointed pen is so persnickety. We are incredibly hard on ourselves. This kind of negative thinking chokes our ability to thrive, so my approach to flourishing begins with marveling first at the miracle you are, becoming a friend to fear, and then training the eye on what it needs to see to create flourishes - the OVAL. I’ll show you just how easy it is to spot opportunities for ovals to be made. We take our cues from the shapes and strokes already there in your letter forms. We’ll train the eye to work from micro to macro, dissecting space into simple shapes of counterbalance and we’ll work slowly enough to give the eye time to spot opportunities to flourish as you are moving.
         Time includes an hour for lunch, as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

    Other Info:

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

    Paypal option includes non-refundable Paypal fees

    Workshop is full. Often, people need to cancel due to unexpected conflicts. Contact Kristi to be put on the Wait List 

    MEMBERS ONLY


    • January 13, 2021
    • (PST)
    • January 14, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Anne Elser


    workshop

    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Rosana Ang 

    $120

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    Description:

    Open-Shaded Script: Using a colored pencil to describe the contour of a shaded stroke offers insight into its construction with its native tools, the broad-edge, pointed pen, or paint brush. Drawing these letter forms is not only useful in sketching out and planning of larger projects to be later filled in with ink, I believe they are also valid and beautiful class of letter forms in, and of, themselves. This workshop is a prerequisite for Flora.

    Other Info:

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

    Paypal option includes non-refundable Paypal fees

    MEMBERS ONLY

    • January 16, 2021
    • (PST)
    • January 17, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Anne Elser


    workshop

    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Rosana Ang  

    $120

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    Description:

    Flora (the feminine personification of the healing powers of nature), draws upon the texture created by the double-hit, Open-Shaded Script stroke made in Monolinear Lettering, as a way to illustrate flourishes and florae forms as accents and extensions of our lettering. Using watercolor pencils and watercolors, we’ll harness the power of sensuous forms through the lens of pencils and a brush, and the vivid expression of color. Pencil meets paintbrush - you’ll become more adept at brush control as it flirts so beautifully with the soft, buttery, and thirsty watercolor pencils. We’ll use soft oval-shaped curves to describe absolutely every space-filling element on the page with every stroke. Open-Shaded Script is a prerequisite for this course.

    We will take plenty of breaks!

    Other Info:

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

    Paypal option includes non-refundable Paypal fees

    MEMBERS ONLY



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

    Instructor: Meredith Klein


    Workshop

    SfC Sponsored

    Contact: Kristi Darwick 

    Contact phone: 909-274-8297

    $150

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    Description:

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

    Other Info:

    Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on one device); access to a printer is required to print some of the handouts. If you must miss a session, Meredith will provide the necessary info, so you don't miss out.

    Materials Needed:

    Provided upon registration, or earlier, upon request

    MEMBERS ONLY


    • January 23, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Syeda Ullah

    SAVE THE DATE!

    More info to follow


    $0

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

    Instructor: Barbara Close, Robbie Saslow, Carrie Imai

    Mini Workshop

    San Fernando Valley Regional

    Contact: Carrie Imai

    Contact phone: 818/388-6717

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

    Download the flyer

    Description:

    3 Fun Workshops

    Other Info:

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

    Materials Needed:

    Will be sent after registration

    Payment: please email Carrie for link

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

    Instructor: Victoria Kibildis


    Program

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    free

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

    Description:

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

    About Victoria:

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

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

    Materials Needed:

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

     


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

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

    Save the date!  More information to follow!

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


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

    Kristi Darwick, workshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 


    Free

    • March 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online


    Presenter: Syeda Ullah

    SAVE THE DATE!

    More information to follow

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

    Host: Nancy Campbell

    social event

    San Gabriel Valley Regional

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

    free

    Description:

    Exact times TBD.

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


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

    Instructor: Yukimi Annand


    Workshop

    Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional

    Contact: Alessandra Kawakubo

    Contact phone: 909-839-3221

    $120

    Description:

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

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

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

    Other Info:

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

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

    Download the Flier

    MEMBERS ONLY


     


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

    Instructor: Nina Tran


    Mini Workshop

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    $35

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

    Description:

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

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

    Other Info:

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

    To Pay by Check
    Members, send check for $35

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

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

    NON-MEMBER $47


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    MEMBERS $37

    Questions? E-mail Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. For confirmation and prompt receipt of supply list, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You do not have a spot in the workshop until you are notified by the coordinator.

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

    www.societyforcalligraphy.org

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

    Instructor: Judy Detrick


    Instructor: Judy Detrick

    Workshop

    SfC Sponsored

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    $150

    Description:

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

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


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

    Other Info:

    We may add an optional fifth session on May 16.

    See flier for payment and 

    Download the Flier for payment and event details

    MEMBERS ONLY

     


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

    Instructor: Yukimi Annand


    SAVE THE DATE! More information to follow!

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

    Instructor: Elmo van Slingerland


    workshop

    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Kristi Darwick  

    $120

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    Description:

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

    Other Info:

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


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

    Instructor: Elmo van Slingerland


    workshop

    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Kristi Darwick  

    $120

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    Description:

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

    Other Info:

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



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