Event Calendar

    • August 10, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • August 11, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online - Zoom

    Instructor:  Suzie Beringer

    Sponsor:  Society for Calligraphy

    ** Registration for this workshop is now closed **

    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 - Suzie 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 10:00am to 3:30pm (PDT) including a 1/2 hour break for lunch.

    Workshop fee:  $100

    Registration Details:

    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.

    YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE NO MATTER WHICH PAYMENT METHOD YOU CHOOSE

    Click on the REGISTER button and then follow the directions listed below for your chosen payment option

    Your payment must be received within 10 days of registering (credit card or check); otherwise, your registration will be cancelled and you will lose your place in the workshop.

    Two payment options:

    PAY BY CREDIT CARD:  Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "PAY ONLINE."  You will be taken to a page where you can enter your credit card information.  When this is completed, you will be preliminarily registered for the workshop. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

    Non­members, contact Chava at the email below for instructions on how to pay your membership by PayPal.

    PAY BY CHECK: Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "INVOICE ME."  Then send your check, payable to SFC, to Chava Gerber at 546 N Fuller Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Please write the workshop name in the memo space. Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until your check is received. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

    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.

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

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




    • August 13, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    Register

    Presenter: Wendy Telford


    Sponsored by: San Diego SfC

     

    Free Outreach Program

    We've organized this no-pressure program as a summer bonus for our members. Non-members are welcome, too!

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


    About the Program: We will make folders, two designs at  4" x 5.5”, as well as a larger design at 5 x 7--all incorporate pockets.  These can be used for so many things . . . a birthday card with enclosing a gift card, a place for little notes to be included in a package. . . it's an empty canvas that you can embellish with photographs or decorated papers.  One sheet of scrapbook paper will yield two of the smaller triple-fold cards.  Double or single sided, either paper will provide different options.  It's a good way to use up those pretty papers and small left-over pieces you've been hanging onto. No calligraphy will be taught in this session, but this structure can incorporate, or be used to send, calligraphy work. Workshop will be recorded and available to registered participants for one month. 

    Please have your patterns printed prior to our program. Let me know

    if you have any questions about the patterns.

    Patterns will be sent on Monday August 8, and require some advance assembly. Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days in advance.

    For interested members, we'll organize a follow-up mail-exchange.

    Supplies to create the folders – have these ready at the start of program: 

    •  Stylus or score tool (anything you use to score paper) 

    •  Bone folder (you can use the side of a spoon or scissors)

    •  1/8” double sided tape (recommended) or glue stick

    •  A few pages of waste-paper for gluing (copier paper, old catalog, etc.)

    • Ruler, at least 12”, and a triangle to make sure corners are square

    •   For the first folder:  

    One sheet of 12"x 12" scrapbook paper (this will yield 2 folders) or any paper that measures at least 6" x 12" (for a single folder). See instruction handout

    for altering the pattern to make it 12” long. Your paper can be double-

    sided or single-sided, patterned or solid. If single-sided, you'll want complimentary paper to decorate the inside of your Card Folder.

    • For the second folder:

    One sheet of paper 11 x 16.  Complimentary paper (approx 8x10) to decorate the base folder.

     For the third folder:

    One sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, patterned or solid, plus scraps to decorate your folder.

      Supplies to decorate the folder - look through your stash! 

    Old calendar pages • Maps • Photos • Washi tape • Stickers • Rubberstamps/ink pad • Decorative edged scissors (like pinking shears)            •  Any ephemera that you would like to use (should be flat). 

    • Optional supplies (nice to have) Paper cutter or trimmer Cutting mat

    Questions? Kristi at societyforcalligraphyevents@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.

    • August 27, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Nina Tran

    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

    About the workshop: Unlike skinny jeans and bellbottoms, Italic is timeless, versatile, and never goes out of fashion.

       Since its development, during the Italian Renaissance, Italic has undergone many transformations and variations in formality and style.  In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn the simplest and most practical style: basic monoline Italic.

       Once we've learned the standard skeletal form, we will explore simple letter variations and conclude with a brief overview of basic Roman Capitals to pair with our Italic minuscules.

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

    Required Skill Level: all levels welcome

    About Nina: Nina Tran is a calligrapher based in the San Fernando Valley.  She was introduced to formal calligraphy in 2015 and has not put the pen down since!  She teaches both in-person and online classes in Copperplate, Spencerian, Pointed Pen Flourishing, Monoline Foundational, Gothic Textura & Fraktur, and Gothicized Italic. She has taught for the Society for Calligraphy, Pacific Scribes, Coastal Calligraphers Guild, Michigan Association of Calligraphy, Idaho Inkspots, Letters California Style (2019), Legacies III (2020), The Gentle Penman, and the Art of Letters.  When she's not writing letters, she enjoys board games, long walks, and bullet journaling.

    Cost: $40 PayPal or by check. MEMBERS ONLY.  No refunds.

    Non-members may contact Alessandra regarding paying online for membership.

    Questions? Contact Alessandra Kawakubo at 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. 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.

    • September 09, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register


    Sponsored by FRI, September 9,  6:30-8PM PST

    NOTE: This is a week later than usual, due to the holiday attached to the previous weekend. 

    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

      Sunday, Sept 11, 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
      PRESENTER: Carol DuBosch


      SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)

      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 click on the "REGISTER" button at the top left before making payment.

      * Please note that you must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds will be issued.


      REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU PAY WITHOUT HAVING REGISTERED, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. 

      To pay by check, email Linda Renner at LArenner@yahoo.com. Send a check for $25 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
      • 17
      Register

      Instructor:  Elmo Van Slingerland


      Sponsor:  Society for Calligraphy

      Workshop 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. 

      Elmo van Slingerland is an internationally recognized calligrapher from Gouda, Netherlands. Educated in graphic and typographic design at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, he has taught calligraphic workshops throughout Europe, in Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Canada and the United States. Commencing more recently, Elmo has instructed many highly acclaimed online calligraphy workshops.

      For his entire career, Elmo has worked as a graphic and font designer, and has developed his own font (DTL Dorian). His lettering has appeared in Letters Arts Review, and his calligraphy and type design works have been exhibited in museums throughout Europe and published in both Dutch and foreign language texts.

      To see more of Elmo's work go to elmovanslingerland.com

      Workshop will run from 9:30am to 5:00pm (PDT) including a 1 hour break for lunch.

      Location:

      VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING - 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230  (Corner of Overland Ave and Culver Blvd)                                                                               Free parking located along Culver Blvd

      Workshop fee:  $125

      Registration Details:

      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.

      YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE NO MATTER WHICH PAYMENT METHOD YOU CHOOSE

      Click on the REGISTER button and then follow the directions listed below for your chosen payment option

      Your payment must be received within 10 days of registering (credit card or check); otherwise, your registration will be cancelled and you will lose your place in the workshop.

      Two payment options:

      PAY BY CREDIT CARD:  Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "PAY ONLINE."  You will be taken to a page where you can enter your credit card information.  When this is completed, you will be preliminarily registered for the workshop. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

      Non­members, contact Carrie at the email below for instructions on how to pay your membership by PayPal.

      PAY BY CHECK: Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "INVOICE ME."  Then send your check, payable to SFC, to Carrie Imai at 10636 Bothwell Rd, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Please write the workshop name in the memo space. Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until your check is received. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

      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.



      • October 08, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • October 09, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City
      • 17
      Register

      Instructor:  Elmo Van Slingerland


      Sponsor:  Society for Calligraphy

      Workshop 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.

      Elmo van Slingerland is an internationally recognized calligrapher from Gouda, Netherlands. Educated in graphic and typographic design at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, he has taught calligraphic workshops throughout Europe, in Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Canada and the United States. Commencing more recently, Elmo has instructed many highly acclaimed online calligraphy workshops.

      For his entire career, Elmo has worked as a graphic and font designer, and has developed his own font (DTL Dorian). His lettering has appeared in Letters Arts Review, and his calligraphy and type design works have been exhibited in museums throughout Europe and published in both Dutch and foreign language texts.

      To see more of Elmo's work go to elmovanslingerland.com

      Workshop will run from 9:30am to 5:00pm (PDT) including a 1 hour break for lunch.

      Location:

      VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING - 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230  (Corner of Overland Ave and Culver Blvd)                                                                               Free parking located along Culver Blvd

      Workshop fee:  $125

      Registration Details:

      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.

      YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE NO MATTER WHICH PAYMENT METHOD YOU CHOOSE

      Click on the REGISTER button and then follow the directions listed below for your chosen payment option

      Your payment must be received within 10 days of registering (credit card or check); otherwise, your registration will be cancelled and you will lose your place in the workshop.

      Two payment options:

      PAY BY CREDIT CARD:  Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "PAY ONLINE."  You will be taken to a page where you can enter your credit card information.  When this is completed, you will be preliminarily registered for the workshop. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

      Non­members, contact Carrie at the email below for instructions on how to pay your membership by PayPal.

      PAY BY CHECK: Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "INVOICE ME."  Then send your check, payable to SFC, to Carrie Imai at 10636 Bothwell Rd, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Please write the workshop name in the memo space. Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until your check is received. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

      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.





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

      Presenter: Mark Van Stone, Ph.D.


      Sponsored by 

      Friday evenings: 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
      • 28
      Register

      Instructor: Yukimi Annand 

      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:  STEP 1 - YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE

      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.

      STEP 2 - SEND PAYMENT - CHECK OR PAYPAL

      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.

      This workshop is full. Please contact Kristi to be to be placed on the wait list. 

      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: 

      This playful hand was created several years ago while I was in a workshop. I was working on the ‘Whistles far and wee’ piece below, and the instructor noticed that I was keeping an inside curve on the letters, while doing the outside angular. Later, in another workshop, I pulled out the ‘far and wee’ piece and designed the ‘Niente Senze Gioia’ piece you see at right. Fast forward to 2020 and the world of online Zoom classes. Some of my students saw my ‘Niente’ piece and asked if I could teach this hand, so a new Zoom class was born.

      The distinctive features of the letterforms are the inside curve, while the outer part of the letter is angular. How that is achieved is where the fun comes in!

      These letters are primarily meant to be drawn, not lettered with a specific tool. However, once students understand the underlying structure, these built-up letters can lend themselves to a variety of applications.

      Together we will learn the basic forms, then branch out into variations. We will work with pencil, colored pencil, various inks, watercolors and metallics on an assortment of papers.

      ABOUT JULIE WILDMAN:

      Julie Wildman is a well-regarded professional in the fields of graphic design, commercial lettering, calligraphy and workshops.

      Her calligraphic expertise is frequently sought after for staff development classes, onsite promotional events, community programs, lettering conferences, and personal growth workshops both locally and throughout the U.S. and Canada. And as of 2020—via Zoom—she has taught students from over 22 countries and counting.

      Julie's website: https://www.wildmandesigns.com/

      REGISTRATION DETAILS:

      REGISTRATION & PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS COMING SOON

      Workshop fee $58 by PayPal or check. 


      Workshop is limited to 25 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.

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

      Presenter: Sue Greenseth


      Sponsored by 

      Save the dates! Details to follow

      • March 11, 2023
      • (PST)
      • March 12, 2023
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom - Onlinehttps://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Logos/SDSFC_B-W.jpg

      Presenter: Julie Wildman


      Sponsor: San Diego chapter

      About the workshop: Imre Reiner was born in 1900 in Versec, Hungary. He was an artist, type designer and graphic designer who studied at the Staatliche Bildhauerschule Zalatua (Zalatua State Sculpture School), the Kunstgewerbeschule Frankfurt (Frankfurt School of the Arts and Crafts), and the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Stuttgart, where type designer, Ernst Schneidler, was his teacher. After a brief stint (19231925) as a graphic designer in London, Paris, New York and Chicago, he returned to study with Schneidler, and from 1931 onwards, he worked in Ruvigliana near Lugano, Switzerland as a painter, graphic designer and illustrator. He lived in Ruvigliana until his death in 1987.

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

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

         In this class, we will look at many samples of Reiner’s work, inclu­ ding his illustrations, drawn letters and typefaces. We will analyze how he created his letterforms, then try tools and exercises to mimic his style until it becomes our own.

      Save the date! More images, info, and registration button to follow.

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