Event Calendar

    • February 16, 2024
    • (PST)
    • September 20, 2024
    • (PDT)
    Register

    Call for entries: register your entry(s) here!


    ELIGIBILITY

    Participation is open to current SfC members only. All entries must be original works of art. Submissions are limited to two pieces for each member.

    Participation is open to current SfC members only. All entries must be original works of art. Submissions are limited to two pieces for each member.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Artwork must be ready to hang, e.g. frame with picture wire and eyehooks. There is not a limitation on size of artwork. 3D pieces such as artists books are eligible and will be displayed in cases.

    FEES

    There is a participation fee of $15 for one piece and $25 for two pieces to help defray costs of art installation, reception, publications for the exhibit etc.

    20% of sales of artwork will go to the Maloof.

    If writing a check, email:  Caroline Arakaki: 

    exhibitsCA@societyforcalligraphy.org for mailing address. Make check to SfC, include on memo line: SFC Exhibit 2024

    Please register (button on this page) OR make checks payable to Society for Calligraphy.


    DELIVERY OF WORK: 

    Thursday, October 7-9, call for appointment

    Melanie Swezey-Cleaves, Assoc. Director

    Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts

    5131 Carnelian Street, Alta Loma, CA 91701

    General Information: 909.980.0412; email: info@malooffoundation.org

    OPENING RECEPTION: 

    Saturday, October 26, 2024, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    EXHIBITION DATES

    October 24, 2024 through February 16, 2025

    Exhibit Days: Fridays - Saturdays

    Hours: Gallery Hours: 12-2:00pm

    RETRIEVAL OF ARTWORK: 

    Tuesday, February 18, 2025, between the hours of 12-4pm (appointment required)

    Contact: Melanie Swezey-Cleaves, Assoc. Director,

    General Information: 909.980.0412, email: info@malooffoundation.org

    Exhibit Co-Chairs:

    Barbara Close: exhibitsBC@societyforcalligraphy.org

    Caroline Arakaki: exhibitsCA@societyforcalligraphy.org

    DEMONSTRATIONS AT OPENING RECEPTION AND THROUGHOUT THE EXHIBIT DURATION

    CATALOG

    We would like to create a catalog of the art pieces in the museum. We will need your information by October 1, 2024.

    Please submit a photo of your art and email to Barbara, co-exhibit chair: exhibitsBC@Societyforcalligraphy.org with the following information  (You can enter online as part of registration.):

    -Title of Work

    -Size of art --width x height

    -Medium

    -Sale Price or NFS

    -Contact Phone Number

    -Email


    Also, please attach this information to your piece that goes to Maloof. You can use the "tear-off" on the Call for Entries form: SfC '24Exhibit Call for Entries-8indd.pdf .


    Questions regarding catalog submission? Mina Taylor.

    • May 23, 2024
    • (PDT)
    • May 28, 2024
    • (PDT)

    Deposit deadline has been extended through April 20th. We'd love to have you join us! Please contact Annie Lawrence with questions or to register. Contact information in flier below.

    Please note: optional linens fee is a one-time charge, NOT per day. It's very convenient!

    • June 02, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Descanso Gardens
    Join waitlist


    GUEST SPEAKER

    CATERED LUNCH

    SHORT BUSINESS MEETING

      

    This is an in-person event only

       

    * REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED *

    This event is for members only, no guests

    You must be a member both when you register and when the event is held.

    There is a very limited number of seats available; there will be a waitlist generated if the event is filled.


    Guest Speaker

                    Larisa GrollemondAssistant Curator of Medieval                  and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Getty Museum

    "A Unity of Script and Image:  The Getty’s Hoefnagel Manuscript"

    The Getty’s Mira Calligraphae Monumenta (the Model Book of Calligraphy) is an incredible testament to the inventiveness of scribes and the aesthetic qualities of writing. The 16th-century court secretary to Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, Georg Bocskay first created the manuscript in Vienna to demonstrate his technical mastery of the immense range of writing styles known to him. About thirty years later, Emperor Rudolph II, Ferdinand's grandson, commissioned Joris Hoefnagel to illuminate Bocskay's model book. Hoefnagel added fruit, flowers, and insects to nearly every page, one of the most unusual collaborations between scribe and painter in the history of manuscript illumination. This lecture will explore this exceptional manuscript, a true unity of script and image.

    Larisa Grollemond has been Assistant Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Getty Museum since 2017 after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research areas include late medieval and Renaissance French illuminated manuscripts and paintings, early printing, and modern medievalisms. Her exhibition projects have included Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World (2019), Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print (2019), The Fantasy of the Middle Ages (2022), Graphic Design in the Middle Ages (2023-2024), and most recently, Blood: Medieval/Modern (2024).


    Location:


    1418 Descanso Drive
    La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

                     Abundant free parking in lot adjacent to gardens,               including accessible parking


                          For questions, contact Chava Gerber at                        programs@societyforcalligraphy.org



    • June 07, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Risa Gettler

    Sponsored by 

    FRI, June 7, 2024,  6:30-8:30PM PST

    $0  No charge and membership not required for these Study Group Sessions.

    ABOUT THE SESSION:  This month, we'll have guest presenter, Risa Gettler:

    This zoom presentation includes samples of manuscript pages from the Dark and Middle Ages where large capital chapter titles couldn’t be squeezed in a single line without abbreviations and ligatures. You’ll also see contemporary applications where ligatures create interest for the reader and fun for us lettering artists! We don’t have to use ligatures...except they’re just too much fun NOT to employ.  Ligatures afford lots of options but which are best? I will discuss this while demonstrating so you can see – and take notes – what predicates good choices.

         Risa suggests that we watch her demo, rather than working along--we can try it ourselves when we rewatch on the recording.

    We plan to record. Kristi asks that you remind her! Recording will be available for two months. 

    San Diego SfC hosts its Roman's Study Group most months, on the first Friday, with a hiatus over the summer and in December.  You must sign up for each individual session so that we know how many are interested in this particular session. 

      We welcome non-SfC-members to these Romans Study Group sessions--your opportunity to get acquainted with us. Members feel free to invite your friends!

      Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a day or two in advance. 

       It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of the event . . .

        • June 08, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • July 27, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • 4 sessions
        • Online - Zoom
        Register

        Blossoms and Quill: A Journey in Watercolor and Words with Shreya Verma

        A Workshop on Wild Flowers & Journal Pages




        Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

        Saturdays and Sundays, June 8, 9, 29 and a review on July 27 2024,  8:30 to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

        $70     MEMBERS ONLY

        Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment may be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Friday, June 6, 2024.

        About the Workshop:

        Step into "Blossoms and Quill: A Journey in Watercolor and Words" – a cozy, creative space where wildflowers dance on the pages and words flow like a gentle stream. This workshop is a canvas for your personal tales told through art and letters.

        What You’ll Explore:

        Wildflower Wonders:

        It's all about discovery and delight in your own creative journey. You'll get to experiment with colors and shapes, crafting wildflowers that are uniquely yours, in an atmosphere that celebrates exploration and the pure joy of making art.


        Serenity in Script:

        Learn the art of peaceful Garden Grid Lettering. You’ll discover how to craft letters that whisper stories and echo the peacefulness of a quiet garden.


        Diary Delights:

        Your journal is a treasure chest of your moments. We’ll intertwine art with words, making each page a reflection of your personal journey.


        Craft Beyond the Journal:

        But the journey doesn't end with journal entries. Take your newfound skills and let them blossom in countless ways. Picture crafting personalized cards, bookmarks, gift tags, and more. The possibilities are boundless!!


        A Personal Touch:

        Here’s to the magic of making something that's all yours. "Blossoms and Quill" isn’t just about painting and writing. It’s about unlocking the universe that lies in a single drop of paint and a flick of the pen.


        There is no right or wrong to journaling. It's a deeply personal practice and through this workshop I wish to create a space for ourselves to express our thoughts and feelings without judgement or expectations. As we move through our sessions, I wish for us to embrace the idea that our journals are extensions of ourselves.


        Let’s celebrate the art of feeling good and making beautiful things together.

        The workshop will be recorded and available for three months.

        Recommended Experience: Beginner through advanced

        About Shreya

        Allow me to introduce Shreya, a gentle soul who finds solace in the beauty of nature and expresses it through the soothing strokes of watercolors. Her art is a tender portrayal of flowers and natural wonders. Shreya is not just an artist; she's also a journaling enthusiast, using words and colors to find peace amidst life's challenges. She believes in being gentle with herself, taking breaks, and embracing creativity at her own pace. Her heartfelt advice to fellow nature lovers: Create from the heart, and don't fret about others' opinions; let your art flow gently like a calm stream. 

        REGISTRATION:

        You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

        Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

        Cost: $70, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

        A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

        1. FIRST REGISTER

        2. Second, Make a payment of $70 via PayPal or check. 

        Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

        To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

        Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

        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.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

        • June 08, 2024
        • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
        • Online via Zoom


        SPONSOR:  San Gabriel Valley Regional

        Please RSVP, If interested in attending this fun event. Please contact Nancy at haustree@earthlink.net 



        • July 28, 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
        • Lobby - La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts
        SAVE THE DATE!

        Details to follow

        Fun fact: Founding member, Larry Brady, designed the logo for the La Mirada Theater.

        As conceived by founding member, Kitty Maryatt, the plan is for you, as an attendee, to bring a favorite piece of calligraphy you own, by another artist. We'll display it on tables or easels, or even leaning against a wall. We'll mingle and discuss the art <smile>. (Please don't worry if you don't have anything to bring--others will be happy to bring more than one!). We plan to provide hor d'euvres and beverages!

        Kristi will be happy to help arrange carpools.  Won't it be fun to extend the artistic discussion as you travel to and from this event!

        • August 24, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom+in-person (San Dimas location TBA)
        Register

        PRESENTER: Veronica Phillips

        Sponsored by  Inland Empire SfC

        Saturday, August 24, 2024 10am-4:30pm Pacific time (1/2 hr for lunch)

        This workshop will be on Zoom. For those who live locally, we thought it would be great to have the option to meet together and spread out on paper-covered tables, watching the class together. As soon as a room is obtained, we will announce that. 

        MEMBERS-ONLY WORKSHOP

        $10 - this low cost is a gift to our members

        ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:  Sending and receiving a creative hand made, professional and original greeting card is a treasure. In this workshop we will explore several different compositions, layouts and designs for your greeting card collection. We will create our own envelopes for our cards. Using a few different techniques, we will be using our gelli plate for creating the basis and fodder for the cards and envelopes. We will review a variety of different card styles and layouts while keeping the process simple and classic.

        Please note: a Gelli Plate, 8x10 or larger, will be needed for this workshop. 

        Recording will be available for two months. 




        ABOUT VERONICA: I began my Calligraphy journey in the late 80's.  I was fortunate to study with Reggie Ezell year long class program and then three semesters with Tim Botts.  My true love has always been Roman Letters.  Studying with Peter Thornton has given me the discipline and creative permission to explore this art form for many years.


        In addition to Calligraphy, I do enjoy bookbinding and all sorts of mixed media play.  I am now retired and able to enjoy the time and freedom it offers. I live in the Arizona desert and am a member of The Calligraphic Society for Calligraphy here in the Phoenix area.

        Enrollment is for current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible. No refunds. 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 refunds.

        Contact Adela and Kristi at ieworkshopsteam@gmail.com to pay by check (payable to IE SfC).

        The Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days before the event.

        Questions? E-mail Adela Reyes and Kristi Darwick at ieworkshopsteam@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.

        • September 08, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • September 15, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom - online
        Join waitlist

        SOLD OUT! Waitlist is open in case a spot opens up


        Drawn and Built-Up Minuscule - Study of Works by Hermann Kilian

        Presenter: Yukimi Annand


        Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

        Saturdays & Sundays: September 8, 14, 15  9.30am-12.30pm PDT

        $100     MEMBERS ONLY

        Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment will be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Friday, September 6, 2024.

        Workshop Description:

        Hermann Kilian (1929 – 2004) was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer whose work was epitomized by classical simplicity with an underlying tension within every letter. I have been studying his works and sharing my study of his built-up Capitals during the last five years, and I have never gotten tired of it. This time, I will share my study of his minuscules that has been lifting my calligraphy study.

        This workshop starts from understanding traditional monoline minuscule - the Foundational hand Italic hand and English Round hand - that deeply relate to Kilian’s minuscule forms. Then we will analyze several of Kilian's unique minuscule forms, and his characteristic weaving layout and composition. We will trace some of his works and draw several alphabets’ with pencils, ruling pens, pointed pens, small edged nibs and our chosen tools. We will work on two or three design projects with his minuscules that suit your chosen text.

        Once we have learned his forms, his way of design and layout, they will add vitality to our works with plenty of possibilities.

        The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.

        Recommended Experience: Some experience of calligraphy and lettering

        About Yukimi:

        Yukimi Annand is a Japanese born calligrapher, living in California. Raised on a flower farm in rural Japan she developed a great appreciation of nature. Studies in visual communication design in Tokyo led to work in the graphic design field, mostly in corporate design. Yukimi was director of Takenobu Igarashi, a highly regarded design studio, before moving to the USA in the 1990s.

        Introduced to Western calligraphy in 2000, Yukimi discovered a great passion for it that has remained with her to this day. Her work is diverse, covering every conceivable aspect of the craft. She is a skilled practitioner in all manner of scripts and her experience in the field of graphic design brings a wonderful aesthetic to her work. Equally skilled in book design and creation, Yukimi’s experimental work is often presented in this tactile form. For more than a decade Yukimi has taught in person and online around the world. Yukimi’s work has frequently been shown in Letter Arts Review as well as other calligraphic journals and books, and is held in many international art collections.

        REGISTRATION:

        You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

        Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

        Cost: $100, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

        A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

        1. FIRST REGISTER

        2. Second, Make a payment of $100 via PayPal or check. 

        Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

        To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

        Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

        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.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman  & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

        • October 03, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • October 24, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • 4 sessions


        Webpage in progress--Registration will open soon. 

        Sponsored by 

        Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24 6:30-8:30PM

        $80     MEMBERS ONLY

        Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment may be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Wednesday, October 3, 2024.


        ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: Built-up capitals are infinitely variable and provide the maximum control over the letter forms. They also provide a deeper understanding of the shapes and spaces that make up our alphabet. The opportunity for variations is practically unlimited, from Trajan-like elegance to casual flair to playful silliness. And these variations can work together seamlessly.

           In this workshop, we will begin with pencilled monoline capitals and then begin building on those monoline capitals to built-up capitals, first with pencils and then with broad-edge pens.

           Then the fun will continue with variations in letters, layout, and rhythm. We'll explore how and why these elements are so dramatically different in capitals than in minuscules.

           Suitable for beginners and experienced letterers alike.

        ABOUT BETH: Beth Lee is a lettering and book artist living in Bozeman, Montana. She holds a fine arts degree in graphic design, and has worked as a freelance calligrapher and graphic designer since 1982. Beth has also taught calligraphy and book arts for 40 years, both locally and around the United States. Current work includes lettering on bespoke fly fishing rods and writing out historical documents for publishing projects. She is the calligraphy correspondent for the national Guild of BookWorkers Newsletter. Her work may be found in university and private collections around the United States.

        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 Alessandra Kawakubo at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com.

        REGISTRATION:

        You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

        Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

        Cost: $80, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

        A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

        1. FIRST REGISTER.  ( in progress--Registration will open soon.)

        2. Second, Make a payment of $100 via PayPal or check. 

        Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

        To pay by check email Alessandra for instructions, at  iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com

        Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically. 

        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.

        *Through June 30, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the remainder of May-June 30, 2024 will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Alessandra Kawakubo at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com.

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        • October 13, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • November 13, 2024
        • (PST)
        • 4 sessions
        • Online - Zoom
        Register


        Sponsored by 

        Sundays, October 13, 20, 27, 1-5pm, and Critique/Review session, Wednesday, Nov 13, 6pm-7pm Pacific time


        ABOUT  THE WORKSHOP: Good design, says artist Irene Au, is like a refrigerator—when it works no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it stinks. This workshop is designed to help artists of all skill levels who use letters and letterforms better understand composition and the elements and principles of design. You will come away with a better understanding of design essentials and some layout tips of special interest to lettering artists. The workshop will include many handouts, demos, and exercises to build your design skills. The three-session course will also include a review of work a couple weeks following the instruction to give you time to complete work. Details to Follow

        ABOUT MIKE: Mike Gold worked as a commercial lettering designer for over 35 years, mostly in the social expressions business. But his real passion is exploring the corridors of calligraphy that have been less traveled, the path where words and letters are design elements with which to play with line, shape and form, where creating a visual statement is more important than writing a readable text. In both his professional and personal art, Mike breaks traditional rules to create contemporary, non-traditional work.

        Mike has an M.A. in Visual Communications and has studied with many outstanding lettering and design masters over the years. Mike has taught around the country and at several international calligraphy conferences. His personal work has been featured in Letter Arts Review many times over the past 25-plus years. He has been a juror for the Letter Arts Review annual and his work is in many private collections, including the Berlin Calligraphy Archive. He is the author of Lines to Live By (available through John Neal, Bookseller), which is Mike's take on being a non-traditional calligrapher in the 21st century. 

        EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Advanced (Some lettering experience is helpful) All levels

        Workshop will be recorded and available for four months.

        Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days in advance.

        Cost: $150, paid by check or Paypal (see details below). No refunds

        REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.  (Contact Kristi for the information on paying via paper check.) 

        MEMBERS ONLY

        You must be a member of SfC when you register and when this program is held*. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. Please click HERE to join via check, or Kristi contact at   sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org to inquire about becoming a member of SfC.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman and Kristi Darwick: SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org.

        For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You are not registered until confirmed by the workshop coordinator.

        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 09, 2024
        • 9:00 AM (PST)
        • November 10, 2024
        • 4:30 PM (PST)
        • In-Person Escondido Arts Center

        SAVE THE DATE--MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!


        Sponsored by 

        Saturday & Sunday, November 9-10, 2024, 9:30-4:30pm
        Escondido Arts Center - IN-PERSON

        MORE IMAGES AND INFO TO FOLLOW

        • January 11, 2025
        • (PST)
        • March 08, 2025
        • (PST)
        • 3 sessions
        • Online - Zoom
        Register

        Copperplate - A Systematic Approach with Jodi Denning




        Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

        Saturdays: January 11 & February 8,2025 at 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)

        Review on March 8, 2025 at 9:00 AM to 10.30AM (Pacific Time)

        $25     MEMBERS ONLY

        Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment will be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Thursday, January 9, 2025.


        About the Workshop:

        Copperplate Minuscules – A Systematic Approach

        This class will help students develop a foundation in the fundamentals of the Copperplate style of pointed pen script. The class will begin with a brief introduction to using a pointed pen, and a time for questions for students unfamiliar with the pointed pen. Participants will learn the structure of the basic strokes for the minuscules of this beautiful script, and then use those basic strokes to form the various related groups of minuscule letters. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

        Copperplate Majuscules – A Systematic Approach

        This class is a continuation of the Copperplate Minuscules class, exploring the basic strokes and structure of the majuscules of the script. Basic familiarity with pointed pen and with the Copperplate minuscule alphabet is required before taking this class. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

        The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.


        Recommended Experience: Beginners to advanced

        About Jodi:

        With no artistic background, Jodi jumped into calligraphy in late 2016 with a serious desire to learn pointed pen calligraphy, and no clue as to how to get started. After unsuccessfully trying to find local classes or resources, she began navigating the many challenges of learning calligraphy on her own. A couple years later she pursued “correspondence course” instruction from calligrapher Bill Kemp. As online courses began to be available, she continued to study, learn, and develop her traditional Copperplate/Engrosser’s Script style calligraphy.

        Jodi’s professional career in software engineering gave her a natural orientation toward detail. Her lifelong passion for training horses and teaching riding skills gave her an understanding of how to break complex skills down into “bite-sized” pieces for a less intimidating learning experience, as well as a focus on self-assessment as a tool to develop increased skill refinement which she now brings to her calligraphy instruction.

        REGISTRATION:

        You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

        Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

        Cost: $25, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

        A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

        1. FIRST REGISTER

        2. Second, Make a payment of $25 via PayPal or check. 

        Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

        To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

        Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

        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.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

      Past events

      May 23, 2024 Tune Up Your Italic with Sue Greenseth
      May 05, 2024 Mastering Markers
      May 03, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      May 02, 2024 THE CALLIGRAPHER’S PROCESS From conception to completion
      April 27, 2024 Personalized Cards for Mothers and Others
      April 20, 2024 Stunt Roman
      April 13, 2024 Gothicized Italic with Nina Tran
      March 29, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      March 09, 2024 Calligraphy Rhythm & a Spark of Gold! with Andrea Wunderlich
      March 08, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      February 24, 2024 FRAKTURA with Viktor Kams
      February 21, 2024 Fraktura with Viktor Kams (In-Person)
      February 18, 2024 Letters California Style: Open-Classroom Tour
      February 11, 2024 Those Blooming Envelopes! with Violet Smythe
      February 02, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      January 21, 2024 Decorated Lombardic Capitals
      January 19, 2024 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      January 13, 2024 The Gilded, Painted Letter and More with Rosemary Buczek
      January 05, 2024 Dancing Petals: Painting the Charm of Loose Watercolor Roses
      November 19, 2023 The Lettering Studio with DeAnn Singh
      November 17, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      November 17, 2023 Wet on Wet Watercolor Cats
      November 11, 2023 Let's get Italicized! Master the Basics of Italic Calligraphy
      November 09, 2023 GREETING CARDS with Roxanne Glaser
      November 05, 2023 Parallel Pen Flourishes with Jane Shibata
      November 03, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      October 28, 2023 Learn New Techniques for Cards & Envelopes
      October 24, 2023 AMONGST THE BLOOMS with Connie Furgason
      October 20, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      October 07, 2023 Neuland and Embossing with Sue Greenseth
      October 06, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      October 02, 2023 Captivating Color: Choosing, Mixing, and Using Watercolor for Calligraphy
      September 23, 2023 Inland Empire Meetup
      September 23, 2023 BAMBOOZLED: Everything Bamboo IN-PERSON WORKSHOP
      September 22, 2023 Line Shape Form - Reception - San Diego SfC Virtual Exhibit
      September 17, 2023 Sgraffito - Scratching through Gold
      September 16, 2023 MODERN + MEDIEVAL: Playing with motifs with Sharyn Sowell
      September 15, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      September 05, 2023 Meetup at Claudia's Studio - Old Town San Diego
      September 01, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      August 20, 2023 Tiny Treasures with Barbara Close
      August 19, 2023 Gelli-Printing with Printers' Inks (MEMBERS-ONLY)
      August 15, 2023 Ben Shahn-ish with Beth Lee
      August 12, 2023 More Fables and Flowers with Risa Gettler
      August 10, 2023 ADVENTURES IN CREATIVITY with Barbara Close
      August 05, 2023 Fraktur & Flourishes with Nina Tran
      July 22, 2023 Spot On! Modern Illumination with Andrea Wunderlich
      July 15, 2023 Carrioka & Other Dances
      July 05, 2023 COPPERPLATE BOOSTER
      June 24, 2023 Watercolor, Salt and Bleedproof White
      June 17, 2023 Mid-Century Pen Moves Part 2
      June 17, 2023 Sam Maloof Calligraphy with David Mark
      June 10, 2023 Fables and Flowers
      June 04, 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
      June 03, 2023 San Diego SfC Exhibit--Line Shape Form--Reception
      June 02, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      May 25, 2023 Annual Retreat in at Westmont College in Montecito
      May 19, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      April 22, 2023 A SHARP PENCIL AND A KEEN EYE
      April 19, 2023 A WAY OF CREATING WITHOUT WORRY
      April 16, 2023 Everyday Uncial
      April 14, 2023 Toltec Gothic Flourishing with Peter Greco
      April 14, 2023 Working with Borders
      April 07, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      April 01, 2023 San Diego Chapter Member Exhibit: Line Shape Form
      March 31, 2023 Florals with Pointed Pen
      March 22, 2023 ROXANNE GLASER - DRAWN TO GRATITUDE
      March 17, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      March 11, 2023 The Letters of Imre Reiner
      March 10, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      February 24, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group-Registration
      February 11, 2023 Napkin Play: Creating booklets, tags, pockets and more!
      February 03, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      January 22, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group (Member-led)
      January 21, 2023 To B or Not to B: A B-Nib Play
      January 14, 2023 Neuland+embossing
      January 06, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      December 04, 2022 Lecture: Perseverance and Passion in Lettering
      December 03, 2022 Gelli-Printing with Printers' Inks (MEMBERS-ONLY)
      November 27, 2022 Fabulous Flourishing for the Holidays
      November 19, 2022 The Inside Curve
      November 12, 2022 Text and Texture - Folded Pen and Color Blending
      November 11, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      November 10, 2022 CREATIVE CARDS
      October 30, 2022 ONE-STROKE LETTERS WITH DECORATION
      October 29, 2022 2022 Online Exhibit/Reception - Slice of Life
      October 23, 2022 Calligraphic Dirds
      October 22, 2022 Calligraphic Dirds
      October 15, 2022 Study Group - Monoline Italic
      October 14, 2022 Versals
      October 08, 2022 Drawn to Letters: The Dutch Approach
      October 06, 2022 Whispers & Screams: Exploring the Ruling Pen
      September 30, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      September 24, 2022 Romanesque Stitch Book
      September 23, 2022 Study Group - Monoline Italic
      September 17, 2022 Uncial Uprise
      September 11, 2022 Writing on Circles and Curves
      September 09, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      September 05, 2022 Mastering Numbers
      August 27, 2022 Basic Monoline Italic
      August 13, 2022 Card Folders and More
      August 10, 2022 Once Upon a Circle
      July 30, 2022 Rudolf Koch in Color and Ornament
      July 16, 2022 Mid-Century Pen Moves
      July 03, 2022 Parallel Pen Party
      June 26, 2022 Painting a Decorative Medieval Knot
      June 25, 2022 Flourishing Decorum
      June 12, 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
      June 11, 2022 Fun & Funky Versals - Outreach Program
      June 07, 2022 No Fear CASUAL ROMANS
      May 22, 2022 Paste Paper Party – More Than Fingerpainting
      May 21, 2022 Modern Flourished Borders with MiMo
      May 14, 2022 Fresh & Fancy: modern illumination inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels
      May 06, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      May 04, 2022 Elizabethan Secretary Hand - Repeat series
      April 30, 2022 Playful Pressurized Letterforms
      April 23, 2022 Playful Pressurized Letterforms
      April 21, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led - Repeat of Apr 1 session)
      April 10, 2022 Mastering Markers
      April 09, 2022 SPRING SYMPHONY
      April 06, 2022 Bold & Blended: Chunky Roman Caps with Belgium Bister Inks
      April 03, 2022 Jammin' Jumbo Junk Journals with MiMo
      April 01, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      March 26, 2022 Exploring Colored Pencils
      March 15, 2022 Introduction to Celtic Knots
      March 06, 2022 Elizabethan Secretary Hand
      March 04, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      February 12, 2022 Neuland Lettering:  Introduction & Exploration
      February 06, 2022 Victorian Puzzle Valentines
      February 04, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      January 15, 2022 Mid-Century Pen Moves
      January 08, 2022 PARALLEL PEN: DEMYSTIFYING AND BEYOND
      January 07, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      January 04, 2022 Round Ronde, A Ronde We Go!
      December 27, 2021 Fabulous Flourishing Cards & Envelopes
      December 11, 2021 San Diego Chapter Holiday Tea & Program
      December 04, 2021 PARALLEL PEN: DEMYSTIFYING AND BEYOND
      November 20, 2021 Botanical Embellishments - Creating Wreaths
      November 13, 2021 Pointed Pen Holiday Elements
      November 05, 2021 Romans Study Group (Member-Led)
      October 30, 2021 Watercolor Fall Leaves and Morse Deco Letters
      October 24, 2021 You Inspire Me-CREATING AN ARTIST’S BOOK: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
      October 24, 2021 Everyday Uncial
      October 22, 2021 Creations at a Time of Uncertainty- Exhibit Reception - IE/PV Chapter (Virtual)
      October 18, 2021 Small Capitals with Small Landscapes
      October 16, 2021 Who's afraid of Rudolf Koch?
      October 10, 2021 Meander Books from Calligraphic Play Sheets
      October 09, 2021 Interlock Surfin’ Letters
      October 02, 2021 CONTEMPORARY BINDERS of LA PROSE DU TRANSSIBÉRIEN
      October 01, 2021 LUSCIOUS LAYERS WATERCOLOR
      September 28, 2021 Greeting Cards Galore
      September 18, 2021 Small Capitals with Small Landscapes
      September 12, 2021 Play Sheets Playday
      September 03, 2021 Romans Study Group - Member Led
      August 22, 2021 Fabulous Flourishing : Techniques for All
      August 21, 2021 Introduction to Fraktur
      August 21, 2021 2021 Master’s Lecture Series with Donald Jackson
      August 17, 2021 How Do You DOodle That? with Nancy Hays Hills
      August 07, 2021 Angels in August
      July 31, 2021 Hardcover Accordion-Spine Book
      July 23, 2021 Opening Reception: During Our Time at Home...
      June 27, 2021 Letter-locking
      June 11, 2021 Drawn and Built-up Capitals - Study of Hermann Kilian's Work
      June 06, 2021 AGM --Calligraphic Journey of Love, Nancy Ouchida-­Howells
      May 22, 2021 Exciting World of Ruling Pens
      May 16, 2021 Copperplate Capitals with DeAnn Singh
      May 08, 2021 Romans Review
      May 04, 2021 Tools Galore
      April 24, 2021 Nib Holder Book
      April 11, 2021 Dutch Masters Script
      April 10, 2021 Monoline Foundational Hand
      March 19, 2021 The Foundational Hand from Form to Design
      March 13, 2021 Triangle Brush Florals
      February 20, 2021 Assorted Blackletter
      February 13, 2021 Lecture: A Talk with SfC's Founding Members
      February 07, 2021 Practical Lessons in Penmanship
      January 27, 2021 Drop Dead Gorgeous - Kitty Maryatt Exhibit
      January 24, 2021 Copperplate Basics - For Beginners & Brush-Ups
      January 23, 2021 Watercolor Ocean Waves
      January 21, 2021 Uncial, Then and Now with Meredith Klein
      January 16, 2021 Flora with Anne Elser
      January 13, 2021 Open-Shaded Script with Anne Elser
      January 09, 2021 Love, Fear and Flourishing
      January 08, 2021 Pencil, Pixel, Nib and Brush
      December 19, 2020 SGVRG Holiday Zoom Party
      December 06, 2020 Wedge Brush Watercolor Wreath
      December 05, 2020 Decorated Floral Envelopes with Schin Loong
      November 21, 2020 Flourishing Text
      November 14, 2020 Focus on Italics
      November 12, 2020 HOLIDAY GREETINGS WITH VICTORIA KIBILDIS
      October 24, 2020 Captivating Cadel Capitals with Vivian Mungall
      October 18, 2020 Italic Basics: Beginners & Brush-Ups - DeAnn Singh
      October 17, 2020 Watercolor Poppies and Morse Deco (ZOOM) with Mina Taylor
      October 10, 2020 Illuminated Capitals (via Zoom) with Risa Gettler
      October 08, 2020 Holiday Greetings with Victoria Kibildis
      October 03, 2020 Introduction to Copperplate Script (via ZOOM) with Nina Tran
      September 13, 2020 RESCHEDULED: Italic Basics: For Beginners & Brush-Ups (ZOOM) with DeAnn Singh
      September 12, 2020 Watercolor an Original Wine Label or Jam Label -- ZOOM Program with Barbara Roth
      September 09, 2020 Introduction to Gothicized Italic - ONLINE with Nina Tran
      September 05, 2020 Colors Between the Letters -- ZOOM program with Barbara Close
      August 30, 2020 AGM --Documentary Screening with live introduction by Kitty Maryatt
      August 22, 2020 Playful Letters on ZOOM with Carrie Imai
      August 15, 2020 Long Stitch Bookbinding - ONLINE with Amy Spencer
      August 05, 2020 Copperplate Garden (ZOOM) with Barbara Close


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