Event Calendar

    • August 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • September 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Speaker:  D O N A L D   J A C K S O N

    - This series will be recorded and made available to all -


    From Royal Scrolls to the Saint John’s Bible to “Have I had my breakfast yet?”  Master Calligrapher Donald Jackson shares lessons and insights from a lifetime of working in letters. He is the official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Donald is also the author of The Story of Writing and The Calligrapher's Art.


     Lecture 1August 21:   LEARNING and LUCK

    Early studies and training opportunities, inspiration and influences; traditional materials and techniques.
    Recording: 
    https://youtu.be/BNQk-oxE8IA 

    Lecture 2September 4:   EARNING and LUCK

    Quills, gold leaf and parchment: Who needs them? Keeping afloat over the years, making things in ways that matter to you and for people who don’t need them (until they do).

    Lecture 3September 18:   SPREADING the WORD

    Teaching, sharing, showing and telling; students and teachers learning from each other.

    Lecture 4September 25:   FACING the DEMONS

    What next? Where will these marks I am making take me to? The role of playing with letters with an open heart


    Download Flyer for 2021 Master's Lecture Series


    Sponsor: Society for Calligraphy,  Los Angeles, CA

     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.


    Notes on Zoom notification:

    A very small percentage of emails bounce back.  If you do not receive your Zoom invitation, please contact Kristi: Zoom@societyforcalligraphy.org (You can reach Kristi up to an hour before the program.)

    • September 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • September 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Beth Lee


    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

    Please note time change: due to a conflict being schedule, we needed to shift the time for this workshop. 

    About this workshop: The idea of monumental Roman capitals is intimidating for many calligraphers, but making and arranging small capitals on a page can help us to connect with the fun of lettering while focusing on some basic design principles.

    Great for beginners and the experienced letterer alike, this workshop will explore the use of small broad-edged and pointed pens in the creation of texture in our texts through the manipulation of letter spacing, color changes, and other design decisions. We'll examine how the act of writing creates rhythm and movement. In the second session, we'll create tiny painted landscapes as a graphic element that melds beautifully with our texts.
      

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

    About Beth: Beth Lee is a calligrapher and book artist living in Bozeman, Montana. She has been featured in Letter Arts Review, and her work is included in the Beinecke Rare Book Library, Baylor University Moody Library, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and in other institutional and private collections around the United States.

    Cost: $51 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)

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

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Workshop is full. Participants sometimes need to drop, so please contact Alessandra if you wish to be placed on the wait list. 

    Workshops are limited to 20 participants. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. 

       Please make your check payable to SfC to  Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413
       Please write the workshop name in the memo space.  Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Alessandra to pay for membership via PayPal.

       NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

    • September 28, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    • 9

    Instructors: Carrie Imai and Lise Orwig


    SAN FERNANDO VALLEY OUTREACH EVENT

    Description:

    Lise Orwig and Carrie Imai will teach several different card structures to use for the holidays and all year.

    All levels welcome to this FREE workshop

    Click here to Download flyer

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED:                                                      FREE - RSVP by September 25, 2021

    Maximum participants: 98

    Contact Jann Marks at callijann@aol.com with questions.








    • October 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • October 02, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • ZOOM

    Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan

    Workshop fee:  $80

    Sponsored by:  Orange County Regional

    DESCRIPTION: 

    This class is about building a painting layer by layer. Students
    will work on paper with water media and acrylic inks. Transparent
    washes will be layered with various styles of broad-edged or
    brush lettering, mark making and handwriting to form a luscious
    abstract work.

    Kits of paints can be purchased for $15, includes postage.  Must be requested at least one-week in advance. Click the link to order Luscious Layers Supply Kit

    REGISTRATION:

    Download flyer for workshop and registration details

    Workshop contact: Gerry Phillips danger.phillips@gmail.com

    You must be a member of Society for Calligraphy when you register and when the class is held.   Write the workshop name in the memo space of the check.  Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership application: Click to Download Membership Application  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope.  No refunds.  Please contact Gerry at the above email address to receive the mailing address for your check(s).

    For confirmation and prompt receipt of supply list, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than one week before the workshop. You do not have a spot in the workshop until you are notified by the coordinator.


    • October 02, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Moderated by Kitty Maryatt 

    Sponsored by Designer Bookbinders, UK

    Meet the U.S. and U.K. binders of the 2018 facsimile by Kitty Maryatt of the 1913 book, La Prose du Transsibérien, by Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay. The binding by Paul Bonet of a copy of the original in 1963–64 was the inspiration for the idea to commission twenty-five binders to bind the 2018 facsimile, which replicated the original techniques of letterpress and pochoir. The resulting bindings were shown at the exhibit titled Drop Dead Gorgeous, which toured the country starting in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston. The exhibit closed in Minneapolis at MCBA on May 9, and show in London from October 4 to 25, 2021 . An exhibition catalog for Drop Dead Gorgeous is available.

    The binders will discuss their process of designing and executing a binding for the new facsimile of a book that was groundbreaking for its time.  There will be time at the very end of all the sessions for the binders to ask each other questions, and to interact with the audience.

    The lecture will be recorded and a link sent to registrants.

    For more details, see the full flier here.

    TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contemporary-binders-of-la-prose-du-transsiberien-zoom-event-2nd-october-tickets-174303134367 


    • October 09, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • October 10, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • ZOOM
    Register

    INSTRUCTOR:  IVAN CASTRO

    ** LAST DAY TO REGISTER: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 **

    Description:

    Lettering designer Ivan Castro from Barcelona will carry us inside this wonderful lettering style popular from the late 1950s through the 60s and 70s. Interlock Letters are modern and surprising, with the flavor and nostalgia of the groovy popular cultures from that time period. Let’s make letters bounce up and down following the fresh waves of this incredible style!

    SUPPLY LIST (excluded from the registration fee) :

    • – Mechanical pencil 0.3 or 0.5, preferably with hard lead (2H)
    • – Eraser
    • – Markers of different thickness, from 0.2 fine liner to thicker ones,   Sharpies, etc.
    • - Brush pens, small round brushes, Indian ink.
    • – Regular paper A4
    • – Tracing paper A4

    Level:  All skill levels

    Instructor Biography:

    Ivan Castro is a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, who specializes in calligraphy, lettering, and typography. His work involves everything from advertising to editorial, and from packaging to logo design and gig posters. Although Ivan claims to have no specific style, one could say that he has a strong respect for the history of popular culture. He has been working in the field for more than 20 years, and has been teaching calligraphy and lettering for 15 years in the main design schools in Barcelona. He travels frequently, holding workshops and giving lectures at design festivals and conferences. He has published, “The ABC of Custom Lettering” and more recently “Lettering to the Max”, two lettering handbooks.

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

    REGISTRATION:

    Workshop Fee:  $40

    Pay by check or PayPal   (see fine print below)                            

    You must be a member of Society for Calligraphy when you register and when the class is held.   If you are not a member and would like to pay your membership fee by PayPal also, please contact Chava at the email above for directions. If paying by check, write the workshop name in the memo space of the check.  Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership application: Click to Download Membership Application  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope.  No refunds.  Please contact Chava at the above email address to receive the mailing address for your check(s).

    For confirmation, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than one week before the workshop. You do not have a spot in the workshop until you are notified by the coordinator.

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

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    • October 10, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom online
    Register

    with Eva-Lynn Diesenhaus


    Sponsored by your SAN DIEGO chapter

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    Free

    We'll create a box and books using one sheet of paper for each. You'll come away with a box with a lid and four books inside.  You may wish to use your Playsheets from the September program.

    For the box and lid: 

    • 90# mixed media paper (Eva-Lynn used Canson).
    •  Cut to the following sizes: 1 at 9"x9”; 1 at 4.75"x4.75”

    For the books:

    • Text weight- your practice papers or papers from the September Meeting, scrapbook paper, or another paper of your choice. 
    • Cut to the following sizes: 2 at 8.5"x 11”; 2 at 11"x11”


    Additional Supplies:

    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Metal Ruler
    • Cutting Mat
    • Xacto knife with #11 blade
    • Bone Folder
    • Needle
    • Thread for binding
    • Scissor for cutting thread
    • Awl
    • Glue:  Glue Stick OR Double sided tape (1/4 “or 1/2”) such as SuperTape by iCraft (red liner) OR tape runner with double-sided tape (such as Tombo or Scotch)
    • Optional:  beads and needle and thread, used for the beads

    Questions? E-mail Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. ** You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

    www.societyforcalligraphy.org

    • October 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • October 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Andrea Wunderlich


    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter

    About the workshop: You might already be a big fan of gothic and blackletter, but it happened to me that I didn't like Rudolf Koch's gothic work when I first saw it many years ago at the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach. I was especially shocked by his very expressive works and couldn´t believe that he is the same person who also designed famous typefaces like the Maximilian or the Wilhelm-Klingspor type. So, yes - I´ve been afraid of him. But I also believe that the study of gothic and blackletter is very important for every calligrapher and person in love with letters. So, I began with my own research on Rudolf Koch as a person, lettering artist and craftsman. Come with me on a journey during which you learn more about the character of Rudolf and his ideas and thoughts, have a closer look at his career and work and after all, let all this be an inspiration for your own thoughts, ideas and work. We will go step-by-step through his instructions on blackletter-forms, look at some of his typefaces and then analyse his expressive gothic writing. All the new things you discover will flow into your own work. This is meant to be a trip into your own contemporary approach to gothic and blackletter. 

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

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

    Level: all, basic skills with broad edge pen is required

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

    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.  

    BE SURE TO PRESS THE REGISTRATION BUTTON BEFORE PAYING! YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE A SPOT IS AVAILABLE.


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

    NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

    • October 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • October 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online
    Join waitlist

    Presenter: Beth Lee


    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

    THIS IS A SECOND SESSION - WEEKDAY, ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND

    About this workshop: The idea of monumental Roman capitals is intimidating for many calligraphers, but making and arranging small capitals on a page can help us to connect with the fun of lettering while focusing on some basic design principles.

    Great for beginners and the experienced letterer alike, this workshop will explore the use of small broad-edged and pointed pens in the creation of texture in our texts through the manipulation of letter spacing, color changes, and other design decisions. We'll examine how the act of writing creates rhythm and movement. In the second session, we'll create tiny painted landscapes as a graphic element that melds beautifully with our texts.
      

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

    About Beth: Beth Lee is a calligrapher and book artist living in Bozeman, Montana. She has been featured in Letter Arts Review, and her work is included in the Beinecke Rare Book Library, Baylor University Moody Library, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and in other institutional and private collections around the United States.

    Cost: $51 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)

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

    MEMBERS ONLY

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


    Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. 

       Please make your check payable to SfC to  Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413
       Please write the workshop name in the memo space.  Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Alessandra to pay for membership via PayPal.

       NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.