Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional Events

    • August 21, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • August 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Nina Tran


    Sponsored by: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter 

    About the workshop: Fraktur is a 16th century German style of Blackletter which combines the dense vertical texture of Gothic Textura and the lively curves of Gothic Batarde hands.  The name Fraktur, derived from the Latin word fractura (meaning "broken"), appropriately describes the distinctive fragmentation of joined and overlapped strokes.

    In this Fraktur class, we will begin with a brief study of the parent Gothic Textura as a guide and foundation to the ever-evolving Fraktur.  The first weekend will be a study dedicated to learning minuscules and the second weekend to majuscules.  Despite the typical characteristics attributed to Fraktur, this hand is quite versatile and can be easily varied from bold to light, compressed or airy, coarse or elegant with just a few adjustments, as we will see in class. Students will be invited to submit specific work for critique.  

    All skill levels are welcome.  However, some knowledge of the broad pen is highly recommended.

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

    About Nina: Nina Tran is mom to three energetic kids in the San Fernando Valley. She is deeply passionate and enthusiastic about learning and teaching calligraphy and penmanship. Her main focuses of study are Copperplate, Spencerian, and various Gothic Hands. When she is away from her pens, she enjoys reading, bullet journaling, and bookbinding.

    Cost: $124 by check or PayPal

    Must be a member both at the time of registration and when the workshop is held.

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

    Questions? Alessandra Kawakubo

    Workshop will hold 20 students, plus facilitator. 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 and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance ona first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. PayPal's fees are not refundable. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. No refunds after handouts are distributed, usually a week in advance. 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. Please send your check payable to IE/PV SfC: Send 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 without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors.

    • 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. 

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

    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.  


    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. 

    • November 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Online - Zoom

    Presenter: CATHERINE LANGSDORF


    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

    About this workshop: Online mini workshop with Catherine Langsdorf, scribe. We will focus on calligraphic flourishes and decorative florals. Students will explore the small, pointed brush marker to build up floral motifs. These designs can be used in journals, on cards and envelopes, and with frame-able art. Students will work along with the instructor to create a finished wreath of florals. Learning how to use and exploit the flexibility of a pointed brush on botanical embellishments will train the calligrapher’s hand in skills applicable to various alphabets.
       The three learning units include 1) learning the tool and building a range of elements, 2) creating botanical motifs, and 3) making a wreath. Various techniques will be shared (measurement shortcuts and writing in a circle.) Prior to the workshop, color handouts will be provided for students to print. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and to show their completed project.

    All levels welcome.  
    Workshop will be recorded and available for a month.

    Examples of Catherine’s work on this topic are on Instagram:  #lvs_botanical

    About Catherine: She began her pursuit of calligraphy in 1987 to enable her to address her own wedding invitations. She continued to study from top instructors at Cheerio and through her local guild, Carolina Lettering Arts Society. She owns Long Village Studio based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She enjoys working with clients on one-of-a-kind lettering projects and providing wedding details to couples. Since 1990, Catherine has taught at various shops and galleries, and through community colleges all over North Carolina. Her instructional articles have been published in Bound & Lettered (2017, brush markers) and she has won awards in the Graceful Envelope Contest since 1999 (2005 Best in Show). Her art can be seen on Instagram @clangsdorf_calligrapher. Catherine is a Chicago-land native with North Carolina roots. She and her husband migrated south in 1992 and have adult twins.

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

    $35

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

    Enrollment is 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 and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance ona first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. For confirmation and prompt receipt of supply list, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You do not have a spot in the workshop until you are notified by the coordinator. (Paid events are handled manually, so please allow several days.) Please send your check payable to IE/PV SfC: Send to Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413. 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.

    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

    • May 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)

    Presenter: Michelle Morin

    SPONSORED: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter


    SAVE THE DATE! Registration will open closer to May 2022.

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM: In this class, we will use both composition principles and intuition (improvisation) to make fun and beautiful modern flourished borders for your calligraphy or handwritten pieces. Michelle will  use a pointed pen with metallic watercolors, but you  may use any tool and any ink you prefer (see materials list for suggested alternative  monoline or pressure-sensitive tools).
        
    These borders can coordinate with many calligraphic hands, including Copperplate-based and Spencerian-based pointed pen scripts.  Michelle has  used these borders around and in her calligraphy sketchbook pages and art pieces, on cards, and as custom stationary borders.
       Experience with preparing and using a pointed pen is recommended but not required if other tools are used. 

       In this class, we will learn:

    • How to make easy shapes that become the components of a modern flourished border
    • How to combine those shapes as you move along the page border, in either an intuitive process or through intentional planning and, if you wish, a grid system
    • How to vary the shapes and styles to create different looks, using metallic watercolors, watercolor pencils, and/or different types of pointed nibs

    ABOUT MIMO: Michelle Morin ("Mi Mo") enjoys learning and creating in many visual arts and calligraphic traditions, including mixed-media, watercolor, and hand bookbinding, as well as calligraphy and lettering using pointed pen, pointed brush/marker, pencil, and other tools.  Mi Mo teaches a Copperplate-based Modern Calligraphy and runs regular calligraphy study groups and creative meetups online.  She is also a collector of fountain pens, hoarder of art supplies, avid journal-keeper and journal-maker, Program Chair for Pacific Scribes, corporate lawyer, and mom.  @michelle.l.mo and @calligra_mi.

    SUPPLIES: 
    Your favorite pointed pen holder (straight or oblique), at least two different pointed nibs, ink, preferably in a few colors, and paper of your choice that works well with your inks and nibs.  
       These are the nibs, inks, and paper I like. You do not have to buy exactly what I use! Use what you have and what you love:

    • Nibs: a softer nib such as a Hunt 101; a slightly firmer nib such as a vintage Gillott 404 and/or a Nikko G or Zebra G might be fun to try as well. 
    • Inks: I will be using half-pans, quarter pans, or sample “dots” of metallic watercolors (i.e., rewetting dry watercolors and painting them onto the nib). My current favorite makers are:

    - Shipped from US (find online or on Etsy): Cloverset Lettering (she rotates colors often and I love her sample dots because they are bigger than average); Iuile Watercolors; Tiny Cactus Designs; Coliro Finetec.
    - Ships from outside the US, so availability/shipping time may be an issue: The Creative Kinds, And Flower Tales. (both on Etsy)

    • Paper: 

    - For class practice, anything that works with your pointed pens and watercolor pencils. Marker paper such as Canson XL or Borden & Riley #37 Boris Marker Layout will work for the pointed pens.

    - Crane’s Lettra, which is a yummy but expensive 100% cotton paper with a bit of tooth, is great for this type of watercolor pencil work and also works for pointed pen, though your nib may catch on the fibers.

    - Southworth 100% Cotton resume paper (in white or ivory,  in 24 or 32 lb) is a bit smoother than Crane’s Lettra.

    - Tomoe River (extremely lightweight, smooth, 52 gsm Japanese stationery paper) is very good for writing with pens and fountain pens. It  works with pointed pen and I love writing letters with it.

    • Watercolor pencils and a fine-point waterbrush, such as the Pentel Aquash or similar. (Or simply use a soft-graphite pencil!)

    - I suggest having a selection of warm and cool reds or pinks, warm and cool greens, a few blues and purples, a yellow, and any other colors you like.  For example, in Derwent Inktense I like Fuchsia, Poppy Red, Apple Green, Teal Green, Peacock Blue, and Mustard.  You could buy  singles from your local art store or dickblick.com if you want to try them out.

    - I suggest a good artists’ quality brand, such as Derwent Inktense or Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils, because rewetting the pigment with the waterbrush will have more impact. 



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