Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional Events

    • February 20, 2021
    • (PST)
    • February 21, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    with Nina Tran

    Workshop sponsored by the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter

    This class is an exploration of assorted Blackletters.  We'll begin our adventures in Textura, then transition to Fraktur and Gothicized Italic, while examining and experimenting with the letterforms along the way.  We'll tickle our imagination, test the boundaries of Blackletters, and, perhaps, discover our own Blackletter hybrid.  Day 1 will be for the study of minuscules and Day 2 for majuscules.  Oh, the possibilities! Some gothic lettering experience highly recommended. Workshop will be recorded

    About Nina: Nina Tran is a mom to three energetic kids in the San Fernando Valley.  She is passionate and enthusiastic about learning and teaching calligraphy and penmanship. Her main focuses of study are Copperplate Script, Spencerian Script, and various Gothic Hands. 

    Other Info:

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

     $80 via check.   MEMBERS-ONLY
    Paypal option includes added non-refundable Paypal fees


    Workshop is limited to 20 participants, 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. 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. 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 $25, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form:  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope.

    Questions? E-mail Alessandra at

    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.

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

    Instructor: Yukimi Annand


    Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional

    Contact: Alessandra Kawakubo

    Contact phone: 909-839-3221



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

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

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

    Other Info:

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

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

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