Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Regional Events

    • April 24, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: JANE MATSUMOTO


    About the program: SfC member,  Jane Matsumoto, will lead us through a fun program where we'll create a place to store our nibs or to give a gift of nibs! The tri-fold holder with an accordion style center which allows the sections holding the slots for the nibs, to fold out for easy access. Start saving corrugated cardboard, either from packaging or boxes! You will need a small sheet to make one of these nifty nib holders.

    About Jane: Jane is a calligrapher, lettering and watercoloring artist from the Bay Area. She was born and raised in San Francisco and moved to San Jose 22 years ago. She has worked in the education of young children for the past 19 years. Jane is passionate about sharing her knowledge, love, and joy for the calligraphic arts. 

    Zoom Invitation will be sent a couple days in advance.

    Questions: Alessandra at


    Things you will need for Jane’s Nib Holder Session

    Solid Cardstock

    W:  4-1/4” x  H: 7”

    W:  4-1/4” x H:  8-1/2”

    W:  4” x H:  4-1/2” (will be cut into thinner rectangles)

    Designer Cardstock or Marbled Paper or Patterned Paper (thicker paper makes this holder more sturdy)

    W: 4” x H: 6-3/4”

    W: 3-3/4” x H: 3-3/4” (will be cut into thinner rectangles)

    Corrugated Cardboard (from a box)

    W- 4” x L- 4-1/2” (the holes go across the top (4”) and will be cut into thinner rectangles)


    Test the holes with a few different sized nibs to make sure the nibs fit well in the slots.


    Paper Trimmer or Cutting Mat, ruler with thick edge or metal edge, X-acto knife or similar cutting tool


    Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board or similar tool for scoring lines

    Scor-Tape or similar double sided tape or favorite glue 

    Additional Materials for closures


    Ribbons / Twine

    Button and twine

    Wax seal, lighter or similar flame, 2” x 2” piece of parchment paper (I will demo a quick trick)

    "These are links to supplies that I will be using during the workshop. Please try to use what you already have. I recommend that you take the workshop first, see what I use,  and then look into getting additional supplies. These are only suggestions."

    Scor Pal Tape (double sided sticky tape) - this one is 1/2" wide. There are options.

    Basic Grey magnetic snaps - this one is the large size. If you prefer the smaller size, you will need to purchase it as a set

    Natural Jute Twine 

    Cotton Baker's Twine - for those that prefer softer twine

    1/8" satin ribbon 

    Natural Coconut Shell Buttons

    Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy - this one is a mini version. There are different sizes and they look different to mine. Mine are not scored at 1/8ths. You can use a paper trimmer such as a Fiskars with a scoring blade (black) or a stylus or bone folder to score the lines. 

    Corrugated cardboard sheets - this is in case you do not have access to cardboard.

    Cardstock 65 lb - no less than this or it will be too thin - or use a file folder

    Cardstock 80 lb - a little thicker

    Heavy 100 lb cardstock  - this is an example of very thick cardstock

    Designer Scrapbook paper - this is an example of designer or scrapbook paper

    "Wax Seal" - If you like to do closures using the wax seal process, then you will have a preference of materials to use. I like to use a lighter and the wax with a seal. Others prefer the spoon or glue gun method. Again, this is simply another option. Watch the workshop first and then decide if this is an option for you. If you are interested in supplies for this process, here are some suggestions.

    Wax options:

    Sealing wax sticks

    Sealing wax beads

    Sealing wax spoon


    Parchment Paper

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

    Presenter: Beth Lee

    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

    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


    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

       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. 

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