The SfC offers free programs to the public throughout the year as part of our mission to support and share calligraphy in Southern California. 


August 30, 2020

Kitty Maryott has kindly shared her documentary video for continued viewing after our meeting. Please use both links below to see the entire 1 hour 9 minute documentary in two parts. For more information from Kitty on this project please visit her blog page

The Re-creation of a Masterpiece: La Prose du Transsibérien:

PART 1:  La Prose Final 1


La Prose Final 2

Upcoming events

    • January 23, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Syeda Ullah

    In this class, you will learn how to paint elegant ocean waves using watercolor. This is a great painting to relax with and is perfect to use in scrapbooks, cards, or other crafts. I will teach you the basics of controlling your watercolor. In addition, I will also be teaching you techniques, and showing different supplies in which you all will be able to experiment with. The class is open to students of all levels from beginners to advanced! 

    $0 Program open to both members and non-members

    Recommended Supplies:

    • Ruler/Straightedge 
    • Pencil or pen to take notes 
    • Mixing Brush 
    • Pipette
    • Paint palette 
    • Paper towels 
    • Round brush size 14 or whatever large size you have 
    • Round brush size 0 or 2 
    • Two cups of water 
    • Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White or any opaque white paint 
    • Gouache (Winsor & Newton recommended)
    • Indigo blue 
    • A lighter, cerulean blue (*I will use Phthalo turquoise) 
    • A tan, yellow ochre, or sienna color (*I will use Burnt Sienna) 
    • Optional Teal to have on hand 
    • Watercolor Paper (Canson XL or whatever you prefer) 
    • hairdryer/embossing dryer
    • masking/painter’s tape
    • Optional: Glitter paint (this can be the palette kind) 

    • February 07, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Victoria Kibildis


    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick


    Please note, due to a conflict, this will not be held on our normal second Saturday of the month. 


    Legible handwriting is attainable! In this class you will learn how proper forms, combined with the rhythm of writing, will give you a personal, legible style you will want to write. No more apologizing for your handwriting.

    About Victoria:

    Classes taken over the years from exceptional calligraphers, most notably Julian Waters, Claude Mediavilla, and Jean Larcher, have inspired Victoria to continue to strive for excellence for herself and her many students.

    Her work was juried into the  The Saint John's Bible and the Art of the Book exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art, the Sarasota Museum of Art, and the 2020 exhibit at the Muzeo Museum.

    Materials Needed:

    • Wide-rule loose-leaf Notebook paper
    • Pencil and/or your favorite pen


    This program is open to both members and non-members. Feel free to bring a friend, just be sure they are registered.

    Questions? E-mail Kristi 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. ** You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

    • February 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

     Presenters: Janet Martorello is moderator as our founding members talk about SfC's history. Even Nancy Ouchida-Howells from the U.K. will be on hand!

    All may attend, this will be of most interest to SfC members.

    We'll be interviewing our Founding Members, to serve as an Oral History of SfC.  There will be time for our members to ask questions.

    And, if you have questions you'd like us to ask, please submit them to:

    Kristi Darwick, 


    • March 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Syeda Ullah



    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    About the Program

    Syeda will teach us how to create gorgeous florals and leaves utilizing the triangle brush in watercolor. Not only will we cover how to paint the flowers and leaves, but sundry techniques, layouts, styles, and color combos. After demonstration, we will be doing a small project. This program is open to students on all levels, from beginning to advanced. 

    Syeda taught this session for the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter last year. We, the San Diego chapter,  are now scheduling it, again, due to popular demand.. 


    • Medium size Triangle (aka Wedge or Fountain) Brush preferable for beginners (some sources are Jerry's Artarama,  Paper & Ink Arts,  John Neal Booksellers)
    •  Pencil or pen for taking notes
    • Gouache
      • Winsor & Newton recommended in contrasting colors
      • Syeda likes a blue and pink combination
    • Mixing Brush and palette dish
    • Scratch paper for practicing strokes
    • Watercolor Paper (Canson XL or any you prefer)
    •  Glitter paint ( can be the palette kind) or Jelly Roll pens
    • Calligraphy supplies if you would like to incorporate  quick lettering into your project.

    Be sure to register to receive the Zoom invitation, which will be sent a couple days before the program.

    Questions? E-mail Kristi 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. ** You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

    • September 11, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    with Kristi Darwick


    Tentatively, Saturday, September 11. More information and images will be posted, soon!

    This program will be part of our Practice Challenge. We'll be using Play Sheets as motivation to experiment and for practice. The variations are only limited by our imagination.  Kristi was inspired by Kingsley Benefield, who in turn, adopted the concept during classes with Marsha Brady. During this session, we'll walk through guided exercises to enhance our enthusiasm around the practice of calligraphy.

    You may wish to save some of your sheets for next month's activity: Meander Books.

    Questions? Kristi Darwick 

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

    with Eva-Lynn Diesenhaus

    Sponsored by your SAN DIEGO chapter

    Sunday, October 10   1:30 PM-3:30pm

    No cost

    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
    • 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? contact Kristi Darwick, 

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