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

Upcoming events

    • April 01, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • June 30, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego

    Your San Diego SfC Exhibit, Line Shape Form is now open at the Point Loma Library3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego! Our work will be on display from April 1 through the end of June. 

    Our reception will be scheduled for June: for information, click here

    • June 03, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego

    Saturday, June 3, 2-4PM

    Reception for San Diego SfC's Line Shape Form exhibit at the Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego. 

    Registration is not required, but is appreciated, so we have an idea how many will attend. Thank you. 

    Light refreshments will be served. Members will be available to write you and your guests' names on bookmarks.

    This is a great opportunity to see and catch up with other members you may have not seen in a while. We hope to see you there!

    • June 04, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Culver City Veterans Memorial Building





    Please RSVP by May 30 at this Google doc location:

    Download Flyer

    Guest Speaker


    Dr. Vanessa WilkieWilliam A. Moffett Curator of Medieval Manuscripts & British History at the Huntington Library and Gardens

    "Emblems, Icons, and the Elites who Loved Them: Decorated Manuscripts in Early Modern England"

    In 16th and 17th century England, writers, poets, and artists from various social stations and homelands moved to London to court the patronage of the aristocracy.  They intended to woo their elite clientele by filling the pages of books and manuscripts with vivid heraldic devices, emblematic icons, mottos and verse, thus creating constellations of visually striking iconography.  This talk explores these codicological monuments of honor that complicate our modern conventions of genre.

    Dr. Vanessa Wilkie curates the renowned collections of medieval manuscripts and British History at the Huntington Library and Gardens.  She has published on female editorial practices, patronage, and death rituals. Her forthcoming book A Woman of Influence: The Spectacular Rise of Alice Spencer in Tudor England (Atria/Simon & Schuster) will be published in April 2023.


    Culver City Veterans Memorial Building

    Teen Center, Room 1

    4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

    (Corner of Overland Ave and Culver Blvd)

    Free parking lots located along Culver Blvd

    For questions, contact Chava Gerber at

    • June 24, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • June 25, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online- Zoom

    PRESENTER: Mina Taylor

    Sponsored by the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter of SfC

    Saturday June 24 and Sunday, June 25 3-4:30PM PDT

    Outreach Program: No charge. Membership in SfC not required.

    ABOUT THE CLASS: If watercolor washes are a bit of a mystery to you, if you're curious about how to use salt in your art and if you are up for using bleed proof white in your brush, come and join us. We will explore these as well as how to increase the level of contrast in your art AFTER you finish.

    ABOUT MINA: Mina Taylor has practiced calligraphy for over 45 years. For 20 years she ran an art show featuring 25 artists from southern California. In 1979, she founded and launched her calligraphic business: Mina's Manuscripts and More. Taking on students and limited commissions, her current work can be seen at minas.manuscripts on Instagram. She draws inspiration and text from the Bible, which she has been an anchor in her own life. "I believe that calligraphic words of truth can inspire people in upheaval, in grief, in hopelessness, in joy, in all of life really--to think beyond their situation to eternal things."

    All Levels. Program will be recorded. 


    3 sheets of a lightly toothed watercolor paper: Mina will be using 140 lb cold press

    Watercolor set with Red or deep magenta, dark blue and orange. Other colors may come in handy

    3 Watercolor brushes: Flat wash, a #6 and #2 with a good point: These can be approximate.

    Masking tape to tape your paper down. If you come prepared with paper taped down for class, you will be ahead.

    Dr. Ph. Martin's bleedproof white

    Salt: Table or Kosher

    Optional: Your digital phone camera with editing capabilities 

    Questions? Email  Alessandra at 

    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. *** Be sure to ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph/screen print any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

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