Programs

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


AGM - ANNUAL general meeting 2021

June 6, 2021

Calligraphic Journey of Love:This illustrated talk gives insight upon a very harmonious, working and productive relationship.  A short business meeting will follow with announcements regarding membership, board members up for election or re-election, and SfC's update on our response to COVID-19.

Program Flyer


Upcoming events

    • June 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    Presenter: Janet Faught


    Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter

    About the workshop: Participants will learn a little bit of history and create replicas of correspondence written by poets, musicians, merchants, aristocrats and spies in the 17th century and later. They will discover how paper folding techniques, seals, slits, tabs, holes and string were used in the past to secure letters in a time before envelopes were mass produced. 

    Link to an interesting news article related to Letter Locking: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/opening-sealed-letters-study-scn/index.html


    About the instructor: Janet is a visual artist living in Utah. She has a BS in Biology, a teaching credential and a BFA in Art. She was a founding member of the Inland Empire Regional Group of the Society for Calligraphy (active in the 1980s), and is a board member of the Utah Calligraphic Artists. Currently, Janet is teaching classes such as Pointed Pen Calligraphy, Gothic Hand Calligraphy, Fountain Pens and Inks (Ink a Dink a Doo), Letterlocking and Correspondence Art through the University of Utah Lifelong Learning Program. She enjoys painting in oil, acrylic, ink and watercolor. She enjoys handwritten letters, wheel thrown pottery, guitar, reading, bookmaking and knitting. She designs wedding announcements and addresses wedding envelopes.

    Supply List: 

    Paper

    Writing tool of your choice Sealing Wax
    Seal
    Candle
    Matches
    Xacto knife
    Cutting surface
    Bone folder (optional)
    2 large paper clips Embroidery floss

    Paper
    Rhodia pad No.18, or bond paper, or light weight paper, approximately 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Unlined is good.
    Blick has Rhodia. O
    ffice supply stores have bond paper.

    Writing tool of your choice
    Of course it is more fun to write with gel pens, fine liners, and fountain pens.

    Sealing Wax
    The kind you get will depend on the heating source you plan to use. You may use a candle, a glue gun, or a candle furnace, or just wax with a wick on it. If you use a glue gun you need to get the sealing wax made for that.
    Many stores have sealing wax, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Blick, plus many on-line stores like Jet Pens, Nostalgic Impressions, JohnNealBookseller, Goulet Pens and others.
    Amazon has nice sets of wax beads, candle furnace and spoon.

    Seal
    A wax seal can be found at the sources mentioned in Sealing Wax above.

    Candle
    See sealing wax above.

    Matches
    Only needed to light the candle. You don’t need matches if you are going to use a glue gun.

    Xacto knife
    Used for cutting slits in paper. You may be cutting through many layers.

    Cutting Surface
    A cutting mat, or a piece of thick cardboard will work.

    Bone Folder
    Used for making crisp folds in paper.

    Paper Clips
    I use them to stir the wax in my spoon, and to make a stand for the spoon when it is hot. If you are not using the spoon method, you don’t need the paper clips.

    Embroidery Floss
    A very small amount will be used to wind around one of the letter-locked letters.

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

    Questions? Email  Alessandra Kawakubo

     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.

    • July 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Registration is closed

    Instructor: Victoria Kibildis


    Program

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick

    Please note: due to SfC's Feb 13 Oral History program with our Founding Members, this will not be held on our normal second Saturday of the month. 

    Description:

    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 sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. 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.


    • July 23, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Zoom - online


    Save the date! More information to follow.



    Contact: Wendy Telford

    • August 21, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Onine

    Speaker: DONALD JACKSON

    SAVE THE DATE: MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

    Donald Jackson is a British calligrapher, official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Jackson is artistic director of The Saint John's Bible, a hand-written and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monastery of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, United States of America. He is the author of The Story of Writing and The Calligrapher's Art.



    • September 04, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Speaker: DONALD JACKSON

    SAVE THE DATE: MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

    Donald Jackson is a British calligrapher, official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Jackson is artistic director of The Saint John's Bible, a hand-written and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monastery of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, United States of America. He is the author of The Story of Writing and The Calligrapher's Art.

    • September 12, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register

    with Kristi Darwick


    SPONSORED: SAN DIEGO CHAPTER

    Sunday, September 12, 1:30pm

    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 and we'll talk about other ideas.

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

    Questions? Kristi Darwick sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

    • September 18, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Speaker: DONALD JACKSON

    SAVE THE DATE: MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

    Donald Jackson is a British calligrapher, official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Jackson is artistic director of The Saint John's Bible, a hand-written and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monastery of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, United States of America. He is the author of The Story of Writing and The Calligrapher's Art.

    • September 25, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online

    Speaker: DONALD JACKSON

    SAVE THE DATE: MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

    Donald Jackson is a British calligrapher, official scribe and calligrapher to the Crown Office of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Jackson is artistic director of The Saint John's Bible, a hand-written and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monastery of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, United States of America. He is the author of The Story of Writing and The Calligrapher's Art.

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

    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, sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 



    • December 11, 2021
    • (PST)

    Save the date! San Diego Chapter Holiday Social and Program - more details to follow. 


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