The SfC offers free programs to the public throughout the year as part of our mission to support and share calligraphy in Southern California.
Presenter: Michelle Morin
SPONSORED: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: In this class, we will use both composition principles and intuition (improvisation) to make fun and beautiful modern flourished borders for your calligraphy or handwritten pieces. Michelle will use a pointed pen with metallic watercolors, but you may use any tool and any ink you prefer (see materials list for suggested alternative monoline or pressure-sensitive tools).
These borders can coordinate with many calligraphic hands, including Copperplate-based and Spencerian-based pointed pen scripts. Michelle has used these borders around and in her calligraphy sketchbook pages and art pieces, on cards, and as custom stationary borders.
Experience with preparing and using a pointed pen is recommended but not required if other tools are used.
In this class, we will learn:
ABOUT MIMO: Michelle Morin ("Mi Mo") enjoys learning and creating in many visual arts and calligraphic traditions, including mixed-media, watercolor, and hand bookbinding, as well as calligraphy and lettering using pointed pen, pointed brush/marker, pencil, and other tools. Mi Mo teaches a Copperplate-based Modern Calligraphy and runs regular calligraphy study groups and creative meetups online. She is also a collector of fountain pens, hoarder of art supplies, avid journal-keeper and journal-maker, Program Chair for Pacific Scribes, corporate lawyer, and mom. @michelle.l.mo and @calligra_mi.
Your favorite pointed pen holder (straight or oblique), at least two different pointed nibs, ink, preferably in a few colors, and paper of your choice that works well with your inks and nibs.
These are the nibs, inks, and paper I like. You do not have to buy exactly what I use! Use what you have and what you love:
Demonstrator: Carrie Imai
Sponsored by – San Fernando Valley Region
Description - Paste paper designs have been used for centuries to decorate book covers and papers. A close relative of the finger-paintings of our youth, the basic paste paper technique involves dampening a sheet of paper, coating it with colored paste, and then drawing various implements through the paste to create deceptively sophisticated designs. It’s simple and fun!
Join us for a creative time making your own unique hand-painted paste papers. Paste and paint will be supplied along with some Tyvek.
Please bring: Your own combing tools Your own papers (i.e. Arches Text Wove or any water-tolerant papers)
Workshop Fee - FREE
Registration is for current Society for Calligraphy members only Sign-ups are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Limited number of participants.
For more information please contact Carrie Imai at: carrie@carriedesigns
Presenter: Veronica Phillips
About the workshop: Join us for a journey to explore the exciting variations of Versal letters…
We'll start with basic warmup exercises and study the versals using pencil and broad edge pen. Alternative letter forms will be shared and we'll end with creating a couple of greeting card designs you can personalize with your own hand.
Workshop will be recorded and available to registered participants for one month.
Supplies for greeting card project
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POTLUCK LUNCH (BRING A DISH TO FEED 6)
SHORT BUSINESS MEETING
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Dr. Vanessa Wilkie, William 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 available April 2023.
Culver City Veterans Memorial Building
4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
(Corner of Overland Ave and Culver Blvd)
Free parking located along Culver Blvd
For questions, contact Chava Gerber at firstname.lastname@example.org