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

    • December 06, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Instructor: Jane Matsumoto

    Free Program

    San Diego Regional

    Contact: Kristi Darwick 

    Nothing indicates the holiday season more than a wreath hanging on a front door. Wreaths exude a sense of joy and a desire for peace, as its circular shape symbolizes unity and never ending love and life. Spring and Summer wreaths represent new life and growth. Autumn wreaths represent change and the circle of life. On winter wreaths, for me, leaves represent the tree of life, symbolizing health and growth, the pine needles represent peace (the Tree of Peace), the holly leaves represent hope, and the poinsettia represents good cheer. We will be combining all four elements to create a beautiful image, using watercolor techniques that you can use to make cards and decorate envelopes. The Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days before the event.

    Be sure to check out more of Jane's work at @ginkgoarts.

    Other Info:
    Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on with a single device).

    Compass, protractor, or something round to trace (4" circle)
    Pen holder and a pointed nib (only if you have one or you want to try it)
    Palette with at least 2 deep or slanted wells
    2 watercolors - green and red (such as Serpentine Genuine, Pyrrol Scarlet)
    Metallic gold pen or watercolor (such as Coliro Finetec)
    Wedge/Triangle watercolor paintbrush (angle, dagger, or pointed round brushes will work )
    Dropper / pipette
    Large cup of water for rinsing
    Small cup of water to keep clean for the palette
    Pigma Micron Sepia (03) or brown fineliner
    Watercolor paper of your choice (6x6 and a larger sheet for practice)
    Paper towel

    Here are links to supplies you may find helpful: 
    Wedge or Triangle paintbrush
    John Neal Booksellers: Silver Triangle Brushes 
    Dick Blick: Silver Triangle Brushes (#2515)
    Mister Art: Silver Triangle Brush (#2515S Medium) 
    Jerry's Artarama: 
      Beste Wedge Brush (Scroll to the bottom, it is the 2nd and 3rd brush from the end)       
      Silver Triangle Brushes (Scroll to the bottom, they are the 10th and 11th brushes from the bottom). 
    Amazon: Beste Wedge Brush (Size 6)

    Daniel Smith: 
    Pick one from the green and red family (such as Serpentine Genuine and Pyrrol Scarlet) 
    Dick Blick 
    Jerry's Artarama 
    Mister Art 

    Additional materials 
    Sepia Micron 03 or similar  
    Metallic pen options for holly leaves 
    Stickles for berries

    For beginners 
    Pen Holder and Nib for pine needles 
    Watercolor Paper

    • January 08, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Speaker: Anne Elser


    SfC sponsored

    Contact: Rosana Ang  


    Download the flyer


    I’ll be using examples of my work in various mediums and creative themes that held my interest as an art student, graphic designer, painter, and calligrapher, that still today pull my letterform practice towards deeper meaning as a mode of self transformation and healing. I strongly believe that the challenges we all face as humans can be used for good, and to propel us all towards better health and into loving, nurturing relationships with ourselves and each other.

    • January 23, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Syeda Ullah


    More info to follow


    • 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


    • 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!

    Save the date!  More information to follow!

    We'll be interviewing our Founding Members, to be saved as a recorded 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 - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Syeda Ullah


    More information to follow

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