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. 


Upcoming events

    • February 03, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register


    Sponsored by 

    FRI, February 3, 2023,  6:30-8PM PST

    No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

    We'll continue to study the work of  Sherri Thornton. Sherri is known for both her contemporary versals, a.k.a Kersals, as well as her Word Paintings. We'll have special guest, Veronica Phillips, to demonstrate Press-and-Release Romans.


    Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri

    These sessions are led by members, sharing what they have learned. They do not claim to be masters. Members and guests may register for any session--there is no requirement to attend all sessions. The aim is to share knowledge with those newer to Romans and to provide a refresher for those with more experience.  

    The session will be led by Kristi Darwick, with special guest, Veronica Phillips. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

    Agenda: 

    After quick announcements, we'll get right into our demo of Press-and-Release  Romans. Veronica taught these in a previous program,  but reviewing them is always helpful and her letters lend themself beautifully to work inspired by Sherri's. Both Sherri and Veronica credit Peter Thornton as teacher and inspiration. 

    This month's Project: We're working on refining our letter layout. 

    SUPPLY LIST:

    For Veronica's demo
    • Text weight Paper-I like sulphite paper.  It's inexpensive and is a great alternative to Arches Text Wove.  The paper is available at Dick Blick in 50, 60 and 80 lb. Any decent drawing paper will be great.  9 x 12 is a good size to work with
    • Ruler
    • Pencil. Veronica  likes the Blackwing, but any pencil that's soft, 2B will be good.
    You probably won't have time during this session, but you may want to apply these letterforms to your thumbnails afterward:
    • Sketchbook or other paper for sketching letter composition.
    • Pencil and eraser. 
    • T-square or ruler
    • Your thumbnail sketches

    Membership not required

    Zoom invitation sent a couple days in advance.

    Questions? Contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. 

      • February 24, 2023
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
      • Zoom - online
      Register

      SfC MEMBERS ONLY - No charge for these Study Group Sessions.


      Sponsored by 

      Above is Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri Thornton - this is part of the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter's virtual exhibit found at: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals

      Friday, February 24, 2023,  6:30-8:00PM PST

      SfC's San Diego and Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapters have been holding virtual exhibits during the pandemic: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals. In addition to continuing this more recent online exhibits tradition, San Diego will resume in-person exhibits, hosted at the Point Loma Library during April-June 2023.  IE/PV will aim for an online exhibit for the fall and we'll have our eyes open for a physical space, too. 

          We want to encourage and motivate our members to create finished pieces. And being involved with these new sessions should help us all improve our skills. We'll learn about design principles and how we might apply them, and we'll have the opportunity to seek critiques from our fellow participants. And, for those who are interested, we'll create a private Facebook group to continue our interaction between sessions. 

         And, watch for workshops that can supplement what we learn in these sessions! Your input is welcome, regarding design topics you'd like to study. 

      When you create a piece you love, then we encourage you to exhibit it, but there is no obligation!

      Study Group sessions are usually led by members, sharing what they have learned--we're all learning together! From time-to-time, we will have guest presenters.

      The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

      General Agenda

      General Agenda

      1. Share our work, ask for suggestions from the participants 

      2. Talk about goals and direction for this series

      3. Review the day's topic: Focus on specific principles/elements of design

      4. Another chance to share and invite critique (always optional).

      Pre-session Preparation: If you haven't joined our private Facebook group, we strongly encourage you to do that. Participants can ask questions and make suggestions for getting the most from our projects. If you wish to join, please contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

      Month's Project: We'll continue with our projects. 

      SUPPLY LIST:

      • Pencil or pen and paper for note-taking
      • You can make notes on the handouts, but you also may wish to dedicate a journal to your notes and sketches.
      • Whatever tools/materials are needed for whatever phase you are in with your project(s)

      Paid/honorary SfC Membership is required for these sessions.

      Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a couple days in advance.

      If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .

        • March 10, 2023
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom - online
        Register


        Sponsored by 

        FRI, March 10, 2023,  6:30-8PM PST

        SAVE THE DATE! We're working on firming up the agenda. Please note, due to conflict on the first Friday, this date has moved back one week. 

        No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

        We'll continue to study the work of  Sherri Thornton. Sherri is known for both her contemporary versals, a.k.a Kersals, as well as her Word Paintings. 


        Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri

        These sessions are led by members, sharing what they have learned. They do not claim to be masters. Members and guests may register for any session--there is no requirement to attend all sessions. The aim is to share knowledge with newbies and to provide a refresher for those with more experience.  

        The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

        Agenda: 

        To be announced

        SUPPLY LIST:

        • Sketchbook or other paper for sketching letter composition.
        • Pencil and eraser. 
        • T-square or Ruler
        • Your chosen One - three word quote (you'll be fitting this into a 3"x3" space)

        Membership not required

        Zoom invitation and handouts  are sent a couple days in advance.

        If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .

          • March 17, 2023
          • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
          • Zoom - online
          Register

          SfC MEMBERS ONLY - No charge for these Study Group Sessions.


          Sponsored by 

          Above is Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri Thornton - this is part of the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter's virtual exhibit found at: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals

          Friday, March 17, 2023,  6:30-8:00PM PST

          MEMBERS ONLY - No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

          SfC's San Diego and Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapters have been holding virtual exhibits during the pandemic: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals. In addition to continuing this more recent online exhibits tradition, San Diego will resume in-person exhibits, hosted at the Point Loma Library during April-June 2023.  IE/PV will aim for an online exhibit for the fall and we'll have our eyes open for a physical space, too. 

              We want to encourage and motivate our members to create finished pieces. And being involved with these new sessions should help us all improve our skills. We'll learn about design principles and how we might apply them, and we'll have the opportunity to seek critiques from our fellow participants. And, for those who are interested, we'll create a private Facebook group to continue our interaction between sessions. 

             And, watch for workshops that can supplement what we learn in these sessions! Your input is welcome, regarding design topics you'd like to study. 

          When you create a piece you love, then we encourage you to exhibit it, but there is no obligation!

          Study Group sessions are usually led by members, sharing what they have learned--we're all learning together! From time-to-time, we will have guest presenters.

          The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

          General Agenda

          1. Share our work, ask for suggestions from the participants

          2. Talk about goals and direction for this series

          3. Review the day's topic: Focus on specific principles/elements of design

          4. Another chance to share and invite critique (always optional).

          Pre-session Preparation: We strongly encourage you to join our private Facebook group, so that you can interact with other Study Group participants and we can help each other. To do that, please contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

          Month's Project: We'll continue with our projects, at our own pace. 

          SUPPLY LIST:

          • Pencil or pen and paper for note-taking
          • You can make notes on the handouts, but you also may wish to dedicate a journal to your notes and sketches.
          • Whatever tools/materials are needed for whatever phase you are in with your project(s)

          Paid/honorary SfC Membership is required for these sessions.

          Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a couple days in advance.

          If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .

            • April 01, 2023
            • (PDT)
            • June 30, 2023
            • (PDT)
            • Point Loma Library

            Reception to be scheduled in April. More information to follow. 

            • April 07, 2023
            • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
            • Zoom - online
            Register


            Sponsored by 

            FRI, April 7, 2023,  6:30-8PM PST

            No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

            We'll continue to study the work of  Sherri Thornton. Sherri is known for both her contemporary versals, a.k.a Kersals, as well as her Word Paintings. We'll have a special guest, TBA, to demonstrate Roman minuscules (monoline).


            Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri

            These sessions are led by members, sharing what they have learned. They do not claim to be masters. Members and guests may register for any session--there is no requirement to attend all sessions. The aim is to share knowledge with newbies and to provide a refresher for those with more experience.  

            The session will be led by Kristi Darwick, with a special guest, TBA. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

            Agenda: 

            After quick announcements, we'll get right into our demo of Press-and-Release  Romans. We've covered those before, but reviewing them is always helpful.

            This month's Project: We're working on refining our letter layout. 

            SUPPLY LIST:

            • Sketchbook or other paper for sketching letter composition.
            • Pencil and eraser. 
            • T-square or Ruler
            • Your chosen One - three word quote (you'll be fitting this into a 3"x3" space)

            Membership not required

            Zoom invitation and handouts  are sent a couple days in advance.

            If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .


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