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Elizabethan Secretary Hand - Repeat series

  • May 04, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • June 01, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • 4 sessions
  • May 04, 2022, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • May 11, 2022, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • May 25, 2022, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • June 01, 2022, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - online


  • A current member of SfC--membership has been processed by the Membership Chairperson

Presenter: Judy Detrick

Sponsored by the San Diego chapter of SfC 


Sessions will be recorded and available for one month, following the last session: Four Wednesdays. May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 1:30-3PM. (No class on May 18.)

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:Throughout the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, England enjoyed a surge in art, science, literature, and new world explorations. Meanwhile, existing correspondence sent to and from the Queen revealed conspiracies, plots, proposals, assassinations, beheadings and other intrigues that characterized her reign. The letters signed by the queen were written mostly by secretaries who were entrusted with protecting the interests of the queen and keeping her secrets—hence the word secretary. The handsome and modestly flourished hand they wrote is quite readable and easily learned once several unfamiliar letterforms are explained. It is also accepting of the idiosyncrasies of one’s own handwriting. In this class we will explore the script, the form of the letter itself, and ways of folding the letters for dispatch. Finally, as a form of continuing practice, we will dispatch letters of our own.


ABOUT JUDY: Judy Detrick is a calligrapher/designer living on the Mendocino coast of Northern California where she taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than 25 years. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library. She is the author of Simply Calligraphy, A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering. 

Cost: $120 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)

REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. Registration is not guaranteed until confirmed by the workshop coordinator. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. 

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list.  Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. 

 Please make your check payable to SfC, and send to Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435.    Please write the workshop name in the memo space.  Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Kristi to pay for membership via PayPal.

   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. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

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