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Painting a Decorative Medieval Knot

  • June 26, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom


  • 1) Register by clicking the REGISTER button.
    2) Then, scroll to the bottom, and pay by PayPal or send a check following the instructions.

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PRESENTER: Risa Gettler

SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


Interwoven Knots, aka Celtic Knots, had it’s origins in the late Roman Empire. The knot we will be painting is from early medieval Spain. The Islamic influence adds unique and interesting decorative elements that are fun to paint - in colors of your choice. In addition to the pure pleasure of painting the knot looks great printed on throw pillows, apron bibs, note cards and mouse pads.


Risa Gettler, career artist, calligrapher, instructor, and author, was captured by Spain in 2005. Her exclusive study, research, and class development stems from her years of focused study and discoveries from the manuscripts of early medieval Spain. Risa infuses her classes with culture and and history of the Golden Age of Spain in her decorative capitals, interwoven knots, designs and patterns, knotted alphabets, and Visigothic Versals classes. Accolades specific to this study includes a CD cover of early medieval Spanish music via National Endowment of the Arts, featured work in Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered, development of Visigothic Versals - a national lettering style taught at international letter conferences and guilds, hand-lettered and illustrated books and lectures. Risa's book, Animating the Alphabet, will be available this Christmas.


Supply list, an image of the original knot along with the printable pattern will be sent upon registration.


Workshop fee $16 by PayPal - or - $15 by check. Please be sure to click on the "REGISTER" button at the top left first before making payment.  


To pay by check, email Linda Renner at LArenner@yahoo.com. Send a check for $15 payable to "Solar Nibs" to: Linda Renner, 3223 East First Street, Long Beach, CA 90803. Be sure to indicate the class name in the memo section of your check. Non-members, include your membership form and a separate check for $42 payable to "SfC." Form can be found here:


If you have any questions, please email Linda at LArenner@yahoo.com

Registration is for 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

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.

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