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The Inside Curve

  • November 19, 2022
  • (PST)
  • November 20, 2022
  • (PST)
  • 2 sessions
  • November 19, 2022, 10:00 AM (PST) November 20, 2022, 1:00 PM (PST)
  • November 20, 2022, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (PST)
  • 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: Julie Wildman

SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


This playful hand was created several years ago while I was in a workshop. I was working on the ‘Whistles far and wee’ piece below, and the instructor noticed that I was keeping an inside curve on the letters, while doing the outside angular. Later, in another workshop, I pulled out the ‘far and wee’ piece and designed the ‘Niente Senza Gioia’ piece you see at right. Fast forward to 2020 and the world of online Zoom classes. Some of my students saw my ‘Niente’ piece and asked if I could teach this hand, so a new Zoom class was born.

The distinctive features of the letterforms are the inside curve, while the outer part of the letter is angular. How that is achieved is where the fun comes in!

These letters are primarily meant to be drawn, not lettered with a specific tool. However, once students understand the underlying structure, these built-up letters can lend themselves to a variety of applications.

Together we will learn the basic forms, then branch out into variations. We will work with pencil, colored pencil, various inks, watercolors and metallics on an assortment of papers.


Julie Wildman is a well-regarded professional in the fields of graphic design, commercial lettering, calligraphy and workshops.

Her calligraphic expertise is frequently sought after for staff development classes, onsite promotional events, community programs, lettering conferences, and personal growth workshops both locally and throughout the U.S. and Canada. And as of 2020—via Zoom—she has taught students from over 22 countries and counting.

Julie's website: https://www.wildmandesigns.com/


1) First, register by clicking the "REGISTER" button at the top left of this page.

2) Then, make payment by PayPal or check. Workshop fee is $58. No refunds will be issued.


To pay by check, email Linda Renner at LArenner@yahoo.com. Send a check for $58 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: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Membership.pdf.

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

Workshop is limited to 25 participants. 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.

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