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Study Group - Monoline Italic

  • October 15, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - online


  • Not a current member of the Society for Calligraphy
  • Current paid or honorary member of the Society for Calligraphy

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Presenter: Cindy Jones Lantier

Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

Saturday, October 15, 2022  6:30-8PM PDT

About this session: The Inland Empire/Pomona Valley aims to help our members build on what they've learned with us. This session is inspired by our workshop with Nina Tran. If you didn't participate you'll want to be experienced with the Italic hand. We won't be providing copies of Nina's exemplars for her very fun version (narrow with shortened descenders and ascenders), but are providing copies of traditional linear italic.  It is helpful to have attended the September Italic Monoline Study Group, but not strictly required.

    We aren't masters--we can help each other! Cindy Jones Lantier will lead. Bring your questions and your problems with writing monoline italics! A  focus during this session, will be to put together a little book incorporating some of our practice pages since our last session . 

    Membership in SfC is encouraged for this session, but not required. 

    We'll start with sharing--you're invited to share what you've  created during or after our last session. We'll wrap up with optional sharing of our books, whether in-progress or complete. 

Required Skill Level: some knowledge of Italics required, either from Nina's session, or previous classes/workshops. Session will be recorded--Kristi always asks that you remind her!


Supply List

For brief italic review

  • Practice paper, transparent enough to see your guidelines. For example, layout paper
  • Your preference of monoline tool, such as, pen (fountain pen, glass pen, fine-line marker, gel pen) OR pencil (mechanical, or wooden). May want an eraser.
  • Exemplar and guidelines
  • Re-positionable tape, such as washi
  • Paper clips 

For Book

(Variation on Tim Ely's Drumleaf Binding, taught to many by Yukimi Annand)

Finished Book will be 5.5 x 8.5" for those using 8.5x11" paper. (Half the size of whatever sized paper you are using.) You can use any size paper, but all pieces need to be the same size, including the cover. You'll want to write only on one side. 

  • Paper for cover cut to 8.5x11" or A4. Can be scrapbook paper or any other paper or card-stock you'd like 
  • Practice paper  8.5x11" or A4 (cut to size, if necessary). The back of the pages will not be visible, so we suggest you write on only one side. Although this book structure is expandable, for the version that will be presented in this brief program, you'll probably want to include only about three pages, plus the cover
  • Glue stick or other glue, such as Yes, which won't cause excessive buckling. Double-stick tape is an alternative, especially for the cover
  • Scrap of paper for label on cover - any paper you'd like, even graph paper
  • Clips for holding paper in place while gluing (binder, bullnose, regular paper clips will do, in a pinch)
Questions?: Kristi Darwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without 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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