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Romans Study Group (Member-led)

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


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

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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!


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. 

Veronica asks that we line our paper before the session. We only have an hour, so three sheets will probably be more than enough. Veronica personal preference is 3/4" apart, but says that since everyone has their own preferences, space the lines no less than 1/2" and no more than 1". She often works with the page vertical, rather than horizontal, but go with your preference.

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


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. 

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