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Personalized Cards for Mothers and Others

  • April 27, 2024
  • (PDT)
  • Hybrid: San Dimas Library, 145 N Walnut Ave San Dimas, CA 91773


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

Presenter: Mina Taylor

Sponsored by the Inland Empire chapter.

Saturday, April 27, 2024  10am-2pm

Outreach program - membership not required. No charge.

In-person San Dimas library--our chance to gather in the library room with friends! We'll make this a hybrid--we don't want anyone to be left out! It will be available on Zoom, as well. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:  Join us for a Card workshop

Fathers, Mother's and Others days are coming! Celebrate them with a thoughtful handmade card. 

Mina Taylor will be showing us how to make 3 different cards. 

    1. Kids Names Card- Water color the leaves or flowers to grow up out of the names. Inside: Thanks Mom/Dad for growing us!

    2. Name of recipient Card- List some attributes you love about the person (can be funny too)

 Inside: Things I can't forget about you. 

    3. A grid of calligraphy card for any occasion. 

LEVEL: All skill levels

The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.

ABOUT MINA: Mina Taylor has practiced calligraphy for over 40 years. For 20 years she ran an art show featuring 25 artists from southern California. In 1979, she founded and launched her calligraphic business: Mina’s Manuscripts & More. Taking on students and limited commissions, her current work can be seen at minas.manuscripts on Instagram. “I believe that calligraphic words of truth can inspire people in transition, in grief, in hopelessness, in joy, in all of life really- to think beyond their situation to eternal things."

SUPPLY LIST: Use what you have: if you don't have a particular size in class you can substitute and still get the idea so you can make cards later.

  • 3-5 Pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock colors you like
  • 3-5 Pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock colors you like
  • Watercolor paper you have on hand
  • Graph paper
  • Pens: 
      -Parallel pens 6.0 and 4.5 w black inkPointed pen with ink you feel comfortable using with it.
        C 2-6 Nibs,1-2 COPPERPLATE NIBS and holders
  • Brushes: small ones good for detail sizes 1-3, I will demo a triangle brush so bring if you have a small one
  • Pencil/ Eraser/Ruler/Scissors/Ink - Black and one other color
  • Paper glue
  • Micron or comparable pens in about 01 and 05 size
  • 2-3 Colored pencils. Water soluble pencils are great
  • Water colors. Shimmery watercolors too if you have them
  • White gel pen like Uniball Signo Broad
  • If you have it,  bring a portable light pad (we'll have some to share)
Questions? Contact Adela Reyes and Kristi Darwick, Program coordinators

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and the workshop coordinator. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

Handouts and Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days in advance. For those attending in person, we will have the printed handout available at the program.

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