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Romans Study Group (Member-led)

  • March 29, 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - online


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

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Presenter: Kristi Darwick

Sponsored by 

FRI, March 29, 2024,  6:30-8PM PST (Due to a conflict in April, we will meet a week early.)

No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

ABOUT THE SESSION: 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 newbies and to provide a refresher for those with more experience.  This session, we'll create Playsheets, based on a sample from Thomas Ingmire.  Broad-edged pen-drawn letters will be included. The rest of the sheet will be filled with your other favorite styles of Romans, italic, pointed pen, etc. .  We'll compose as we go, rather than work with a pre-planned design.

We plan to record. Kristi asks that you remind her! Recording will be available for two months. 

San Diego SfC hosts its Roman's Study Group most months, on the first Friday, with a hiatus over the summer and in December.  You must sign up for each individual session so that we know how many are interested in this particular session. 


  • Any paper suitable for writing  letters, for example Arches Text Wove, Drawing paper, Charcoal paper
  • Pencil/eraser (optional)
  • Broad-edged pens in varying sizes, from your tiniest to medium (or large, if you're using a larger piece of paper and/or any other favorite writing instruments--fine-line markers, pointed pen, etc. We'll have guidelines for letters written with a Speedball C2. 
  • Writing fluid--for example walnut, fountain pen, or sumi ink; or prepared gouache in up to three colors.
  • Favorite quotes (you may wish to have your own words at hand).

Flexible Schedule for the evening:

6:30 - 6:45 Announcements and opportunity for attendees to share their work from the past month. 

6:45 - 7:45 Demo. Participants work along. We'll be creating our own exemplar, as well as thumbnail sketches.

7:45 - 8:00 Opportunity for those who wish to share what they've completed during the session, time for questions.

We welcome non-SfC-members to these Romans Study Group sessions--your opportunity to get acquainted with us. Members feel free to invite your friends!

Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a day or two in advance. 

 It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of the event . . .

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