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  • October 03, 2024
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  • October 24, 2024
  • (PDT)
  • 4 sessions
  • October 03, 2024, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • October 10, 2024, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • October 17, 2024, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • October 24, 2024, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - online
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  • Paid or official honorary SfC member

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Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24 6:30-8:30PM


This workshop is limited to 20 people and we expect it to fill quickly. If you wish to mail a check, please let us know, so we will allow time for that to arrive.

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: Built-up capitals are infinitely variable and provide the maximum control over the letter forms. They also provide a deeper understanding of the shapes and spaces that make up our alphabet. The opportunity for variations is practically unlimited, from Trajan-like elegance to casual flair to playful silliness. And these variations can work together seamlessly.

   In this workshop, we will begin with pencilled monoline capitals and then begin building on those monoline capitals to built-up capitals, first with pencils and then with broad-edge pens.

   Then the fun will continue with variations in letters, layout, and rhythm. We'll explore how and why these elements are so dramatically different in capitals than in minuscules.

   Suitable for beginners and experienced letterers alike. Workshop will be recorded and available for two months after the final session. 

ABOUT BETH: Beth Lee is a lettering and book artist living in Bozeman, Montana. She holds a fine arts degree in graphic design, and has worked as a freelance calligrapher and graphic designer since 1982. Beth has also taught calligraphy and book arts for 40 years, both locally and around the United States. Current work includes lettering on bespoke fly fishing rods and writing out historical documents for publishing projects. She is the calligraphy correspondent for the national Guild of BookWorkers Newsletter. Her work may be found in university and private collections around the United States.

REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds. 

Questions? E-mail Kristi Darwick at  sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org   


You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

Cost: $80, paid by check or Paypal (see details below). No refunds.



2. Second, Make a payment of $80 via PayPal or check. 

Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

To pay by check, email Kristi Darwick at  sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org  

Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or use our computer system to join electronically: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Join-SfC

Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

Questions? Kristi Darwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org.

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