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Decorative Lettering

  • August 17, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom


PRESENTER: Jane Shibata

SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


Make samples of decorative letters with various quick techniques that can be applied to a variety of formats, such as envelopes, bookmarks, name cards, signs, tags, cards, labels, ATCs, certificates. Try out some new ideas or variations to what you've done before.

This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

Zoom invitation and handouts, if any, will be sent out a few days prior to workshop date. 


Do not buy anything. Use what you have based on the list below. This is a suggested list.

  • Pilot Parallel Pens, 6 mm and 3.8 mm, black or any dark color cartridge/ink or Zig double ended 3.5 mm/2.0 mm calligraphy marker, black or any dark color
  • one brush marker, any dark color and brand
  • one scroll marker (or cut one from a wide marker) or scroll parallel pen
  • water based markers, any brand, black and one color
  • one highlighter, any color
  • one Sharpie, black or any dark color
  • gold gel pen (and silver if you have one)
  • one fineliner, size 05 (or any size you have), any brand
  • colored pencils, any brand
  • water soluble colored pencil and a water brush
  • any paper that will handle any of the above media, such as mixed media pad, layout paper, envelopes, card stock
  • pencil, eraser, 12" ruler
  • text: names, words/phrases


Jane Shibata is a part-time faculty member in the art department at Santa Monica College and runs a design business specializing in the lettering arts in Los Angeles. Jane was a former City of Los Angeles calligrapher and did calligraphic contract work for the Los Angeles County Graphic Arts division. She is a long-time SfC member, currently the outreach chair on the board, coordinates outreach events, and taught many workshops for the Society for Calligraphy. Jane is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers for SfC outreach events..


1) First, register by clicking the "REGISTER" button at the top left of this page2) Then, make payment by PayPal or check. Workshop fee is $30. 3) Make sure your membership is current. All paid workshops are for SfC members only. If your membership is not current at the time of sign-up and when class is held, your name will be removed from the list. Please read all details on this page.

Your registration is complete ONLY after completing the above 3 STEPS. 

To pay by check or if you have any questions, email Lona at sfc.solarnibs@gmail.com.

No refunds will be issued.

For membership, please go to: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Membership.pdf

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