San Diego Regional Events

    • April 01, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • June 30, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego

    Your San Diego SfC Exhibit, Line Shape Form is now open at the Point Loma Library3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego! Our work will be on display from April 1 through the end of June. 

    Our reception will be scheduled for June: for information, click here

    • June 03, 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego

    Saturday, June 3, 2-4PM

    Reception for San Diego SfC's Line Shape Form exhibit at the Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego. 

    Registration is not required, but is appreciated, so we have an idea how many will attend. Thank you. 

    Light refreshments will be served. Members will be available to write you and your guests' names on bookmarks.

    This is a great opportunity to see and catch up with other members you may have not seen in a while. We hope to see you there!

    • June 10, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom-online

    Fables and Flowers with Risa Gettler



    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Mix analogous colors with a mischievous elf in the guise of a loveable Zoomorphic capital ā€˜Lā€™. Our time will be spend in gouache painting areas of shades and hues followed by creating form and texture without blending. 
    Pattern and Supply List will be provided upon Registration. The pattern is yours to print endlessly.

    ALL SKILL LEVELS. Workshop will be recorded and available for a month.

    Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days in advance.

    It's not guaranteed that you'll receive the invitation beforehand, if you sign up the day of, but you will receive the link to the recording. . .

    NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted 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. 

    You must be a member of SfC when you register and when this program is held. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. Please click HERE to join via check, or contact Kristi at to inquire about joining electronically or to learn about what first-time membership specials are currently in effect.

    • August 15, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • August 29, 2023
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Tuesday evenings, August 15, 22, 29, 6:30-8:30 PM (PDT). MEMBERS ONLY


    About the workshop: Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was an American artist who studied under Matisse, Picasso, and Klee, worked with Diego Rivera, and eventually specialized in lithography, graphic design, and photography. Although he had the training and skill to execute Trajan Roman capitals, he was inspired by the folk lettering of handmade signs. This inspiration is evident in the two distinctive lettering styles he developed. 

    We will explore the lettering style that he used for his personal holiday cards and religious texts. These quirky letters are surprisingly rigorous yet encourage improvisation and play. We don't know what tool Ben Shahn used to make this alphabet; it has been speculated that he used a small broad-edge pen or a pointed brush. In this workshop we'll begin with the familiar broad-edge pen, and then explore these letter forms with a pencil, and also with a pointed brush.

    All levels of experience are welcome. Workshop will be recorded and available for two months after the last session.

    About BethBeth 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 a founding member of Cyberscribes and the calligraphy correspondent for the national Guild of BookWorkers Newsletter. Her work may be found in university and private collections around the United States.

    Cost: $45, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

    REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds unless your spot can be filled from a waiting list. 

    Enrollment is limited to current paid/honorary 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. Registration is not firm until you receive confirmation from the workshop coordinator.  For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Enrollment is limited. 

    To pay by check, or to become a member, please contact Kristi Darwick,

    NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted 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. 

    • October 02, 2023
    • November 06, 2023
    • 6 sessions

    Presenter: Carol Measures Scott

    SAVE THE DATES! Move details to follow, soon

    ABOUT THIS CLASS SERIES: This 6-week class leads you on a colorful path through gorgeous greens, blissful blues, and passionate purples by exploring color choices for a lettering project to complete in class.While learning the basics of color theory we will discover how to create a simple watercolor background and how to write with gouache to produce a pleasing project in which the colors hamonize beautifully. Students should have some experience writing with dip pens.

    ABOUT CAROL:  I can't remember a time when I didn't enjoy the act of writing. Early fond memories include pleasant hours of both writing and drawing. Pen and ink fascinated me in high school and college art classes.

    •     As an adult, I was intrigued by the calligraphy styles I learned in a survey class. The intriguing thick and thin lines created by the broad-edged pen captivated me!
    •      After years of classes and study I begin taking on clients and students. I've been in business now for 35+ years, all the while enjoying new friends who come across my path because of calligraphy.
    •     Founder and member of Waco calligraphy guild ā€“ 1988, member of Kalifrafos (Dallas) 1999 ā€“ present, Captivating Color mini-workshop teacher at Legacies III


Past events

June 02, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
May 19, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
April 07, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
March 17, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
March 11, 2023 The Letters of Imre Reiner
March 10, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
February 24, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group-Registration
February 11, 2023 Napkin Play: Creating booklets, tags, pockets and more!
February 03, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
January 22, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group (Member-led)
January 14, 2023 Neuland+embossing
January 06, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
December 03, 2022 Gelli-Printing with Printers' Inks (MEMBERS-ONLY)
November 12, 2022 Text and Texture - Folded Pen and Color Blending
November 11, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
October 14, 2022 Versals
September 30, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
September 11, 2022 Writing on Circles and Curves
September 09, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
August 13, 2022 Card Folders and More
June 11, 2022 Fun & Funky Versals - Outreach Program
May 14, 2022 Fresh & Fancy: modern illumination inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels
May 06, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
May 04, 2022 Elizabethan Secretary Hand - Repeat series
April 21, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led - Repeat of Apr 1 session)
April 03, 2022 Jammin' Jumbo Junk Journals with MiMo
April 01, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
March 06, 2022 Elizabethan Secretary Hand
March 04, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
February 12, 2022 Neuland Lettering:  Introduction & Exploration
February 04, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
January 07, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
December 11, 2021 San Diego Chapter Holiday Tea & Program
November 13, 2021 Pointed Pen Holiday Elements
November 05, 2021 Romans Study Group (Member-Led)
October 10, 2021 Meander Books from Calligraphic Play Sheets
September 12, 2021 Play Sheets Playday
September 03, 2021 Romans Study Group - Member Led
July 23, 2021 Opening Reception: During Our Time at Home...
June 11, 2021 Drawn and Built-up Capitals - Study of Hermann Kilian's Work
May 08, 2021 Romans Review
April 10, 2021 Monoline Foundational Hand
March 13, 2021 Triangle Brush Florals
February 07, 2021 Practical Lessons in Penmanship
January 09, 2021 Love, Fear and Flourishing
December 06, 2020 Wedge Brush Watercolor Wreath
November 14, 2020 Focus on Italics
October 10, 2020 Illuminated Capitals (via Zoom) with Risa Gettler
September 12, 2020 Watercolor an Original Wine Label or Jam Label -- ZOOM Program with Barbara Roth

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