San Diego Regional Events

    • February 03, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - online
    Register


    Sponsored by 

    FRI, February 3, 2023,  6:30-8PM PST

    No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

    We'll continue to study the work of  Sherri Thornton. Sherri is known for both her contemporary versals, a.k.a Kersals, as well as her Word Paintings. We'll have special guest, Veronica Phillips, to demonstrate Press-and-Release Romans.


    Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri

    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 those newer to Romans and to provide a refresher for those with more experience.  

    The session will be led by Kristi Darwick, with special guest, Veronica Phillips. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

    Agenda: 

    After quick announcements, we'll get right into our demo of Press-and-Release  Romans. Veronica taught these in a previous program,  but reviewing them is always helpful and her letters lend themself beautifully to work inspired by Sherri's. Both Sherri and Veronica credit Peter Thornton as teacher and inspiration. 

    This month's Project: We're working on refining our letter layout. 

    SUPPLY LIST:

    For Veronica's demo
    • Text weight Paper-I like sulphite paper.  It's inexpensive and is a great alternative to Arches Text Wove.  The paper is available at Dick Blick in 50, 60 and 80 lb. Any decent drawing paper will be great.  9 x 12 is a good size to work with
    • Ruler
    • Pencil. Veronica  likes the Blackwing, but any pencil that's soft, 2B will be good.
    You probably won't have time during this session, but you may want to apply these letterforms to your thumbnails afterward:
    • Sketchbook or other paper for sketching letter composition.
    • Pencil and eraser. 
    • T-square or ruler
    • Your thumbnail sketches

    Membership not required

    Zoom invitation sent a couple days in advance.

    Questions? Contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org. 

      • February 11, 2023
      • (PST)
      • Zoom - Online

      PRESENTER: VERONICA PHILLIPS


      SPONSOR 

      Saturday, February 11, 2023 1-4pm PST (online)

      Veronica will walk us through making wonderful little "blank" books--the covers are decorated with our favorite napkin designs.  She'll walk us through techniques to embellish the books, including interleaving patterned pages and incorporating decorative pockets. (Calligraphic practice pages work well for this--you may want to use some of your drafts from Neuland+Embossing and/or from any lettering workshop.)  These little booklets make great little gifts!
            Veronica will also take us through making folders, large pockets and tags, using napkins. This workshop can be simple with a short supply list (please note--a craft iron or old thrift store iron is a must-have), or, optionally, you can go all out, with a longer supply list, to make more elaborate collaged tags and the eyelet-ribbon fasteners for the booklets. See linked flier for images: 2023-02-11_VPhillips_flier.pdf .

      All levels. Workshop will be recorded and available for three months. 

      REGISTRATION: MEMBERS ONLY - You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held

      . 

      Cost: $5. Pay via Paypal (or contact Kristi regarding instructions to pay by check.) No refunds.  


      Questions? Contact KristiDarwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

      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.  Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

      PayPal is preferred, but checks are accepted--please contact Kristi to pay via that method. Also, contact Kristi if you need to pay online for your membership.

      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. 

      • February 24, 2023
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
      • Zoom - online
      Register

      SfC MEMBERS ONLY - No charge for these Study Group Sessions.


      Sponsored by 

      Above is Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri Thornton - this is part of the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter's virtual exhibit found at: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals

      Friday, February 24, 2023,  6:30-8:00PM PST

      SfC's San Diego and Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapters have been holding virtual exhibits during the pandemic: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals. In addition to continuing this more recent online exhibits tradition, San Diego will resume in-person exhibits, hosted at the Point Loma Library during April-June 2023.  IE/PV will aim for an online exhibit for the fall and we'll have our eyes open for a physical space, too. 

          We want to encourage and motivate our members to create finished pieces. And being involved with these new sessions should help us all improve our skills. We'll learn about design principles and how we might apply them, and we'll have the opportunity to seek critiques from our fellow participants. And, for those who are interested, we'll create a private Facebook group to continue our interaction between sessions. 

         And, watch for workshops that can supplement what we learn in these sessions! Your input is welcome, regarding design topics you'd like to study. 

      When you create a piece you love, then we encourage you to exhibit it, but there is no obligation!

      Study Group sessions are usually led by members, sharing what they have learned--we're all learning together! From time-to-time, we will have guest presenters.

      The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

      General Agenda

      General Agenda

      1. Share our work, ask for suggestions from the participants 

      2. Talk about goals and direction for this series

      3. Review the day's topic: Focus on specific principles/elements of design

      4. Another chance to share and invite critique (always optional).

      Pre-session Preparation: If you haven't joined our private Facebook group, we strongly encourage you to do that. Participants can ask questions and make suggestions for getting the most from our projects. If you wish to join, please contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

      Month's Project: We'll continue with our projects. 

      SUPPLY LIST:

      • Pencil or pen and paper for note-taking
      • You can make notes on the handouts, but you also may wish to dedicate a journal to your notes and sketches.
      • Whatever tools/materials are needed for whatever phase you are in with your project(s)

      Paid/honorary SfC Membership is required for these sessions.

      Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a couple days in advance.

      If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .

        • March 10, 2023
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom - online
        Register


        Sponsored by 

        FRI, March 10, 2023,  6:30-8PM PST

        SAVE THE DATE! We're working on firming up the agenda. Please note, due to conflict on the first Friday, this date has moved back one week. 

        No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

        We'll continue to study the work of  Sherri Thornton. Sherri is known for both her contemporary versals, a.k.a Kersals, as well as her Word Paintings. 


        Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri

        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.  

        The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

        Agenda: 

        To be announced

        SUPPLY LIST:

        • Sketchbook or other paper for sketching letter composition.
        • Pencil and eraser. 
        • T-square or Ruler
        • Your chosen One - three word quote (you'll be fitting this into a 3"x3" space)

        Membership not required

        Zoom invitation and handouts  are sent a couple days in advance.

        If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .

          • March 11, 2023
          • (PST)
          • March 12, 2023
          • (PDT)
          • 2 sessions
          • Zoom - Online

          Presenter: Julie Wildman


          Sponsor: San Diego SfC


          March 11-12, 2022  9:30am - 4:30pm (with 1 hr break for lunch)


          About the workshop: Imre Reiner was born in 1900 in Versec, Hungary. He was an artist, type designer and graphic designer, who studied at several different art schools. Type designer, Ernst Schneidler, was an influential teacher. After a brief stint as a graphic designer in London, Paris, New York and Chicago, he returned to study with Schneidler, and from 1931 onwards, he lived and worked in Ruvigliana, Switzerland as a painter, graphic designer and illustrator. 

             During his career, he created over 14 typefaces and more than 100 handdrawn alphabets. His calligraphic style is  distinc­tively his own: abstract and playful, yet drawing from his more formal, traditional lettering education. His career as an illustrator also clearly influenced his calligraphic style.

             In this class, we will look at many samples of Reiner’s work, inclu­ding his illustrations, drawn letters and typefaces. We will analyze how he created his letterforms, then try tools and exercises to mimic his style until it becomes our own.

          Note from Kristi: Imre Reiner’s wide variety of letters, written and drawn during our last century, are inspirational for us. We're sure to come away from this workshop, full of ideas and our own unique letters on paper--a wonderful opportunity!

          All levels. This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

           About Julie: Julie Wildman is a professional in the fields of graphic design, commercial lettering, calligraphy and workshops.

             Her calligraphic expertise is sought after for staff development classes, onsite promotional events, community programs, lettering conferences, and personal growth workshops both locally and throughout the U.S. and Canada.

             For more info about Julie: https://www.wildmandesigns.com/

          Cost: $75, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

          Pay by check or Paypal

          REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. You are not registered until you have confirmation from the workshop coordinator, Kristi Darwick.


          Questions? Contact KristiDarwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

          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. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. No refunds unless you space can be filled from the waitlist. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. 

           Please make your check payable to SfC, and send to Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435.   Please write the workshop name in the memo space.  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 contact Kristi to inquire about paying for membership via PayPal.

             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. 

          • March 17, 2023
          • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
          • Zoom - online
          Register

          SfC MEMBERS ONLY - No charge for these Study Group Sessions.


          Sponsored by 

          Above is Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri Thornton - this is part of the Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter's virtual exhibit found at: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals

          Friday, March 17, 2023,  6:30-8:00PM PST

          MEMBERS ONLY - No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

          SfC's San Diego and Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapters have been holding virtual exhibits during the pandemic: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/Regionals. In addition to continuing this more recent online exhibits tradition, San Diego will resume in-person exhibits, hosted at the Point Loma Library during April-June 2023.  IE/PV will aim for an online exhibit for the fall and we'll have our eyes open for a physical space, too. 

              We want to encourage and motivate our members to create finished pieces. And being involved with these new sessions should help us all improve our skills. We'll learn about design principles and how we might apply them, and we'll have the opportunity to seek critiques from our fellow participants. And, for those who are interested, we'll create a private Facebook group to continue our interaction between sessions. 

             And, watch for workshops that can supplement what we learn in these sessions! Your input is welcome, regarding design topics you'd like to study. 

          When you create a piece you love, then we encourage you to exhibit it, but there is no obligation!

          Study Group sessions are usually led by members, sharing what they have learned--we're all learning together! From time-to-time, we will have guest presenters.

          The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

          General Agenda

          1. Share our work, ask for suggestions from the participants

          2. Talk about goals and direction for this series

          3. Review the day's topic: Focus on specific principles/elements of design

          4. Another chance to share and invite critique (always optional).

          Pre-session Preparation: We strongly encourage you to join our private Facebook group, so that you can interact with other Study Group participants and we can help each other. To do that, please contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org 

          Month's Project: We'll continue with our projects, at our own pace. 

          SUPPLY LIST:

          • Pencil or pen and paper for note-taking
          • You can make notes on the handouts, but you also may wish to dedicate a journal to your notes and sketches.
          • Whatever tools/materials are needed for whatever phase you are in with your project(s)

          Paid/honorary SfC Membership is required for these sessions.

          Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a couple days in advance.

          If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .

            • April 01, 2023
            • (PDT)
            • June 30, 2023
            • (PDT)
            • Point Loma Library

            Reception to be scheduled in April. More information to follow. 

            • April 07, 2023
            • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
            • Zoom - online
            Register


            Sponsored by 

            FRI, April 7, 2023,  6:30-8PM PST

            No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

            We'll continue to study the work of  Sherri Thornton. Sherri is known for both her contemporary versals, a.k.a Kersals, as well as her Word Paintings. We'll have a special guest, TBA, to demonstrate Roman minuscules (monoline).


            Kristi's Word Painting made under the direction of Sherri

            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.  

            The session will be led by Kristi Darwick, with a special guest, TBA. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

            Agenda: 

            After quick announcements, we'll get right into our demo of Press-and-Release  Romans. We've covered those before, but reviewing them is always helpful.

            This month's Project: We're working on refining our letter layout. 

            SUPPLY LIST:

            • Sketchbook or other paper for sketching letter composition.
            • Pencil and eraser. 
            • T-square or Ruler
            • Your chosen One - three word quote (you'll be fitting this into a 3"x3" space)

            Membership not required

            Zoom invitation and handouts  are sent a couple days in advance.

            If you sign up later than that, please email to Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org, so she can forward them to you. It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of . . .

            Past events

            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 08, 2022 PARALLEL PEN: DEMYSTIFYING AND BEYOND
            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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