San Diego Regional Events

    • August 13, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)

    Presenter: Wendy Telford

    Sponsored by: San Diego SfC

     

    We're in the process of organizing a bonus program

    In July 2020, Wendy led SfC's first Zoom program. We had a great time making card folders, using supplies we had around the house. We decided to reprise that program, except that we'll expand with variations and additional card structures. 

    Keep your eye on this space for more information as it becomes available!

    Free Outreach Program

    • September 02, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
    Register


    Sponsored by FRI, September 2,  6:30-8PM PST

    No charge for these Study Group Sessions.

    These sessions are led by members, sharing what they have learned. They do not claim to be masters.

    Members and guests may participate in any sessions--no requirement to attend every session. The aim is to share knowledge with newbies or provide a refresher for experienced calligraphers.  

       This first session of SfC's membership year, we will review some basic structure and spacing tips. We will base our study on skeleton Roman capitals, both formal and stylized, inspired by the work of Peter Thornton. If we have time, we'll add some watercolor, just for fun.) The session will be led by Kristi Darwick. We plan to record this session. Kristi asks that you remind her!

    Agenda: 

    1. Share our work--feel free to bring any work/practice you'd like to share that you feel will be of interest, whether related to Romans, or not. 

    2. Review the day's topic

    3. Share what we've done for the day (optional).

    SUPPLY LIST:

    Graph paper (4 or 8 squares per inch)

    Pencil (mechanical or other sharp pencil) and eraser (Kristi likes Papermates Tuff Stuff,  but any eraser will do)

    Optional activity:

    Paper that can take some water, such as drawing, watercolor, sulphate

    Pallet of watercolors

    Container of water and pointed brush (#1, 2 or 4 would be good, or a water brush )

    Markers (waterproof, or not) .08

    Lightbox if using opaque paper.

    Optional Project: Envelope

    Paper that will handle some watercolor on an envelope: such as drawing paper, sketch paper, Arches Text Wove.

    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.



      • September 11, 2022
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom - online

      Presenter: Debby Reelitz


          Sponsored by our San Diego Chapter

      1-4PM PST

      ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Seeing your calligraphy in a circle is an exciting design component. During this three-hour workshop, we will practice lettering on a curve and how to calculate, draw and letter a full circle of text. I'd recommend focusing on just one lettering style and applying the techniques to that one lettering style. Digital handouts will be provided prior to class.
      Workshop will be recorded.

      ABOUT DEBBY:  Debby Reelitz is a professional calligrapher in North Granby, Connecticut.  Introduced to calligraphy by her 5th grade teacher, she dabbled for years until opening her own calligraphy studio in Chicago. For more than 24 years, she has been a professional lettering artist, creating awards, gifts, commissions, chalkboards, writing on walls, teaching and much more. She has been teaching calligraphy and related skills for more than 15 years. Information can be found at her website: http://letteringdesign.com

      SUPPLIES:

      *calligraphy nib or brush for the lettering style/size you have chosen (those using a broad edge lettering style, have several sizes of nibs)

      *guidelines (straight) for the lettering style and size you have chosen

      *writing medium: ink, gouache or watercolor

      *compass

      *calculator

      *paper for lettering (paper with 25% cotton is recommended, ie: a resume paper)

      *pencil  & sharpener

      *scissors
      *tape

      *2 quotes 9-15 words long (hopefully that will be about 12-18” of text in length)

      MEMBERS ONLY

      Cost: $35 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)




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

         Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list.  Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, it is recommended that your check 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 let Kristi know before you mail. 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. Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Kristi to pay 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. 

      • October 14, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • November 04, 2022
      • (PDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • Online - Zoom

      Presenter: Mark Van Stone, Ph.D.


      Sponsored by 

      Please note change in dates to: Oct 14, 21, 28, & Nov 4

      About the workshop: My teachers were the Medieval artists who made the manuscripts that enthrall us today. Having deciphered their techniques by scrutiny and experiment, I employed their ingenious improvisatory decorations in my own calligraphy work. 
These are the easiest and most improvisational Versal techniques, which is why they are so abundant in Medieval manuscripts. Like any improvisatory style, they have basic rules, but once these simple rules and methods are mastered, then the designs can grow organically.
         Workshop will be recorded and available for a month, afterward.

      About Mark: Mark Van Stone spent 1972, in Ireland and Britain, studying his first love, Celtic Manuscripts. Then, for two decades, he taught his signature Illumination and Historic Scripts workshops across North America and Europe. 

         He delved further into ancient scripts and in 1989, a Guggenheim Fellowship took him around the world studying inscriptions in Egypt, Turkey, and Southeast Asia. 

        Along the way, his interest in carved writing led to a stint in 1988-89, working as a clay-animator at Will Vinton Studios—those from that era will remember those California Raisins--and, in 1982-83, an apprenticeship with a master Netsuke-Carver Saito Bishu in Japan. 

         Mark also worked as a disk jockey and interviewer for WUNH-FM in Durham, New Hampshire in 1975-77. What started as a lark to get backstage to talk to rock stars; led to interviews with authors, activists, and presidential candidates. 

         Mark's interest in ancient scripts took him back to graduate school in 1996. A doctorate from the University of Texas in Maya Hieroglyphs, led to teaching History of Art at Southwestern College in Southern California, since 2002.

      Cost: $105, 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.  

      Questions? Contact Kristi Darwick 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. 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.

      Please make check payable to SD SfC and mail to Kristi Darwick, 2455 Oakleaf Canyon Rd, Walnut, CA 91789-3435. Write the workshop name in the memo space.   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. 

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

      • November 12, 2022
      • (PST)
      • November 13, 2022
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online - Zoom

      Presenter: Yukimi Annand

      Sponsored by 

      About the workshop: A  folded pen is a versatile tool that can be used as a drawing tool, a writing tool and a mark-making tool. It is a magical tool that allows us to express our own feelings in strokes and marks.

      On the first day of the workshop, we start with writing random weighted letters and make textures with them by following basic folded pen exercises. Then we will explore with different sample letterforms to make unique calligraphic textures. On the second day of the workshop, the color blending technique will be presented and we will make textures with colors. In the course of the workshop, basic design, layout and composition will be presented, and we will make several experimental calligraphic pieces.

      Good for all Levels. Workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

      About Yukimi: YUKIMI ANNAND is a calligrapher, lettering and book artist based in Southern California. She is passionate about the beauty of the Roman alphabet and creates unique artwork with her love of calligraphic mark making incorporated with nature. She has been experimenting with the use of tools and mediums to expand her world of calligraphy. It has also been her great pleasure to share her ideas and to give workshops all around the world since 2012. Yukimi’s work has frequently been shown in Letter Arts Review as well as other calligraphic journals/books, and they have been included in calligraphy collections in Berlin, San Francisco, Moscow and private collections.  

      Cost: $105, 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 place can be filled from a wait list. You are not registered until you have confirmation from the workshop coordinator, Kristi Darwick.


      Questions? Contact KristiDarwick at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org

      Workshop is limited to 20 students.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. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list.  Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. 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 pay 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. 

      • January 14, 2023
      • (PST)
      • January 15, 2023
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions

      Presenter: Sue Greenseth


      Sponsored by 

      Save the dates! Details to follow

    Past events

    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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