San Diego Regional Events

    • May 04, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • June 01, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - online

    Presenter: Judy Detrick


    Sponsored by the San Diego chapter of SfC 

    SECOND SERIES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND.

    Sessions will be recorded and available for one month, following the last session: Four Wednesdays. May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 1:30-3PM. (No class on May 18.)

    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:Throughout the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, England enjoyed a surge in art, science, literature, and new world explorations. Meanwhile, existing correspondence sent to and from the Queen revealed conspiracies, plots, proposals, assassinations, beheadings and other intrigues that characterized her reign. The letters signed by the queen were written mostly by secretaries who were entrusted with protecting the interests of the queen and keeping her secrets—hence the word secretary. The handsome and modestly flourished hand they wrote is quite readable and easily learned once several unfamiliar letterforms are explained. It is also accepting of the idiosyncrasies of one’s own handwriting. In this class we will explore the script, the form of the letter itself, and ways of folding the letters for dispatch. Finally, as a form of continuing practice, we will dispatch letters of our own.

    BROAD-EDGED EXPERIENCE NEEDED

    ABOUT JUDY: Judy Detrick is a calligrapher/designer living on the Mendocino coast of Northern California where she taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than 25 years. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library. She is the author of Simply Calligraphy, A Beginner’s Guide to Elegant Lettering. 

    Cost: $120 for check or Paypal (see fine print below)

    REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. Registration is not guaranteed until confirmed by the workshop coordinator. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. 


    Workshop is limited to 20 participants. 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.  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. 

    • June 11, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online - Zoom
    Register

    Presenter: Veronica Phillips


    Sponsored by 

    About the workshop: Join us for a journey to explore the exciting variations of Versal letters… 

    We'll start with basic warmup exercises and study the versals using pencil and broad edge pen.  Alternative letter forms will be shared and we'll end with creating a couple of greeting card designs you can personalize with your own hand.

    Workshop will be recorded and available to registered participants for one month. 

    Free 

    SUPPLY LIST

    Funky Romans

    • 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.  I like the Blackwing, but any pencil that's soft, 2B will be good.
    • Nibs for lettering.  I like to use Mitchell size 6.  It's the smallest. I also love the EF66 nib too.  Use what you have!  
    • Black paper, a couple of sheets
    • Dr. Martin's Bleedproof white paint, or your favorite white paint or other that shows up on dark paper


    Supplies for greeting card project


    • White and/or Kraft paper cardstock
    • Stencils of images - florals/botanicals, etc.
    • Scissors
    • Glue stick
    • Craft paint, a few colors (or ink pad with blending tool)
    • Small fabric bits from your stash
    • Book pages from your stash (dictionary, music, maps, etc.)
    • Rubber stamp script if you have, or small pattern
    • Piece of vellum/clear tracing paper
    • Your own practice paper from this class
    • Bookbinding tools: Awl, thread, needle


    Questions? Kristi at societyforcalligraphyevents@gmail.com. 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.


    • 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 07, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • October 28, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions

    Presenter: Mark Van Stone, Ph.D.


    Sponsored by 

    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 calligraphy work for decades.
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.
       
     I have deciphered and used the techniques of Medieval Artists ingenious decorations in my calligraphy work for decades. These are the easiest and most improvisational Versal techniques, which is why they are so abundant in Medieval manuscripts. Students learn the simple rules and methods.

    Save the dates! Registration Info to follow

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

    Presenter: Sue Greenseth


    Sponsored by 

    Save the dates! Details to follow

Past events

May 14, 2022 Fresh & Fancy: modern illumination inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels
May 06, 2022 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
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


HOME                   CONTACTS                 CALENDAR                 WORKSHOPS                 EXHIBITS                 REGIONALS                 CLASSES                 GALLERY                 MEMBERS                 LINKS                 CONFERENCES                 FREELANCERS                 JOIN SFC

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software