San Diego Regional Events

    • June 07, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - online
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    Presenter: Risa Gettler

    Sponsored by 

    FRI, June 7, 2024,  6:30-8:30PM PST

    $0  No charge and membership not required for these Study Group Sessions.

    ABOUT THE SESSION:  This month, we'll have guest presenter, Risa Gettler:

    This zoom presentation includes samples of manuscript pages from the Dark and Middle Ages where large capital chapter titles couldn’t be squeezed in a single line without abbreviations and ligatures. You’ll also see contemporary applications where ligatures create interest for the reader and fun for us lettering artists! We don’t have to use ligatures...except they’re just too much fun NOT to employ.  Ligatures afford lots of options but which are best? I will discuss this while demonstrating so you can see – and take notes – what predicates good choices.

         Risa suggests that we watch her demo, rather than working along--we can try it ourselves when we rewatch on the recording.

    We plan to record. Kristi asks that you remind her! Recording will be available for two months. 

    San Diego SfC hosts its Roman's Study Group most months, on the first Friday, with a hiatus over the summer and in December.  You must sign up for each individual session so that we know how many are interested in this particular session. 

      We welcome non-SfC-members to these Romans Study Group sessions--your opportunity to get acquainted with us. Members feel free to invite your friends!

      Zoom invitation and handouts are sent a day or two in advance. 

       It's not guaranteed that you'll receive them beforehand, if you sign up the day of the event . . .

        • June 08, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • July 27, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • 4 sessions
        • Online - Zoom
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        Blossoms and Quill: A Journey in Watercolor and Words with Shreya Verma

        A Workshop on Wild Flowers & Journal Pages




        Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

        Saturdays and Sundays, June 8, 9, 29 and a review on July 27 2024,  8:30 to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

        $70     MEMBERS ONLY

        Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment may be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Friday, June 6, 2024.

        About the Workshop:

        Step into "Blossoms and Quill: A Journey in Watercolor and Words" – a cozy, creative space where wildflowers dance on the pages and words flow like a gentle stream. This workshop is a canvas for your personal tales told through art and letters.

        What You’ll Explore:

        Wildflower Wonders:

        It's all about discovery and delight in your own creative journey. You'll get to experiment with colors and shapes, crafting wildflowers that are uniquely yours, in an atmosphere that celebrates exploration and the pure joy of making art.


        Serenity in Script:

        Learn the art of peaceful Garden Grid Lettering. You’ll discover how to craft letters that whisper stories and echo the peacefulness of a quiet garden.


        Diary Delights:

        Your journal is a treasure chest of your moments. We’ll intertwine art with words, making each page a reflection of your personal journey.


        Craft Beyond the Journal:

        But the journey doesn't end with journal entries. Take your newfound skills and let them blossom in countless ways. Picture crafting personalized cards, bookmarks, gift tags, and more. The possibilities are boundless!!


        A Personal Touch:

        Here’s to the magic of making something that's all yours. "Blossoms and Quill" isn’t just about painting and writing. It’s about unlocking the universe that lies in a single drop of paint and a flick of the pen.


        There is no right or wrong to journaling. It's a deeply personal practice and through this workshop I wish to create a space for ourselves to express our thoughts and feelings without judgement or expectations. As we move through our sessions, I wish for us to embrace the idea that our journals are extensions of ourselves.


        Let’s celebrate the art of feeling good and making beautiful things together.

        The workshop will be recorded and available for three months.

        Recommended Experience: Beginner through advanced

        About Shreya

        Allow me to introduce Shreya, a gentle soul who finds solace in the beauty of nature and expresses it through the soothing strokes of watercolors. Her art is a tender portrayal of flowers and natural wonders. Shreya is not just an artist; she's also a journaling enthusiast, using words and colors to find peace amidst life's challenges. She believes in being gentle with herself, taking breaks, and embracing creativity at her own pace. Her heartfelt advice to fellow nature lovers: Create from the heart, and don't fret about others' opinions; let your art flow gently like a calm stream. 

        REGISTRATION:

        You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

        Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

        Cost: $70, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

        A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

        1. FIRST REGISTER

        2. Second, Make a payment of $70 via PayPal or check. 

        Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

        To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

        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 or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

        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.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

        • September 08, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • September 15, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • 3 sessions
        • Zoom - online
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        SOLD OUT! Waitlist is open in case a spot opens up


        Drawn and Built-Up Minuscule - Study of Works by Hermann Kilian

        Presenter: Yukimi Annand


        Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

        Saturdays & Sundays: September 8, 14, 15  9.30am-12.30pm PDT

        $100     MEMBERS ONLY

        Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment will be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Friday, September 6, 2024.

        Workshop Description:

        Hermann Kilian (1929 – 2004) was a German calligrapher, typographer and book designer whose work was epitomized by classical simplicity with an underlying tension within every letter. I have been studying his works and sharing my study of his built-up Capitals during the last five years, and I have never gotten tired of it. This time, I will share my study of his minuscules that has been lifting my calligraphy study.

        This workshop starts from understanding traditional monoline minuscule - the Foundational hand Italic hand and English Round hand - that deeply relate to Kilian’s minuscule forms. Then we will analyze several of Kilian's unique minuscule forms, and his characteristic weaving layout and composition. We will trace some of his works and draw several alphabets’ with pencils, ruling pens, pointed pens, small edged nibs and our chosen tools. We will work on two or three design projects with his minuscules that suit your chosen text.

        Once we have learned his forms, his way of design and layout, they will add vitality to our works with plenty of possibilities.

        The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.

        Recommended Experience: Some experience of calligraphy and lettering

        About Yukimi:

        Yukimi Annand is a Japanese born calligrapher, living in California. Raised on a flower farm in rural Japan she developed a great appreciation of nature. Studies in visual communication design in Tokyo led to work in the graphic design field, mostly in corporate design. Yukimi was director of Takenobu Igarashi, a highly regarded design studio, before moving to the USA in the 1990s.

        Introduced to Western calligraphy in 2000, Yukimi discovered a great passion for it that has remained with her to this day. Her work is diverse, covering every conceivable aspect of the craft. She is a skilled practitioner in all manner of scripts and her experience in the field of graphic design brings a wonderful aesthetic to her work. Equally skilled in book design and creation, Yukimi’s experimental work is often presented in this tactile form. For more than a decade Yukimi has taught in person and online around the world. Yukimi’s work has frequently been shown in Letter Arts Review as well as other calligraphic journals and books, and is held in many international art collections.

        REGISTRATION:

        You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

        Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

        Cost: $100, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

        A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

        1. FIRST REGISTER

        2. Second, Make a payment of $100 via PayPal or check. 

        Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

        To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

        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 or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

        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.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman  & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

        • October 13, 2024
        • (PDT)
        • November 13, 2024
        • (PST)
        • 4 sessions
        • Online - Zoom
        Register


        Sponsored by 

        Sundays, October 13, 20, 27, 1-5pm, and Critique/Review session, Wednesday, Nov 13, 6pm-7pm Pacific time


        ABOUT  THE WORKSHOP: Good design, says artist Irene Au, is like a refrigerator—when it works no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it stinks. This workshop is designed to help artists of all skill levels who use letters and letterforms better understand composition and the elements and principles of design. You will come away with a better understanding of design essentials and some layout tips of special interest to lettering artists. The workshop will include many handouts, demos, and exercises to build your design skills. The three-session course will also include a review of work a couple weeks following the instruction to give you time to complete work. Details to Follow

        ABOUT MIKE: Mike Gold worked as a commercial lettering designer for over 35 years, mostly in the social expressions business. But his real passion is exploring the corridors of calligraphy that have been less traveled, the path where words and letters are design elements with which to play with line, shape and form, where creating a visual statement is more important than writing a readable text. In both his professional and personal art, Mike breaks traditional rules to create contemporary, non-traditional work.

        Mike has an M.A. in Visual Communications and has studied with many outstanding lettering and design masters over the years. Mike has taught around the country and at several international calligraphy conferences. His personal work has been featured in Letter Arts Review many times over the past 25-plus years. He has been a juror for the Letter Arts Review annual and his work is in many private collections, including the Berlin Calligraphy Archive. He is the author of Lines to Live By (available through John Neal, Bookseller), which is Mike's take on being a non-traditional calligrapher in the 21st century. 

        EXPERIENCE: Beginner to Advanced (Some lettering experience is helpful) All levels

        Workshop will be recorded and available for four months.

        Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days in advance.

        Cost: $150, paid by check or Paypal (see details below). No refunds

        REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.  (Contact Kristi for the information on paying via paper check.) 

        MEMBERS ONLY

        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 Kristi contact at   sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org to inquire about becoming a member of SfC.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman and Kristi Darwick: SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org.

        For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You are not registered until confirmed by the workshop coordinator.

        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. 

        • November 09, 2024
        • 9:00 AM (PST)
        • November 10, 2024
        • 4:30 PM (PST)
        • In-Person Escondido Arts Center

        SAVE THE DATE--MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!


        Sponsored by 

        Saturday & Sunday, November 9-10, 2024, 9:30-4:30pm
        Escondido Arts Center - IN-PERSON

        MORE IMAGES AND INFO TO FOLLOW

        • January 11, 2025
        • (PST)
        • March 08, 2025
        • (PST)
        • 3 sessions
        • Online - Zoom
        Register

        Copperplate - A Systematic Approach with Jodi Denning




        Sponsored by San Diego SfC  

        Saturdays: January 11 & February 8,2025 at 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)

        Review on March 8, 2025 at 9:00 AM to 10.30AM (Pacific Time)

        $25     MEMBERS ONLY

        Due to the way our computer system works, registrations not immediately followed with payment will be cancelled. Also we cannot accept registrations after noon on Thursday, January 9, 2025.


        About the Workshop:

        Copperplate Minuscules – A Systematic Approach

        This class will help students develop a foundation in the fundamentals of the Copperplate style of pointed pen script. The class will begin with a brief introduction to using a pointed pen, and a time for questions for students unfamiliar with the pointed pen. Participants will learn the structure of the basic strokes for the minuscules of this beautiful script, and then use those basic strokes to form the various related groups of minuscule letters. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

        Copperplate Majuscules – A Systematic Approach

        This class is a continuation of the Copperplate Minuscules class, exploring the basic strokes and structure of the majuscules of the script. Basic familiarity with pointed pen and with the Copperplate minuscule alphabet is required before taking this class. Detailed practice worksheets will be provided in PDF format.

        The workshop will be recorded and available for two months.


        Recommended Experience: Beginners to advanced

        About Jodi:

        With no artistic background, Jodi jumped into calligraphy in late 2016 with a serious desire to learn pointed pen calligraphy, and no clue as to how to get started. After unsuccessfully trying to find local classes or resources, she began navigating the many challenges of learning calligraphy on her own. A couple years later she pursued “correspondence course” instruction from calligrapher Bill Kemp. As online courses began to be available, she continued to study, learn, and develop her traditional Copperplate/Engrosser’s Script style calligraphy.

        Jodi’s professional career in software engineering gave her a natural orientation toward detail. Her lifelong passion for training horses and teaching riding skills gave her an understanding of how to break complex skills down into “bite-sized” pieces for a less intimidating learning experience, as well as a focus on self-assessment as a tool to develop increased skill refinement which she now brings to her calligraphy instruction.

        REGISTRATION:

        You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. 

        Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds.

        Cost: $25, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

        A COMPLETED REGISTRATION REQUIRES 2 STEPS:

        1. FIRST REGISTER

        2. Second, Make a payment of $25 via PayPal or check. 

        Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the PayPal button to complete your registration.

        To pay by check email Kristi, for instructions, at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org 

        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 or contact Kristi to process membership electronically

        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.

        *As of April 1, 2024, first-time members, only, have the option to pay their full membership, July 1, 2024 through June 2025 ($42 via check)  and the months prior will be included at no extra cost.

        Questions? Contact Nan Anantharaman & Kristi Darwick at SDWorkshopsTeam@societyforcalligraphy.org

      Past events

      May 03, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      April 13, 2024 Gothicized Italic with Nina Tran
      March 29, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      March 09, 2024 Calligraphy Rhythm & a Spark of Gold! with Andrea Wunderlich
      March 08, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      February 02, 2024 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      January 19, 2024 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      January 05, 2024 Dancing Petals: Painting the Charm of Loose Watercolor Roses
      November 17, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      November 11, 2023 Let's get Italicized! Master the Basics of Italic Calligraphy
      November 03, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      October 20, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      October 06, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      October 02, 2023 Captivating Color: Choosing, Mixing, and Using Watercolor for Calligraphy
      September 22, 2023 Line Shape Form - Reception - San Diego SfC Virtual Exhibit
      September 16, 2023 MODERN + MEDIEVAL: Playing with motifs with Sharyn Sowell
      September 15, 2023 Let's Make Finished Pieces - Study Group
      September 05, 2023 Meetup at Claudia's Studio - Old Town San Diego
      September 01, 2023 Romans Study Group (Member-led)
      August 15, 2023 Ben Shahn-ish with Beth Lee
      August 12, 2023 More Fables and Flowers with Risa Gettler
      June 10, 2023 Fables and Flowers
      June 03, 2023 San Diego SfC Exhibit--Line Shape Form--Reception
      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)
      April 01, 2023 San Diego Chapter Member Exhibit: Line Shape Form
      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 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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