San Diego Regional Events

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


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

    NOTE: We aim for the first Friday of the month, but have shifted this forward one week, due to our SfC-parent-group's workshop having been moved to the same day. 

    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 session--no requirement to attend every session. The aim is to share knowledge with newbies and to provide a refresher for those with more experience.  

    In this session, we will reviewing the basics of skeleton Romans, including letter structure, spacing, and, pressure and release.  This is a lot to cover in a short amount of time, so each topic will be brief! And, of course, we'll introduce a small, fun exercise/project--this one will include cheerfully-colored undulating lines of letters, as well as spirals.


    Scrap from member, Alice Mosley, thrown away at retreat, many years ago, and rescued by Kristi 

    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. Start Project to reinforce the topic

    4. 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 Papermate Tuff Stuff,  but any eraser will do)
    • For our project, we will incorporate color--colored pencils are convenient for this short session. 

    Optional :

    • Scraps of drawing or other better-than-copier paper for project
    • Compass for drawing a spiral

    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.



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

      Presenter: Mark Van Stone, Ph.D.


      Sponsored by 

      Friday evenings: 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.
           All levels. Workshop will be recorded and available for one 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.

      This workshop is full. Please contact Kristi to be to be placed on the wait list. We have been known to add sessions when there is enough interest.

      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. 

      • December 03, 2022
      • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • IN-PERSON - Scripps Ranch Community Center

      Presented by Kristi Darwick

      Sponsored by your San Diego Chapter 

      SAVE THE DATE! THIS WILL BE A FUN EVENT TO WORK WITH A MESSY PROJECT. SOME MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

      Can you picture these circles printed in place, or printed on paper/other material, then cut-out and glued. We've studied calligraphy in circles and these can be a great shape to write around. 

      More information will be posted, as we work it out. 
      We may be able to assist with organizing carpools. 

      Attendance will be limited.

      $5 - PLEASE NOTE--THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT

      • January 14, 2023
      • (PST)
      • January 15, 2023
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom - online

      Presenter: Sue Greenseth


      Sponsored by San Diego SfC 

      About this workshop: We will explore the chunky and versatile hand of Neuland. By varying the x-height, customizing crossbars, using slight pen manipulations, adding outlines, and embossing, an artist can easily personalize this hand to make it applicable for almost any purpose. A traditional alphabet, a more contemporary variation, as well as ways to modify this hand will be covered.

         Part of the course will be spent covering how to emboss, and students will have a chance during class to emboss their own Neuland letters. Open to all levels. Workshop will be recorded and available for a month.

      About Susan: Sue Greenseth is a calligrapher and lettering artist in Portland, Oregon. In the 1970s, she moved from Central Illinois to Corvallis, Oregon, and found herself in the middle of a calligraphic renaissance. She has a broad range of create pursuits. Early in her career, she taught calligraphy and freelanced as a commercial lettering artist for world-renowned clients. These days, Sue continues to teach calligraphy as well as practice as a full-time artist. She loves breathing life into letterforms and animating words with a pen.

      Cost: $40, 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. Not refundable.


      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 OR contact Kristi at sdworkshops@societyforcalligraphy.org for digital membership registration. 

      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. 

      • March 11, 2023
      • (PST)
      • March 12, 2023
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom - Onlinehttps://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Logos/SDSFC_B-W.jpg

      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 the Staatliche Bildhauerschule Zalatua (Zalatua State Sculpture School), the Kunstgewerbeschule Frankfurt (Frankfurt School of the Arts and Crafts), and the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Stuttgart, where type designer, Ernst Schneidler, was his 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 near Lugano, 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. 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: $100, 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. 

    Past events

    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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