San Fernando Valley Regional Events

    • March 15, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • March 17, 2022
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • ZOOM

    Instructor:   Nancy Hays Hills


    Sponsor:  San Fernando Valley Regional

    Workshop Description...

    In this class you will learn to draw the underlying structure of simple Celtic knots, so that you can go on to create your own unique knots, whether traditional in nature, or something more whimsical. We will first work on basic rectangles, and then progress to triangles, freeform shapes, and circles. The goal is not to complete a finished piece, but to provide the skills necessary for future creation of your own knotwork. Once you have learned the basic principles, it will be easy to translate those skills into more advanced work, such as making letterforms with your knots

    About Nancy...

    Nancy Hays Hills worked in advertising and graphic design, from which she retired in 2020 to devote more time to her dual vocations of ministry and art. In addition to individual pieces, she has been working in art journals for over 20 years, and her artwork from those journals has appeared in Alphabet, Bound & Lettered, and in the most recent Speedball Textbook.  She shares a home with her husband Julian, and her trusty feline sidekick, Samantha, who has been known to make her presence known during Zoom meetings.

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    Registration Details:

    Workshop fee: $30

    Contact Jann Marks at 818­343­3986 for registration questions

    Registration is for  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. Sign­ups 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

    If paying by check, make your check payable to SFV SfC and send to Jann Marks.   Please write the workshop name in the memo space.

    Non­members, include a separate check for $42, payable to Society for Calligraphy (SfC), along with your downloaded membership form: SfC membership form  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with both  checks in the envelope.

    PayPal option, $32  www.PayPal.com Log in to your PayPal account and “send” payment to carrie@carriedesigns.com Add note with title/dates of class. 

    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. 




    • April 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • April 07, 2022
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • TBD

    Instructor:   Amity Parks

    Sponsor:  San Fernando Valley Regional

    Workshop includes 1 hour lunch

    This fun and bold hand has a more casual and contemporary look than its more formal cousins. We’ll practice the pen manipulation that allows for dynamic stroke transitions. The boldness of this lettering style creates lovely textures and white spaces. Once we’ve learned the alphabet, we’ll add some color. This hand lends itself to fun color blending when spaced tightly, as the bold stokes stay wet and allow for bleeding from one letter to another. We’ll play with a powdered ink called Bister from Belgium to get some gorgeous and transparent color effects with our lettering. Finally, we’ll get out our pencils and add some graphite effects to our lettering to really make it pop. 

    LEVEL: Recommended Intermediate /Advanced Level

    ABOUT AMITY...

    Amity Parks is an artist and calligrapher living in Missoula, Montana.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana. Her work has been featured in national and regional exhibits and publications. She  travels within the US and internationally to teach workshops, including serving on the faculty for multiple International Lettering Arts Conferences. She spends many hours in her studio on her personal and creative work, finding a balance between her teaching commitments and her busy family life. More information and artwork can be found on Facebook, Instagram and at her website, www.amityparks.com

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    Registration Details:

    Workshop fee: $100

    Registration is for  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. Sign­ups 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

    If paying by check, make your check payable to SFV SfC and send to Suzanne Bassani, PO Box 9262, Canoga Park, CA 91309. Please write the workshop name in the memo space.

    Non­members, include a separate check for $42, payable to Society for Calligraphy (SfC), along with your downloaded membership form: SfC membership form  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with both  checks in the envelope.

    PayPal option, $105 www.PayPal.com Log in to your PayPal account and “send” payment to carrie@carriedesigns.com Add note with title/dates of class. 

    Contact Suzanne Bassani at mothergoddess23@gmail.com with questions.




Past events

October 09, 2021 Interlock Surfin’ Letters
September 28, 2021 Greeting Cards Galore
August 17, 2021 How Do You DOodle That? with Nancy Hays Hills
May 04, 2021 Tools Galore
August 22, 2020 Playful Letters on ZOOM with Carrie Imai


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