Welcome to The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH). SCH is located in the Greater Seattle, Washington metropolitan area, meeting mainly on the Eastside of Lake Washington in Bellevue.

SCH holds meetings and workshops throughout the year, focusing on calligraphy and related art forms. The meetings and workshops provide an enthusiastic exchange in the form of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on instruction or slide presentations.

Explore our website, learn more about SCH, keep up-to-date on our events, and join SCH to learn more about the art form of beautiful lettering.

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SCH Spring 2015 Workshop: Background Blitz with Sally Penley

On March 14, 2015 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Background Blitz: Tips, Tools and Techniques for Painting Paper with Sally Penley” in Renton, WA.

Sally Penley BackgroundIn this 7-hour workshop, participants will learn various techniques for painting or covering papers to create backgrounds for their calligraphy—or to create painted papers as standalone masterpieces!

Participants will explore several techniques from a selection of twelve. Sally will focus on a few of the techniques for demonstrations (e.g., paste paper, acrylic glazes, foam brush techniques), but will rapidly cover all the other techniques listed in a small how-to booklet given to each participant.

The instruction booklet will allow participants to experiment with the other techniques at their leisure after the workshop. In addition to the booklet, participants will also receive a “goody bag” of tools and a blank book to fill with their “Blitz” experiments.

All skill levels welcome. Class size is limited to 15.

For more information and the registration form, please view the workshops page on our website. Please join us for this fun and educational workshop. We look forward to seeing you there!

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