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!

SCH Meeting – January 15, 2015

The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) next meeting is Thursday, January 15th, at 7pm. It will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue in room S-223. Please view our meetings page for the address and directions.

Robin Gebhart will be presenting Textural Writing, an easy, experimental way to create textural writing for use in journaling, collage or expressive artwork.  She will teach several different ways to create texture using simple tools and techniques.

Robin will provide a handout of techniques and show us how to make a journal to take home for continued practicing and experimenting. There will be a $3.00 supply fee. (Also, enjoy participating in an optional raffle for $2.00.)

Please bring:

  • ½  sheet of Arches Text Wove/Velin, 20” X 25.5” (Robin will have some to sell at $2.50 per ½ sheet)
  • Pencils, colored pencils, watercolor pencils
  • ½ ” – 2” flat brushes or whatever larger brushed you have for applying washes
  • Micron pen or other permanent markers
  • Pointed brush and/or flat brush-a color brush would be fine
  • Pointed pen or broad edge dip pen and/or parallel pen—whatever you like to write with

We welcome visitors who are interested in learning more about SCH. We look forward to seeing you there!