SCH Fall 2017 Workshop: Moving Steps Book with Elsi Vassdal Ellis

On November 4, 2017 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Moving Steps Book” with Elsi Vassdal Ellis in Renton, WA.

In this workshop we will make a Moving Steps book. This book structure comes from a direct mail solution for an HP promotion. We will examine through model-making the impact of paper weight, page width, and grain direction and explore various creative options.

Elsi Vassdal Ellis has been a practicing book artist for over 30 years. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is housed in many public and private collections. Since 1983 she has produced over 133 editions and 127 unique books employing a variety of reproduction techniques and materials.

For more information and the registration form, please view the workshops page on our website. We look forward to seeing you there!

SCH Late Spring 2017 Workshop: Peeling Back the Layers with Suzie Beringer

On June 3, 2017 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Peeling Back the Layers with Suzie Beringer” in Renton, WA.

In this workshop we will unravel the mysteries of creating depth in your art with the use of film. You will be shown how to “jazz” up your layouts and create art that your viewers will want to “dive” into. Learning about seeing things differently is part of this workshop – taking art/lettering that you have already done and creating something that is different and exciting.

Suzie Beringer is a calligrapher who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in commercial art and a lifetime passion for calligraphy.

For more information and the registration form, please view the workshops page on our website. There are only 15 spots available, so send in your registration today. We look forward to seeing you there!

SCH Spring 2017 Workshop: Chinese Brush Lettering with Wing K. Leong

On March 11, 2017 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Chinese Brush Lettering with Wing K. Leong” in Renton, WA.

Artwork by Wing K. Leong

Artwork by Wing K. Leong

Wing K. Leong graduated from the New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. In 1962, he immigrated to the United States with his family. He received calligraphy instruction from Lloyd Reynolds and collaborated with many artist on book projects, exhibitions, and artworks throughout the United States for more than 40 years.

Mr. Leong operated the Chinese Art Studio and Gallery in Portland, Oregon for 36 years before retiring. He showcased his talent in painting and calligraphy by authoring two books, Chinese Painting Step by Step and How to Paint Bamboo and taught in numerous colleges in the Pacific Northwest. His lively brushwork can be found on everything from pottery, textiles and even furniture. Some of his artwork is now available as limited edition Giclee prints. He is a living master in the art of calligraphy and brush painting.

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of Chinese Sumi painting on rice paper with watercolors, through demonstration and hands on practice. Mr. Leong will teach a variety of subjects: bamboo, botanicals, animals, as time allows.

For more information and the registration form, please view the workshops page on our website. At last count there was one opening left, so send in your registration today. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wing K. Leong Chinese Brush Painting

Artwork by Wing K. Leong

Artwork by Wing K. Leong

Artwork by Wing K. Leong

Artwork by Wing K. Leong

Artwork by Wing K. Leong

SCH Fall 2016 Workshop: Modern Versals with Carol DuBosch

On November 12, 2016 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Modern Versals with Carol DuBosch” in Renton, WA.

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Artwork by Carol DuBosch

Modern Versals are the extremely popular contemporary capitals that can be used in a variety of ways, both expressive and traditional.

The clean look of these letters gives them a compelling charm and enables them to be used in just about any calligraphy layout. The pen-written built-up forms require careful attention to detail and are best done with opaque gouache.

The letters can be adapted to the text and the lettering artist has a chance to make design choices along the way. We lettering artists have a chance to make design choices along the way. We will work with several pen sizes, beginning large and moving to a smaller pen size. Experience with a broad-pen is needed.

Carol DuBosch teaches and practices calligraphy in Portland, Oregon. She has taught workshops throughout the country and many International Calligraphy Conferences.

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!