SCH Spring 2016 Workshop: Pointed Pen Variations – Uncial with Brigitte Hefferan

On March 12, 2016 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Pointed Pen Variations – Uncial with Brigitte Hefferan” in Renton, WA.

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Come and explore the advantages of using a pointed pen to create new and exciting letter forms. Using a few basic strokes, students will create patterns and designs to loosen up and then create a playful “uncialized” script. Unique projects to inspire you! All levels of lettering artists are welcome.

Brigitte Hefferan teaches calligraphy classes at the Frances Anderson Center and at ArtWorks in Edmonds, Washington; and Letters of Joy, the regional letter arts annual event sponsored by Write on Calligraphers. She travels with her pen to offer workshops to calligraphy guilds. As a freelance artist she explores ways to combine her passion for lettering with watercolors, oils and other mediums.

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 Fall 2015 Workshop: Adventures in Embossing

On December 5, 2015 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Adventures in Embossing with Janice Fisher” in Renton, WA.

Janice has developed a technique to create beautiful, intricate, hand embossing using simple materials and tools. She has used these techniques to produce flowers, gardens, animals, abstract images, desert landscapes and even an embossing of the first atomic bomb test. These embossings will add beauty and meaning to your calligraphy and book art.

In this workshop you will learn how simple elements can be used to provide design accents or be combined to create landscapes and scenes. An intricate multi-layer composite 3D image will also be created. The key elements of graphic design, image selection, simplification and layering will be covered. Tools, paper selection, stencil production, design principles and perspective will be covered. Each student will leave the class with set of stencils they produced and the techniques to create beautiful hand embossing.

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 Summer 2015 Workshop: Fun with Paste Paper

On August  22, 2015 the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “Fun with Paste Paper” in Maple Valley, WA.

SCH President, Nancy Anderson, will host a day in a country park setting creating colorful paste papers that you can use for future projects. For more information including a supply list, please visit our workshops page.

Please join us for this fun and inspiring workshop. We look forward to seeing you there!

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!