The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) meeting schedule for the 2017-2018 year is listed below. View the meetings page for the time, location and directions to the meeting.
*** Please note we are meeting in a new location at Jubilee Reach Center at 14200 Southeast 13th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007 ***
September 21, 2017
Tools and Toys with Chantelle Hoffmann
Chantelle Hoffmann of Bespoke Strokes Calligraphy will be presenting calligraphy tools and toys and share what she learned at this year’s IAMPETH conference. This will be an opportunity to learn new tricks and to try out new calligraphy tools, such as, laser liners, ergonomic penholders and the Ames Lettering Guide.
Please bring your favorite penholder, nib and ink, two or three envelopes and several addresses for some lucky recipients. The supply fee is $3.00.
October 19, 2017
Hedi Kyle Panel Book with Anne Bingham
Anne Bingham will lead us in making two variations of a Hedi Kyle Panel book. Please bring a small cutting mat, X-acto or similar craft knife, double-sided tape or glue stick, scissors, awl, embossing tool, and a bone folder. The supply fee is $2.00.
November 16, 2017
Flat Brush Lettering with Katherine Malmsten
Katherine will be presenting flat brush lettering techniques. She will demonstrate different ways flat brushes can be used in lettering, how to change angles, pressure and manipulation for different effects. Then we will have an opportunity to try it ourselves.
Please bring 1/4″ – 1/2″ flat brush, natural or synthetic, that comes to an edge when wet; writing fluid of your choice (gouache, watercolor or ink), water container, palette and paper that doesn’t bleed.
January 18, 2018
Narnonian Hand with Terri Kruger
Terri Kruger will be teaching Narnonian Hand, a fun and versatile variation of Pointed Uncial, great for beginning and intermediate calligraphers. We will cover basic letterforms, border, color and shading techniques and learn how to write on a variety of surfaces, such as glass, fabric and leather.
Please bring fun pens, such as metallic, gel and glitter (fine to medium point), pencil, a Pigma Micron pen, masking tape, 6 or 7 colored pencils, ruler, pencil, and lined notebook (such as college-ruled spiral pad). All other papers and supplies will be provided. There is a $5 supply fee.
February 15, 2018
Zentangles with Nan Robkin
Nan Robkin will be presenting Zentangles, elaborate doodles created for relaxation and fun. The designs, known as tangles, are varied and range from easy to complicated. To do this hands-on program, please bring a pencil, eraser and a few Micron pens of different point sizes. A brush pen for filling in large areas is also handy.
Tiles for tangling will be provided. There will be a $5.00 supply fee to cover cost of the tiles and handouts.
March 15, 2018
Watercolor Word Gems with Linda O’Neill and Announcement of 2018 – 2019 SCH Board Candidates
Linda O’Neill will lead us in exploring a number of monoline variations and then participants will create a design with a short quote of their own choosing. This quote will be transferred to a 4″x4″ watercolor paper square and completed with a glaze pen and watercolor. The finished piece will be framed.
Please bring a pencil, small ruler, short quote, 2 small pointed brushes, water container, blue artists tape/painters tape, and small cutting mat to work on (larger than 4″x4″). There is a $5.00 supply fee which includes handouts, glaze pen and frame. Additional supply items may be added to the list to bring.
April 19, 2018
Magic Flip Card with Lisa Tsang
Lisa Tsang will be presenting the Magic Flip card. We will construct a magic flip card and then personalize it with your own creation with hand lettering or rubber stamps.
Please bring scissors or an X-acto knife, cutting mat, glue stick, bone folder, favorite calligraphy tools and ink. The supply fee is $3.00.
May 17, 2018
Shoestring Lettering with Nancy Anderson and Election of 2018 – 2019 SCH Board Members
Nancy Anderson will be presenting the whimsical side of calligraphy with Shoestring Lettering. We will explore varieties of monoline lettering as they are adapted with this playful style. No experience is needed to have fun creating personalized card and envelopes.
Please bring colored pencils, watercolor pencils, black .05 or larger Micron pens, glaze or gel pens, pencil, eraser and a bone folder. Nancy will have supplies to borrow. The supply fee is $3.00.