Nan Robkin will be presenting an “endless” meander book. The book structure can be used as a notebook, sketchbook or an album. Please bring a pencil, scissors and a glue stick. Nan will be providing the paper. The materials fee is $3.00.The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) meeting schedule for the 2016-2017 year is listed below. View the meetings page for the time, location and directions to the meeting.
SCH will meet next on September 21, 2017. The Board is now in the process of planning the meetings for 2017-2018. The schedule will be posted here in August or September. In the meantime, the previous meetings can be viewed below.
September 15, 2016
Ruling Pen Adventure with Kathy Barker
With its traditional origins as a drafting tool, the ruling pen and its humble cousin, the folded pen, have become one of the most innovative and creative tools for the modern calligrapher. Learn a simple alphabet, try a variety of tools, and learn how expressive this tool can be. We will also explore adding watercolor washes for further creative opportunities. Alphabet exemplars, samples of styles and guide sheets will be provided.
Please bring paper for experimentation (white copy paper is fine), writing fluid of your choice (walnut ink or black sumi or Higgins Eternal), any ruling pen and/or folded pen that you already own (extra pens to try will be in abundance.) and a spirit of creative energy and fun! The supply fee is $2.00 to cover copy costs and extra paper, etc.
October 20, 2016
Book Presentation by Mari Gower
Mari Gower will be presenting her book, Cupid and Psyche, at the October meeting. Mari, a book artist, will talk about her process and how her visual images unfold after much research. She will explain how she creates a coherent notebook with research notes and sketches during the process of creating her artist book. Her book, Cupid and Psyche, is in the University of Washington’s Special Collections.
November 17, 2016
Pointed Brush with Kellie Moeller
Kellie will be teaching us the basics of the pointed brush and a quick version of the brush alphabet. Then she will lead us in a small calligraphy/collage project where we will experience the magic of Tengucho rice paper.
Please bring a Pentel Color brush or other favorite pointed brush and bond paper or your favorite practice pad. There will be a $3.00 supply fee for handouts and project materials.
January 19, 2017
Asemic Writing with Lisa Leong-Tsang
Lisa Tsang will be presenting Asemic Writing, the appearance of being a written language but has no meaning. It is an abstraction of conventional writing and is aesthetically pleasing, so it can enhance a calligraphic work or be the art itself.
Please bring a flat and pointed brush (any size) or a favorite tool (parallel pens are fine), your favorite writing fluid, water container, palette and paper towels. Lisa will supply paper and inspiration. The supply fee is $3.00.
February 16, 2017
Modern Rustic with Nancy Anderson
Add a little twist and style to your lettering with this modern adaptation of 4-5th century Antique Rustic. Once you master the pen twist you can make it tall or short, wide or narrow for many unique designs. You will create a circular monogram note with a unique envelope.
Please bring any 3mm pen (i.e. Brause 3mm, Mitchell #1, or C-2), ink preference, scissors and tracing paper. Supply fee will be $2.00.
March 16, 2017
Uncials with Kathy Barker and Announcement of 2017 – 2018 SCH Board Candidates
In honor of St. Patrick’s day we will begin with a brief study of the Book of Kells and historical Irish manuscripts. From this inspiration, we will try our hand at writing the Uncial alphabet. The evening will conclude with the opportunity to create an Irish Blessing greeting card or gift quote.
Please bring your Parallel pens – both 3.8 mm (green lid) and 2.4 mm (yellow-orange), a C-Thru ruler and a mechanical pencil or well sharpened graphite drawing pencil. Supply fee will be $2.00.
April 20, 2017
A Book Structure with Nan Robkin
Nan Robkin will be presenting an “endless” meander book. The book structure can be used as a notebook, sketchbook or an album. Please bring a pencil, scissors and a glue stick. Nan will be providing the paper. The materials fee is $3.00.
May 18, 2017
Letters of Joy Sharing and Election of 2017 – 2018 SCH Board Members