The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) meeting schedule for the 2019-2020 year is listed below. View the meetings page for the time, location and directions to the meeting. Please arrive fragrance-free out of respect for others with sensitivities.

September 19, 2019

My Beach Calligraphy Journey with Andrew van der Merwe

South African calligrapher, Andrew van der Merwe, has pioneered a new and very different form of calligraphy. In this slide show / lecture he will show and tell how it all began, how it affected his usual calligraphy practice and how it affected him spiritually.

The beach calligraphy is a wonderful enigma. As calligraphers we go to great lengths to make our work archival. We use pH neutral paper, expensive vellum, good pigments and even real gold but here is a form of calligraphy which, at first glance, looks like it has been carved in stone but is as fleeting as a shadow. Why do calligraphy which you know will be gone with the next wave? Why spend years exploring and developing it as an art form?

October 17, 2019

Vintage and Unorthodox Writing Tools with Katherine Malmsten

Katherine will talk about and demonstrate vintage tools, and add in unorthodox tools (like cotton pliers, etc.) Should be fun and get people to think out of the box.

November 21, 2019

Paper and Book Structure Weaving with Anne Bingham (This meeting will start at 6:30 pm.)

Anne will share her recent adventures in paper weaving and woven book structures. We’ll make a variety of models, learn about tools and tricks, and you will be inspired to create projects using your stash of decorated paper and calligraphy.

Bring your cutting mat, metal edge ruler, pencil, awl, craft knife, glue stick or double-sided tape, bone folder, and $3 for supplies.  

January 17, 2019

Filigree Designs with Kathy Barker

February 21, 2019

Acanthus Leaves with Terri Kruger

March 21, 2019

Fishbone Book with Nan Robkin and Announcement of 2020 – 2021 SCH Board Candidates

April 18, 2019

Asemic Calligraphy with Kellie Shepherd Moeller

May 16, 2019

LOJ Sharing, Bister Inks with Sue Gruhn and Election of 2020 – 2021 SCH Board Members

This month’s meeting activity will be a “show and tell” by the attendees of Write On Calligraphers’ annual Letters of Joy conference at the beginning of May. If you attend, please come and share what you did in your classes. If you were not able to attend, this is your opportunity to see what projects were taught and be inspired.