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!

SCH Meeting Schedule for 2016-2017

The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) meeting schedule for the 2016–2017 year is now posted on the Meetings Schedule page of our website.  Mark your calendar! We have fun and informative meeting topics and activities planned.

Visitors are welcome to attend to see if they would like to join our guild. We look forward to meeting new attendees and seeing our returning members. See you soon!

SCH Meeting – February 18, 2016

The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) next meeting is on Thursday, February 18th, at 7pm.  It will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue in the Upper Campus in room 105. Please view our meetings page for the address and directions.

Nancy Anderson will lead this month’s meeting teaching us the basics of drawing. She will cover how to draw simple shapes that can create a complex image, how to shade and how to apply the seven laws of perspective.

Please bring the following supplies: #2, 2B or HP pencil, a 4B, 6B or 8B pencil, white block eraser, kneaded eraser, tortillion (blending stump), sketch paper/book. There will be some items to borrow if you don’t have them. The supply fee is $3.00.

Enjoy participating in an optional raffle for $2.00. Don’t forget to register for our Spring workshop with Brigitte Hefferan on Pointed Pen Uncial on March 12th. We welcome visitors who are interested in learning more about SCH. 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!