SCH Meeting – September 15, 2016

The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) next meeting is Thursday, September 15th, at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue in room UC-105. Please view our meetings page for the address and directions.

Our Fall kick-off meeting features Kathy Barker presenting the ruling pen and folded pen. 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. Come and 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.

Enjoy participating in an optional raffle for $2.00. Visitors are welcome to attend to see if they would like to join our guild. We look forward to seeing you there!

SCH Meeting – April 21, 2016

The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) next meeting is on Thursday, April 21st, 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.

Brigitte Hefferan will be presenting Blackletter calligraphy. She will teach us what strong, richly dark, simple Blackletter is all about. She will review miniscules (lower case letters) and then demonstrate how to get creative with a magic square.

Please bring a Mitchell #1 nib and pen holder, black ink (Higgins or Moon Palace Sumi), pencil, ruler, 1/8″ graph pad, and a bone folder. The supply fee is $2.00.

Enjoy participating in an optional raffle for $2.00. We welcome visitors who are interested in learning more about SCH. We look forward to seeing you there!

SCH Meeting – March 17, 2016

The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) next meeting is on Thursday, March 17th, 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.

Henri Wilson will be presenting monoline Akim lettering. Please bring a monoline pen, a few sheets of bond paper, pencil, ruler and a wide parallel pen or felt marker. The supply fee is $1.00.

Enjoy participating in an optional raffle for $2.00. We welcome visitors who are interested in learning more about SCH. We look forward to seeing you there!

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!