SCH Meeting – March 16, 2017

The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) next meeting is Thursday, March 16th, at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue in room UC-105. Please view our meetings page for the address and directions.

In honor of St. Patrick’s day our presenter, Kathy Barker, 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.

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 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.

uncial example

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!

SCH Workshop Update: The Foundational Hand with Jocelyn Curry

This Saturday, March 29th, the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “The Foundational Hand, A One-Day Review of a Classic Style of Calligraphy with Jocelyn Curry” in Renton, WA.

There is still room in the workshop, so if you would like it to come, please send in your registration now. The registration form can be found on the workshops page on our website.

In this workshop, we will review the lower case letters, practice them with Uncials as caps, and try our hand at some variations. Suitable for those with some broad-edged pen experience.

Please join us for this fun and educational workshop. We look forward to seeing you there!

SCH Workshop: The Foundational Hand with Jocelyn Curry

On March 29th the Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) will be sponsoring the workshop, “The Foundational Hand, A One-Day Review of a Classic Style of Calligraphy with Jocelyn Curry” in Renton, WA.

The Foundational Hand is an upright style based on the circle and originally derived from the earlier Carolingian style of lettering. This “learning” hand was developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century in England.

In this class, we will review the lower case letters, practice them with Uncials as caps, and try our hand at some variations. Suitable for those with some broad-edged pen experience.

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!