The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) holds workshops twice a year, in the Fall and the Spring. View our resources page for a suggested basic kit to bring. Additional items to bring specific to the workshop will be listed in each workshop description or given after registration. For everyone’s comfort, please arrive in class fragrance free.

SCH offers scholarships for our workshops. Please see the SCH Scholarship application for more information.

SCH June 2022 Workshop – Art Journaling for the Fearful with Nancy Hays Hills

Date: June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific
Location: Online via Zoom; Each session will be recorded and available for 2 months after the last date.

A feast for the eyes and the mind—this class is designed to ignite your imagination and get your fingers moving to create your own special magic on the page. Each class will start with a little Show and Tell, and then move on to making friends with the blank page in front of you. We’ll start with the basic tools I use in my journals—pens, pencil and watercolor—and as the weeks progress, I hope you’ll add your own favorite tools and colors. You don’t have to be an expert at drawing or lettering or layout to take this class. Each of us will start right where we are and learn by doing. The most important thing to bring to class is your willingness to pour out your heart on to the page. It is that more than your artistic skills, which will give your journal value, and make it uniquely yours

Nancy Hays Hills is an artist and Episcopal deacon living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her working career was in the field of advertising and graphic design, from which she retired in 2020 to devote more time to her dual vocations of ministry and art. She shares a home with her husband Julian, and her trusty feline sidekick, Samantha, who has been known to make her presence known during Zoom meetings. She began drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon and was lucky enough to have parents who encouraged their shy child to express herself on paper—especially her father, who would amuse her by drawing cartoons, sometimes in ballpoint pen on the bottoms of her feet. She took her first calligraphy course at age 17 and has incorporated lettering in her art ever since. 

For more information please see the workshop flyer.