The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) meeting schedule for the 2018-2019 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.

*** Please note we are meeting in a new location at Chinook Middle School at 2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. The meeting time is from 7 PM to 9 PM. ***

September 20, 2018

Seattletters & IAMPETH Review

This meeting will be a “show and share”. Please bring your art work from your Seattletters and IAMPETH classes.

Lisa Tsang will also present an exercise she learned in Mike Gold and Judy Melvin’s class. Please bring one sheet of watercolor paper about 8″ x 10″, sumi ink, a folded or automatic pen and a water container. Lisa will bring the remaining supplies needed. 

October 18, 2018

Jacob’s Ladder Book with Nan Robkin

Using a clever structure devised by Elsi Vassdal Ellis, we will make a Halloween-themed book. This structure is perfect for calligraphy, too!

November 15, 2018

Chopstick Sumi with Kay Lewis

With chopsticks and Parker Quink, Kay will show us a sumi-like technique. We will try traditional Asian designs as well as Christmas themed subjects, like trees and holly.

January 17, 2019

Cadels with Kathy Barker

Originating in the 15th century, Cadels are beautifully decorated letters that are a delight to the eye yet deceptively simple to create. In this evening program, we will look at samples of both historic and contemporary Cadels. Next, we will have a chance to learn some basic patterns. From this exercise we see how to use a base letter and transform it into a Cadel.

Please bring 6.0 and 3.8 Parallel pens (if you have them), tracing paper, mechanical pencil and an eraser. The supply fee will be $3.00.

February 21, 2019

A Touch of Gold with Brigette Hefferan

(This meeting will be held at Lisa Tsang’s warehouse in Redmond, 17595 NE 70th St, Redmond, WA 98052.)

Different surfaces such as wood, paper and even chocolate become extraordinary when gilded. We will make a gift tag, place card and greeting card using gold leaf and gold inks & powders.

March 21, 2019

Collage Compositons with Cathy Shiovitz and Announcement of 2019 – 2020 SCH Board Candidates

Cathy Shiovitz will be presenting Collage Compositions. She will present how to recycle old practice sheets, painted papers and other material to create new artwork while exploring the fundamentals of design. Creating a collage can be simple or a complicated treasure hunt to find the right spot.

Please bring old practice papers, magazine scraps, painted papers, tissue, old letters, scissors, ruler, pencil and glue brush. Cathy will provide paper, glue and some collage materials. The supply fee is $5.00.

April 18, 2019

Linked Blanket Stitch Binding Book Structure with Mare Blocker

This non-adhesive binding was developed for flat sheets without a folded edge. Sheets are sewn individually and the book can have an infinite number of pages. Visible stitching on spine. All levels, no experience required, basic sewing helpful.

May 16, 2019

LOJ Sharing and Election of 2019 – 2020 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.