The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting’s (SCH) next meeting is Thursday, January 21st, at 7:00 pm Pacific via Zoom.

By Violet Smythe

Violet Smythe will present “The Joys of the Flat Brush – A Floral Watercolor session—for Beginner or Intermediate or refresher“.

At this meeting attendees will explore painting with a flat brush, also referred to as a chisel brush.  Attendees will develop the ability to manipulate the brush; control the angles and pressure changes to capture the “essence” of your favorite garden flowers. 

Violet Smythe will demo the strokes as well a few flowers (like daisies, clematis…).  The session is perfectly paced so that one can paint along with her.  Participants can use these beautiful creations to embellish journals or adorn a special card or postcard for a special someone!

Violet’s artwork and calligraphy works can be viewed on her blog site at, Instagram @v.smythe or Facebook violet.smythe

Supplies needed include:
·     bond paper  
·      watercolor paper (90 and 140# CP or watercolor greeting cards like Strathmore), perfect time to use those off cuts you have kicking around!
·       watercolor paint and watercolour palette
·       water container & paper towels
·       watercolor brushes –  1/2″ flat brush  (Gold Sable 850 series preferred but you could use Daniel Smith, or Winsor Newton or any other brand so long as it has spring to the bristles)
·       pencil, Micron  pigma pens and or gel pens

If you would like to attend this fun-filled meeting, please join SCH. Our annual dues are only $25. Our meetings are recorded if members cannot attend live and still want to enjoy the presentation. If you have any questions, please email