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.

In-person SCH and WOC Workshop – Calligraphic Word Pictures with Timothy Botts

Date: September 17th, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific
Location: Covenant Living at the Shores on Mercer Island, WA

Tim will begin with a slide talk retrospective of his work in calligraphy. He will demonstrate uncial letterforms, one of the oldest styles of our alphabet and one of the simplest and friendliest. Then you will have a chance to practice writing it. 

In the afternoon he will begin by demonstrating a large word picture of a quotation, talking through his design process as he work through it. Afterward he will give you a series of exercises to do in class to experience different ways of expressing the meaning of words. 

A calligraphic marker and lined paper will be provided with no other supplies needed. 

Tim Botts studied graphic design and calligraphy at Carnegie-Mellon University. He designed more than 600 books during his 40 years at Tyndale House Publishers before retiring in 2012. Since 1975 he has taught calligraphy with College of DuPage. He is artistic director for Masterpiece Project, an outreach to high school students in the arts. Ten books of his own work are published including Doorposts, Portraits of the Word, and Bound for Glory. Tim and his wife Nancy live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and are the parents of three children and 14 grandchildren. For prints of more than 300 of his works, please visit timbottscalligraphy.com.

For more information please see the workshop flyer.

SCH November 2022 Workshop – Pages, Letters and Play: Getting Yourself on the Page with Nancy Hays Hills

Date: November 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific
Location: Online via Zoom; Each session will be recorded and available for 2 months after the last date.

Save the dates! Workshop description to come. Check back later for details and registration flyer.

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.