Society for Calligraphy, Southern California

The Elegant Italic in Graphite


Saturday, September 14

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate the start of a new San Diego Regional Chapter of SfC! This is a half-day session for calligraphers of all skill levels. The fundamentals of the Italic hand will be taught with special emphasis on letterforms. Attendees will use graphite rather than pen and ink. Set aside a morning to experience self discovery, creative growth and friendship.


Rose Smutko


San Diego Regional


Nancy Kazanjian

Materials Needed

Materials List: - Slant board, if you use one (no need to go out & buy one) - Ruler - Eraser - Pencil Sharpener (manual is fine - bring what you already have) - Calligraphy Practice Paper with lines for Italic (I use Bienfang. John Neal - Item P91. 9 x 12") If you prefer something else, by all means bring it instead - Approx. 8-10 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11" smooth, good quality calligraphy paper (could be Strathmore, Borden & Riley - whatever you already have) - 3 graphite pencils (Cretacolor - Monolith or Koh-I-Noor is available at Artist & Craftsman. Get a variety i.e. 4B, 6B, 8B) - 1 Art Graf Graphite Stick - Soft if available - Blender Stumps or Sticks or Q-tips - Paper Towels - Rubber Gloves, if you have them. They will also be provided in class. - Wear black.


San Diego Education Assocition

10393 San Diego Mission Road, Suite 100, San Diego 92108

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