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Join us for the 2nd annual CalligraFair 

 

the weekend of

 

October 13th and 14th

 

Smitten on Paper

@smittenonpaper

 

in collaboration with

 

Nina Tran

@anintran

Sharisse DeLeon

@piecescalligraphy

Priscilla Lee

@bypriscillalee

 

Join us for a 2-day calligraphy fair featuring live demonstrations from some of our favorite calligraphers!  Demos will cover traditional and contemporary scripts, lettering, and painting techniques. Shop for unique and specialty calligraphy items from our amazing vendor lineup such as Paper and Ink Arts, Chris YokeFox + Quills, Nicole Miyuki and more! Come meet-and-greet others who share in the same passion and creativity, and learn and play in our study hall!

space is limited

Tickets are $10 and cover general admission for both days. All proceeds will be used to fund event costs.

 

Schedule

Saturday, October 13th

David Grimes

@masgrimes
10:15-11:15 am
Broad Pen Title Designs

Dr. Joe Vitolo

@drjmvitolo
12:00-1:15 pm
Penmanship via a Live Sykpe Lecture

Nicole Miyuki

@nicolemiyuki
2:00-3:00 pm
Mindful Lettering

Younghae Chung

@logos_calligraphy
3:45-4:45 pm
Copperplate Calligraphy Flourishing

  

Sunday, October 14th

Shelly Kim

@lettersbyshells
10:15-11:15 am
ipad lettering

Todd Jameson

@trjameson
12:00-1:00 pm
Broad Edge Calligraphy

Priscilla Lee

@bypriscillalee
1:45-2:45 pm
Watercolor Illustration

Sharisse DeLeon

@piecescalligraphy
3:30-4:30 pm
Brush Pen Calligraphy

Demonstrators

David Grimes

Location 

Portland | Oregon

Bio

David Grimes is a penman and calligrapher from Portland, Oregon, who specializes in 20th century Engrosser's Script and is an avid enthusiast of all lettering styles common to the early 1900s. 

Demo Description

Broad Pen Title Designs

Learn to layout and letter a simple blackletter title with offhand ornamentation, retouching, and a simple drop shade. For use with certificates, documents, memorials, flyers, etc.

Contact • WebsiteInstagram • Dreaming in Script

Nicole Miyuki

Location

Los Angeles | California

Bio

Nicole Miyuki Santo is a freelance artist, graphic designer, teacher, and recent published author of By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering and The Kids' Book of Hand Lettering. Since 2015, she has taught in-person hand-lettering workshops empowering her students to tap into their creativity and develop their own unique voice. She is a kind spirit and truly believes that everyone, kids and adults both, can enjoy using their own two hands to create.  Her work has been featured as part of the Modern Calligraphy Summit and has been in numerous publications, including Martha Stewart Magazine, Brides, and Style Me Pretty. Find her on Instagram @nicolemiyuki to keep the conversation going!

Demo Description

Mindful Lettering

Have you ever taken a step back from your lettering and thought why? Why does this letter look different than that one? Why does this style feel more playful, but this one feels more whimsical? It's not about perfectionism, or about comparing yourself to others. It's about dissecting the why, to then be able to know the "how" and adapt that to your own letters. In this demonstration, Nicole will help you navigate and dissect your own lettering and use her different lessons to help you manipulate your own letters and style. No matter what tool you use, you can apply these bigger picture thoughts to your own craft. 

Contact • Website • Instagram • Amazon

Younghae Chung

Location 

Irvine | California

Bio

Younghae is a left handed calligrapher, teacher, and creator of Copperplate Practice Pad. Her journey in calligraphy technically started back in 2005 after taking an Italic class in college, but it wasn't until 2014 when her love for pointed pen calligraphy ignited. Since offering workshops in 2016, she has taught thousands of students worldwide, both through her intimate in-person workshops as well as her online courses. Art has been such a source of healing and she finds great joy in sharing and seeing that spark in others. You can connect with her on instagram (@logos_calligraphy) to watch videos and snippets of her life as a calligramom raising her 2 active boys!

Demo Description

Copperplate Calligraphy Flourishing

It's time to have fun with flourishing! It's my latest passion and I'm excited to demonstrate some of my favorite ways to flourish letters and help answer any questions you may have. 

ContactWebsiteInstagram

Shelly Kim


 

Location

Southern California | Chino Hills

Bio

Shelly Kim, also known as Letters By Shells is a self-taught Modern Brush Calligrapher. During Shelly's journey, she has traveled worldwide to teach others the beauty of Modern Brush Calligraphy. Her journey started when she was stressed at her full-time job and needed another outlet to relieve the tension and feel in control of her life again. Shelly’s main goal, as she explored lettering, was to spread this positive platform on social media. When Shelly hand-letters positive quotes, her overall message is to use this art form to spread more positivity to others and remind them that they are amazing, worthy, and can pursue anything in life.

Demo Description

iPad Lettering

Yay friends!!! It's time to put your Apple Pencils and iPads to work! Together, let's discover the beauty of iPad Lettering by adding fun effects & creating fun backgrounds to your lettering pieces! We will also discuss common questions along with understanding how to utilize the layers when creating your pieces too! Lastly, we will review how to understand the pressure levels when using the iPad + Apple Pencil along with creating bouncy lettering and adding simple flourishes to finish off your lettering pieces! 

Contact • Website • Instagram • YouTube

Todd Jameson

Location

Lomita | California

Bio

Todd Jameson is currently gainfully-employed as an Manufacturing Analyst III, but the written word, ink, and letterforms have forever been his truest fascination. Time and circumstance have graced him with a bridge between the worlds of the analogue and digital. Education afforded equanimity. After over 40 years of serious practice in lettering, he still never quite knows what will emerge from the pen, especially if one allow for the opportunities of surprise. Or have no foreknowledge of what is to be written. Actually, 52 years if you count a disastrous introduction to Palmer cursive writing in the 2nd grade... 

He has both studied and taught nationally and internationally, worked a steady 40 hour week as an aerospace artist for almost 35 years, and has worked freelance for NBC, the NFL, Mercedes Benz, Hallmark and PBS. He drop those names because everybody deserves a little bling. Now he works mostly for his own amusement.

Demo Description

Broad Edge Calligraphy

The Broad-edged pen may be many different creatures. From turkey quills through ground steel to foam brushes and wooden dental care products, the implement chosen produces calligraphic marks of different temperament and character. Todd will demonstrate and offer some stand-up insight/comedy based on decades of experience in a real-time demo highlighting the historical library of letterforms, with a little bit of the past and the future in an exercise blending Creative Writing and Traditional and Experimental calligraphy. Whatever becomes of the demo piece will be awarded as a door-prize after the event to attendees.

Contact WebsiteInstagram

Priscilla Lee

 Location 

San Diego | California

Bio

Priscilla Lee is a self-taught watercolor artist who believes that the best learning happens through curious exploration. She is endlessly inspired by the colors, textures and movement found in nature, and particularly enjoys studying and painting botanicals. She began her watercolor journey in 2013 and is currently working on a series of paintings of plant species native to California. She believes everyone is a creative at heart and strives to inspire others to discover their own creative voice. When she isn’t creating a mess at her home office, you can usually find her creating an even bigger mess at a local ceramic studio.

Demo Description

Watercolor Illustration

In this hour long demonstration, you will learn watercolor techniques you can incorporate into your watercolor practice to create beautiful botanical illustrations. After a quick overview of my favorite watercolor supplies, I will share the steps I take to compose and prepare a painting before any paint touches the paper. We will then cover basic brush strokes to create a variety of leaf shapes, and I will demonstrate several single-layer and multi-layer techniques that will add visual interest and dimension in your paintings.

Contact • WebsiteInstagram

Sharisse DeLeon

 

Location

Sacramento, California

Bio

Hi, I’m Sharisse DeLeon of Pieces Calligraphy and my mission is to help others confidently create beautiful writing they can be proud of! While I’ve always been drawn to handlettering, I officially began my calligraphy journey in the fall of 2014. Once I realized calligraphy could be done with a brush marker, similar to the traditional pointed pen, I was excited to push my creativity and explore this new tool.

When I’m not working my day job or chasing my three little ones at home, you can find me teaching in-person workshops and online classes, as well as sharing calligraphy-related material, demos, and tutorials on my Instagram and YouTube channel. Meeting new calligraphy friends in person are one of my most favorite things, aside from my husband, boba & coffee, and playing volleyball.

Demo Description

Brush Pen Calligraphy

Learn how to create calligraphy with a brush marker pen. One of my favorite discoveries during my calligraphy journey is understanding how the brush pen works. It was game-changing when I realized I could manipulate the pen to create those ever desired thin and thick strokes that give calligraphy its signature look. I will demonstrate how to write letters, words, and sentences, plus answer some of your biggest questions about using the brush pen. Left-handed struggles, frayed pens, difficulty controlling pressure… let’s tackle as much as we can!

Contact • WebsiteInstagramYouTube

 

 

Please email shop@smittenonpaper.com with any questions.

 

Interested in volunteering at CalligraFair?

Contact Arlene Custock at calligrafair2018@gmail.com

 

 

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