Category Archives: Society News

Calligraforms with Wissam Shawkat: Saturday/Sunday October 19 & 20

Calligraforms with Wissam Shawkat Saturday/Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2019 from 10am to 4pm. SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 701A Save the Date! October 19 & 20, 2019 for an exciting and provocative workshop conducted by world renowned … Continue reading

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Fall 2019 Classes/Workshops

Online registration for the rest of our Fall classes/workshops will open on August 21/22 at 7:00 am for current members and August 22/23 for general public. Classes Sat/Sun, September 7 & 8 – Intro to Copperplate with Laura Di Piazza 5 Saturdays starting October 5 … Continue reading

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“From Traditional Cyrillic to Contemporary Cyrillic” with Dina Ruzha: Saturday, April 6

From Traditional Cyrillic to Contemporary Cyrillic: A Slide Lecture with Dina Ruzha Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00pm SVA Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 702A Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Cyrillic art of lettering … Continue reading

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“Alphabet Magic: Hermann & Gudrun Zapf” @ The Grolier Club: through April 27

Alphabet Magic: Gudrun & Hermann Zapf and the World They Designed February 20 through April 27, 2019 The Grolier Club, 47 East 60h Street, New York City 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of both Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf … Continue reading

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2019 Annual General Meeting with Anna Pinto: Friday, March 29

“Years of Snow: Calligraphy by Anna Pinto” Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (Lecture at 6:30 pm) The National Arts Club, Marquis Gallery 15 Gramercy Park South (between Park Avenue and Irving Place) Free and open to … Continue reading

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The Graceful Envelope Contest 2019

Calligraphers everywhere are encouraged to enter the Graceful Envelope Contest. Deadline is March 25, 2019 and there is no entry fee. This year’s theme: Put Your Stamp On It This year’s theme celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Graceful Envelope Contest and … Continue reading

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More Spring/Summer 2019 Classes/Workshops!

Registration for Late Spring/Summer classes/workshops will open for members on April 1/2 and general public on April 2/3. Classes 2 Saturdays, April 6 & 13 – Foundational with Eleanor Winters Sat/Sun, April 6 & 7 – Intro to Copperplate with Laura … Continue reading

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Finish That Thing! Part 2 with Anna Pinto: Saturday, Feb 23

Finish That Thing! A Workshop in Two Parts with Anna Pinto Part 2 on Saturday, February 23 from 10 to 2:30 If you would like to prepare something for our members exhibit, you’re welcome to come for some support/suggestions to Part 2 of … Continue reading

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2019 Open Members’ Exhibition: Through March 29

Linear Language: Annual Members’ Open Exhibition March 4 through March 29, 2019 National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, Trask Gallery The National Arts Club is free and open to the public from 10 to 5. Artists’ Reception & Gallery Talk: Friday, … Continue reading

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Brush Up Your Italic with Marcy Robinson: Sunday, December 9

Brush Up Your Italic with Marcy Robinson Sunday, December 9, 2018 Is your Italic looking a little droopy? Does it need some sparkle and pizzazz? Than this workshop is for you! The workshop is designed to improve your Italic and … Continue reading

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Holiday Fair 2018: Sunday, December 2

Society of Scribes Annual Holiday Fair!   Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 11am to 4pm  The Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South (20th Street between 3rd Avenue & Irving Place) Free Admission! Open to the public! Guests are welcome! Paper & … Continue reading

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Charles Paxton Zaner @ University of Scranton: through December 14

“The World’s Best Penman: The Artistic and Business Career of Charles Paxton Zaner, 1864-1918” at Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6pm The Heritage Room is featuring an exhibit on the career of Charles … Continue reading

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Fall 2018 Classes/Workshops!

Registration for most Fall classes/workshops is now open. Due to circumstances beyond our control, John Stevens’ workshops may be re-scheduled in 2019-2020: please stay tuned… Classes Sat/Sun, November 3/4 – Intro to Copperplate with Laura Di Piazza Workshops Saturday, November 3 – Copperplate Garden with … Continue reading

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“The Magic of Handwriting” @ The Morgan: through September 16

The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection The Morgan Library, 225 Madison @ 36th Street June 1 – September 16, 2018 Handwriting works magic: it transports us back to defining moments in history, creativity, and everyday life and … Continue reading

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New Summer Workshops!

Introduction to Arabic Script with Elinor Holland (above) Saturday/Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018   Italian Roundhand with Huy Hoang Dao (above) Saturday/Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2018 (only 2 seats left!) (Artwork by Elinor Holland & Huy Hoang Dao)

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Beyond Trajan @ the Met with Christopher Calderhead: Sunday, June 17

Beyond Trajan: Greek & Roman Inscriptions at the Metropolitan Museum with Christopher Calderhead Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:30pm Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue @ 82nd Street $25 plus admission; registration here. This tour is co-presented with Type@Cooper. (Please … Continue reading

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“Ten Years at Letter Arts Review” with Christopher Calderhead: Monday, June 11

On the Lettering Beat: Ten Years at Letter Arts Review with Christopher Calderhead Monday, June 11, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square (Third Avenue @ 7th Street) Free and open to the public, but you must … Continue reading

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Working with Color: June 2 & 9

Working with Color with Cynthia Dantzic 2 Sundays, June 2 & 9, 2019 Details and registration: here Since color plays an important role in the work of many calligraphers, the SoS has called on a student of the 20th century’s foremost colorist, … Continue reading

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New June 2018 Workshops!

New June 2018 Workshops have been posted! We’re so excited to welcome Harvest Crittenden back to NYC; two more workshops with popular instructors Marcy Robinson and Kathy Milici; plus a brand new color workshop with Cynthia Dantzic! Details and descriptions here. Registation open to members on … Continue reading

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Calligraphic Lines, Shapes, Symbols @ Brookfield Place: through April 29

On Love: the Art of Line, Shapes & Symbols @ Brookfield Place April 17 – April 29, 2018 Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street Four extraordinary artists will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on these windows around the poetic … Continue reading

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