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Free Calligraphy Class

Free Calligraphy Class

Calligraphy Class 2014

What:    Presenter Kristi Darwick from the Society for Calligraphy will be teaching a free class on calligraphy for anyone interested. The class will focus on the Copperplate script.

When : Sunday, August 17th, 2014 @ 2-4pm

Where: The A.K. Smiley Library Assembly Room

125 W. Vine Street

Redlands, CA 92373

Cost:   Free

Attendees must RSVP in person at:

A.K. Smiley Library Reference Desk

125 W. Vine Street, Redlands, CA 92373

About the Program:

Free lesson: A Taste of Copperplate

Copperplate is a beautiful script which was historically etched into copper for printing. Written with a pointed pen, it is popular for addressing envelopes and is a mainstay of formal invitations, greeting cards, as well as other print applications. This elegant lettering can be composed in its most basic style or flourished for a very decorative effect.

Participants of this class will learn to draw a sampling of the basic copperplate letterforms, using pencil. The use of a copperplate pen and nib will be demonstrated. This is a formal type of handwriting, and its many variations make it popular among both men and women.

Instructor, Kristi Darwick: After having studied calligraphy and art throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada and Europe, Kristi segued from the corporate I.T. world to immerse herself in creative pursuits. A graduate of the University of Redlands, Kristi now teaches calligraphy for UC Riverside and leads programs and workshops in California and beyond. As President of the California Society for Calligraphy, Kristi shares this passion through events for guild members and for the public. Recently, she led eighteen artists on a study tour in Amsterdam and Bruges.

All materials will be provided courtesy of A.K. Smiley Library

For More Information Contact:

A.K. Smiley Library

(909) 798-7565

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Employment Workshop

Employment Workshop

BOOT CAMP August 5


Employment Workshop



A.K. Smiley Library Assembly Room

125 West Vine Street

Redlands, CA 92373



August 5th, 2014   1-5pm


Cost :

Free and open to the public.


Learning Objectives:

This interactive workshop targets professionals anywhere from recent graduates to mid‐career changers as well as those who were laid off, downsized, or returning to a career after time away from the workforce.

Whether a person has been searching for a job for 2 weeks or 2 years, this workshop will provide imaginative ideas that will turn the job search process from reactive to proactive and put the job seeker in the driver’s seat for landing his/her dream career. Attendees will learn how to not be their own worst enemy and find a job based on their passion and interests using innovative search strategies.  Attendees will also learn effective resume writing and interview techniques.


Presenter Bio: Jamie Beck is a former Career Counselor for the California State University system and has a Master’s Degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Social Systems and a concentration in Family and Work. She has worked for the California Department of Education and First 5 programs in the public and nonprofit sector.

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