Friends of Parks & Recreation and Affiliated Groups

Engrosser's Script Calligraphy Workshop Fundraiser

On May 21, join the South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation and former White House chief calligrapher, Rick Paulus, as he gently introduces the finer details and mechanics of Engrosser's Script. Among the pointed pen hands, Engrosser’s Script stands out for its elegant strength and formality; it has been used to inscribe presidential appointments for over 100 years, and is the primary script hand used in White House entertaining.

Beginning with an informative observation of a wide breadth of pointed pen style hands and the tools employed in their creation, we will then narrow our focus as we assemble our pens and put them to paper! Inspired by the Zanerian School’s “Roundhand” or “Engrosser’s Script”, we will begin by practicing the surprisingly few basic strokes required to create a miniscule alphabet. After a series of exercises designed to familiarize the eyes and the hand to these new shapes, we will move on to majuscule letter forms and numbers, thus laying a solid foundation to developing an elegant script hand. From there, it is a mere 9,996 hours of pure calligraphic joy until mastery is achieved!

More Information

Workshop Flyer
Workshop Description & Materials List
Registration Form
Toolkit Payment Form

About the Friends

South San Francisco Friends of Parks and RecreationThe South San Francisco Friends of Parks and Recreation is a non-profit volunteer citizen's group organized to support parks, programs, and facilities.


  • Raise funds through memberships and programs to help develop parks and recreation resources beyond what is provided through the City's budget to the Parks and Recreation Department
  • Help with many of the activities sponsored by the City and participate in fun and worthwhile projects

Join the Friends

Fill out a Membership Application.

Membership Levels

Basic Friend
$15 annually

Family Friend
$25 annually
Receive $10 gift certificate towards Recreation classes and programs

Corporate Friend 
 $150 annually
Receive $10 gift certificate towards Recreation classes and programs
Recognition in the Department Leisure Guide (mailed to 20,000+ SSF residents)

Volunteer Clubs and Organizations

South San Francisco is fortunate to have many volunteer clubs and organizations that organize a variety of recreational and enrichment activities. Groups that have requested permission to use public facilities to conduct their activities are subject to conditions of co-sponsorship to ensure activities are non-profit and group membership is open to the public.

The following groups are affiliated or co-sponsored: