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Bold & Blended: Chunky Roman Caps with Belgium Bister Inks

  • April 06, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • April 07, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • April 06, 2022, 10:00 AM 1:15 PM (PDT)
  • April 07, 2022, 10:00 AM 1:15 PM (PDT)
  • ZOOM


  • Payment must be made before your registration is finalized. After using the REGISTER button below, please return to this page, scroll to the bottom, and pay either by using the Buy Now (Paypal) button or Pay by check following the instructions.
Instructor:   Amity Parks

Sponsor:  San Fernando Valley Regional

Workshop Description:  This fun and bold hand has a more casual and contemporary look than its more formal cousins. We’ll practice the pen manipulation that allows for dynamic stroke transitions. The boldness of this lettering style creates lovely textures and white spaces. Once we’ve learned the alphabet, we’ll add some color. This hand lends itself to fun color blending when spaced tightly, as the bold stokes stay wet and allow for bleeding from one letter to another. We’ll play with a powdered ink called Bister from Belgium to get some gorgeous and transparent color effects with our lettering. Finally, we’ll get out our pencils and add some graphite effects to our lettering to really make it pop. 

LEVEL: Recommended Intermediate /Advanced Level


Amity Parks is an artist and calligrapher living in Missoula, Montana.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana. Her work has been featured in national and regional exhibits and publications. She  travels within the US and internationally to teach workshops, including serving on the faculty for multiple International Lettering Arts Conferences. She spends many hours in her studio on her personal and creative work, finding a balance between her teaching commitments and her busy family life. More information and artwork can be found on Facebook, Instagram and at her website, www.amityparks.com

Registration Details:

Workshop fee: $50

Registration is for  Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign­ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

Pay by check, make your check payable to SFV SfC and send to Suzanne Bassani, PO Box 9262, Canoga Park, CA 91309. Please write the workshop name in the memo space.

Non­members, include a separate check for $42, payable to Society for Calligraphy (SfC), along with your downloaded membership form: SfC membership form  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with both  checks in the envelope.

PayPal option, $55 www.PayPal.com Log in to your PayPal account and “send” payment to carrie@carriedesigns.com Add note with title/dates of class.

Contact Suzanne Bassani at mothergoddess23@gmail.com with questions.

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