This class will be spent learning a broad edged pen version of a chunky Roman capital alphabet. This fun and bold hand has a more casual and contemporary look than its more formal cousins. Pen manipulation will be practiced to achieve dynamic stroke transitions. The boldness of this lettering style creates lovely textures and white spaces. Once the alphabet is learned, color will be added. This hand lends itself to fun color blending when the letters are spaced tightly, as the bold strokes stay wet and allow for bleeding from one letter to another. Powdered ink called Bister, developed in Belgium, will be used to achieve gorgeous and transparent color effects in the lettering. If time permits, pencils will be used to add graphite effects and make the letters really pop.


Amity is an artist and calligrapher living in Missoula Montana. For many years she has been studying calligraphy in weeklong and private tuition classes with internationally renowned instructors. Sher hold 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 has been a long-term active member and teacher in her local and state calligraphy guilds, and travels within the United States and internationally to teach workshops, including serving on the faculty for multiple International Lettering Arts Conferences, for the SSIW Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Midwest Art and Lettering Retreat, Letters California Style and LaRomita School of Art in Umbria, Italy. Amity 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.

Bold and Blended—Chunky Roman Caps in Belgian Bister Inks

An Online Two Day Workshop with Amity Parks

Date: Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom.  Zoom meeting ID will be sent to you after registration and shortly before the workshop. Create a free Zoom account before the workshop at https://zoom.us/ 

Level of Workshop: Intermediate to advanced

Tuition: $120 for PSC members, $150 for non-members which provides membership through 2021.

Supply Fee: None.

Supply List

Registration: 9:00 am on Monday, September 21, 2020 on the PSC website. Registration will only be on-line.