Society for Calligraphy, Southern California

"Bold and Blended Chunky Roman Caps with Belgium and British Paint Powders" --- POSTPONED, NEW DATES TBD


Thursday, April 16

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday, April 17

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 18

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, April 19

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


This class will be spent learning a broad edged pen version of a chunky Roman capital alphabet and its matching mi- nuscules. This fun and bold hand has a more casual and contemporary look than its more formal cousins. The details are what make this hand exciting and 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 type of powdered ink called Bister that I learned about while in Belgium, to get some gorgeous and transparent color effects with our lettering. Exercises will allow you to develop a firm knowledge of the structure of this hand, so you can then cre- ate some interesting layouts using it and other contrasting hands. Before we finish we’ll get out our pencils and add some graphite effects to our lettering to really make it pop. To finish our pieces I’ll introduce a technique of dying papers with the bister inks and we’ll create a beautiful panel with a collaged frame for our chunky letters. LEVEL: Intermediate and Advanced

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Amity Parks


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Kristi Darwick


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Pomona Valley Art Association

Pomona Valley Art Association 5060 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91789

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