IAMPETH Annual Convention, for IAMPETH members only, is a wonderful week spent
learning the pen arts with some of the best penmen and calligraphic artists in the
Not currently a member? No problem. Membership dues are included in the convention
Our conventions have several unique features:
Excellent instructors have included: Timothy Botts, Mike Kecseg*, Valerie Weilmunster,
Michael Sull*, Maria Thomas, John DeCollibus*, Bill Lilly*, Cathy Ledeker, Vivian Mungall*,
Jean Wilson, Rick Muffler*, Dr. Joseph Vitolo and Rosemary Buczek* to name just a few.
edge technology is used for workshops, such as the Dukane digital projection system. The
system allows the instructor to project his or her hand as the pen makes the stroke. Watching
the instructor's hand actually use the pen or brush is the best way to learn the pen arts.
Half-day and full-day courses give the student the opportunity to learn a broad variety
of skills from several different instructors.
Reasonable prices. A week of instruction for less than the price of many weekend
workshops makes the IAMPETH Convention one of the best calligraphic bargains to be found.
Volunteer Instructors. All of the Convention instructors are volunteers, sharing in
the experience with fellow IAMPETH members. This makes us truly unique, and one more
reason why our convention is such a magical week.
IAMPETH Archive Collection, an amazing collection of rare samples of historic master penmanship,
is available all week long for attendees to see and study.
Banquet & Master Penman Ceremony. The Master Penman Ceremony is IAMPETH's way of honoring
members who have achieved a high level of proficiency in the pen arts.
Friends and Fellowship. Spend a week renewing old friendships and starting new ones
with like-minded scribes who share the love of calligraphy, engrossing and beautiful penmanship.
*IAMPETH Master Penmen