Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy

***GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE by calling Laura at Postscript: 402.944.2625***

Join Cheryl Dyer, Omaha calligrapher and lettering artist, as she leads students in learning the basics of pointed-pen Copperplate calligraphy.  This class will be lower-case specific and it the best place to start if you're new to calligraphy!

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning the lower case alphabet. Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars (including uppercase letters) and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor. 

This workshop, which will be capped at ten students. Take-home supplies are included in the cost of tuition. 

REGISTER HERE or by calling Postscript: 402.944.2625

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Intro to Calligraphy + make a Return Address Stamp
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Calligraphy + make a Return Address Stamp

Swept away by beautiful lettering? Learn how to create your own flourished beauties and create a stamp to take home just in time for holiday card addressing!

Our class offers basic instruction in Copperplate calligraphy (emphasis on UPPER-case letters) —the basis of “modern calligraphy”.  Participants will be given guidance on using their new calligraphy tools and materials as well as instruction on making beautiful capital letters.

Class participants will focus on perfecting a single letter that will be used by the instructor to craft return address stamps that can be used on any piece of mail that you’d like to add an extra special touch.   Stamps will be shipped to students after completion-- a few weeks after the class.

Students will leave the class with detailed exemplars and guide sheets for at-home practice as well as all the materials and tools provided at the class. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed. Students with prior calligraphy experience will benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor.

REGISTER HERE or by calling Postscript, 402.944.2625

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Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Composition for Calligraphy: CANCELLED

***Due to scheduling issues, this class has been cancelled. Please reach out to me if you’d like to see this class re-scheduled!

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate. Must have previously taken at least one calligraphy class or have a beginner's knowledge of one calligraphy script (copperplate, modern calligraphy, brush calligraphy, italic, etc.)

Description: As a budding calligrapher you've filled practice pages with letters, now what? In this class we will discuss: layout and design, working on quality paper, using a variety of writing mediums, how to add interest to a simple calligraphy piece and what to do if you make a mistake. Students will plan and begin a calligraphic piece in class. Please bring your favorite pen, nib and writing medium (also available for purchase at Postscript) as well as possible quotations or phrases to use in a finished piece.  Paper and other supplies provided.

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Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy (lower-case focus)

Join Cheryl Dyer, Omaha calligrapher and lettering artist, as she leads students in learning the basics of pointed-pen Copperplate calligraphy.  This class will be lower-case specific and it the best place to start if you're new to calligraphy!

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning the lower case alphabet. Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars (including uppercase letters) and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor. 

This workshop, which will be capped at ten students. Take-home supplies are included in the cost of tuition. 

REGISTER online or by phone, Postscript: 402.944.2625

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Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Beginning Brush Calligraphy

This class is a really fun time! Brush lettering is inherently more free and informal than many lettering styles. And, you'll leave the class with your own piece of artwork that you can be proud of!

To make sure our brush letters have a solid foundation, we'll begin class with pencil italic letterforms before moving on to brush work technique and tips. Students will work with a basic brush lettering exemplar and be given tips on how to vary and personalize their letterforms.

The best part? We'll be working with an array of watercolor paints so our letters will really have the possibility to shine! 

Take-home supplies are included in class fee. Students will also leave with useful hand-outs and exemplars for at-home study. No lettering or calligraphy experience required! Students with brush lettering experience will also benefit from this class under the guidance of an experienced teacher.

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or by phone: Postscript, 402.944.2625

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Jun
30
1:30 PM13:30

Intro to Uppercase Copperplate Calligraphy

If you've taken the Intro to Copperplate lower-case only class and would like some hands-on instruction to the uppercase letters, this class is for you!

Students will briefly review tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning uppercase Copperplate letters. Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor.

REGISTER online or by phone

REGISTER for a discounted full-day (upper and lowercase) class

 

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Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to lowercase Copperplate Calligraphy

Join Cheryl Dyer, Omaha calligrapher and lettering artist, as she leads students in learning the basics of pointed-pen calligraphy.  This class will be lower-case specific and it the best place to start if you're new to calligraphy!

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning the lower case alphabet. Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidence by an experienced instructor. 

This workshop, which will be capped at ten students. Supplies are included in the cost of tuition. Feel free to add on the uppercase class in the afternoon-- combined classes receive a discount!

REGISTER online or by phone, Postscript: 402.944.2625

REGISTER for a discounted full-day (upper and lowercase) class

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Mother's Day Weekend Intro to Copperplate Caps + Stamp Making!

Attend by yourself or with you mom! (She'd love you for it!)

In this class you'll first receive an overview of tools and materials used for the Copperplate script. Then, after learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, we'll will delve into learning uppercase Copperplate letters. The class will end with guidance on completing a single letter monogram to be used on a personalized return address stamp. 

Your completed letters will be sent home with the instructor to be scanned, set with your address in a font of your choice and sent to an Omaha-based rubber stamp maker. You (and your mom!) will receive your personalized return address stamp in the mail within two weeks. You'll also will leave class with a detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. Lowercase exemplar will be provided for home study. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor.

Register online or by calling Postscript, 402.944.2625!

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

*NEW* Beginning Brush Lettering

This new class offering should be a really fun time! Brush lettering is inherently more free and informal than many lettering styles. And, you'll leave the class with your own piece of artwork that you can be proud of!

To make sure our brush letters have a solid foundation, we'll begin class with pencil italic letterforms before moving on to brush work technique and tips. Students will work with a basic brush lettering exemplar and be given tips on how to vary and personalize their letterforms.

The best part? We'll be working with an array of watercolor paints so our letters will really have the possibility to shine! 

Take-home supplies are included in class fee. Students will also leave with useful hand-outs and exemplars for at-home study. No lettering or calligraphy experience required! Students with brush lettering experience will also benefit from this class under the guidance of an experienced teacher.

Register online or by calling Postscript, 402.944.2625

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Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy

Join Cheryl Dyer, Omaha calligrapher and lettering artist, as she leads students in learning the basics of pointed-pen calligraphy.  

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning the lower case alphabet. Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. Uppercase exemplar will be provided for home study. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidence by an experienced instructor. 

This workshop, which will be capped at ten students. Supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

REGISTRATION HERE!

Want more details? Call Postscript, 402.944.2625
laura@postscript.press

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Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy SOLD OUT

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! from Postscript (contact info below)

Join Cheryl Dyer, Omaha calligrapher and lettering artist, as she leads students in learning the basics of pointed-pen calligraphy.  Specifically, the class will focus on the lower-case letters of a Copperplate alphabet. Participants will also be instructed on basic flourishing. This workshop, which will be capped at ten students, is designed for beginners but is also beneficial to anyone who would like to work on perfecting their craft.  Supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

Postscript, Ashland NE

$85, supplies included

REGISTER  or call Laura (402.944.2625) for more information

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Copperplate Capitals + Make a Return Address Stamp

In this class, students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials, and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning uppercase Copper-plate letters. The class will end with guidance on completing a single letter monogram to be used on a personalized return address stamp. 

Students' completed letters will be sent home with the instructor to be scanned into Photoshop and sent to an Omaha-based rubber stamp maker. Students will receive a personalized return address stamp in the mail by December 14th.Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. Lowercase exemplar will be provided for home study. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor.

You can register online or by calling 402.944.2625!

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Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Complete Intro to Copperplate + Holiday Envelope Addressing

We have run half-day introductions to lowercase Copperplate calligraphy; we have run half-day introductions to uppercase Copperplate.  Never have we run a full-day intro to both!  If you have been itching to get an immersive start to calligraphy-- as well as prepare yourself for holiday card addressing season-- this is your class! 

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials, and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning the lower case letters, and after a lunch break, finish the day with learning uppercase as well as envelope addressing instruction. Students will leave class with detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all the supplies provided. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, though advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidence by an experienced instructor. Supplies are included in the cost of tuition. 

An opportunity to purchase usable vintage stamp collections like the one shown above will also be available to students!

Lunch can be found in the form or pizza or sandwiches at some nearby spots, or feel free to bring a sack lunch!

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Copperplate Calligraphy Monogrammed Notecards (+ Letterpress Instruction)
Oct
28
to Nov 4

Copperplate Calligraphy Monogrammed Notecards (+ Letterpress Instruction)

Sat. October 28th 9-12:30 (Calligraphy)

Sat. November 4th time TBD (Letterpress)

Laura Capp (of Postscript in Ashland, NE) and I will be leading a two-part workshop which will not only give you a foundation in uppercase Copperplate and an introduction to monogram design, but will also expose you to the basics of letterpress printing, all of which will allow you to walk away with 24 flat letterpress-printed notecards bearing your custom monogram! 

Omaha calligrapher and lettering artist Cheryl Dyer will lead the first workshop teaching students the component strokes of the uppercase Copperplate alphabet and will walk you through designing your very own monogram. In the week between, we'll order plates of the monograms to print from, and the following Saturday, you will sign up for a one-hour window to come join Laura Capp, proprietor of Postscript and letterpress printer, for a brief introduction to the basics of printing on a Vandercook. Together, you will letterpress print your monogram onto flat notecards, AND you'll get to select decorative paper from the shop to cut into envelope liners for a stack of truly gorgeous and special custom notecards. This workshop is capped at 10 students.  All supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

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Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional still nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning lowercase Copperplate letters. 

Students will leave class with detailed exemplars and guide sheets as well as all supplies provided in class. An uppercase exemplar will be provided for home study. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor. 

$80, Supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

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Laura or Chris at Postscript, 402.944.2625, laura@postscript.press 

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Jul
6
to Aug 3

*NEW* Italic Calligraphy, 5 week course

Though calligraphy is currently enjoying a revival, most people are familiar only with popular pointed pen lettering styles. However, there are so many other types of calligraphy to be enjoyed! Italic calligraphy-- a style that was developed in Italy during the renaissance -- is Cheryl's favorite hand to write. Italic is (in the words of calligrapher Gillian Hazeldine) "probably the most important script for the modern calligrapher as it is capable of almost endless variation, able to express on the page a huge range of emotions." This adaptable, beautiful script is also a joy to write.

Students will learn about the history of Italic and be introduced to tools and lettering materials before learning basic strokes -- first with a pencil and finally with a steel nib. Over the course of 5 sessions, we will learn both lower and uppercase letters as well as discuss layout and design for a small final piece.

Students will leave class with detailed exemplars, guide sheets for home practice as well as all necessary calligraphy supplies. No calligraphy experience is needed -- beginners welcome! Intermediate students will benefit from guided review by an experienced instructor. 

Supplies not included; a supply list will be sent upon registration, and supply packets will be available at the shop.

$275

For more info, click the link below

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Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Developing Your Own Modern Calligraphy

(pre-req: Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy (or similar) class* with Cheryl Dyer or previous pointed-pen calligraphy experience) 

Swept up by the modern calligraphy trend? This is a class designed for students interested in developing their own personalized style of modern calligraphy. 

After briefly reviewing the basics of the copperplate calligraphy script students will then proceed into systematically breaking the 'rules' of this lettering style and experimenting with their letterforms. Students will leave with the building blocks to make their own cohesive pointed pen hand and the knowledge of how to develop a personalized script. Students will also be instructed on how to use gouache as their writing medium.

Ink (gouache), paper and handouts included in class cost. Pen holders and nibs offered in class at additional cost if needed. 

Call Laura or Chris at Postscript for more info : (402) 944-2625 

$75, supplies included   Pair this class with the Intro class in the morning for a discount!

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Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Copperplate --FULL

 

Pair with "Developing Your Own Modern Calligraphy Script" in the afternoon for a discount!

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional still nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning lowercase Copperplate letters. 

Students will leave class with detailed exemplars and guide sheets as well as all supplies provided in class. An uppercase exemplar will be provided for home study. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor. 

More info: Laura or Chris at Postscript, 402.944.2625, laura@postscript.press 

$75, supplies included Pair this class with the Modern Calligraphy class in the afternoon for a discount!

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Feb
1
to Mar 8

6-week Copperplate Calligraphy Study

Over the course of this 6 week class, students will be given an opportunity for a more in-depth study of Copperplate Script. We will discuss a brief history of the script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. Students will be given guidance on basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder and instruction on both the upper and lowercase alphabets. After discussing layout, we will work to create a simple calligraphic piece. With detailed exemplars and guide sheets, students will will be encouraged to practice skills at home between class sessions and have the opportunity for review of practice sheets with the instructor. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor. 

Supplies NOT included in cost of tuition (a supply list will be shared upon registration)

$275

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Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy (lowercase only)

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning the lower case alphabet. Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. Uppercase exemplar will be provided for home study. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidence by an experienced instructor. 

$80 (includes supplies)

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Dec
3
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy + Make a Return Address Stamp

Students will be given a brief history of Copperplate Script, an overview of tools and materials and instruction on how to use them. After learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning the uppercase alphabet. Students will be given practice time to perfect a single capital letter (or full name if you have previous experience) to be used in a return address stamp

Instructor, Cheryl Dyer, will send letter images and addresses to a local stamp fabricator. Stamps will be delivered within 2 weeks of class completion.

Students will leave class with a detailed exemplars and guide sheets for practice at home as well as all supplies provided in class. Lowercase exemplar will be provided for home study. No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidence by an experienced instructor. 

REGISTRATION (or more info): Laura Capp, laura@postscript.press, 402.944.2625

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Oct
29
9:00 AM09:00

Monogram Calligraphy Class + Letterpress Instruction

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Join Porridge Papers along with lettering artist and calligrapher Cheryl Dyer for this two-part workshop in creating and printing your own set of monogramed stationery. After an overview of the materials and basics of pointed-pen calligraphy we’ll dive into learning uppercase letters. Students will then learn about how to intertwine these letters to form beautiful monograms and leave class with a finished monogram that will be scanned, vectorized and turned into a plate for letterpress.

 

In the second session of the workshop, students will learn the basics of letterpress on either the Vandercook or Pilot printing presses to add another dimension to their calligraphy. All calligraphy materials are included in the class and will be yours to take home and practice with. You will also go home with your own boxed set of 25 folded stationery cards printed and designed by you!

 

Part 1, Calligraphy: Saturday, Oct. 29th, 9am-1pm

Part 2, Letterpress: Thursday, Nov.3rd, 6pm-8pm or Saturday, Nov. 5th 9am-11am

  • Size: A2 (4.25"x5.5")
  • # of colors: 1
  • Age: 13 and up
  • Length: 6 hours total
  • Minimum 6 students
  • Maximum 10 students

Join Porridge Papers along with lettering artist and calligrapher Cheryl Dyer for this two-part workshop in creating and printing your own set of monogramed stationery. After an overview of the materials and basics of pointed-pen calligraphy we’ll dive into learning uppercase letters. Students will then learn about how to intertwine these letters to form beautiful monograms and leave class with a finished monogram that will be scanned, vectorized and turned into a plate for letterpress.

 

In the second session of the workshop, students will learn the basics of letterpress on either the Vandercook or Pilot printing presses to add another dimension to their calligraphy. All calligraphy materials are included in the class and will be yours to take home and practice with. You will also go home with your own boxed set of 25 folded stationery cards printed and designed by you!

 

Part 1, Calligraphy: Saturday, Oct. 29th, 9am-1pm

Part 2, Letterpress: Thursday, Nov.3rd, 6pm-8pm or Saturday, Nov. 5th 9am-11am

  • Size: A2 (4.25"x5.5")
  • # of colors: 1
  • Age: 13 and up
  • Length: 6 hours total
  • Minimum 6 students
  • Maximum 10 students
  • $220

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Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy

Learn the basics of pointed-pen calligraphy! Specifically, the class will focus on the lower-case letters of a Copperplate alphabet. This workshop, which will be capped at ten students, is designed for beginners but is also beneficial to anyone who would like to work on perfecting their craft. Supplies are included in the cost of tuition, and coffee and hearty refreshments will be provided. Call Laura at Postscript to register: (402) 944-2625

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