The Fairfield Art Association announces an “Introductory to Uppercase Copperplate Calligraphy” class with Cheryl Dyer, a professional calligrapher who hails from Fairfield and currently has a lettering studio in Omaha, NE.
The class will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 9 AM – 12:30 PM at the FAA Studio at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
No calligraphy experience (or good handwriting!) needed, advanced or intermediate students will also benefit from guidance by an experienced instructor.
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 case Copperplate letters. The class will end with guidance on completing a single letter monogram to be used on a personalized return address stamp. Student’s 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 within 3 weeks of class completion!
Students will also 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. Class fee to the Fairfield Art Association is $50, plus $22 for all materials including the stamp and postage fee. Pre- register by March 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org
or 472-5374. There will be a minimum and maximum of students for the class, so early registration is recommended.
Dyer attended Iowa State University where she began her training in calligraphy in the College of Design. She started her business, Cheryl Dyer Calligraphy & Hand Lettering, in 2001 and works on many interesting projects, including commercial lettering, wedding and special event calligraphy and artistic commissions.
Create a single letter monogram for your own personalized return address stamp, after learning some basic strokes using a traditional steel nib and oblique pen holder, students will delve into learning uppercase case Copperplate letters, in FAA class with Cheryl Dyer.