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Rochester, NY & beyond

 
 Anna Vos: lefty, mother of two, wifey, human

Anna Vos: lefty, mother of two, wifey, human

I'm a lefty and the lady behind Owl Post Lettering, a small shop based in Rochester, NY, offering calligraphy services, thoughtful gifts, and workshops in lettering and modern calligraphy. 

I love words. I love letters. I have always loved the aesthetic of words and sentences and paragraphs. I was the kid in high school painting song lyrics on her ceiling. But after a failed middle-school attempt with a calligraphy kit, I assumed you had to be a "real artist" or some kind of superhero to make art with letters. It turns out, you don't have to be! 

Anyone can try modern calligraphy! You can imagine my delight when I realized regular people could do this, and what's more, that I really enjoyed it! That was April 2016, and  I have been practicing and making lettering art ever since. 

This has already been such an amazing and fun journey. Lettering and calligraphy are so centering for me, and I feel so lucky that it found me. One of my favorite parts is that I can use it to make gifts! Thoughtful gifts are one of my love languages! I would love to make something special for you or your loved ones. Hit me up! And thanks for checking out Owl Post Lettering! 

Favorite Food

Sushi, falafel

Favorite drinks

Sparkling water, coffee with cream, rosé

favorite pen

Depends on the day, right now I love the Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip, though I do much of my work digitally these days.

Location

Rochester, NY

Favorite Humans

My husband Elliot, and our two kids, Ruby and Rory

favorite shows

(Nerd alert!) Doctor Who, Gilmore Girls, Parks & Rec, Parenthood

 

I would love to teach you what I know about modern calligraphy, lettering, and other crafts!

I have several classes available through the Rochester Brainery and am available for private workshops as well.

 

Available workshops:

Modern brush calligraphy

In Modern Brush Calligraphy, we focus on using small-style brush pens to learn the basics of calligraphy and letter-shapes. Students receive practice sheets and pens and are given individual attention in a group setting. You will leave the class with the foundations of modern calligraphy and the confidence to keep practicing and create beautiful modern calligraphy!

Brush Calligraphy: Level 2 

This new class will focus on layouts for lettering, as well as adding flourishing and more flair to your lettering! This class is for anyone who has taken Modern Brush Calligraphy (or has equivalent experience) and wants to really take their lettering and modern calligraphy to the next level. 

Dual-brush lettering

This class focuses on the power-house of the dual-brush pen, specifically those made by Tombow. These brush pens have a large tip, which can be daunting to the beginner, but they can be used to create beautiful lettering art AND be used as watercolor paint to make exciting backgrounds for lettering and greeting cards. We will explore it all in this class! 

Watercolor lettering

Learn the beauty of watercolor lettering. Students will receive a paintbrush and paint to take home, along with the skills they need to keep practicing! We'll go over some lettering basics as well as blending paint seamlessly. 

ipad lettering with the procreate app

iPad lettering is so versatile and so portable! Learn to use the Procreate app in this special digital-lettering class. We will go over the basics of using the app, plus some special tricks that are unique to the iPad. Students must have an iPad with Procreate installed and a stylus to participate (does not need to be an iPad Pro/Apple Pencil, though that is what I will be using). 

Faux Calligraphy

Love the look of modern calligraphy but confused by the brush pen? In this class, we learn the shapes of modern calligraphy and how to add the weighted lines in, all by using thin pens. Plus! This class includes a craft where we will decorate our own journals to take home.   

Making homemade pierogi

Not hand-lettering related, but I love to teach folks how to make homemade pierogi! I teach these classes seasonally through the Brainery, and they are available as a private class option as well. 

private classes

Interested in a class that focuses on making a craft? Choose from any of the above classes, or let's make your idea come to life! Contact me for more details! 

 

Upcoming classes at the Rochester Brainery

Contact me to set up a private lesson or workshop!

Or shop in person in Rochester, NY!

Upcoming local shows:

Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4, 10am-4pm
MayDay Underground
Village Gate, 274 Goodman St, 14607

Saturday, November 17, 4-9pm
Wonderful Little Artisan Sale
Gallery Salon, 4 Elton Street, 14607

Friday, November 23 (Black Friday!), time TBD
Pop Up Shop
Little Button Craft, 658 South Ave, 14620

Saturday, November 24, 10am-4pm (Small Business Saturday)
Curated
Culver Road Armory, 155 Culver Road, 14620

Saturday, November 24, 2-6pm (Small Business Saturday)
Small Biz Soirée
Boxcar, 127 Railroad Street, 14609

Saturday, December 1
Handmade Holiday
German House, 315 Gregory Street, #1, 14620
(there is an accessible entrance;
main entrance does have stairs)

Saturday, December 8, 11-4
Brainery Bazaar
Rochester Brainery, 176 Anderson Ave. F109, 14607

Stockists:

Little Button Craft
658 South Ave, 14620

Rochester Brainery
176 Anderson Ave, 14607

Shop Peppermint
145 Culver Rd, 14620

Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
Various locations

Have a question? Want something made just for you? Need a thoughtful gift? Want to collaborate? 

I want to hear from you! 

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Located in

Rochester, NY