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Valley Calligraphy Guild Program - Cora Pearl

Nov. 10, 2022

A Book, a Tool, and a Technique
with Cora Pearl

Presentation Description

During most calligraphy workshops, inevitably certain questions get asked, such as, What kind of brush is that?, What kind of paper are you using?, and Can you write down the name of that book you just mentioned? The answers to these questions often lead to sharing of purchasing resources, and additional similar books and tools. Sometimes there isn’t enough time to share every variation and technique being taught in a workshop, even though there is great interest from students. This presentation will highlight a handful of those juicy bits of knowledge and resources as the featured elements all on their own. In this presentation, Cora Pearl will share a book, a tool, and a technique to enhance and add to your art making repertoire.

Short Bio

Cora Pearl started studying calligraphy at age 11 and has been doing calligraphy and hand lettering ever since. She has a BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. Cora works as a full-time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts—she teaches full credit calligraphy and hand lettering courses in the art department at Portland Community College, and teaches independent workshops, classes, and private sessions, both in person and online.

Technique Supply List

  • Speedball B-0 nib

  • Black ink (any kind)

  • Nib holder

  • 2B Pencil

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Tortillion (blending stick)

  • Eraser

  • White Signo Uniball pen OR white gouache and a very small size watercolor brush (size 0 or 00)

  • Water container

  • 2 Pieces of hot press watercolor paper cut to 8”x10”

  • Ruler or T-square

    Valley Calligraphy Guild
    July 2022