Hand Drawn Letters with the Folded Pen — Cora Pearl

Cora Pearl
2.5 days
All levels
$10 materials fee for bound booklet of handouts and pen making supplies

Instructor Bio
Cora Pearl studied Art and Art History at Oberlin College. She is a full-time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts and teaches full credit classes in Calligraphy and Hand Lettering at Portland Community College, various lettering arts workshops at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and independent classes and workshops in lettering and design for lettering arts. She taught at the Letters of Joy Conference 2016 in Seattle and the IAMPETH 2016 conference in Portland and will be teaching at Letters California Style 2018. Cora received a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant to take master classes with Sheila Waters in the fall of 2015. Cora is passionate about teaching and values a holistic approach to learning based on building trust and safety in the classroom environment.

Class Description
The folded pen is a wonderful tool for hand lettering. It is capable of making very thin hairline strokes, thick dramatic strokes, and a large range in between. Letters created with the folded pen feel dynamic and organic. There are endless possibilities for its use. In this workshop, we will make a folded pen to use in class and learn at least five distinctly different styles of lettering that will help us explore what this type of pen can do. We will create a finished piece using the lettering learned in class. This class is ideal for calligraphers who want to explore playful lettering styles, graphic designers who would like to incorporate hand lettering into their designs, and for lovers of hand lettering who want to learn more lettering styles plus the use of a new versatile tool.

Supply List
• Scotch Magic tape (larger size ¾”)
• Higgins Eternal black ink
• Dr. Martin’s pen white ink
• Handheld single-hole punch
• 1 sheet Canon Mi-Teintes black paper, 19 x 23
• 1 sheet of Canson Mi-Teintes white paper, 19 x 23
• Pad of Canson Pro-Layout Marker paper, 9 x 12
• T-square, 12-18″
• Sharp scissors
• Matches
• Extra-fine tip Sharpie
• Mechanical pencil
• Eraser
• Embossing tool

Optional if you already have: Folded ruling pen, radius-cut Pilot Parallel pens, Horizon folded pen, Tim’s pen

Note: click here for the supply list PDF you can print