The Art of Chalkboard Lettering — Cora Pearl

Cora Pearl
2.5 days
All levels
$10 materials fee for spiral book of handouts

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
Chalkboard lettering has become very popular in recent years. In The Art of Chalkboard Lettering, students will learn a dozen different styles of hand drawn lettering as well as several types of flourishes and design elements then use all of these to create chalkboard style pieces of work. We will explore the essential elements of chalkboard design and layout and work in both black on white and white on black. Students will create at least one simple design and one complex design working on paper. We will also learn about working large scale on chalkboard surfaces. This class is ideal for students who want to: better understand this style of lettering, learn more about layout and design, delve into hand-drawn lettering, and explore a new area of lettering.

Supply List
• General’s white charcoal pencil
• General’s black charcoal pencil
• Fons & Porter white mechanical pencil
• Canson Pro-Layout Marker paper, 9 x 12
• Micron pen, size .05
• Dust free white plastic eraser (Faber Castell or Mars Staedler)
• Factis black eraser
• Scissors
• Pencil sharpener
• Mechanical pencil, size .07
• 2 Sheets of Canson Mi-Teintes black paper, 19 x 25
• T-square, 12-18″
• Divider (metal tool with two points on the ends–Alvin makes a good one)
• Ruler, 12″
• Graph paper

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