Cora Pearl

Cora Pearl started studying calligraphy at age 11 and has been doing calligraphy and hand lettering ever since. She has a BA in Art & 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 at Portland Community College in Portland, OR, and teaches independent classes, including year-long courses in Design for Lettering Art. She has taught workshops for the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, OCAC, and PNCA. She has taught at calligraphy conferences including Letters of Joy, the All Oregon Calligraphy Conference, IAMPETH, Letterfest, TypeCon, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Letters California Style. Cora is passionate about the art of teaching and values a holistic approach to learning based on building trust and safety in the classroom environment, whether in person or online. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching.

Services Offered:
  • Online classes and workshops
  • College level credit courses online
  • Design classes
  • Commission work


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