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 calligraphy and hand lettering at Portland Community College and teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions. She has taught at several calligraphy conferences including Letters of Joy, IAMPETH, Letterfest, and International Calligraphy Conference Letterworks 2017, and at Letters California Style 2018. In 2013 Cora had the honor of creating a certificate for the Dalai Lama. In 2015 Cora received a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council to study with calligraphy master, Sheila Waters. Cora is passionate about teaching and values a holistic approach to learning based on building trust and safety in the classroom environment.
In addition to teaching, Cora also does calligraphy commissions, calligraphy for weddings and special events, wall pieces, and chalkboard lettering signage.