When: Monday, April 8th, 2019
6:30 for Pre-Meeting Activities
7:00 for Meeting

Where:Trinity Episcopal Cathedral | 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Design for Lettering

A presentation by Cora Pearl

Cora Pearl has been teaching classes in Design for Lettering Art for the last four years. Topics of her year-long classes have included weekly general classes in design and the creative mindset, The Principles of Design for Lettering Art, The Elements of Design for Lettering Art, and Design for Lettering Art with a Focus on Color. In this presentation, Cora will share how and why these classes came about, why the study of design is important for lettering artists, and will give a short introduction to the elements and principles of design. Several of her students will show their work and talk about their experiences of studying design.

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 at Portland Community College and teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions, including year-long courses in Design for Lettering Art. She has taught at several calligraphy conferences including Letters of Joy, IAMPETH, Letterfest, Typecon, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Letters California Style. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching.