The Portland Society of Calligraphy Presents:

Introduction to Brush Pen Lettering

A one-day workshop with Cora Pearl


Brush pen calligraphy has become very popular in the last few years and is the basis for many new fonts. Brush pen lettering is everywhere and yet there are few places where one can take a class in doing lettering with a brush pen. In this workshop, we will learn a basic Italic style of writing with this tool. We will work on both lowercase and capital letters and we will learn how to work with this tool in general to apply this knowledge in making letterforms.


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, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Letters California Style. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching. Cora is passionate about teaching and values a holistic approach to learning based on building trust and safety in the classroom environment.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 9:00-4:00pm
Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Room CT 113
Tuition: $70 members, $100 non-members

Level of Workshop: This workshop appropriate for all levels of experience.

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Supply Fee: None

Registration: Opens September 16th  (Do not post registrations before this date)

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1934 NE Hancock Street
Portland, OR 97212