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The Art of Chalkboard Lettering

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July 30, 2022
July 31, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

In this workshop participants will learn several different styles of hand drawn lettering, as well as other design elements such as flourishes, borders and ribbons. We will combine these components to create chalkboard style pieces of artwork. We will explore the essential elements of chalkboard design and layout. Participants will create a sketch for one complex chalkboard layout and we will do several smaller designs. This workshop is ideal for participants who want to learn more about layout and design in lettering art, for participants who want to explore the art of hand drawn lettering and for participants who want a new area of lettering to explore.

About the Instructor(s)

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, Typecon, Letterworks and Letters California Style. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching.

Materials List: Students Bring

• General’s white charcoal pencil

• General’s black charcoal pencil

• Pencil sharpener

• Canson Pro Layout marker paper (9" x 12")

• Micron pen, black, size 05

• White plastic eraser

• 12" T-square

• Mechanical pencil, size 05 (I like the Pentel Graphgear 500)

• Scissors

• 2 pieces Canson Mi-Teintes black paper, size 19" x 22"


• Fons & Porter white mechanical pencil

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Bound book of handouts

• Guideline sheets

• Graph Paper

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