The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) holds workshops twice a year, in the Fall and the Spring. View our resources page for a suggested basic kit to bring. Additional items to bring specific to the workshop will be listed in each workshop description or given after registration. Please arrive fragrance-free out of respect for others with sensitivities.

SCH Late Spring 2021 Workshop – Architectural Lettering with Cora Pearl

Date: June 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific
Location: Online via Zoom

Architectural Writing by Cora Pearl

In this workshop, we will study several different styles of handwritten architectural lettering using a felt tip marker, and will use Speedball B-nibs to learn ball and stick lettering and the monoline lettering style of Frank Lloyd Wright. This style of lettering comes directly from the architect’s own blueprints. The styles we will learn are very legible and can be useful for working with a variety of different art media. 

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 in Portland, Oregon, and teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions, including year-long courses in Design for Lettering Art. She has taught workshops for the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has taught at several calligraphy conferences including Letters of Joy, the All Oregon Calligraphy Conference, IAMPETH, Letterfest, TypeCon, the International Calligraphy Conference, and Letters California Style. Cora teaches both in person and on line, and during the pandemic has taught over 700 hours on Zoom. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching. 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 on line.

Please view the registration form for more information.