Hand Lettering with the Folded Pen with Cora Pearl


The folded pen is a wonderful tool for hand lettering—it is capable of making very thin hairline strokes, thick dramatic strokes as well as a large range in between. Letters created with the folded pen feel dynamic and organic. There are endless possibilities for its use. In this workshop we will make a folded pen that we will use in class and we will learn ten distinctly different styles of lettering that will help us explore what this type of pen can do. We will create a finished piece using the lettering learned in class. This class is ideal for calligraphers who want to explore playful lettering styles, graphic designers who would like to incorporate hand lettering into their designs and for lovers of hand lettering who want to learn more lettering styles and the use of a new versatile tool.

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About the Instructor

Cora Pearl is a full time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts. She teaches full credit classes in Calligraphy and Hand Lettering at Portland Community College, various lettering arts workshops at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, independent classes and workshops in lettering and design and taught at the Letters of Joy Conference in Seattle, the IAMPETH 2016 conference in Portland, the International Calligraphy Conference, Letterworks 2017, in Ogden, Utah, at Letters California Style in 2018 and at TypeCon in 2018. Cora received a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant to take master classes with Sheila Waters in the fall of 2015 as well as a grant to attend Seattletters, the 38th International Calligraphy Conference. She majored in Art and Art History at Oberlin College. Cora is passionate about teaching and values a holistic approach to learning based on building trust and safety in the classroom environment. She has been doing calligraphy since age 11.

Materials List

Supply List for Hand Lettering with the Folded Pen

Scotch Magic Tape 3⁄4 inch size

Higgins Eternal Black Ink

Hand held single hold puncher

Strathmore 400 Drawing Pad 11” x 14”

Sharp scissors

12” or 18” T-square

Paper Towels


Sharpened pencil

Cora Pearl • www.corapearlcalligraphy.com • cora@corapearlcalligraphy.com

An embossing tool

The embossing tool often looks like this in the package and can be found in the ceramics section of
an art supply store

OPTIONAL: A Folded Ruling Pen, a Horizon Folded Pen, or a Tim’s Pen if you already have any of these. I will bring examples to show you and will have Tim’s handmade pens available for purchase

Folded Ruling Pen Hand crafted Tim’s Pen

To print this list click on the link below

 Folded Pen Picture Supply List