Monoline with Cora Pearl


Monoline lettering is a great way to learn new styles of lettering and to delve in to the principles of lettering, layout, and design, without the added challenge of working with complicated tools. In this class we will learn several styles of monoline lettering that use B-nibs including the Art Nouveau lettering of Rennie Mackintosh. We will also explore different ways of working with letters that can be applied to other calligraphic styles and tools. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience and is ideal for those who are new to lettering arts. This workshop is a condensed version of a full semester hand lettering class that Cora created and teaches at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon.

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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 Monoline Lettering Techniques Workshop

Speedball B-Nib Set (Sizes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Prang Watercolor Set (16 Colors) or other watercolors if you already have them

Higgins Eternal Ink

Sumi Ink

Water Container

12” Ruler and/or 12” T-Square

Cora Pearl Calligraphy and Hand Lettering • (503) 839-0740 •

Canson Pro Layout Marker Paper 9” x 12” Size

Pebeo Drawing Gum 45ml Size


Small Tortillion Blending Stick

Cheap Student Grade Round Watercolor Brush Size 6

HB Drawing Pencil

1⁄4” Flat Watercolor Brush

3⁄4” Flat Watercolor Brush

1 piece of Arches 140lb Hot Press Watercolor Paper (size 22” x 30”) cut to 8 pieces that are 6” x 9”

Scotch Magic Tape 3⁄4” Size

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Supply List Monoline Techniques