Friday, June 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Whites Chapel United Methodist Church 
185 S. White Chapel Blvd
Southlake, TX 76092

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Angie Vangalis 
Texas Lettering Arts Council 
Italic Tuneup with Cora Pearl  

Italic lettering by Cora Pearl

Italic calligraphy is one of the most beautiful and versatile styles of calligraphy, but it takes a long time to master.

Cora Pearl, professional calligrapher and college level instructor of Calligraphy and Hand Lettering, will teach the nuances of the Italic hand and break down each letter, stroke by stroke using the broad edge nib.
We will review the construction of each majuscule (capitals) and minuscule (lower case) letter, learning about letter families and qualities common to each letter group.
This workshop is not for brand new beginners of calligraphy—it is ideal for calligraphers who have some previous experience with Italic and/or with the broad edge pen.

1 Brause 3mm nib (also available for left handed students)
Nib holder
Red pen (for annotating lettering)
Prepared liquid Walnut Ink
Small dish to dip Walnut Ink
Gilbert Bond pad 8.5 x 11 sheet or transluscent layout paper allowing guidelines to show through.
Class Supply Kits are available upon registration and will be ready at the class session.

Sign up before May 31st for only $55.
$75 after May 31st.

Coffee, Tea, Water and light snacks will be available throughout the day of the workshop.
There will be a lunch break - students may bring $5 for lunch or bring their own.
Download pdf flyer here.

Cancellation Policy
Registrations must be paid in full to reserve a seat in class.
Due to the nature of planning, no refunds unless someone can take your place. In the unlikely event this class is cancelled, students will receive a full refund.  

Cora Pearl demonstrating in Grapevine TX

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, and at the International Calligraphy Conference, and Letters California Style 2018. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching. Cora received a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council to study with calligraphy master, Sheila Waters, in the fall of 2015. Cora is passionate about teaching and values a holistic approach to learning based on building trust and safety in the classroom environment.