Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Angie Vangalis 
Texas Lettering Arts Council 

Teaching Online Calligraphy Classes 

A workshop for experienced calligraphy teachers on navigating
and getting started with live, online teaching with Cora Pearl

Online Classroom with Cora Pearl

This three-hour workshop, taught by professional calligrapher and lettering instructor, Cora Pearl, is designed to help experienced teachers of lettering arts navigate the live, online learning environment, and how to understand Zoom as a classroom, rather than just a meeting space.

In this workshop, Cora will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of online teaching, coming to terms with the differences between online vs. in person teaching, the differences between synchronous and asynchronous teaching, thoughts on pricing, equipment considerations, the nuances of teaching online, guidance in determining whether or not online teaching is for you, what format of online teaching might be best for you, how to organize your teaching experience, the nitty gritty of the technical aspects of navigating Zoom as a classroom, addressing nervousness, suggestions for getting started, and many instructional and organizational tricks and tips. There will also be time set aside for Q&A.


Cora Pearl teaching online classes

Since the beginning of April, Cora has taught over 240 hours of online classes in a variety of settings including full semester ongoing online college classes in the art department at Portland Community College, one day and two-day workshops for calligraphy guilds, full day classes for her ongoing year-long design for lettering art courses, and one to one private sessions. Most of these classes have 18 to 24 students, allowing for an engaging interpersonal experience.

"This pandemic has added – in a very short time – another skill to Cora’s depth of expertise and competencies.  Currently, I am participating in an online college calligraphy course as well as a year-long Design course and she hasn’t missed a beat in making the transition from in person to online!"
–Louise Y.

"Cora is an outstanding hands-on instructor who has adapted quickly and brilliantly to the online platform.  Through her guidance and resourcefulness, she has maintained her ability to engage students across a variety of skill levels and educational experiences.  Cora “keeps it human” and models a compassionate approach as we together learn what it means to create art during a global pandemic." – Trudy A.

"Cora's online teaching is as engaging and deep as her in-person teaching.  She is able to bring the same enthusiasm, dedication to detail, consideration of each individual student's needs to the online platform.  Her technical skills are superb.  She is patient and kind and infuses each class with words of wisdom that go far beyond calligraphy.  She is a joy to take class from - in any format." –Mary N.

If you have the opportunity to improve your online teaching, technical and learning skills by participating in this workshop, you will not regret doing so and gain much more
than the 3-hour investment of your time.

ONLY $75

This 3 hour session will be recorded and available for registered participants for 2 weeks.

Register Now! ABOUT CORA

Cora Pearl

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, both in Portland and Dallas, Texas. 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. She teaches both in person and online. 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. In addition to her skills as an instructor, Cora has 13 years of experience working as a professional organizer.