Cora Pearl - Architectural Lettering - December 18th

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Architectural Lettering with Cora Pearl

CLASS INFO: Live class in real time on Zoom
DATE: Saturday, December 18th, from 9:30am to 4:30pm PDT (with a one-hour break from 12:30pm to 1:30pm)
LEVEL: This class is appropriate for all levels of experience

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 the monoline lettering style of Frank Lloyd Wright. We will also create a small project.  The styles we will learn are very legible and can be useful for working with a variety of different art media. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience. 


  • Mechanical pencil (PL21)
  • Two standard size paper clips
  • Speedball B-5 nib (N16)
  • Your favorite nib holder (H69)
  • Your favorite ink in a dark color:
    • Higgins Eternal Black Ink (I08)
    • Calli Black Ink (I07)
    • Winsor & Newton Black Calligraphy Ink (I59)
  • Black Paper Mate felt tip flair pen (Medium)
  • Rubber cement eraser (S199)
  • 12” Ruler (S270)
  • ¾” Watercolor flat brush (any brand) (BR01)
  • ¼” Watercolor flat brush (any brand) (BR01)
  • Water container (S1005)
  • Eraser (any brand) (E13)
  • Small empty ½ oz jar (S844)
  • Pebeo Drawing Gum (Not another brand) (Do NOT buy the large 250ml size! Make sure you get the smaller 45ml size) (NOTE: If you have an old bottle of this item, check it well before the workshop—masking fluid goes bad easily and does not last for years, like ink does) (S198)
  • One piece of Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper (or the equivalent) cut into three 5 ½” x 5 ½” pieces (PS47)
  • Practice paper that is see through enough to show guidelines underneath (as close to 8 ½” x 11” as possible), such as one of the following:
    • Gilbert bond paper (P69)
    • Bienfang Translucent Marker Paper (P41)
    • Borden & Riley Layout Paper (P09-50)
    • Canson Pro Layout Marker Paper (P32)
  • Prang watercolor set (either size) (S609) OR Prussian Blue and Black watercolors (WNWC1)
  • Palette or mixing dish (if you are not using the Prang watercolor set that has a palette built in. (S679)