The Portland Society for Calligraphy was founded by Lloyd Reynolds and a group of his students after a long alliance with the Society for Italic Handwriting in England. We were first known as the Western American Branch of the Society for Italic Handwriting, one of the oldest calligraphy guilds in the United States.
Formed in 1969 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1973, we support Lloyd Reynolds’ vision: “Through study, understanding, and critical practice, let us promote this healthy arts and crafts movement.” PSC holds the following as its Core Values: Education, Inclusivity, Creativity, Integrity of Craft, Humility, Encouragement, Curiosity & Joy.
We offer an extensive workshop program aimed at all levels of skill. Our teachers include internationally renowned calligraphers as well as local talent. We sponsor an annual weekend retreat during the month of February at the Menucha Retreat Center in the beautiful Columbia Gorge. The Guild also exhibits members’ artwork in an annual non-juried show.
Even non-members can attend monthly meetings. We'd love to have you join us!
February Member Meeting
Monday, February 13th at 7:00pm at Trinity Cathedral.
Address: 147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Join us as Jennifer Rich from Oblation Papers & Press gives us a brief history of Oblation papers & press and talk about the art of making paper, parchment and walnut ink. If there’s anything that we love as calligraphers, it’s definitely beautiful paper! Come join us for a night of fun, won’t you?
Both the board and member meetings have been rescheduled for January 23rd in their respective time slots. Hope to see you there!
January 23rd, 7:00 pm – Member Meeting
Join us for the fun as Carol DuBosch presents the many possibilities for using your at to make unique envelopes for your everyday mail! We all love to see our name “in lights”, and creatively addressing envelopes to friends and family is a great way to let them shine and know they are special.
Carol will share simple techniques to make your mail a piece of art and share her large collection of decorated envelopes.
Carol regularly enters and wins awards in the annual Graceful Envelope Contest, She will present slides of her past entries, with sketches and drafts to show the design development.
Top Ten Reasons for Lettering Envelopes:
- 1. You never have to decide what to write (names and addresses are given).
- 2. Nobody will be offended by your choice of words.
- 3. Choosing the right paper isn’t a problem – commercial envelopes are just fine.
- 4. Only knowing one letter style is not a problem.
- 5. You have a practical place to try out new “hands”.
- 6. You can quickly get your efforts out of view – pop them in the mail.
…for 7, 8, 9, 10 and MORE join us for Carol DuBosch’s presentation on “Envelope Art”.
Robert Beall (aka the Stamp Man) will also join us to present and sell his extensive collection of vintage US postage stamps.
- Inspired by creative energy and kindred spirits
- Rest relax and be revived
- Play guilt-free to your heart’s content
- Be totally inspired by the scenic beauty of the Columbia River Gorge*
- Enjoy six (OR nine) delectable meals, made from scratch by someone else
- Start new projects or finish old ones
PSC will award 3 partial scholarships, available online at the PSC website. After October 1.
We invite you to come and share in this relaxing and stimulating weekend that has been so special to all of us for so many years.
New participants are welcome to come enjoy this amazing weekend of sharing with fellow calligraphers.
Arrive on Thursday OR Friday afternoon to set up your workspace and enjoy time meeting and greeting friends, old and new.
Following dinner, you are welcome to join us for a bit of fellowship, sharing and whimsy.
*see www.menucha.org for photos and more information about the facility
You must register by Wed, Nov 23, 2016. For more information, contact Christine Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)