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!
Come one, come all to our monthly member meeting! This month, we have a very special treat in store for you in the form of a presentation on Humanist Bookhand by Laura Drager.
When: Tuesday, March 13th
Where: Trinity Cathedral (147 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209)
Drawn letters based on Humanist Bookhand, Playful Letters become 3D eye catchers. They’re so versatile, they become addictive. This script is useful for envelopes, invitations, posters, banners, and more. Beginners as well as advanced lettering artists will enjoy learning these letters.
Pencil, eraser, fine black pen (.5 or less), and colored pencils (a minimum of three similar colors – light, medium, and dark).
Optional: Colorless blender pencil, grey “shadow” marker, “clear star” gel pen, and a white marker. The optional items will be available for use. Paper and exemplars will be provided.
February 23, 24, & 26, 2017
- 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 (email@example.com)